Editor’s Note: The following is an open letter from Tim Teague.
I would like to introduce myself. My name is Tim Teague. I will be serving as the President of The Northeast Georgia Cattlemen’s Association for 2017 year.
Our local chapter is a part of the larger state Georgia Cattlemen’s Association (GCA). The mission of the GCA is to unite cattle producers and to advance Georgia’s cattle industry. Georgia Cattlemen’s Association works on the local, state and national levels to fight for and protect the interests of Georgia’s cattlemen and cattlewomen. GCA continues to work on issues that affect our producers such as private property rights, animal welfare, taxes, environmental concerns, and other state and federal regulations.
Our local Northeast GCA chapter is comprised of members from Habersham, White and Rabun counties. Our meetings are on the third Thursday of each month at 7:00pm in the cafeteria of North Georgia Technical College in Clarkesville. We have a meal and an educational program that helps our producers improve their herd health, increase productivity, and learn about pasture management. Some of our past programs were on Fly Control, Calf birthing (utilizing a life like cow/calf simulator), weed control, BQA certification and other subjects pertaining to raising cattle.
This coming year we have another great line up of programs planned. If you have cattle or just like cows, we would like to invite you to come and see what this great association can offer you. We would especially encourage our youth who are involved with cattle in their FFA or 4-H programs to visit and learn about our Junior Cattlemen’s Association. Our first meeting of the year will be on January 19th.
You can call your local UGA county Extension office for more information.
I look forward to seeing you in 2017.