Our organization believes that education is fundamental for the success of the dairy industry in Georgia. Dairy producers face unique challenges and require education and training to ensure their success. Dairymen must continue to learn as much as possible on developments in technology, science, business management, and an array of other skills that affect their businesses. Georgia Milk Producers provides exceptional educational programs that increase the producers’ knowledge in these areas and help them adopt practices that are profitable, environmentally friendly, and improve the quality of milk they produce.
Georgia Dairy Managers Series
Georgia Dairy Managers Series: In 2010, Georgia Milk Producers developed an educational series that provides trainings closer to the farm and focuses on improving best management practices. These trainings educate dairy producers and managers on the latest technology and practices that will enhance profitability, improve efficiency and increase quality. Topics for past series have covered milk quality, calf and heifer management, integrated pest management, forages, feeding strategies, animal welfare, and pipeline sanitation.
Georgia Dairy Conference
Each January, our organization hosts the Georgia Dairy Conference. This three day event features nationally known speakers, industry vendors, dairy wives events, dairy youth fundraising activities and a student symposium for college students. Our planning committee works hard to provide relevant, innovative and valuable topics and speakers to those attending each year. It is an excellent educational program that focuses on a wide range of issues impacting the dairy community.
Each September, our staff and leaders travel to the 10 GMP districts across the state to meet with producers and to provide a report on the activities of their producer[ organization. Our directors make every effort to answer any questions producers have about finance and organization activities.