Dress A Cow Contest
GA JUNIOR NATIONAL LIVESTOCK SHOW
Check out the creative costumes that over 30 dairy exhibitors designed for the 2020 GDYF Dress-A-Cow contest. This voluntary program is held each year the day before our Commercial Dairy Heifer State Show begins. It's a great way to have fun and de-stress before the big event. We had spectators from all species. Good job everyone!
Thank you to our judges Brittini Dees, Nicole Duvall, Montana Dyer and Karen Glascock
1st place, Cruella Deville/101 Dalmations: Madison Whaley, 12th grade, Peach County; 2nd place, Astronaut: Abby Hulsey, 10th grade, Hall County; 3rd place, Tacky Tourist: Dylan New, 12th grade, Morgan County
1st place, Hawaiian Punch: Halle Pierce, 8th grade, Hall County; 2nd place, Armor for the Lord: Sydney Coble, 8th grade, Burke County; 3rd place, Peach Pie: Brintlie Flowers, 8th grade, Whitfield County
1st place, Lil 'Swiss Miss and Swiss Moche: Sara Morgan, 4th grade, Burke County; 2nd place, Ice Cream Truck: Adyson Bridges, 7th grade, Lee County; 3rd place, Elsie/Borden Cow: Abi Ullom, Coweta County
Silent & Live Auction and Fundraiser at 2020 Georgia Dairy Conference
The annual Georgia Dairy Youth Foundation fundraising auction saw another year of success at the Georgia Dairy Conference in Savannah, Georgia, on Jan. 21, 2020. This year our format had a fresh change with a silent auction on Monday /Tuesday and a smaller live auction during lunch on Tuesday. Phil Harvey served as auctioneer. Industry affiliates and producers alike competed in high-speed bidding to purchase items to benefit Georgia dairy youth programs. The live auction raised a total of $5,450 while providing plenty of entertainment for attendees. The silent auction raised $4,510. Thank you to all who donated items and participated in bidding during the auctions!
With a successful auction and generous conference attendees, the funds continued to grow with contributions to the Calves for Kids program, which asks donors to give the market price of a bull calf to support GDYF. This year's gifts were equal to the price of 5 calves! Thank you to everyone who made the fundraiser another successful one and contributed to the growth of Georgia's dairy youth!