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Georgia Set to Host 2018 Southeast Dairy Youth Retreat

Hosted by the University of Georgia, the 2018 Southeast Dairy Youth Retreat will be held July 8th – 12th in Covington, GA. This annual event is a tremendous opportunity for youth ages 8 to 18 with an interest in learning more about the dairy industry, agriculture in the Southeast, and building new friendships with youth from across the region. During the retreat, youth participants from numerous southeastern states will interact with dairy industry professionals during hands-on learning activities, have the opportunity to network and participate in teambuilding activities, as well as tour dairy operations in Georgia.


This year’s activities will include:

  • Touring a large, crossbred herd that milks in a rotary parlor and whose owner was named the 2017 Georgia Farmer of the Year.
  • Visit a small, farmstead operation that makes numerous products on site and whose Chocolate Milk won the 2018 Dairy Foods Taste of Georgia award
  • Go behind the scenes at Zoo Atlanta
  • Participate in hands on learning workshops – have you ever explored the inner workings of the udder? Do you know how to make your own butter? Have you seen the inside of a cow’s stomach?


The cost is $200 per youth participant and includes lodging (4 youth per room), events, and all meals from Sunday evening through Thursday breakfast (all breakfasts will be at the hotel).

Complete Registration Packet can be downloaded HERE

Registration Packet:

Welcome Letter

Youth Registration

Chaperone Registration

Payment Form

Code of Conduct Form

Medical Form

BASIC Training Consent

The committee and I look forward to seeing you in July!  Please email me at or call 706-542-9108 if you have any questions!

Jillian Bohlen