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MAY MEMBERSHIP MEETING

Rockin’ T Meadows at 791 Five Points Rd, Milner at 7:00 pm

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MAY MEMBERSHIP MEETING

Thursday, May 12, 2022 at 7:00 pm

LOCATION: Rockin’ T Meadows at 791 Five Points RD, Milner, GA 30257

(Off Hwy 18 – Turn north on to Five Points Rd and travel about 2 miles and it is on the left. Five Points RD is near Honeywood Farms.)

 PROGRAM: Taylor Evans, Director of Public Relations for Georgia Beef Board, will be our speaker. Come learn more about May Beef Promotion, the Georgia Beef Board, and your Check-Off Dollars.

 SPONSORS: Country Oaks Farm and Home, SunSouth John Deere, Walters Farms, Thompson Veterinarian Services

 MEAL: Grilled burgers featuring Walters Farms’ Beef, hand cut fries, salads, and desserts

 COST: $10.00 (14 and over) $5.00 (7-13 years old) and free (6 and under)

 RSVP DEADLINE: Tuesday, May 10 by noon at mgcaonline.com

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If you RSVP on time, your name will be entered into the drawing for a Country Oaks Gift Certificate. Please let us know how many are attending so there will be plenty of food.

Come help Celebrate May Beef Month Activities

It’s Bull Riding Time!

We could use your help Friday and Saturday Night cooking and serving Steak Sandwiches on May 6 and 7.

Chestnut Oaks Arena in Meansville. Gates open at 6 pm and starts at 8 pm.

Members are invited to come help MGCA cook and sell Steak Sandwiches! We will start setting up at 4:30 pm. See you there!

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BEEF AND BERRIES

SATURDAY, May 14th from 11:00am to 3:00 pm

Sweet South Strawberry Farm, 701 W Moores Crossing RD, Thomaston, GA

 Bring your family and friends for a fun time!

Come pick strawberries, enjoy ice cream, eat hamburgers, and participate in kid’s farm activities

The Mid-Georgia Association will be selling hamburgers featuring Beef from SSS Farms.

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Beef and Memorial Day Celebration at Pike Depot

Saturday, May 28 – Pike Depot and the Mid-Georgia Association invite you to come by the store and enjoy grilled beef sliders as they celebrate Beef Month and Memorial Day.

We will be grilling Caldwell Farm Beef.

LOCATION AND TIME: 6325 Hwy 19S Zebulon, GA from 11:00-1:00pm

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BEEF FOR FATHER’S DAY

Saturday, June 18 – Beef for Father’s Day will be celebrated at Country Oaks Farm and Home in Barnesville.

Come get your delicious burger while they last!

LOCATION AND TIME: 659 Veteran’s Parkway, Barnesville, GA from 11:00 – 1:00pm

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KIDS CATTLE CAMP 2022

June 24th from 8:30 am- 3:30 pm
Location – Upson County Livestock
Cost: $15.00

Discover the variety in the cattle industry, from farm to table.

Grades 1st – 8th (Based on grade completed in May 2022)

Limited Space, so register now! Register and pay by June 3 to receive a t-shirt.

To learn more about the camp, contact the Upson County Extension Office at (706)647-8989 or email -hpartain@uga.edu

Individual Activity Sponsors: Upson County Livestock, Upson Extension/4-H, and Georgia Cattlewomen’s Association

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MGCA Beef Farm Tour

Saturday, March 19, 2022

Thanks to Honeywood Farms, Walters Farms, and MidSouth Packers for hosting the MGCA Beef Tour. The hamburgers at Fox City Brewery in Forsyth, featuring Caldwell Farms Beef, were delicious. Thanks everyone that hosted, attended, and organized this event.

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2022 MGCA MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

The recipient will be announced at the May meeting.

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Mid-Georgia Showmen Were Honored

The Mid-Georgia Show Team has worked hard to train and show their cattle this year. The MGCA and the WCG Show presented each member $200. 

Local showmen: Macey South – Upson County; Willow Waldrep – Monroe County; Lola Talton- Monroe County; Mabrey Wheeler – Upson County; Coleman Prince- Monroe County; Paislee Garmon – Upson County; Kylee Campbell – Lamar County.

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60th GCA Convention Highlights

MGCA President Bo Huddleston, Past MGCA President Will Godowns, and 2022 GCA President Rodney Hilley at the 60th Convention. James Vaughn was elected GCA Vice- President and Hailey Partain was appointed to the GCA Executive Board.

 

AWARDS
Danny Bentley – Top GCA Membership Recruiter
Hailey Partain – 2021 GCWA CattleWoman of the Year
Joseph Egloff – 2021 GCA Producer of the Year

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UGA EXTENSION UPDATE
As meetings are limited, our UGA Extension is still available to assist you. They have created many ways to educate and assist you. Check with your local County Extension Agent for more info and sign up for their newsletters.

Lamar/Upson Extension Agent, Hailey Partain,  invites you to check out theses agriculture videos and newsletter for more educational information.

Pastures and Forages Educational Resources  https://extension.uga.edu/county-offices/upson/agriculture-and-natural-resources/pastures-and-forages-educational-resources.html

Agricultural Videos https://extension.uga.edu/county-offices/upson/agriculture-and-natural-resources/agricultural-videos.htmlideos.html

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