About GMP

The mission of Georgia Milk Producers is to support, sustain and grow the Georgia dairy industry. Georgia Milk Producers serves as an advocate promoting Georgia’s dairy industry and educating producers and the public to help build a stronger, viable industry.
Georgia Milk Producers is a producer-funded organization located in Watkinsville, Georgia. Georgia's dairy producers vote, by referendum, every three years to maintain its operation. Producers pay a 1-cent per hundredweight assessment enabling Georgia Milk to operate programs of communication, promotion and education. 
Our Board
Funding
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Jason Martin, Georgia Milk Producers President.

his wife Amy and three children

There are 16 dairy producers elected to our Board of Directors: 7 district directors and 9 statewide directors.  Each district director is elected to serve on our Board during our fall district meetings.  Statewide directors are elected to serve during our Annual Meeting.  Our current slate of directors for 2020 are:

 

President – Jason Martin, Bowersville      Steven Addis, Rocky Face

Vice President – Matt Johnson, Climax    Everett Williams, Madison

Secretary – Adam Graft, Americus          Troy Yoder, Montezuma  

Treasurer – Marvin Yoder, Montezuma     Ed Coble, Waynesboro

                                                                 Chad Davis, Eatonton

                                                                 Scott Glover, Clermont

                                                                 Charlie Lane, Monticello

                                                                 Calvin Moody, Valdosta                                                                                   Kenneth Murphy, Meansville         

                                                                 Jeff Smith, Comer

                                                                 James Yoder, East Dublin

                                                                  

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Jason Martin
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Matt Johnson
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Adam Graft

Georgia Milk Producers is producer-funded through a one-cent per hundredweight checkoff on all milk produced in Georgia.  Georgia's dairy farm families  vote, by referendum, every three years to maintain operation.  In 2019, our referendum passed with 95 percent of those voting in favor to maintain our organization.

 

Checkoff money funds the communication and educational programs of Georgia Milk Producers.  Our organization is committed to using your pennies effectively and efficiently. 

 

To provide a direct return of investment to our dairy farm families, Georgia Milk Producers sponsors several seminars and conferences so dairymen can attend at little or no cost.  Over the last several years, these have included the Georgia Dairy Conference, Georgia Dairy Managers Series, SE Dairy Herd Management Conference, SE Milk Quality Initiative, Certified Waste Operator Trainings and the Ag Labor Relations Forum.  

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Marvin Yoder

Executive Board of Directors

Jason Martin, President, District 1 Director, Bowersville ; Matt Johnson, Vice President, Statewide Director, Climax;

Adam Graft, Secretary, Statewide Director, Americus Marvin Yoder, Treasurer, Statewide Director, Montezuma

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Steven Addis
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Charlie Lane
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Megan Bell
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Jeff Smith
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Scott Glover
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Troy Yoder
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Kenneth Murphy
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Edward Coble
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Everett Williams
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Calvin Moody
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Chad Davis
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James Yoder

 Board of Directors

Steven Addis, Statewide Director, Rocky Face; Megan Bell, Statewide Director, Eatonton; Scott Glover, Statewide Director, Clermont; Kenneth Murphy, District 2 Director, Luthersville;

Everett Williams, Statewide Director, Madison; Chad Davis, Statewide Director, Eatonton; Charlie Lane, District 3 Director, Monticello;

Jeff Smith, District 4 Director, Comer; Troy Yoder, District 5 Director, Montezuma; Edward Coble, District 6 Director, Waynesboro;

Calvin Moody, District 7 Director, Valdosta; James Yoder, Statewide Director, East Dublin.

Our Office
Our office is located in Watkinsville, Georgia, just south of Athens.   
 
Address:      Georgia Milk Producers Inc.                                                                           1641 New High Shoals Road, Suite 5                   
Watkinsville, Georgia  30677
Administration
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Georgia Milk Producers is managed by Farrah Newberry, Executive Director, in Watkinsville, Georgia (pictured center). Newberry attended Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College and the University of Georgia, graduating with a degree in Agricultural Communication. She has served as the organization’s director since February 2000.  The Georgia Agricultural Commodity Commission for Milk and Ag Commissioner Gary Black govern the activities and budgeting of Georgia Milk Producers, Inc.