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.
Jason Martin, Georgia Milk Producers President. His wife Amy and three children, Max(11), Adelyn(8), Slate(6)
There are 15 dairy producers elected to our Board of Directors: 10 district directors and 6 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 2019 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
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.