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Table of Contents Welcome to the GCA Convention ............................................................................................................3 Convention Schedule and Highlights .......................................................................................................4 Awards & Scholarships ...............................................................................................................................8 Trade Show Exhibitors................................................................................................................................9 Trade Show Maps.....................................................................................................................................17 GCA Annual Meeting Agenda ...................................................................................................................18 2010 GCA Annual Meeting Minutes .........................................................................................................19 GCA Board of Directors Meeting Agenda and Minutes ............................................................................20 2010 GCWA Report ..................................................................................................................................21 GCA Leadership Team ........................................................................................................................22 GCA Management Report....................................................................................................................23 GJCA Report.........................................................................................................................................24 GCA Hall of Fame ..................................................................................................................................25 GCA Member Benefits.............................................................................................................................27 Georgia beef industry websites: Georgia Cattlemen’s Association . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . www.gabeef.org/gca Georgia Junior Cattlemen’s Association . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . www.gabeef.org/gjca Georgia CattleWomen’s Association . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . www.gabeef.org/gacattlewomen Georgia Beef Board . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . www.gabeef.org/BeefBoard

The mission of the Georgia Cattlemen’s Association is to unite cattle producers to advance the economic, political and social interests of Georgia’s cattle industry.

Join GCA for a Tour this Fall! When: October 26 – 29, 2011 • Where: Western Iowa and Eastern Nebraska

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Stops planned include: GA Beef Challenge Feedlots (part of the TriCounty Steer Carcass Futurity group),Tyson Cattle Harvesting Facility, Nichols Farms Bull Development Center (Angus, Simmental, & SimAngus), Omaha Steaks, Corn Harvest Demo, Sullivan Farms, and more! Reservations taken beginning April 18th. Only 45 seats offered so be the first to reserve your spot! For more information call Committe Co-Chairmen: Ted Dyer: 706-624-1403 or Jason Johns: 770-851-0691 • Or the GCA office: 478-474-6560

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Welcome to the Georgia Cattlemen’s Association 50th Annual Convention Welcome to the 50th Annual Convention of the Georgia Cattlemen’s Association. On behalf of the GCA Leadership and Staff, we are glad you are here. Each year we work hard to make each Convention a little better than the previous year. This year’s events will offer something for everyone. We will have educational opportunities, CattleWomen’s and Junior Cattlemen’s activities, a large trade show, cattle on display, and live cattle auctions throughout the next three days. We will also have our annual business meeting as well as several other meetings going on during the convention. And last, but not least, lots of fun, great fellowship, and lots of good food (BEEF of course). We want to thank the Convention Committee, Beef Expo Committee and Georgia CattleWomen for all their hard work on this event. Also we want to thank the Trade Show Vendors for their continued support. Again, welcome to the convention. We greatly appreciate you being here and sincerely hope you and your family have a great time. I would like to take this opportunity to say thank you for allowing me to serve you as your President this past year. This experience has been one I will never forget.

On behalf of the membership, the Board of Directors of the Georgia Cattlemen’s Association extends its sincere thanks to Mr. and Mrs. Bryan for their extraordinary leadership this past year. Georgia Cattlemen’s Association Annual Convention and Trade Show Guide • 3


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March 31-April 2, 2011 WEDNESDAY, MARCH 30, 2011 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Heavy Equipment move-in Multi-Purpose Bldg & Outside Vendors Noon – 5:00 p.m. Cattle move-in Multi-Purpose Bldg

11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Live Cattle Video Tele Auction Beef & Dairy Arena 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. Pfizer’s Cattlemen’s College Luncheon Beef & Dairy Arena For an educational lunch, hear Certified Angus Beef® Executive Account Manager, Maggie O’Quinn, discuss her experiences launching CAB into 15 markets across the Caribbean and Central America. O’Quinn began her years in the beef industry as a Georgia Beef Board intern and has gone on to great achievement in beef merchandising. She currently serves on the Executive Board of the U.S. Meat Export Federation. O’Quinn will share insights, stories and pictures from her travels as you enjoy a warm bowl of Cowboy Beef & Black Bean Chili! The recipe comes from the Healthy Beef Cookbook created by NCBA and the American Dietetic Association. Served alongside will be a thick slice of cornbread and Lane’s Orchard peach cobbler for dessert.

THURSDAY, MARCH 31, 2011 9:00 a.m. Registration Opens – Registration Office 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. Livestock Marketing Seminar, Dr. Curt Lacy Beef & Dairy Arena From cattle drives on the Savannah River to marketing in truck-load lots, marketing cattle has changed dramatically in Georgia during the past 280 years. More importantly, the marketing structure and system is likely to change even more in the future. What will these changes be and how will they affect cattlemen with different- size herds? Come hear thoughts from the owner of King Livestock Company, Dell King, of Hopkinsville, Ky., who has been a livestock order buyer since 1968. He specializes in supplying farm-fresh feeder cattle direct to feedlots. A Past President of the Kentucky Cattlemen’s Association, King has been involved in NCBA for the past 30 years, including service as a member of the NCBA Quality Assurance Advisory Board and Marketing Committee for the past 25 years. Come learn about the predicted changes in the cattle market’s future and what a seasoned cattle order buyer is looking for at sale barns. You won’t want to miss this seminar! 4 • Georgia Cattlemen’s Association Annual Convention and Trade Show Guide

1:15 – 4:30 p.m. Pfizer’s Cattlemen’s College – BQA Live Training & Certification Beef & Dairy Arena This session will include training on best management practices and guidelines of the Beef Quality Assurance Program. BQA is a program developed to ensure that beef and dairy cattle are managed in a manner that will result in safe and wholesome beef products for the consumer. Now more than ever, it is of the utmost importance that the public knows beef is a safe product. BQA Certification lets consumers know that you are doing the “right thing” and can prove it. BQA Certification can also maximize the marketability of your product and add value to your feeder cattle. Learning and implementing sound BQA practices in your operation can help improve efficiency and production standards. At the conclusion, a simple quiz and certification will be administered.


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4:30 – 6:45 p.m. Trade Show Kickoff Multi-Purpose Building and Outside Vendors Check out vendors’ displays, talk to them about new products, see their equipment, and register for some free giveaways. There is no better time to find all of the products, supplies and equipment that you need to run your operation than at this year’s Trade Show. We have vendors coming from the entire Southeast. We will have approximately 75 vendors who are ready to assist you. Don’t miss this opportunity! 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. Awards Banquet – Sponsored by Barenbrug Seed and Boehringer-Ingelheim Beef & Dairy Arena Come help recognize individuals and chapters that have done a great job recruiting members, promoting the cattle industry and our product – BEEF! For dinner, you are going to love our succulent Earthen Roast cooked slowly in a special blend of spices, served with green beans and hash brown casserole. To top off an incredible meal, Priester’s Pecans will be supplying the pecan pie for dessert. Make sure you reserve your meal tickets now, so that we have enough for all!

FRIDAY, APRIL 1, 2011 8:00 a.m. Registration Opens – Registration Office 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Trade Show Opens Multi-Purpose Building & Outside Vendors 8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. Pfizer’s Cattlemen’s College – Ideas to Keep Your Kids From Fighting at Your Funeral! Beef & Dairy Arena Coffee and Donuts Provided Farm and estate succession planning is usually a difficult topic to discuss. Join Daniel Owens, CPA and Certified Financial Planner as he shares over 25 years of experience in helping families and businesses cope with this challenging topic. His presentation is designed to equip attendees with strategies and tools to use in communicating with family members. A workbook designed to help participants ask the “right questions” of their lawyer and/or accountant will be a valuable take-away from this can’t miss session. 9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. GCWA – Beef Rocks!!! – Beef & Dairy Arena Join the Georgia CattleWomen’s Association as they host a “Beef Rocks” seminar featuring famed Master Beef Chef, Danny Morris. Morris will be discussing how to cook beef using different cooking applications, tips on how to grill the perfect steak and how to save money while getting the most flavor out of your beef. Did we forget to mention there are going to be delicious beef samples as well? Don’t miss out on this fun, educational and “oh so tasty” seminar! (Men, you are invited too! Everyone loves a grill master!)

10:30 – 11:30 a.m. GCA General Membership Meeting Beef & Dairy Arena The General Membership Meeting is your opportunity to hear an update of your association. Each GCA committee will have the opportunity to report their activities over the past year and plans for the future. You will hear about the financial state of the organization. Also, the Nominating Committee will present the 2011-2012 slate of officers and elections will be held for vital leadership positions. Every member is encouraged to attend. Your voice is important in creating the future of GCA! 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Steak Sandwich Luncheon - Sponsored by GCA Allied Industry Council Beef & Dairy Arena We are bringing back the ever popular Rib-eye Steak Sandwich luncheon. This has been a favorite of attendees for the last four years and is an excellent time to grab your sandwich and walk through the trade show while you eat. Visit with the vendors and see everything they have to offer. You may even learn something new! 11:30 a.m. Face to Face Marketing Advice, Information & Tools Multi-Purpose Sale Ring Area Check out marketing tools before and after the Heifer Sale with Drs. Curt Lacy and Lawton Stewart as they answer your questions in this up-close and informal format. Try out the Southeast Cattle Advisor, a website and newsletter that provides up-to-date cattle marketing information and outlooks. Additionally, the website serves as a clearing house for educational information from around the Southeast. 12:00 p.m. Purebred & Commercial Heifer Sale Multi-Purpose Building This established auction has seen nearly 1,700 commercial heifers from Georgia’s top commercial producers sell over the previous 11 Georgia Cattlemen’s Association Annual Convention and Trade Show Guide • 5


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auctions and this year’s event promises to be just as great! High quality cow/calf pairs, bred heifers and open heifers will again be offered. The cattle will sell in uniform pens of three. The Commercial Heifer Sale will be preceded by an offering of Angus, Hereford, Brangus, Charolais and Simmental females. In an effort to serve Georgia purebred breeders, several females of each breed will be offered. 1:30 – 2:30 p.m. Pfizer’s Cattlemen’s College Forage & Hay Update Dr. Dennis Hancock Everyone with something to sell has a story. If you are trying to determine if it is fact or fiction, ask for research conducted at the University of Georgia. The forage research program at UGA has conducted a number of multiyear trials on a number of new products and techniques. Dr. Dennis Hancock, Forage Extension Specialist, will present the results from these trials and discuss a number of new forage options for Georgia’s cattle producers. 2:00 p.m. GCCPA Annual Meeting Multi-Purpose Bleachers 2:00 p.m. GCWA Meeting and Dessert Social Hoof & Horn Room Fun, food, fabulous friends and fellowship! Come to the GCWA Meeting and Dessert Social for an exciting time with your Georgia CattleWomen. The desserts promise to be spectacular, the business will be quick, and the fellowship will create lasting bonds and memories! 2:30 p.m. Got Milk Break Multi-Purpose Building Sponsored by the Georgia Agricultural Commodity Commission for Milk, this break will allow all convention and expo attendees to enjoy milk, regular or chocolate, ice cream sandwiches and cheese cubes as a mid-afternoon refuel. Make sure you don’t miss this FREE snack opportunity! 3:00 p.m. Cattle Industry’s “2011 New Products Showcase” Multi-Purpose Building Want to see all of the new products debuting in 2011? Join us in the trade show area after the heifer sale and hear from the representatives about brand-new items that will benefit your operation. There is no other place that you will see this many new products/items at one time. Don’t miss it!

4:30 p.m. Club Calf Sale Preview Multi-Purpose Building Before you get ready to head over to the Cattlemen’s Ball, come to the GCCPA “Sip and See” in the Multi-Purpose Building. As you “sip” and enjoy a delightful glass of flavored ice tea or lemonade, you will have the opportunity to “see” the quality sale offerings by GCCPA producers from across the state. 5:30 p.m. Georgia Hereford Association Annual Meeting Roquemore Building 6:15 p.m. Cattlemen’s Ball Reception Miller, Murphy, Howard Building – Foyer Sponsored by Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College (ABAC), this is a great time to fellowship with old friends and make some new ones! 7:00 p.m. Cattlemen’s Ball Miller, Murphy, Howard Building Sponsored by Farm Credit Associations of Georgia and Southeast AgNet Celebrate 50 years of GCA with us as we premier the 50th Anniversary video retrospective. You don’t want to miss the amazing prime rib dinner as we recognize past and present GCA leaders who have shaped our Association the past 50 years! We will also reveal the Seedstock, Commercial, and Stocker producers of the year. The GCA Foundation will conduct a live auction for items you will NOT want to miss. This is also your opportunity to bid on each month’s back cover of the Georgia Cattleman magazine. 7:00 p.m. GJCA “Night on the Trail” Dinner Beef & Dairy Arena Have you ever had a hobo dinner? Junior cattlemen, come and fix your own hobo dinner like cowboys and cowgirls used to eat out west on the cattle drive. From lean hamburger to nicely cubed potatoes, a few onions for flavor and

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2011 Convention Schedule, delicious carrots for color (and because Momma says they are healthy for your eyes), you will be raving about this recipe for months! What better place to meet new friends, play a few games and find out NEW exciting changes GJCA has going on this year at a “night on the trail” in Perry. Bring one NON-junior member and you will be entered in a drawing for a GJCA T-shirt!

Juniors with a guest will be entered in a drawing for a GJCA T-shirt!

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the cattle industry in 2011, but we’ll be most effective if we all work together. We need you to join us for this exciting kickoff! 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. Pfizer’s Cattlemen’s College “New Horizons in Beef Cattle Selection” Beef & Dairy Arena Join Pfizer Animal Genetics Southeast Manager, Dr. Tonya Amen, as she discusses the many practical ways for cattlemen to incorporate DNA testing into their animal selection toolbox. With the rising cost of inputs, new selection technology can save you money when making replacement heifer and bull selection decisions. This session will offer real-world applications for commercial and seedstock producers alike. 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. New Products & Junior Awards Luncheon (including Scholarships and Beef Ambassador) – Beef & Dairy Arena All of the junior awards have been moved to a single meal so everyone may enjoy seeing these amazing young people being awarded more than $22,000 in scholarships. Beef Ambassador winners and winners in other competition areas will be recognized as well! Help us celebrate and encourage the outstanding youth that are the future of our industry and our country. A recently unveiled value-added beef product from FPL Food will be featured and served as a sandwich with potato chips and a cookie. If you are looking to grab lunch as you get ready to make your trek home, we will gladly box up this meal for you and your team. Please reserve your meal tickets now.

8:30 – 9:30 a.m. Coffee and Donuts with GCA Leadership Beef & Dairy Arena Sponsored by Ragan and Massey Take advantage of your opportunity to meet the new GCA President and the entire Executive Committee as well as the Regional VPs. Enjoy coffee and donuts on us and get to know your GCA leadership! Share with them ideas and concerns that you have for your chapter, region or the State. This will lead into the Leadership Kickoff at 9:30. Don’t miss it! 8:30 a.m. Beef Ambassador Contest Registration Roquemore Building 8:30 – 11:30 a.m. Trade Show Opens Multi-Purpose Building & Outside Vendors

2:00 p.m. Club Calf Sale in Multi-Purpose Offering 45 halter-broke steers and heifers sired by the TOP club calf sires in America. Come find your next year’s show calf today!

9:00 – 11:00 a.m. Beef Ambassador Contest – Roquemore Bldg. 9:30 – 10:30 a.m. Leadership Kickoff – Beef & Dairy Arena This is your chance to hear firsthand the new President’s ideas and concerns for 201112. He will also kick off a Membership Drive called “Just Ask.” We want everyone who can to come, especially chapter presidents and region vice presidents, to share in the vision. Each participant will have information to take home and share. We can make a difference in Georgia Cattlemen’s Association Annual Convention and Trade Show Guide • 7


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Awards & Scholarships The following GCA scholarships, awards and Junior Sweepstakes will be awarded on the following dates:

FRIDAY, APRIL 1, 2011 CATTLEMEN’S BALL – 7:00 P.M. CHAPTER OF THE YEAR AWARD This award is to recognize outstanding work by local associations in a variety of areas, including state and national membership, participation in GCA activities, legislative affairs, community involvement, local association activities, and service to members. CATTLEMEN OF THE YEAR AWARD This award recognizes outstanding GCA members for their cattle and farming operations. Awards will be presented in the Commercial, Stocker-Finisher, and Seedstock Divisions. CATTLEWOMAN OF THE YEAR AWARD This award recognizes an outstanding cattlewoman who supports the state and local associations.

SATURDAY, APRIL 2, 2011 JUNIOR AWARDS LUNCHEON – 11:30 A.M. GEORGIA CATTLEMEN’S FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP This scholarship will be awarded to a qualified student for the upcoming fall semester. To be eligible, a student must attend the University of Georgia, Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College or Berry College majoring in Animal Science or Ag Communications. In addition, he or she must be a current member of the Georgia Junior Cattlemen’s Association. The scholarship is funded by the Georgia Cattlemen’s Foundation through contributions by cattle producer members and supporters of the livestock industry across the state. The purpose of the scholarship is to enhance educational opportunities for students pursuing careers in the livestock industry. JOHNNY JENKINS SCHOLARSHIP This scholarship will be awarded to a qualified student for the upcoming fall semester. To be eligible, a student must live in and attend school in one of seven southeastern states (GA, AL, FL, KY, MS, NC, SC, TN, VA) majoring in Animal Science or Ag Communications. In addition, he or she must be a current member of the Georgia Junior Cattlemen’s Association. This scholarship is presented in memory of Johnny Jenkins and Liddy Jenkins for their five decades of service in livestock publishing. Funds for the scholarship have been donated to the Georgia Cattlemen’s Foundation in recognition of the Jenkins’ lifetime commitment to the livestock industry and to their love and support of the youth in our industry. THE JUDY THOMAS MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP This scholarship is established in memory of Judy Thomas by her family through the Georgia Cattlemen’s Foundation. The Scholarship 8 • Georgia Cattlemen’s Association Annual Convention and Trade Show Guide

honors Judy’s many years of work with the local, state and national cattlewomen and cattlemen and her devotion to the youth of the cattle industry. To be eligible, a student must be a resident of Georgia, graduate of a Georgia High School or be admitted to a Georgia College, and be a member of the Georgia Junior Cattlemen’s Association. The Scholarship will be payable in two equal installments: the first payment at the end of the first semester or quarter with a C or higher Grade Point Average (GPA), carrying a full credit hour load and the second payment at the end of the next semester or quarter while carrying a full credit hour load provided a C or higher GPA is maintained. It is recommended that preference be given to a student majoring in some phase of Agriculture or Family and Consumer Affairs, provided other factors are nearly equal. The Committee, which evaluates the scholarship applications for the Cattlemen’s Foundation, shall have the sole authority to award this Scholarship within the parameters set forth above. THE CLARENCE AND JENNIE CROSS MEMORIAL SCHOLARHSIPS The Cross family has established two scholarships in memory of Clarence and Jennie Cross. One young man and one young lady will be awarded a scholarship based upon their interest and enthusiasm for the Beef industry and academic and extracurricular activities. This scholarship is funded through a generous endowment from members of the Cross Family. Clarence and Jennie Cross were the long-time owners and operators of Jo-Su-Li Farms near Colquitt. These scholarships are established to ensure that the Cross family enthusiasm for the industry is passed on to future generations. WAX COMPANY SCHOLARSHIP The Wax Company of Amory, Mississippi, the world’s largest producer and seller of annual rye grasses, believes in giving back to the cattle industry through the education of its young people who will become the cattle producers of tomorrow. A scholarship program has been established to benefit college age children whose parents are members of a state cattlemen’s association in five southern states: Ala., Ark., Ga., La., and Miss. GJCA SWEEPSTAKES CONTEST This contest is designed to reward GJCA members for their participation in the various events including showmanship and leadership activities held throughout the year. The contestant with the most points overall (in either the junior or senior division) will win one year use of a 20-foot aluminum Eby trailer, which is sponsored by Bricton Farm, Lane and Lane Livestock, Greenwood Farm, Wakefield Farm, Daniel Livestock Services and Eby Trailers. Points may be accumulated based on eight areas including beef ambassador contest, showmanship, GCA Convention, GJCA Field Day, attending livestock shows, judging contest at the Beef Expo, attending local chapter meetings, and attending beef industry meetings.


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Trade Show Exhibitors ABS Global Booth: MPB - 23 5023 SW 91st Drive Gainesville, FL 32608 Phone: 352-538-7283 James.umphrey@absglobal.com www.absglobal.com Contact Person: James Umphrey Company description: Headquartered in DeForest, Wisconsin, ABS Global is the world-leading provider of bovine genetics, reproduction services, technologies and udder care products. Marketing in more than 70 countries around the globe, ABS has been at the forefront of animal genetics and technology since its founding in 1941. ABS Global is part of Genus Breeding, a division of Genus PLC. Description of products/services offered: Bovine genetics Beef and animal care products Breeding supplies

Reproduction Consulting A.I. Training GEMpc- Genetic Evaluation

Aimtrac Booth: MPB – Large Equipment Area 766 Pine Street Pinehurst, GA 31070 Phone: 229-645-3331 or 478-286-1940 Fax: 229-645-3339 nskipper@aimtracco.com www.aimtracco.com Contact Person: Neil Skipper Company description: Agricultural equipment dealer for CASEIH. We have 4 locations- Pinehurst, Americus, Camilla and Accelerated Genetics Statesboro. Booth: MPB - 11 Description of products/services offered: E10890 Penny Lane 40 hp Tractors to 600 hp, Hay Equipment Baraboo, WI 53913 including round and square bailers, mowers, Phone: 800-451-9275 rakes, tedders, grain drills, all harvesting Fax: 608-356-4387 tillage and planting equipment. info@accelgen.com Description of give-aways or free prodwww.accelgen.com ucts/services offered: Register at booth for Company description: Accelerated Genetics, a member-owned door prize Cooperative, is an artificial insemination company specializing in dairy and beef genetics. Allflex USA, Inc. Through the use of innovative techniques, Booth: MPB – 25 & 26 dedicated sales representatives, farm prod- P.O. Box 179 ucts and technological research, Accelerated Waynesboro, GA 30830 Genetics possesses the vision needed to Phone: 214-912-1993 help today’s producers bring excellence into Fax: 706-554-3484 sblackburn@allflexusa.com their herds. www.allflexusa.com Description of Contact Person: Steve Blackburn products/services offered: Company description: ACC-SS - Sexed Semen produced by Worldwide manufacturer of livestock identifiSexing Technologies cation products and syringes. GeneForce - genomically superior young Description of sires with high Net Merit and high TPI™ products/services offered: PACE - Young Sire Sampling Program Visual and electronic ID for cattle are availAnimal Health Products able along with electronic ID readers and a Essential Solutions – Organic Products full line of syringes for any size operation. Calf Care Products Fresh Cow Products Microbials and Feed Supplements SOP – Manure Management Udder Health and Milk Products Breeding Supplies Other Animal Health Products Genetic Visions- Genetic research for beef and dairy cattle

Alltech Booth: MPB - 32 350 Davenport Drive Thomasville, GA 31792 Phone: 352-212-6240 Fax: 229-225-9380 blawrence@alltech.com www.alltech.com Contact Person: Brent Lawrence Company description: Alltech is a global animal health company providing natural, nutritional solutions to the feed industry. With offices in 85 countries and over 1800 employees, Alltech maintains 20 percent annual growth. Alltech practices its ACE principle using research and innovation to provide natural solutions to: increase the performance of the animal while being beneficial to the consumer and safe for the environment. Alltech offers natural, nutritional solutions to the feed industry with proven products such as Yea-Sacc 1026, Sel-Plex, Bioplex, MTB- 100, Bio-Mos and Optiger. Alltech is committed to improving the producer’s bottom line. American Angus Association Booth: MPB - 61 3201 Frederick Avenue St. Joseph, MO 64506 Phone: 816-383-5100 Fax: 816-233-9703 info@angus.org www.angus.org Contact Person: David Gazda 706-227-9098 Company description: The American Angus Association is the breed registry for Angus cattle in the U.S. with more than 30,000 members nationwide. The Association provides numerous services. Description of products/services offered: The American Angus Association includes Certified Angus Beef (CAB) LLC, Angus Productions Inc. (API), Angus Genetics Inc. (AGI) and the Angus Foundation. The association dedicates numerous supporting programs and services toward the success of Angus breeders and farmers. These programs are geared toward advancing seedstock breeders, commercial cattle producers, junior members and others in the agriculture industry.

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Trade Show Exhibitors Athens Seed Company Booth: MPB - 39 63 Depot Street P.O. Box 387 Watkinsville, GA 30677 Phone: 706-769-0828 Fax: 706-769-8616 tonyharper@charterinternet.com Contact Person: Tony Harper Company description: Distributes farm products to Georgia and South Carolina retail dealers. Description of products/services offered: • Forage Grasses • Wildlife Products Description of booth promotions: 50 lb Alfalfa Seed (2) Barenbrug USA Booth: MPB - 43 174 Bill Miller Drive New Market, AL 35761 Phone: 256-527-4041 Fax: 877-247-5210 mlee@barusa.com www.barusa.com Contact Person: Mike Lee - SE Territory Mgr. Forage Division Company description: Barenbrug USA is an international company with 20 subsidiaries in 12 countries on five continents. In the company’s 105 years in business, it has to be an industry leader in research. We specialize in forage, turf and wildlife see products. Barenbrug – Great in grass. Description of products/services offered: Bar Optima Plus E34 – a soft-leaved beneficial endophyte tall fescue, white and red clovers, hybrid alfalfas, annual ryegrass, forage turnips, rape/turnip hybrid, chicory and forage soybeans. Bayer Animal Health Booth: MPB - 31 P.O. Box 390 Shawnee Mission, KS 66201-0390 Phone: 800-633-3796 alan.davis.b@bayer.com www.bayer-ah.com Contact Person: Alan Davis Company description: Animal health products Description of products/services offered: Bayer Animal Health uses the latest technology and chemistry to offer an impressive collection of high quality animal health products such as Baytril® 100 (enrofloxacin)

Injectable Solution, CatosalTM (10% Butaphosphan+ cyanocobalamin) Sterile Solution, CyLence Ultra® and Co-Ral Plus® ear tags, CyLence® Pour-On, QuickBayt® Fly Bait and QuickBayt® Spot Spray. Bayer’s premier portfolio of products helps protect the health of beef cattle and ensure the quality of beef. For additional information, contact Bayer Account Services at 1-800-633-3796 or visit www.bayer-ah.com. Blue Grass Internet Auction Booth: MPB - 10 P.O. Box 1023 Lexington, KY 40588 Phone: 859-255-7701 Fax: 859-255-5495 jgibson@bgstockyards.com www.bgstockyards.com Contact Person: Jim Gibson Company description: Blue Grass Stock-yards is the largest auction market east of the Mississippi River. Description of products/services offered: Selling load lots of cattle via video on your farm through the internet Boehringer Ingelheim Booth: MPB - 20 2621 North Belt Hwy St. Joseph, MO 64506-2002 Phone: 800-325-9167 Randy.Fordham@boehringer-ingleheim.com www.bi-vetmedica.com Contact Person: Randy Fordham Company description: Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica, Inc. (BIVI), is the U.S. animal health division of Boehringer Ingelheim Corporation, a familyowned company founded in 1885 in Ingelheim, Germany. Boehringer Ingelheim Corporation is an international corporation of 18 operative subsidiaries and four representative offices as well as local distributors in more than 50 countries around the globe. With its own research, production and distribution facilities, the Boehringer Ingelheim Corporation ranks among the top 20 pharmaceutical companies worldwide. Description of products/services offered: Animal Health

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Cattle South Booth: MPB - 60 P.O. Box 4157 Canton, GA 30114 Phone: 770-403-5302 Fax: 770-704-6326 genewheeler@mindspring.com www.cattlesouth.com Contact Person: Gene Wheeler Company description: Publishes a cattle magazine that focuses on management and commercial cattle producers in the southeast. Description of products/services offered: Cattle South magazine Sorting Sticks Western T-Shirts Paddles Hats Chapman Fence Company Booth: MPB - 71 4955 Athens Hwy Jefferson, GA 30549 Phone: 706-367-9511 Fax: 706-367-9606 chirsc@chapmanfence.com www.chapmanfence.com Contact Person: Chris Chapman Company description: Fence and gate installations Description of products/services offered: We install all types of fence, security products and automated gates. CPC Booth: MPB - 7 98 Celsor Road Fountain Run, KY 42133 Phone: 888-618-6455 Fax: 270-618-6455 sales@cpccommodities.com www.cpcfeeds.com Contact Person: Michael Johnson Company description: With 40 years of experience, CPC brings a suite of feed products to the Southeastern cattle market. CPC’s product line includes all types of feed, vitamin/mineral supplements and low moisture mineral tubs. CPC is also a leading supplier of animal health products. Give CPC a call today to see why we say CPC is “Proven OnOurFarm-Made For Yours!” Description of products/services offered: Feed products, supplements and animal health products.


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Trade Show Exhibitors CSRA Technology, LLC Booth: MPB – Large Equipment Area 4914 Deans Bridge Road, Suite 100 Blythe, GA 30805 Phone: 706-595-1522 Fax: 706-592-1590 Joe.colpaert@csratechnology.com www.csratechnology.com Contact Person: Joe Colpaert Company description: CSRA Technology is an advanced technology and training company. We specialize in applying technological solutions to government, commercial, agricultural, and outdoor industries. Our core focus is to develop and deliver comprehensive solutions to include technical design/planning, solar technology and security systems. Additionally, we provide technology training, web site development, and information technology services. We focus on the customer’s requirements to provide the best value for the technology requested. Description of products/services offered: Customized solar solutions including solar well pumps, off-gird solar DC lighting for remote buildings/locations. Customized video surveillance systems. Dow AgroSciences Booth: MPB - 5 2620 New Salem Hwy., Suite M202 Murfreesboro, TN 37128 Phone: 989-415-5028 Fax: 866-830-9467 wekizer@dow.com www.rangeandpasture.com Contact Person: Whitney Kizer Company description: Dow AgroSciences is a global leader in providing pest management and biotechnology products that improve the quality of the earth’s food supply and contribute to the health and quality of life of the world’s growing population. Dow AgroSciences is a wholly owned indirect subsidiary of The Dow Chemical Company. Description of products/services offered: Herbicides for controlling unwanted broadleaf weeds and brush in pastures, hayfields and fencerows.

DuPont Crop Protection Booth: MPB - 36 575 Fulton Street Dadeville, AL 36853 Phone: 478-396-1580 jemcgukin@bellsouth.net www.dupont.com/ag Contact Person: Jerry McGukin Company description: Founded in 1802, DuPont puts science to work by creating sustainable solutions essential to a better, safer, healthier life for people everywhere. Operating in more than 70 countries, DuPont offers a wide range of innovative products and services for markets including agriculture, nutrition, electronics, communications, safety and protection, home and construction, transportation and apparel. “Count on DuPont” for developing the technology and offerings to improve sustainable agriculture for a growing world. Description of products/services offered: Providing global herbicide, fungicide and insecticide products for grain/specialty crop sectors and forestry/vegetation management. DuPont provides solutions and products to help grow better, healthier crops and maximize your crop investment. Elite Companies – Elite Fence Co./Elite Coverings Inc. Booth: MPB - 52 2233 Tindil Creek Road Slocomb, AL 36375 Phone: 334-886-3050 Fax: 334-886-3545 Closh05@yahoo.com www.elitecoveringsinc.com Contact Person: Calvin Losh Company description: An agricultural based company which prides itself on doing quality work with quality products. We do everything from the design to construction, fence material sales to fence installation, steel fabrication to shade cloth and shade systems. We are a diverse company and look forward to working with you on your next project. Description of products/services offered: Fence Materials Shade Cloth Shade Systems Fence Installation Steel Fabrication Steel Construction Design & Planning Description of give-aways or free products/services offered: 5% off fence material when bundled with installation

Florida Mineral Salt & Agricultural Products, Inc. Booth: MPB - 65 4014 North 40th Street Tampa, FL 33610-6702 Phone: 813-623-5449 Fax: 813-620-1108 mike@floridamineralonline.net www.floridamineralonline.net Contact Person: Greg Clark Company and Product Description: Florida Mineral Salt & Agricultural Products, Inc. (FMS) is a family owned and operated business since 1992. The Clark Family brings over 40 years of experience to the agricultural industry offering our customers a well-rounded knowledge of quality livestock supplementation. FMS has been manufacturing high quality supplementation products for beef, dairy, equine, and other livestock species for 17 years. FMS is Florida’s only manufacturer of pressed protein blocks and poured molasses blocks for all your livestock needs. FMS specializes in high quality vitamin, mineral and protein supplement products for livestock. Description of products/services offered: FMS is proud to be the only company in Florida manufacturing poured molasses blocks, pressed protein blocks and pressed mineral blocks. FMS offers products in bulk, bagged, block or liquid form. Some of the products are: SUPER-MIN™ Mineral, SUPER-MOL™ Blocks, SUPER-PRO™ Blocks and SWEET TEA LIQUID SUPPLEMENTS. Fuller Supply Company, Inc. Booth: MPB – 12 & 13 P.O. Box 2191 Birmingham, AL 35201 3500 Messer Airport Hwy Birmingham, AL 35222 Phone: 800-633-4960 Fax: 205-323-4435 sgentry@fullersupplyco.com www.fullersupply.com Contact Person: Sam Gentry Company description: Family owned Distributor/retailer Company based in Birmingham, AL with branch locations in Montgomery, AL, Dothan, AL and Douglas, GA. Description of products/services offered: Priefert Livestock Equipment Other Livestock Equipment Animal Health Supplies Equine Products and Equipment Lawn and Garden Supplies Pet Products

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Trade Show Exhibitors Genex Cooperative, Inc. Booth: MPB - 29 100 MBC Drive PO Box 469 Shawano, WI 54166 Phone: 888-333-1783 dbradshaw@crinet.com www.genex.crinet.com Contact Person: D. J. Bradshaw – 478-957-5208 Company description: Farmer owned cooperative selling bull semen on almost all breeds including club calf bulls. We have nitrogen service and offer all breeding supplies and tanks Georgia Agribusiness Council Booth: MPB - 47 P.O. Box 119 Commerce, GA 30529 Phone: 706-336-6830 or 800/726-2474 Fax: 706-336-6898 cpage@ga-agribusiness.org www.ga-agribusiness.org Contact Person: Christy Page, Director of Communications & Events Company description: The Georgia Agribusiness Council promotes and represents Georgia’s largest industry – Agribusiness. GAC works daily to represent the interests of agribusinesses across the state. The Council is on the front line addressing issues that affect Georgia’s very diverse agricultural industry through a variety of environmental resource management initiatives, tax relief opportunities, agricultural education programs, as well as regulatory and legislative monitoring. Economic services include a self-funded workers’ compensation insurance program, agribusiness health insurance and guaranteed issue life programs for GAC members. GAC offers lost control services, and an OSHA compliant forklift safety training program. Georgia Department of Agriculture Booth: MPB - 22 19 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive SW, Room 106 Atlanta, GA 30334 Phone: 404-656-3671 Fax: 404-657-1357 Carter.Black@agr.georgia.gov www.agr.georgia.gov Contact Person: Dr. Carter Black Company description: Regulatory Agency of State of Georgia

Georgia Development Authority Booth: MPB - 6 Administrative Office 1890 Highway 138 Monroe, GA 30655 Phone: 800-376-FARM (3276) or 770-2074250 Fax: 770-207-4257 info@gdaonline.com www.gdaonline.com Contact Person: David Skinner Company description: The Georgia Development (GDA) is ready to serve you. Our service is available in every county in Georgia. Over 100 Lenders, Bankers, Savings & Loan Associations and Retirement Systems participate in our insured farm loan program. The Georgia Development Authority was created in 1953 by the Georgia Legislature to help develop opportunities for Georgia farmers. Description of products/services offered: Ag loans

Georgia Farm Bureau Federation Booth: MPB - 68 1620 Bass Road PO Box 7068 Macon, GA 31209 Phone: 478-474-8411 Fax: 478-405-3430 jcmcmanus@gfb.org www.gfb.org Contact Person: Joe McManus Company description: The largest general farm organization in Georgia providing a legislative voice for all agriculture, commodities, marketing, young farmer program, women’s program and many other membership benefits.

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The Georgia Farm Credit Associations Booth: MPB - 37 P.O. Box 1373 Gainesville, GA 30503 Phone: 770-536-3660 ext. 374 Fax: 770-536-4447 mkiley@aggeorgia.com www.agsouthfc.com www.aggeorgia.com www.swgafarmcredit.com Contact Person: Mary Kiley Company description: The Farm Credit System is the largest single lender to American agriculture with billions of dollars in loans outstanding to its cooperative member-borrowers. Description of products/services offered: The Georgia Farm Credit Associations make long-term farm & country home loans, intermediate-term loans for buildings and equipment, loans for land, construction, improvements and short-term production loans. Giant Rubber Water Tanks Booth: MPB - 67 106 Old Mill Road Georgetown, KY 40324 Phone: 859-230-8550 will@thrivegreen.net www.tiretank.com Contact Person: Will Mahoney Company description: Giant Rubber Water Tanks cuts mining equipment tires into indestructible watering troughs for livestock. Description of products/services offered: Giant Rubber Water Tanks Feedbunks Best Float Valves Godfrey’s Warehouse, Inc. Booth: MPB - 73 285 West Jefferson Street PO Box 488 Madison, GA 30650 Phone: 706-342-0264 Fax: 706-342-0237 marybea@godfreysfeed.com www.godfreysfeed.com Contact Person: Mary Bea Martin Company description: Feed, Fertilizers and Farm Supplies Description of products/services offered: Sales of products listed above.


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Trade Show Exhibitors Gold Standard Labs Booth: MPB - 16 1990 Louisville Road Unit 106 Bowling Green, KY 42101 Phone: 270-846-2073 Fax: 270-846-2074 gslbowlinggreen@att.net www.bvd-pi.com Contact Person: Sandy Grant Company description: Diagnostic Lab Description of products/services offered: BVD-PI testing Gregory Feedlots, Inc. Booth: MPB - 58 1164 305 Avenue Tabor, IA 51653 Phone: 712-625-2311 Fax: 712-625-2321 David.trowbridge@gregoryfeedlots.com www.gregoryfeedlots.com Contact Person: David Trowbridge Company description: Family owned custom cattle feeding operation. Description of products/services offered: Custom cattle feeding operation offering individualized services for retained ownership. Description of give-aways or free products/services offered: We will give away GFL hats. Hitch Enterprises, Inc. Booth: MPB - 2 521 Road 50 Satanta, KS 67870 Phone: 620-275-6181 Fax: 620-275-4324 rpruitt@hitchok.com www.hitchok.com Contact Person: Ronnie Pruitt Company description: Feeding cattle is what brought us to Oklahoma in 1884. At that time grazing cattle was the method used to fatten the animals. Starting in the 1950s we started exploring the confined animal feeding operation (CAFO) methods for use in our operations. Our operations are located in a semiarid region of the U.S. The lack of moisture while a hindrance for growing many crops is highly suitable for maintaining a CAFO. Description of products/services offered: In order to facilitate retained ownership Hitch can even partner with producers on cattle as they enter the feedyard. This allows the rancher/producer to get early money out but keep equity money in.

Intervet/Schering-Plough Animal Health Booth: MPB - 17 1814 Whitney Lane Salisbury, NC 28146 Phone: 704-202-3078 Matt.hannah@sp.intervet.com www.intervetusa.com Contact Person: Matt Hannah Company description: Worldwide animal health company. Intervet/Schering-Plough Animal Health manufactures and markets pharmaceuticals for cattle, equine, swine, poultry, fish and companion animals. Description of products/services offered: Cattle products include Safe-Guard, Nuflor, Banamine, Vista, Vision, Guardian, Cavalry, Once PMH, Nasalgen, Estrumate, Fertagyl, Ralgro, Revalor, UltraSaber, Ultra Boss, Grenade, Double Barrel VP, Dominator and Saber Extra.

ITL Animal Healthcare Booth: MPB - 66 1925 Isaac Newton Square E, Suite 480 Reston, VA 20190 Phone: 703-435-6700 Fax: 703-435-6717 sales@itlanimalhealthcare.com www.itlanimalhealthcare.com Contact Person: Jacob Gilley Company Description: TEGO – an easy to use and cost-effective breakthrough innovation for collecting, processing and storing bovine blood samples. The collected samples can be used for animal identification, genetic/trait selection testing as well as designated disease tests. TEGO, the total sampling solution, is designed to better meet needs of veterinarians, producers and laboratories. Description of products/services offered: The TEGO Animal Blood Collection Kit is a breakthrough in sharps safety for animal blood sampling. The TEGO Kit, used in conjunction with ear tagging applicators, safely and efficiently collects a blood sample that is ready to be sent for laboratory testing.

Ivey’s Outdoor and Farm Supply Booth: MPB – Large Equipment Area 108 N. Westover Boulevard Albany, GA 31707 Phone: 800-868-7170 Fax: 800-868-7170 kennywsikes@aol.com Contact Person: Kenny Sikes Company description: Animal health supply, livestock equipment Description of products/services provided: All Cattle Animal Health Wormers, Vall, Fly Control, Powder River, Titan West, Blattner Livestock Equipment, Digi-Star Single Animal Scales, Norac Group Scales Judy’s Designs Booth: MPB – 21 & 24 107 Bates Road SE Cartersville, GA 30120 Phone: 770-494-1506 Fax: 770-382-1107 Don.Ellenburg@lmco.com www.JudysDesigns.net Contact Person: Judy Ellenburg Company description: JUDY’S DESIGNS is a web based and event driven company carrying a line of handbags, belts, and jewelry fashioned for the most fashionable. We ship and annually participate in about thirty wildlife/livestock tradeshows/conventions/rodeos/state and national fairs. KMG Chemicals, Inc. Booth: MPB - 33 9555 W. Sam Houston Parkway S, Suite 600 Houston, TX 77099 Phone: 713-600-3800 Fax: 713-600-3850 sfrench@kmgchemicals.com www.kmgchemicals.com Contact Person: Skip French Company description: KMG is a chemical company involved in the manufacture formulation and distribution of specialty chemicals. KMG’s businesses currently serve segments in the electronic chemicals, industrial wood preserving and agro-chemical industries. Description of products/services offered: KMG offers a wide variety of innovative insecticide products for the animal health sector. The line includes insect ear tags, liquids and dust products. These products are for animals such as cattle, poultry, swine and other animals as well as the premises used to house these animals.

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Trade Show Exhibitors Merial Booth: MPB - 44 8825 Dunlake Drive Montgomery, AL 36117 Phone: 334-462-1686 Fax: 334-215-0923 heze.early@merial.com www.merial.com Contact Person: Heze Early Company description: A company that markets vaccines, dewormers, and a number of pharmaceutical products for use in the livestock industry. Description of products/services offered: Pharmaceuticals and biologicals for cattle Mix 30-Agridyne Booth: MPB - 28 P.O. Box 7510 Springfield, IL 62791 Phone: 800-575-7585 or 217-787-4200 Fax: 217-787-4303 rhartzold@mix30.com www.mix30.com Contact Person: Mike Prescott Company description: Agridyne-supplier of liquid cattle feed Description of products/services offered: Mix 30 is a high-energy liquid feed. This product contains no urea or molasses Novartis Animal Health Booth: MPB - 40 PO Box 2020 Crystal River, FL 34423 Phone: 352-516-6680 Fax: 352-795-5646 Steve.coop@novartis.com www.novartislivestock.com Contact Person: Steve Coop Company description: Passionately saving, prolonging and improving animal lives. Description of products/services offered: Animal Health Vaccines Pasture Management Systems, Inc. Booth: MPB – 14, 15 & 30 10325 Hwy 49 N. PO Box 1120 Mt. Pleasant, NC 28124 Phone: 800-230-0024 Fax: 704-436-2919 sales@pasturemgmt.com www.pasturemgmt.com Contact Person: David Hill Company description: Wholesale supplier of agricultural products used in production of livestock: fencing,

scales, handling equipment, and feeding/watering equipment. Description of products/services offered: O’Brien’s Electric Fencing, Jobe Trough Valves, Digi-Star Livestock Scales, Powder River Livestock Equipment, Apache Feeders Perfect Equipment Company Booth: MPB – Large Equipment Area 105 Perfect Road Elko, GA 31025 Phone: 478-987-1002 Fax: 478-987-6329 jperfect@windstream.net www.perfecteq.net Contact Person: Ted, Matt & Danny Perfect Company description: Complete line of hay equipment- Vermeer

Pfizer Animal Health Booth: MPB - 34 P.O. Box 180 Leesburg, GA 31763 Phone: 229-344-6883 Fax: 866-590-0524 Henry.jones@pfizer.com Contact Person: Henry Jones Company description: Pfizer Animal Health is a world leader in animal health, committed to providing high quality, innovative health products, including pharmaceuticals and biological for livestock and companion animals. Pfizer Animal Health is a unit of Pfizer Inc., a research based pharmaceutical company with global operations. Pfizer Inc. discovers, develops, manufactures and markets leading prescription medicines for humans, animals and many of the world’s best known consumer products. Description of products/services offered: Complete line of cattle products ranging from vaccines, internal and external parasite control and reproductive products.

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Priester’s Pecans Booth: MPB - 56 106 Fairview Drive Perry, GA 31069 Phone: 478-987-6080 www.priesters.com Contact Person: Ginger Gregory Company description: Priester’s Pecans specializes in fresh shelled pecans and homemade southern candies. Also available in our store is the Southern Sideboard Buffet by the Swanson’s. Delicious lunches and dinners are available daily. Description of products/services offered: Lunch Dinner Pecans Candies Unique Gifts Prima Tech USA Booth: MPB - 45 PO Box 336 Kenansville, NC 28349 Phone: 888-833-7099 Fax: 910-296-0306 afutrell@primatechusa.com www.primatechusa.com Contact Person: Adam Futrell Company description: Prima Tech manufactures innovative and reliable syringes and animal markers for the animal health industry. Description of products/services offered: Automatic Syringes Animal Markers Pharmaceutical Delivery Solutions Principal Financial Group Booth: MPB - 42 2000 Riveredge Parkway Suite 1010 Atlanta, GA 30328 Phone: 770-330-6972 Fax: 866-395-3754 Fenbert.tim@principal.com www.principal.com Contact Person: Tim Fenbert Company description: The Principal Financial Group is headquartered in Des Moines, Iowa and is the leader in retirement services for ranches and farmers. Description of products/services offered: Legacy and financial planning for ranch/farm owners.


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Trade Show Exhibitors Ragan and Massey Booth: MPB - 27 100 Ponchatoula Parkway Ponchatoula, LA 70454 Phone: 800-264-5281 Fax: 888-386-5565 kyle@raganandmassey.com www.raganandmassey.com Contact Person: Kyle Wilson Company description: We are a seed company based in Ponchatoula, LA. We cover the southeast U.S. selling our proprietary seed varieties. Description of products/services offered: Prine Ryegrass RAM Forage Oats Riata Bahai Grass Ridley Block Operations – CRYSTALYX® Booth: MPB - 18 1080 Wilbanks Street Montgomery, AL 36108 Phone: 334-467-0096 Fax: 334-264-8673 David.allen@ridleyinc.com www.crystalyx.com Contact Person: David Allen Company description: CRYSTALYX® Brand Supplements, the original low moisture block supplement for livestock is now available in black steel, plastic barrels or the patented BioBarrel™, made from soy flower and straw. The BioBarrel® is a true “Single Trip Container®”, that simply goes away as CRYSTALYX® is consumed. Call 1-800727-2502 for more information. Ridley Block Operations – SWEETLIX® Booth: MPB - 18 1080 Wilbanks Street Montgomery, AL 36108 Phone: 334-467-0096 Fax: 334-264-8673 David.allen@ridleyinc.com www.sweetlix.com Contact Person: David Allen Company description: SWEETLIX® is a leading manufacturer of nutritional supplements for livestock. SWEETLIX® uses its unique Molasses Based Technology™ to create a wide variety of supplementation solutions. Choose the form that’s right for your operation SWEETLIX® pressed blocks, EnProA1® poured blocks, Bovalyx® low moisture blocks or loose minerals. Molasses makes

the difference with SWEETLIX®. Call 187SWEETLIX (1-877-933-8549) for more information today! Rolling Hills RC & D Council Booth: MPB - 59 512 Main Street Cedartown, GA 30125 Phone: 770-749-0444 Fax: 770-749-9444 admin@rollinghillsrcd.org www.rollinghillsrcd.org Contact Person: Cindy Haygood Company description: Rolling Hills RC & D Council is a non-profit organization that serves rural Georgia and supports local agriculture. Rolling Hills RC & D Council currently supports a statewide education program on Farm/Forest Estate Planning. The objective of this initiative is to assist farming families with the future of their family farms. Description of give-aways or free products/services offered: Sign up for a free “Planning The Future Of Your Farm” workbook. Southeast Agnet Booth: MPB - 57 5053 NW Hwy 225 A Ocala, FL 34482 Phone: 352-671-1909 Fax: 352-671-1364 randall@southeastagnet.com www.southeastagnet.com Contact Person: Julie McPeake or Randall Weiseman Company description: Southeast Agnet is a multi-media enterprise and the only Ag news media company native to the deep southeast. We provide daily radio programs to stations across Georgia, Florida and Alabama with the latest in Ag news. Southeast Select Sires Booth: MPB - 48 3789 Old Port Royal Road Spring Hill, TN 37174 Phone: 931-489-2020 Fax: 931-489-2026 seselectsires@bellsouth.net www.selectsiresbeef.com Contact Person: Mike Bailey Company description: To enhance the productivity and profitability of beef producers, select sires is committed to be the premier provider of highly fertile, superior genetics accompanied by effective reproductive and herd management products and services.

Description of products/services offered: Select Sires offers you value in many ways, superior genetics, high quality semen, exceptional people and service, reproductive solutions, supplemental products…All tools that create more value for you, our customers. Southeastern Animal Labs Booth: MPB - 49 33 Olive Vine Church Road Rydal, GA 30171 Phone: 770-606-4053 Fax: 770-382-4757 simmons@pobox.com www.seanimallabs.com Contact Person: Leslie Simmons Company description: Southeastern Animal Labs provides diagnostic and pregnancy testing for cattle. Description of products/services offered: BVD-PI BioPRYN Johne’s disease testing Description of give-aways or free products/services offered: Coupon for 10 free tests Southern Silage Supply Booth: MPB - 55 21944 Southwind Road Andalusia, AL 36421 Phone: 334/222-7957 Fax: 334/427-3047 stephaniewaite@centurytel.net www.southernsilagesupply.com Contact Person: Stephanie Waite Company description: Southern Silage Supply offers high quality products that enhance forage production; in particular the preservation and storage of high quality forages. Description of products/services offered: Inline bill wrappers, sun film bale wrap tubes, bunker covers, silage bags, inoculants, silage equipment, feeders, and hay rings. Southern States Cooperatives, Inc. Booth: MPB – 35 & 38 PO Box 26234 Richmond, VA 23260 Phone: 804-281-1433 Fax: 804-281-7815 Mike.peacock@sscoop.com www.southernstatescoop.com Contact Person: Mike Peacock Company description: Feed • Livestock Equipment Animal Health • Crop and Pasture Products

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Trade Show Exhibitors Stay-Tuff Fence Manufacturing Booth: MPB - 8 1409 FM 1101 New Braunfels, TX 78130 Phone: 830-608-9302 Fax: 830-608-9085 randy@staytuff.com www.staytuff.com Contact Person: Randy Lenz or Mike Taylor Company description: Stay-Tuff is located in New Braunfels, TX. Mike Taylor is our Georgia Territory Manager and he is expanding our dealer network throughout the state. We manufacture high tensile fixed knot fence to control livestock from hogs to cattle and even deer. We are the only manufacturer that offers a ten year written limited warranty on our fence products. Description of products/services offered: Cattle and horse fencing along with fence building tools.

Sunbelt Ag Expo Booth: MPB - 72 290-G Harper Blvd. Moultrie, GA 31788 Phone: 229-985-1968 Fax: 229-890-8518 chip@sunbeltexpo.com www.sunbeltexpo.com Contact Person: Chip Blalock Company description: The Sunbelt Expo is an agriculture based trade show. The 30-year event hosts 1200+ companies each year. A 600-acre working farm sets it apart from any other show in the US. Offering the latest in ag technology. The Expo highlights agribusiness, livestock and educational opportunities. Static exhibits combined with a working farm make it the most comprehensive show in the US. Description of products/services offered: 1200+ exhibits, seminars and demonstrations for agriculture, livestock and education. Sections include: agribusiness, equipment, irrigations, precision ag, beef cattle, horses, dairy, poultry, sheep, goats, alpacas, forestry, small farm center, atv, antique tractors and equipment, automotive, lawn and garden, electricity, propane gas, hunting, fishing and family living.

Swainsboro Stockyard/Superior Livestock Auction Booth: MPB - 53 P O Box 566 Swainsboro, GA 30401 Phone: 478-237-3201 (230-6996) Fax: 478-237-4055 swainsborostockyard@yahoo.com Contact Person: Clay Floyd and James Tanner Company Description: Superior Livestock Auction is “America’s Leader in Livestock Marketing”. Offering Video and Internet Auctions along with private treaty sales. Swainsboro Stockyard is a full service livestock market offering live cattle and video sales. Description of products/services offered: Superior Livestock Auction – video and Internet Auctions and private treaty sales. Swainsboro Stockyard – live cattle and video sales. Hauling is available. USDA, NASS, Georgia Field Office Booth: MPB - 1 355 E Hancock Ave., Suite 320 Athens, GA 30606 Phone: 706-546-2236 Fax: 706-546-2416 Douglas_klwewno@nass.usda.gov www.nass.usda.gov/ga Contact Person: Doug Kleweno, Director Company description: Agency mission is to provide timely and reliable agricultural statistics for the industry. Vigortone Ag Products Booth: MPB - 41 P.O. Box 69 10 Payless Way Brookville, OH 45309 Phone: 800-245-4514

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www.vigortone.com Contact Person: Bill Faircloth Company description: A national leader in providing quality vitamin and trace mineral products since 1912. Vigortone’s Mission – “Provide quality value added products and services that help producers optimize livestock performance and profitability.” Description of products/services offered: Free choice range minerals, specialty ruminant products, vitamin/trace mineral premixes, and individualized consulting in feeding, management and herd health. Y-TEX Corporation Booth: MPB - 46 1825 Big Horn Avenue Cody, WY 82414 Phone: 888-600-YTEX ytexinfo@ytex.com www.ytex.com Contact Person: Jack Simms Company description: For over 40 years, Y-TEX has offered the best animal identification, pest control and animal health delivery systems products in the industry. Description of products/services offered: Identification Tags Insecticide Tags Non-tag Insecticides Simcro Syringes Zeeland Farm Services, Inc. Booth: MPB - 19 107 Standard Elevator Road DeSoto, GA 31743 Phone: 229-874-3333 Fax: 229-874-9373 rayw@zfsinc.com www.zfsinc.com Contact Person: Ray Williams Company description: Zeeland is a feed ingredient company


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Trade Show Maps

Beef/Dairy Arena

Georgia Beef Expo March 31 - April 2, 2011

Multipurpose Building BEEF EXPO March 31 - April 2, 2011

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GCA Annual Meeting Agenda I.

Call to order April 1, 2011 at 10:30 a.m.

II.

Pledge of allegiance

III.

Recognition of Georgia Farm Credit Association for overall convention sponsorship

IV.

Quorum determination

V.

Approval of last year’s minutes

VI. Ratification of actions taken by officers, Executive Committee and board of directors since the last annual meeting

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Officer and committee reports A. President's report B. Treasurer's report C. Animal Health and Well-Being D. Beef Breeds Council E. Bull Test Committee F. By-Laws Committee G. Cow/Calf Stocker Council H. Georgia Beef Board I. Georgia Cattlemen's Foundation J. Georgia CattleWomen's Association K. Legislative Committee L. Membership and Services Committee M. National Cattlemen's Beef Association N. Production and Marketing Committee O. Management Report

VIII.

Unfinished business A. Recognition of retiring Executive Committee members B. Recognition of retiring regional vice presidents

IX.

New business A. Nominating Committee report B. Election of 2011-12 officers C. Other new business

X.

Adjourn and immediately convene the meeting of the board of directors

Notes: ___________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________

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2010 GCA Annual Meeting Minutes The Georgia Cattlemen’s Association annual business meeting was held at the Georgia National Fairgrounds in Perry, Georgia on April 2, 2010. GCA President Bill Nutt called the meeting to order at 10:30 a.m. Appreciation was expressed to Georgia Farm Credit Association for its sponsorship of the convention. Roll was taken through registration. It was established that a quorum was present and that due notice had been given. A motion was made to approve the minutes from the April 2, 2009 members meeting as presented. The motion was seconded. The motion passed. A motion was made to ratify the actions taken in the last year by the Executive Committee. The motion was seconded. The motion passed. Committee Reports All other reports not mentioned are in the convention attendee books. President’s Report: President Bill Nutt gave the president’s report. He felt GCA is a strong organization and the cattle industry is strong. He shared his appreciation to each member for continued support of the cattle industry and expressed what a pleasure it has been to serve as GCA President this past year. He also stated the improvements that had been made over the last year. Treasurer’s Report: Steve Barfoot presented the treasurer’s report and gave a recap of last year. Auditors, Davidson and Colins, LLC held GCA’s annual audit. The audit copies were available for anyone who wanted a copy. The audit combines all of the funds that GCA manages: however the funds are in separate checking accounts. GCA remains in excellent financial condition. He stated that the EC has made some tough decisions over the last year but GCA is on the road to improvement. Membership and Services Committee: The report is in the convention attendee’s book. Legislative Committee: Bill Nutt gave a legislative update and encouraged continued grass roots involvement in the legislative process. Animal Health & Well Being: Dr. Jim Strickland reported the Waylan Cheney donated a heifer to be auctioned at the Annual Banquet. Production & Marketing Committee: Did not have a report to present. Cow-Calf Stocker Council: Did not have a report to present.

magazine for full changes). The motion was seconded. The motion was unanimous. Georgia CattleWomen’s Association: President Nutt thanked the GCWA for all of their hard work through the year and especially for convention. GCA Foundation: Dr. Frank Thomas reported on the Foundation. The Foundation will be unveiling the Hall of Fame plaque in the GNF Court of Honor at 11:30 this morning. He encouraged everyone to go over. The Foundation will be auctioning items at the annual banquet tonight. Those items were on display for everyone to see. The Foundation will be presenting 10 scholarships on Saturday to deserving students across the state. National Cattlemen’s Beef Association: Bill Hopkins, NCBA Director, thanked the NCBA members for their continued support. He stated that the cattle industry is under attack and there has never been a better time to be an NCBA member. The NCBA dues could be going up. He also thanked John Callaway for serving as the NCBA Director for the past year. Health & Well Being Committee: Dr. Jim Strickland gave a report on the Health & Well Being Committee and the importance of the industry addressing the Activist Agenda. Management Report: Josh White, Executive Vice President, stated that the staff is focused on advancing the GCA mission to better serve Georgia’s cattle industry. For a full report refer to the convention attendee books. Unfinished Business President Nutt recognized the following retiring Executive Committee members: Paul Thompson, III • Jonny Harris President Nutt recognized the following retiring Regional Vice Presidents: Robert Harkins – Region 2 • Alan Verner – Region 5 Emory Seay – Region 11 • Ray Copelan – Region 6 New Business Mike McCravy, Nominating Committee Chairman, presented the nominations for 2010-11: President – Bill Bryan; President – Elect Steve Blackburn; Vice-President - David Gazda; Treasurer - Steve Barfoot; Region 2 – Eddie Bradley – 3 year term; Region 5 – Glenn Hayes – 3 year term; Region 8 – Danny McLeod – 3 year term; Region 11 – D J Bradshaw – 3 year term; Region 14 – Terry Harris – 3 year term; Region 6 – Tammy Cheely – 2 year term to complete Ray Copelan’s term. A motion was made to accept the report of the nominating committee, close nominations and elect slate by acclamation. The motion was seconded. The motion passed unanimously.

Beef Breeds Council: Did not have a report to present. Georgia Beef Board: Harvey Lemmon gave an update on the Beef Board. He also stated if anyone had any ideas to promote beef in Georgia to please let them know. By-Laws Committee: The committee consisted of Billy Moore, Robert Fountain Jr., Joe Duckworth and Bill Nutt. Robert presented the By-Laws changes and made a motion to accept (see February

In other new business, President Nutt spoke about the convention and the expo. The people and the cattle is what our industry is all about. He thanked everyone for coming and participating. He also recognized Lana Slaten, the ANCW Region II President and thanked her for attending. After announcements, President Nutt adjourned the meeting at approximately 11:15 a.m. Georgia Cattlemen’s Association Annual Convention and Trade Show Guide • 19


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GCA Board of Directors Meeting 2011 GCA Board of Directors Meeting Agenda I.

Call to order and roll call

II.

Recognition of proof of due notice

III.

Approval of last year’s minutes

IV.

Officer and committee reports A. Nominating Committee report

V.

Presidential appointments

VI.

Unfinished business

VII.

New business

VIII.

Announcements

IX.

Adjournment

2010 GCA Board of Directors Meeting Minutes The meeting was conducted on April 2, 2010 at the Annual Convention in Perry, Georgia. President Bill Nutt called the meeting to order at 11:15 a.m. Proof of due notice was given, and it was determined that a quorum was present. A motion was made to accept the minutes from the April 2, 2009 board of directors meeting as presented. The motion was seconded. The motion passed. Nominating Committee Chairman Mike McCravy presented the following nomination for the 2010 GCA Board of Director members: • Executive Committee members: Melvin Porter and Randy Fordham (2-year term) A motion was made and seconded to close nominations, accept the report of the Nominating Committee and elect members by acclamation. The motion passed. Newly elected president Bill Bryan appointed Dean Pringle and Billy Moore to serve on the Executive Committee as presidential appointees. President Nutt stated the four longest standing Executive Committee members to be on the Board of Directors as president appointees. There was no unfinished business. In New Business, Billy Moore made a motion to induct Tommy Irvin into the GCA Hall of Fame. Commissioner Tommy Irvin has served Georgia as the Department of Ag Commissioner for 41 years. He has helped the ag industry domestically and foreign. The motion was seconded. The motion passed. After announcements, the meeting was adjourned at approximately 11:30 a.m. Notes: _______________________________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________________________ Convention & Trade Show

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GCWA Report

submitted by Brenda Brookshire

The Georgia CattleWomen Association had a busy year. We started with some of our ladies attending the Annual Convention in San Antonio, Texas and the Region II meeting in Jackson, Miss. Representatives were able to go to Denver for summer conference. CattleWomen hosted the Beef Ambassador contest with two talented juniors attending the National Beef Ambassador Program in Rapid City, S.D. We have been involved across our state doing promotions for our Beef Board and our GCA and GCWA. We host the Beef Board welcome station at convention. One of our GCWA members makes a quilt each year and we get donations for it. The money goes to help pay for our summer intern at the GCA office. We also have a donation boot for Cattle Drive for Hunger. The money is usually divided into the four quadrants of our state. Four hundred dollars was distributed in the form of Beef Bucks to be used by individuals or organizations to feed the hungry. The GCWA ladies support our GCA by helping with the cooking and serving of meals at convention. Our GCWA sponsored a Beef 101 class at convention. Alex Stelzleni from the University of Georgia taught the class using different cuts of the chuck roll for Pot Roast. During our convention we hosted our Beef Ambassador competition. We had six seniors and three juniors. Our Sr. winner was Chris Campbell, and our Jr. winner was Jordan Harrison. They will both be competing in Rapid City, S.D. on the National level. We still have cookbooks for sale. These sales are helping fund our Beef Ambassador program. Lana Slaton, ANCW President from Alabama, attended our convention and installed our new GCWA Officers. Our ladies hosted a Dessert Social at convention and invited all the ladies. The theme was “Hopping with Beef”. We had six new members join GCWA at convention. We are working hard this year on getting our membership numbers up. We had fallen to less than 190 members. We are now over 200 members. We have been working hard just trying to be vis-

ible at the different shows and functions in our state. We can’t expect women to join if they don’t know we exist. We are trying to send out at least three newsletters each year. We have updated our Web site and have also started a Facebook page. We have had eight of our ladies, to date, complete the MBA program and are encouraging other ladies to do the same. We had ladies going into the schools across our state doing work with students about Agriculture. There were several Ag Days held, with hands-on exhibits of animals and Ag-related products; participation in Youth Connection and career day activities. We participated in various other programs across our state. We participated with our Beef Board at the Pro Start Culinary Expo; the Metropolitan Cooking and Entertainment show; the Taste of Atlanta show and the Sunbelt Expo. We helped our GCA with the Beef Story at the Ga. National Fair. And this year, for the first time, we hosted a welcome table and gave away snacks and drinks for the students showing cattle at the fair. Several of our GCWA members help at the various Cattle shows around our state. This year we held a can drive/ can pyramid contest at our Jr. Beef Futurity show in Perry. The cans were donated to the Perry Volunteer Outreach Program, in Perry. GCWA presented the Futurity Showmanship awards. We gave director chairs with our GCWA emblem and Jr. Beef Futurity embroidered on them. We are doing the Dime bottle containers to help raise money for the NBCO program. We had representative participate in the NBCO beef promotion at Publix stores in the metro area. Georgia Cattlemen’s Association Annual Convention and Trade Show Guide • 21


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G e o r g i a C a t t l e m e n ’s A s s o c i a t i o n GCA LEADERSHIP TEAM

Your GCA leadership team is here to serve you. Contact us with your ideas about our association or to visit about the cattle industry. BILL BRYAN President 2830 E Armuchee Road, Summerville, GA 30747 706-397-8219

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE MEMBERS Dean Bagwell, Cartersville, 770-382-0747 cdeanbagwell@bellsouth.net Ernie Ford, Edison, 229-835-2873 erniefordfarms@windstream.net Randy Fordham, Danielsville, 706-207-1301 Randy.Fordham@boehringer-ingelheim.com Chuck Joiner, Carrollton, 770-832-7299 chuckjoiner@bellsouth.net Billy Moore, Gray, 478-986-6893 nanapapamoore@aol.com Melvin Porter, Jefferson, 706-654-8283 porter168@aol.com

Email: bryanfarms@windstream.net STEVE BLACKBURN President-Elect P.O. Box 179, Waynesboro, GA 30830 706-554-1993

GCA REGIONAL VICE PRESIDENTS Region 1: Fred Kerce, 706-291-7811 Region 2: Eddie Bradley, 706-896-1043 eddiebradley@windstream.net Region 3: Ron Ward, 706-213-9175 rcfarms45@hotmail.com

Email: sblackburn@allflexusa.com DAVID GAZDA Vice President 1985 Morton Road, Athens, GA 30605 706-227-9098

Region 4: Bill Cline, 770-251-3518 cfarm@bellsouth.net Region 5: Glenn Hayes, 770-786-6425 tghayes1@bellsouth.net Region 6: Tammy Cheely, 706-465-2136 tcheely@uga.edu Region 7: Gilbert Andrews, 706-561-9725 andrews.gilbert@yahoo.com

Email: dgazda@angus.org STEVE BARFOOT Treasurer 2125 Rebie Road, Dudley, GA 31022 478-676-3035

Region 8: Danny McLeod, 770-358-4495 danmcleod01@gmail.com Region 9: Mike Burke, 706-551-3025 cmburke@ymail.com Region 10: Bobby Lovett, 229-732-3305 bsl@windstream.net Region 11: D.J. Bradshaw, 478-957-5208 dbradshaw@crinet.com

Email: arbarfoot@gmail.com JOSH WHITE Executive V.P. 100 Cattlemen’s Drive / P.O. Box 24510, Macon, GA 31212 478-474-6560

Region 12: Dr. Jim Strickland, 912-654-2151 drstrick@windstream.net Region 13: John Moseley, Jr., 229-308-6355 cmoseley@swgafarmcredit.com Region 14: Terry Harris, 229-498-5732 terry.harris@usda.gov Region 15: Randy Franks, 912-427-8036 rfranks@uga.edu

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GCA Immediate Past President: Bill Nutt, 770-748-6424 janbil@bellsouth.net 1418 6th Street Road, Cedartown, GA 30125 NCBA Director: Bill Hopkins, Thomson, 706-595-2885 hopkinsfarms@aol.com Foundation Chairman: Bill Hopkins, Thomson, 706-595-2885 hopkinsfarms@aol.com CattleWomen’s President: Brenda Brookshire, Suches, 706-747-3693 firewood@windstream.net GCA PAST PRESIDENTS 1961-1963 Ben T. Smith, Atlanta 1963-1966 Henry Green, Sr., St. Simons 1966-1968 Dr. Jack Tuttle, Barnesville 1968-1970 J.W. Trunnell, Cochran 1970-1971 K.J. Hodges, Blakely 1971-1972 Edward B. Pope, Washington 1972-1974 George Berner, Warm Springs 1974-1976 Dr. O.E. Sell, Milner 1976-1978 Joe Gayle, Perry 1978-1980 Sam Hay, Covington 1980-1981 Lee Campbell, Carrollton 1981-1982 Charles Baker, Calhoun 1982-1983 Webb Bullard, Camilla 1983-1984 Bobby Rowan, Enigma 1984-1985 Harvey Lemmon, Woodbury 1985-1986 Don Griffith, Buchanan 1986-1987 Gene Chambers, Douglas 1987-1988 Mike Peed, Forsyth 1988-1989 Sam Payne, Calhoun 1989-1990 Bobby Miller, Lula 1990-1991 Newt Muse, Carrollton 1991-1992 Howard T. Jones, Foley, AL 1992-1993 Mark Armentrout, Roswell 1993-1994 Ralph Bridges, Lexington 1994-1995 Lane Holton, Camilla 1995-1996 Jim Goodman, Temple 1996-1997 Dr. Frank Thomas, Alamo 1997-1998 Joe Duckworth, Milledgeville 1998-1999 Betts Berry, Chickamauga 1999-2000 Curly Cook, Crawford 2000-2001 Chuck Sword, Williamson 2001-2002 Robert Fountain, Jr., Adrian 2002-2003 Louie Perry, Moultrie 2003-2004 Tim Dean, Lafayette 2004-2005 John Callaway, Hogansville 2005-2006 Bill Hopkins, Thomson 2006-2007 Dr. Jim Strickland, Glennville 2007-2008 Evans Hooks, Swainsboro 2008-2009 Mike McCravy, Bowdon 2009-2010 Bill Nutt, Cedartown


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GCA Management Report What a difference a year makes! Last year we talked about the challenges we had found to work on as “new management”. With the guidance, help and support of our volunteer leadership we confronted these challenges head on and continue to work to move our organization forward. It pleases us to report that after six years of declining membership numbers we have turned the corner. As of the end of February membership is over 4500 for the first time in nearly two years. With high cattle prices and a new membership campaign being rolled out by our new GCA President, we are confident that membership will continue to grow. Below is an update on progress we’ve made in key areas outlined in our update last year and actions planned to help keep GCA moving in the right direction: • Providing accurate information to our volunteer leaders in a timely manner. GCA Leadership Newsletter is mailed monthly. Monthly updates and the calendar are sent to all members who are on our email list (you may sign up by going to www.gabeef.org/gca and clicking on the “Join the GCA email list” link). A summary of the actions of the Executive Committee is sent to each local chapter President on a regular basis. Goals: Moving forward we hope to have an accurate and active email address for each chapter President or designated board member to be able to quickly provide timely information. Regional meetings with chapter leaders and region VPs are being planned. Summer Conference, July 21-23 will provide for a second board meeting and increased participation in committee and policy work.

• Every dollar matters – we are committed to the efficient and careful management of our membership dollars. Through a rebidding process and reducing one full time administrative assistant we have moved much closer to a balanced budget one short year. Goal: To have a balanced budget for FY 2011/2012 while increasing member satisfaction and GCA’s impact and effectiveness. • Lining Up with the GCA Mission Statement. Every project and activity is evaluated in the context of our Mission Statement, “To unite cattle producers to advance the economic, political and social interests of Georgia’s cattle industry.” As GCA celebrates our 50th anniversary we are humbled and encouraged by those who have paved the way before us. We have had the opportunity to meet many of these individuals through the past year. These men and women are such an inspiration to us - to hear the stories of challenges faced and where the organization has grown from their efforts. More than 50 years ago GCA was just a vision and now to see it as a thriving association with more than 4500 members and growing daily is a great story. We are as committed to the GCA Mission Statement today as we were a year ago and maybe more. We look forward to working together with each of you as we write the next chapter in our story and advance the mission of GCA.

• Focusing on the health & growth of local chapters – the lifeblood of our Association. Several new chapters were added over the past year or so including Seminole Co. and Satilla (in SE Georgia). The Membership Benefits that were added in the fall have been well received and we are working on adding additional benefits this spring. We want to make it easier than ever for you to sign up new members and keep current members on board. Goals: Establish at least one chapter in an underserved area this year. Add additional member benefits. Provide updated recruitment materials via the “Just Ask” campaign. • Every member matters – regular & efficient communication both to and from GCA and the membership. Regional VP’s meet with staff on a regular basis to relay what you need across the state and how we can better serve you. Staff members attend local chapter meetings monthly to hear your concerns and challenges. The GCA website is constantly updated to make it a tool for every member to have the information that you need. We are here for you and we are listening! Goal: We currently have 671 members receiving our email updates (sign up info above). Our goal is to have over 1000 in short order.

WELCOME TO THE 50TH ANNUAL CONVENTION! We are glad you are here to celebrate with us! While at Convention, mingle and meet your GCA / GBB staff members (left to right): Katlin Mulvaney, Tricia Combes, Brooke Williams, Josh White, Michele Creamer and Sherri Morrow. Georgia Cattlemen’s Association Annual Convention and Trade Show Guide • 23


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GJCA Report The Georgia Junior Cattlemen’s Association is the beef cattle industry’s future. Through programs like Beef Industry Scholarship Challenge, photo contest, GJCA Field Day, and leadership roles available, junior cattlemen are the cream of the crop. 2011 holds many opportunities to become more involved and active in making a difference in GJCA. FIND YOUR PLACE IN GJCA DURING 2011: • Beef Industry Scholarship Challenge, June 17-18 Athens, Ga. at the University of Georgia All high school students are eligible to participate. More than $10,000 in scholarships will be awarded! Don’t miss out on a creative way to pay for college expenses. Enter a team today, registration deadline is April 15! • GJCA Field Day, July 14 Perry, Ga. at the Georgia National Fairgrounds Come enjoy FUN leadership building workshops, games, relay races, meet fellow GJCA friends and much more! • Georgia National Fair, October 6-16 Perry, Ga. at the Georgia National Fairgrounds Take a break from the show and come to the GJCA Social and icebreaker mixer, time and location TBA. Watch Facebook for updates and details. • Scholarship Deadlines, November 30 See GJCA’s Web site for applications and further details about scholarships available. You are creating your future today. Take advantage of the friendships and programs offered through GJCA. Contact Katlin Mulvaney at 478-474-6560 if you have questions or suggestions. See GJCA's website http://www.gabeef.org/gjca/gcascholarship.html for applications and further details about scholarships available.

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Georgia Cattlemen’s Association • Uniting Cattlemen 50 Years • 1961-2011 “...created the Tifton Bull Test”

“...star te many o d ft junior s he tock shows ” “...spent a lifetime in livestock publishing”

“...instr ument al in plan nin funding g, constru and ction o f Georg AgriCe ia nter in Perry” “...produced cattle with unprecedented weaning and yearling weight”

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GCA Hall of Fame Since it was created in 1976, only 20 individuals have been inducted into the GCA Hall of Fame. It was established to honor individuals who have made a significant contribution to Georgia's cattle industry. Inductees may be nominated by any GCA member or chapter. Once an individual has been nominated, the Executive Committee examines the nominee's qualifications and determines if he or she will continue in the selection process. A majority vote of the Executive Committee is required before the nomination is submitted to the Board of Directors for final consideration and approval. A two-thirds vote of the Board of Directors is required to approve the nomination. The names and pictures of all Hall of Fame inductees are prominently placed on permanent plaques in the GCA headquarters office in Macon. Additionally, all Hall of Fame members are granted lifetime membership in GCA. Byron L. Southwell, 1976

O’Dell G. Daniel, 1982

A Coastal Plain Experimental Station animal scientist, Southwell focused on testing and evaluating beef animals for weight and gain performance. He created the Tifton Bull Test and also started the oldest Polled Hereford herd breed in United States.

Through his efforts, one of the nation’s top-performing Extension livestock programs was created in Georgia. His Extension group promoted GCA membership and created several new affiliate chapters. Daniel also served as GCA interim executive secretary.

Tap Bennett, 1976

Robert Nash, 1985

Bennett was instrumental in helping farm families improve cattle production. He started many of the junior stock shows throughout Georgia and was a director of livestock for the Atlanta-based Southeastern Fair from the early 1900s until it closed in the mid 1960s.

A founding member of GCA, Nash also served as GCA executive secretary and helped develop many new chapters. He also developed field days, demonstrations and feeder calf sales. Nash was also president of the Georgia Farm Bureau Federation, serving for 10 years.

John T. Jenkins, 1978

Henry Reaves, 1986

Founder of the Southern Livestock Journal in 1948, the Livestock Breeder Journal in 1954, and Beefweek in 1983, Jenkins spent a lifetime in livestock publishing. He was also an early leader in many state cattlemen's associations in the south and founded the Georgia Cattleman magazine.

A commercial and registered cattle breeder, Reaves was also a member of Georgia's General Assembly, where he served as chairman of the House Agriculture Committee. He was instrumental in the planning, funding and construction of the Georgia AgriCenter in Perry.

Clarence L. Cross, 1979

Joe A. Gayle, 1990

A builder of one of Georgia's most successful diversified farming operations, Cross owned the largest registered Hereford herd east of the Mississippi River. He also served as a director and vice president of the American Hereford Association.

A charter GCA member, Gayle held every official post within the organization, including two terms as president in the mid-1970s. He also led a successful campaign in 1988 to start beef checkoff in Georgia and later served as chairman of the Georgia Beef Board.

Otto E. Sell, 1979

Cynthia Curtis, 1993

As an agronomy and animal science researcher at the Georgia Experiment Station near Griffin, Sell was responsible for some of the area's first trials in winter grazing and the extension of longer grazing seasons for cattle operations. He also served as 1974-76 GCA president.

Curtis was active in the Georgia and National CattleWomen’s Associations. She was also a director of the Georgia Beef Board, a director of the National Livestock and Meat Board, Georgia Livestock Association president and was GCA treasurer.

R.W. Jones Jr., 1981

Glenn Burton, 1997

Jones and his wife operated RWJ Polled Hereford Ranch in Leslie, Ga. Through his cattle performance, record keeping and selection, he produced cattle with unprecedented weaning and yearling weight. Genetics from his cattle influenced the Hereford breed for years.

Burton spent more than 60 years of his career as a USDA-ARS plant geneticist at the UGA Coastal Plain Experiment Station in Tifton, Ga. He aided in the release of Coastal bermuda grass in 1943. He later released a number of warm-season annual grasses.

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“...has been actively involve d NCBA, in GC and GB A B”

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GCA Hall of Fame Reid Wilcox, 1998

Dr. M.K. “Curly” Cook, 2005

For more than 20 years, Wilcox managed Norris Cattle Company, including cow/calf, cattle feeding and farming enterprises. He was also a Georgia Crop Improvement Association seed certification specialist. Wilcox was a charter GCA member and was GCA treasurer from 1975-1997.

In addition to Curly’s 31-year career with UGA’s Extension Service, he helped form the National Beef Improvement Federation and 4-H Horse Program, led many service groups, taught agents, and published articles. This former GCA president still has statewide impact on the beef industry.

Carl Hoveland, 2002 For 22 years, Hoveland performed grazing trials at Auburn University. His research initiated a nationwide trends. At UGA, he became a Terrell Distinguished Professor, co-authored “Southern Forages” and also wrote a monthly article for the Georgia Cattleman magazine from 1992-2001.

Dr. Frank Thomas, 2006 After 28 years in academia (12 years as ABAC’s Academic Dean), Dr. Frank has been actively involved in NCBA, GCA and GBB. His Hereford industry leadership has ranged from helping junior members start their first herd to being instrumental in the merger of the American Polled & Horned Hereford Assns.

Clifton Albert Ward, 2004

Dr. Jack Tuttle, 2007

Ward was a University of Georgia professor, teaching beef production, dairy science and reproduction physiology. He also served as Georgia Milk Commission director and Georgia assistant agriculture commissioner. Additionally, he created the first Dairy Herd Improvement Association.

Dr. Tuttle was instrumental in organizing the Georgia Cattlemen’s Association and MidGeorgia Cattlemen’s Association chapter. He served as the president of GCA in 1966 and president of Mid-Georgia from 1965 to 1966 and director for Mid-Georgia for many years.

Bob and Iris Andrews, 2008

Tommy Irvin, 2009

Pioneers of the Hereford business in Walker County, they married in 1952 and resided on the family farm the rest of their lives. While Bob served as a Georgia Cattlemen’s Association Director, Iris was actively involved in the Georgia CattleWomen’s Association.

A Georgia native, Tommy Irvin was elected to his first public office as a member of the Habersham County Board of Education in 1956. Later elected to four terms in the Georgia General Assembly, as a Representative from Habersham County, Irvin served on the House Agriculture, Education and Appropriations Committees and chaired the House Industrial Relations Committee and the Governor’s Conference on Education. He was the Governor’s Floor Leader and later served as Executive Secretary to the Governor.

GEORGIA CATTLEMEN’S FOUNDATION For information on how you can make a tax-deductible contribution to the GCA Foundation, visit us at http://www.gabeef.org/gca/pdf/2010/GCA_Memorialize_Someone_form.pdf or call the office at 478-474-6560.

Registration will begin April 15th for Summer Conference. Please log on to our website at www.gabeef.org for the registration form or to register online. This is a full weekend packed for the whole family at Jekyll Island. Enjoy the beach with your family while learning more about the beef industry, meeting with old and new friends, and hear firsthand what we are facing in the legislature. Conduct the business of our association in the morning and enjoy activities with your family and friends in the afternoon. Mark your calendars now so you won’t miss this opportunity. 26 • Georgia Cattlemen’s Association Annual Convention and Trade Show Guide

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