The 2010 Georgia Junior National Livestock Show is fast approaching and we
hope that you and your youth are excited to join us in  Perry, February
17-21, at the Georgia National Fairgrounds and Agricenter.  As in the past,
we are offering the opportunity for participating youth and adults to attend
the Georgia Junior National Livestock Award Banquet. The banquet is
scheduled for Friday, February 19th.  Please see the specifics below:

The banquet will begin at 7:00 p.m. in the Miller-Murphy-Howard Building,
Georgia National Fairgrounds & Agricenter.

Exhibitors (students who are actually exhibiting at the State Livestock Show
in February or that exhibited in the State Market Lamb and Market Goat show
in October) are eligible to order a complimentary banquet/dance ticket or a
complimentary dance ticket.  These orders must be submitted online by a
county agent or agriculture education teacher at the Georgia National
Registration site that is password protected (use the same username and
password that was used to register exhibitors/animals online for this year's

Banquet tickets for parents, leaders, agents and teachers may be purchased
for $15.00 online.  Tickets for non-participating children 5 to 8 years are
available for $6.00.  Under 5 years old are admitted for free.

To order exhibitors tickets (banquet and dance) and purchase additional
tickets, please visit the following link:

The site will close on Monday, February 12th at 5:00 pm.  Additional tickets
(both complimentary (meal and dance) and purchased) may be available on
Thursday, February 19th (tickets will not be available on Friday, February
20th to purchase, but to pick up), but they are not guaranteed.  Please be
as accurate as possible when ordering tickets.  With limited funds and
trying to keep costs down it is important to submit accurate numbers to
discourage waste.

Counties will have to sign up for their tickets individually.  For example
Jackson Co. 4-H will have to submit their order and Jackson Co. FFA will
have to submit their order.  They cannot order jointly as Jackson Co. 4-H
and Jackson Co. FFA.

No tickets will be mailed out.  All tickets will be available for pick up

Thursday, February 19th, Roquemore Building

.         9:00 a.m. to 12 noon and

.         1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Tickets will also be available for pick up on:

Friday, February 20th Miller-Murphy-Howard Building

.         9:00 a.m. to noon

Tickets will be available for pick up by 4-H county or FFA chapter.

Please send one adult to pick up ALL county or chapter tickets.  Tickets
will not be handed out individually.  The adult county or chapter
representative will sign for the tickets and will be responsible to
distribute tickets for the entire 4-H county or FFA chapter.

An exhibitor's dance will be held following the banquet in the
Miller-Murphy-Howard Building.

For 2010:  Exhibitors are strongly encouraged to attend the Awards Banquet,
but we understand there are many activities going on during the week.  The
doors to the banquet will close promptly at 7:30 pm.  To gain access to the
Awards Banquet the exhibitors must have a Green Banquet/Dance Ticket.  The
doors will remain closed until the conclusion of the banquet and will
re-open to allow exhibitors with a Blue Dance Only Ticket to enter the
dance.  To provide a fun and secure atmosphere, no re-entrance is allowed.
Once an individual leaves they will not be allowed back into the building.

If you have any questions in regards to the website, please contact Steve
Walker at: [log in to unmask]  Any other questions may be directed to me at
[log in to unmask] or by calling our office at (706) 542-8990.

Information in regards to the rodeo vouchers will be distributed soon.


Ben Lastly

Executive Secretary

Georgia FFA Association

316 Poultry Science - UGA

Athens, GA 30602

Phone: (706) 542-8990

Fax: (706) 542-3707