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Teachers,

 

The 2012 Georgia Junior National Livestock Show Award Banquet is scheduled for Friday, February 24th, 7:00 pm, at the Georgia National Fairgrounds & Agricenter in the Miller-Murphy-Howard Building.

 

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.

 

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

 

New this year, a 2012 Georgia Junior National Livestock Show t-shirt will be available for purchase prior to the event.  All t-shirts may be purchased for $12.00.  T-shirt purchases will be added to the additional charges banquet ticket section on the “Fee Summary” page of the Georgia Junior National Online Registration website.  Directions on how to purchase t-shirts are incorporated in the banquet ticket payment instructions below.  Details in regards to the design can be found at the following link: http://georgia4h.org/livestock/state_livestock_show.htm.  

 

Agents/Agriculture Education Teachers are able to request complimentary exhibitor tickets, purchase additional guest tickets, and order t-shirts from the Georgia Junior National Livestock Show Online Registration site:  http://www.georgia4h.org/public/apps/jrnatreg/login/login.cfm.  Please access the site and sign-in using your already created username and password. Then select the Banquet Fee’s “Payment Instructions Link,” the second line on the county or chapter’s front page.  The following instructions will appear: 

 

You must indicate which exhibitors will be attending the banquet and Dance.  If you do not select any of your county exhibitors individually, we will not have a record of who you have requested for and we will not designate any tickets for your county/chapter.  Please be accurate and true when you order your complimentary exhibitor tickets.  We must order a meal for each ticket ordered online and have found in the past that some Agents/Agriculture Education Teachers just order a ticket for every person when the exhibitor does not intend on attending.  To help reduce the opportunity for increased fees, please be accurate with your order.

1.            Go to the "Fee Summary" page,

1.            Click on each exhibitor's name

2.            Find the "Attributes" section highlighted in Green.

3.            Select all of the attributes that apply to that individual. 

 

*Exhibitors may either attend the banquet and dance or either the banquet or the dance.  By selecting both the banquet and dance option, they will receive one ticket allowing them to enter the banquet and the dance, even if they choose not to attend the dance.  If they select the dance only option, they will receive one ticket allowing them to enter the dance and will not be allowed admittance into the banquet.

 

**If the student has been recognized as a Market Lamb and/or Market Goat Record Book Winner and would like to request one (1) adult complimentary ticket per species, they must select that option and provide the exhibitor Division(s) (Pre-Club 1, Pre-Club 2, Junior or Senior) in the notes section provided.   

 

For those Record Book Winners (Steer, Heifer, Commercial Dairy Heifer and Hogs) will be posted on the specie show office once judging is complete on Friday, February 24th.  Each exhibitor that is being recognized at the banquet will have a complimentary adult ticket at will call (please check in at 6:30 pm at the Miller-Murphy-Howard Building-Record Book Award Winner Gathering) as these individuals (exhibitors) will have preferred seating.  Please go ahead and purchase an adult ticket for every Record Book Contestant (Steer, Heifer, Commercial Dairy Heifer and Hog) and if the individual (exhibitor) is recognized, we will work with the county/chapter to provide reimbursement after the event (reimbursements may be requested to my office, through email no later than February 27th.)  

 

4.            Click the "Save" button.

2.            You may also order Additional Banquet tickets. On the "Fee Summary" Page, enter the number for each type of additional ticket and click the "Update Additional Charges" button.

 

3.            At this time, you may also purchase Georgia Junior National State Livestock Show T-Shirts.  On the "Fee Summary" Page, enter the number of each t-shirt sizes requested per County/Chapter and click the "Update Additional Charges" button.  T-shirts can be purchased for $12 per shirt. 

 

**All t-shirt orders must be pre-ordered by noon on February 13th.  T-Shirts will not be available for purchase during the event.  The location for t-shirt pick-up will be announced at a later date.

 

**The total amount owed for t-shirts will be added in the Additional Charges section on the "Fee Summary" Page.  This includes both banquet tickets and t-shirt orders.  You do not have to write separate checks.  Payment for t-shirts can be included with the payment for banquet tickets. 

 

**If you are interested in only ordering t-shirts, please make checks payable to: Georgia Youth Livestock Show

 

**Those purchasing both banquet tickets and t-shirts, please make your check made payable to: Georgia Junior National Livestock Show Award Banquet

 

4.            Pay for your tickets and/or t-shirts -- click the Banquet Pay Submission link on the left hand menu.  This form is for accepting payments and lists in detail the total Amount Due for each additional charge.  This site will close at 12 noon on Monday, February 13th.

 

Those who are only interested in ordering t-shirts, please make checks payable to: Georgia Youth Livestock Show.  Those who are purchasing both banquet tickets and t-shirts please make check made payable to: Georgia Junior National Livestock Show Award Banquet.  All Checks and submission forms must be postmarked no later than Wednesday, February 15th.  The Amount Due will be calculated on the submission form.  Fill in the check number and mail the Payment Submission Form along with a check(s) to:  Lindsey Fodor, Hoke Smith Annex #313, Athens, GA  30602.

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

 

Thursday, February 23rd, 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 24th Miller-Murphy-Howard Building

•             9:00 a.m. to noon

 

**Tickets will be available for purchase (if available) during these listed times only. 

 

Tickets will be ready 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.

 

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 Banquet/Dance Ticket.  The doors will remain closed until the conclusion of the banquet and will re-open to allow exhibitors with a 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 should have any problems with the online registration site, or have questions about this process, do not hesitate to contact Christa Steinkamp, Ricky Wheeler, Tommy Waldrop or me.

 

Thank you and see you at the banquet!

 

Ben Lastly

Executive Secretary

Georgia FFA Association

316 Poultry Science - UGA

Athens, GA 30602

Phone: (706) 552-4456

Fax: (706) 552-4458

Website: www.georgiaffa.org