Beef School will be held June 6 - June 8, 2018. We will have excellent instructors and speakers lined up who will cover all the basics of owning, raising and showing a steer or heifer. Some of the topics include making beds, rinsing, hair care & washing; equipment care, what to take to a show, fitting and clipping, judging, showmanship, cattle selection, team events and graduation!
Please be sure that both the student and calf is properly prepared to attend Beef School. In order to avoid safety issues with students and calves, calves should be completely halter trained for the students to handle on their own. We have experienced problems in the past with 4-H and FFA members bringing inappropriate calves to Beef School. Green broke calves and inexperienced students make a very dangerous combination. This may result in problems for the instructors, disruption in the classes and danger and headache for all involved.
All applications must be signed by the County Agent involved. All participants and Teen Leaders must sign, and therefore agree, to abide by the Beef School Code of Conduct and the rules of Beef School.
Please promote this activity in your county. We believe this school is just what we need to instill good ethics and sound management practices in the Youth Livestock Projects. Through excellent instruction we can empower these young people to properly care for and manage their own livestock.
Participant cost: $225
2018 Georgia Beef School Participant Application
Includes 2 nights' lodging, all meals, instruction fees, t-shirt, plus board for animal.
Registration forms are due to Kent Benson216 Four Towers, UGA, Athens, GA 30602 no later than May 1st. Fees are due at the time of submitting applications. Please make all checks payable to: North Region FFA.
Teen Leader and Adult Fees: $125
2018 Georgia Beef School Teen Leader Application
2018 Georgia Beef School Adult Leader Application
We are inviting any beef exhibitors who feel they know the basics, but still want to work on their fitting, clipping, showmanship skills and would like to work with Beef School participants, to apply as a Teen Leader. Teen Leaders will assist instructors and leaders in everyday activities but also have the opportunity to be involved with classes that will provide knowledge for all those at the beginning level to the most advanced.
Fee includes all meals, lodging and registration fee.
Teen Leaders are not allowed to bring a calf.
Beef School Participant, Teen Leader Required Documents:
Georgia 4-H Code of Conduct
Georgia 4-H Medical Release Form (also required for Adult Leaders)
Georgia FFA Code of Conduct - Will Be Posted Soon
Georgia FFA Medical Release Form - Will Be Posted Soon