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Our Mission


The mission of the Georgia Dairy Youth Foundation (GDYF) is to develop and provide broad-based financial support to enhance and expand Georgia Dairy Youth Programs conducted via state, district, county, national and local activities.


See how GDYF is accomplishing our mission through 

Activities We Support


See what Georgia's Dairy Youth have been up to in the newsletters below.


See how youth are making a difference in our organization on the Junior Board of Directors



The Georgia Dairy Youth Foundation was officially incorporated on May 18, 2009 and is a 501 (c) (3) organization.  All donations made to the GDYF are tax deductible according to IRS standards. 


The GDYF Board of Directors is comprised of 24 directors elected for three year terms. Fifteen directors on the Board are Georgia dairy producers or commercial dairy heifer growers. The remaining nine directors include individuals from the dairy industry, breed associations, extension agents, agribusinesses, and 4-H or FFA. Two ex-officio members, a State Extension Dairy Specialist from the University of Georgia and the Executive Director for the Georgia Milk Producers, also serve on the Board.

Board of Directors

President - Carol Williams - Madison, GA

Vice President - Jeff Smith - Comer, GA

Secretary - Stephanie Butcher - Senoia, GA

Treasurer - Randy Fordham - Royston, GA


Ginny Bell - Madison, GA
Dr. Jillian Bohlen - Athens, GA

Thomas Carter - Jersey, GA

Randy Fordham - Royston, GA

Ginny Franks - Waynesboro, GA

Meredith Franks - Waynesboro, GA

Scott Glover - Clermont, GA

Adam Graft - Americus, GA

Larry Guthrie - Athens, GA

Albert Hale - Watkinsville, GA

Cuyler Johnson - Madison, GA

Chuck Lee - Farmington, GA

Shirley Millican - Chickamauga, GA

Bobby Smith - Madison, GA 

Kelly Dodd Smith - Madison, GA

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To keep GDYF supporters up to date on the current events of Georgia's dairy youth, everyone who pays the yearly or junior membership fee receives a copy of the our quarterly newsletter, the "GDYF E-Moos", with updates on 4-H and FFA competitions, show results and GDYF fundraising events. Members may opt to receive the newsletter via email or mailing address.


Click Here to Join GDYF and receive newsletters.

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