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eNews from Georgia Cattlemen's Association
February 25, 2009

Beef Industry Scholarship Challenge

Attention Juniors and Seniors in High School andParents:

Scholarships, Money, or Prizes...... For all participants.

Sound too good to be true? It's not.

The "BUT"? Is ONLY to pay the registration fee and sign up by March 15.


The Georgia Junior Cattlemen's Association is again sponsoring a great contest and scholarship opportunity. The 5th Annual Beef Industry Scholarship Challenge will be Saturday, May 9, 2009 at Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College in Tifton, Ga. High school juniors and seniors from any state in NCBA's Region II (GA, AL, MS, LA, FL, NC, SC, and TN) are invited to enter the competition. Ten teams will be accepted in the competition, with preference given to Georgia residents. Teams will consist of three members and can be juniors and/or seniors in high school as of January 1, the year of the competition. Juniors may compete again as seniors unless they are on the first place team. Team members do not need to be from the same high school or county.

The Beef Industry Scholarship Challenge is a unique contest that focuses on the student's knowledge and skills in all areas of beef production management. Teams will work through 10 challenging stations in a 25-minute rotation. The 10 stations include handling and health, nutrition, marketing, seedstock merchandising, keep-cull replacement heifers, job interview, beef industry issues, reproduction, beef management challenge, and credit and finance.

Scholarships are as follows: 1st place team, $3000; 2nd, $2100; 3rd, $1500; 4th, $900; 5th, $750; 6th, $600; 7th, $450; 8th, $300; 9th, $200; 10th, $200. The entry fee is $200 per team for Georgia residents and $250 per team for non-Georgia residents. Two meals and mementos are provided to all participants. All Georgia residents must be current members of GJCA. The entry deadline is March 15, 2009. For more information and team entry forms see the GJCAwebsite at gabeef.org under Contests/Events. For questions, contact Dana Ham, Georgia Junior Cattlemen's Association, at 478-474-6560 or [log in to unmask].



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