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Please RSVP for the Forsyth MGCA Meeting by NOON on FRIDAY, September 8, 2023. Thanks!
MGCA Membership in Monroe County
RSVP DEADLINE: FRIDAY, September 8, 2023 @ mgcaonline.com
If you have trouble with the RSVP, contact Cynthia Douglas – firstname.lastname@example.org
SEPTEMBER MGCA MEMBERSHIP MEETING
DATE & TIME: September 14 @ 7:00 pm
Location: Monroe County Clubhouse, 70 West Chambers Street, Forsyth, GA –
Directions – Located behind the funeral home & the library off Hwy 41.
PROGRAM: Dr. Janemarie Hennebelle, Georgia State Veterinarian, will be updating the membership on the Georgia Department of Agriculture Animal Health Team, GFI #263, and Livestock Biosecurity.
Dr. Lee Jones, Professional Services Veterinarian with Boehringer Ingelheim will discuss “Pinkeye (IBK)- Problems and Solutions”.
- Country Oaks Farm & Pet Supply
- Plantation Centre Animal Hospital
- Boehringer Ingleheim Animal Health
MEAL: Smoked beef brisket, green beans, loaded mashed potatoes, bread, & dessert.
COST: $10.00 (14 and over) $5.00 (7-13 years old) and free (6 and under)
*** NOTE THE CHANGE FOR RSVP DEADLINE ***
RSVP: FRIDAY, September 8th by noon at mgcaonline.com
Please let us know how many are attending so there will be plenty of food for all attending.
If you RSVP on time, your name will be entered into the drawing for the Country Oaks Gift Certificates.
The CattleWomen will not have a separate meeting in September.
BUGGY DAYS – SEPT. 16th & 17th
Your association will be selling RIBEYE STEAK SANDWICHES at Buggy Days. Yes, all members are needed to help make this fundraiser a success. The profit from this event goes to educational programs, youth activities, scholarships, community service activities, and promotion.
Please volunteer to assist with this event.
Sign-up here or at the September meeting.
If you would like to donate bottled waters, gallon jugs of water or A-1 or 57 Sauces, sign-up here or at the meeting.
SHOW YOUR SUPPORT AND MAKE THIS EVENT A SUCCESS.
Booth is located in the food section off of Market Street at the top near the bank. Look for our red tent in booths 182A and 182 B.
SUMMER PICNIC RECAP
Thanks to the South Family for hosting our Summer Picnic! Attendees had the opportunity to tour the farm and learn about their farming operation. The association provided ribeye steak sandwiches for dinner. The strawberry ice cream and shortcake was a great treat.
Keck Farm Team Wins Third Place
The 2023 Top Hand Stockmanship and Stewardship Contest Series was coordinated by UGA and GCA. Georgia’s Top Hand Champions were “Coffee County Girls”. Reserve Champion Team was Chattooga County. Third place was Keck Farm. The Keck Farm Team is from Mid-Georgia, and they also won the competition in Athens to advance to the state contest.
This event was hosted by Rick King at Rocky Branch Arena in Monroe County. The students demonstrated their abilities in working cattle. The teams delivered Caliber 7, Express FP 10, injectable dewormer, Synanthic oral dewormer, XP 820 Fly Tag, recorded weights for dosing dewormers and scanned EIDs into the TagMax app.
The GA Beef Commission and NCBA supported this event.
The team consisted of Luke Sappington, Gage Doerr, and Samuel Edwards from Lamar and Butts County.
Mid-Georgia Association is very proud of these young men and thanks Keck Farm for supporting them.
MGCA SCHOLARSHIP AWARDED
The 2023 Mid-Georgia Cattlemen’s Association Memorial Scholarship recipient is Willow Waldrep from Forsyth. Her parents are Bill and Sarah Waldrep from Monroe County. Willow graduated from Mary Persons High School last month where she was very active in FFA, serving as an officer for two years and a delegate to the National FFA Convention, and other school clubs including student council. Next school year she will be at UGA to major in animal science and ag business.
Willow was Mid-Georgia queen and participated in the West Central Georgia Steer and Heifer Show. Her parents have been members of MGCA since 1999. Willow is also the recipient of the Georgia Cattlewomen’s Association Scholarship for 2023. Congratulations, Willow, times two! We wish you much success in your college career. Go Dawgs
Janet Greuel, MGCA and GCWA Scholarship Chair
What has MGCA AND MGCW BEEN DOING?
Bull Riding and Ribeye Steak Sandwiches
Despite the rain on the first night, we had a good a great time selling ribeye steak sandwiches and promoting beef and fundraising for our association.
BEEF AND BERRIES
Mother’s Day weekend was celebrated with Beef and Berries at Sweet South Strawberries! This was a great opportunity to promote beef to the community and provide educational opportunities to visit a farm. Families picked berries, learned about strawberries and cattle with exhibits manned by cattlewomen, juniors and Upson Farm Bureau members. SSS Farm donated the beef for our hamburger sale where proceeds went to MGCW youth activities. Thanks, SSS Farm and our Queen Mallory South for supporting this event!
COOKING BEEF WITH 4-H’ers
The ladies teamed up with Lamar 4-H and provided a beef cooking class. Students learned about where their beef comes from and how to cook some new recipes! What a yummy meal they cooked up for lunch!
Educating Our Youth
The MGCW have been busy visiting school to promote BEEF and Agriculture. These ladies explained where their hamburgers come from Farm to the Plate. They explained the many ways a cow helps them every day with the By-Products we get from a cow. These ladies represented the Georgia Cattlewomen and Georgia Beef Board at Heritage Elementary in Macon and Daughtry Elementary in Butts County. They visited with over 600 students and teachers at these events. A big thanks to Carla Smith, Janet Greuel and Cynthia Douglas.
February Lunch N Learn I Heart Beef
The Upson Extension and Mid-GA Cattlewomen are teamed up to serve beef at the February Upson/Lamar Lunch N Learn.
78th West Central Georgia Show
On January 28th, the Mid-Georgia members facilitated and sponsored the 78th West Central Georgia Show at Chestnut Oak Arena. The crowd cheered on 41 FFA and 4-H members as they exhibited 61 head of cattle. Randy Daniel of Partisover Ranch in Colbert, GA sorted through 13 steers and 48 heifers. With the gracious support of the sponsors, the exhibitors received premiums and awards totaling over $6000 in prizes.
A special “thank you” to the cattlemen, cattlewomen, agents, advisors, parents, and Pike Agribusiness Authority for helping make this event take place. The show committee appreciates all the businesses and members that made this show happen by you volunteering, contributing your resources, and donating to the show. The participants and spectators certainly enjoyed the food prepared by the cattlewomen and Coffee-A-GoGo.
Grand Champion Steer – Nolan Osborne – Perry FFA
Reserve Grand Champion Steer – Addison Fuchs – Perry FFA
Grand Champion Heifer – McKenzie Wright – Colquitt 4-H
Reserve Grand Champion Heifer – Kylee Campbell – Lamar 4-H
Best Mid-Georgia Grown Heifer – Kylee Campbell – Lamar 4-H
Mid-GA Producer – Cosper Farm, Griffin
Best Homegrown Registered Heifer – Ethan McMichaels – Jasper 4-H
Best Homegrown Commercial Heifer – Carson DeGraan – Gordon 4-H
Best Homegrown Steer – Henry Throne – Oglethorpe FFA
Shomanship winners -Rookie – Carson DeGraan – Gordon 4-H; Novice – Madeline Haines – Perry FFA; Junior – Nolan Osborne – Perry FFA; Senior – Merrick Avery – Perry FFA
Peewee Showmen – James Wheeler, Autumn Wheeler, and Ashtyn Wheeler