Georgia Cattlemen's holds annual meeting online
By Jay Stone
The Georgia Cattlemen’s Association (GCA) canceled its annual meeting, which was scheduled for May 28-30 at the Georgia National Fairgrounds & Agricenter. In its place, GCA held a virtual annual meeting for the first time, streaming it via Facebook Live on May 28, with the annual meeting’s associated cattle sales taking place online on May 29.
Brent Galloway of Toombs County who served as the GCA president for 2019-2020, passed the president’s gavel to Kurt Childers of Brooks County, who will lead the organization until spring of 2021. Childers serves as president of Brooks County Farm Bureau. The association conducted its normal convention business, including transition of officers, and presented its normal slate of awards, with the exceptions of GCA Producer of the Year and GCA Hall of Fame inductee. Those awards will be given in 2021.
During the event, Marcia Callaway of Troup County was inducted into the Georgia Cattlewomen’s Hall of Fame. Mrs. Callaway, a past chairwoman of the Troup County Farm Bureau Women’s Committee, has supported youth livestock exhibitors, organizing clinics, showmanship workshops and summer internships. She taught 4-H Club programs and helped with area rodeo competition. Callaway also supported UGA Extension programs and completed the Extension Master Gardener course. She is a past president of the Coweta County Master Gardeners and served as president of the Georgia Cattlewomen’s Association in 2004 and 2005.
Visit www.gfb.ag/2020GCAconventionvideos to view the videos of the meeting and the award presentation videos.