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

Quarterly Newsletter


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 - Adam Graft - Americus, GA

Secretary - Thomas Carter - Jersey, GA

Treasurer - Jeff Smith - Comer, GA


Ginny Bell - Madison, GA
Dr. Jillian Bohlen - Athens, GA
Heather S. Brannen - Statesboro, GA

Kirk Butcher - Senoia, 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

Henry Hibbs - Watkinsville, GA

Cuyler Johnson - Madison, GA

Chuck Lee - Farmington, GA

Matthew London - Cleveland, GA

Shirley Millican - Chickamauga, GA

Benjamin Newberry - Lizella, GA

Ailene Schaapman - Abbeville, GA

D. J. Sheppard - Eatonton, GA

Bobby Smith - Madison, GA 

Jeff Smith - Comer, GA

Kelly Dodd Smith - Madison, GA

Carol Williams - Madison, GA

Donald Yoder - East Dublin, GA




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