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The Georgia Sheep Association Zoom meeting was held December 11, 2021.  Three excellent presentations were shared:

Director Nathan and Tina Nix:  " Marketing Meat"

Director Joanne Maki: "Small Farm Yarn Business"                  Instagram @garusticwool 

Director Jan Southers and Cornel Kittel: "Lambing Kit"

Joanne, Steve, Cornel, Jan, Tina and Nathan pictured above

Steve Warner, President, and the other directors also participated throughout the event.  We had a few technical and inexperienced host hiccups, but the overall meeting was very informative, relevant and successful.   We will be posting segments on our YouTube page in December. 

Top center: Julia Lyons, Mark Vanderhoek; Left center: Laverne Ogletree, Etta Lee; Bottom Left: Linda Willis, Miguel Cabrera, Raymond Smith

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December 2021

December 2021

Welcome to the Georgia Sheep and Wool Growers' Association!

Healthy sheep and successful shepherds  

We are a not-for-profit farmers' network of shepherds, breeders, meat, wool and dairy producers, grazing services, fiber artists, and sheep enthusiasts. Our purpose:      Promote healthy sheep and successful shepherds.

Join us to:

  • Learn and share information 
  • Discover resources and opportunities
  • Buy and sell sheep related products
  • Promote healthy sheep and successful shepherds in Georgia and beyond

Membership is $35.00 per family / farm per year. You may pay online or mail a check to the  Georgia Sheep Association at PO Box 80632, Athens, GA 30601

Georgia Sheep and Wool Growers Association is a 521 (a) not for profit farmers' collective. To review our Constitution and By-Laws, read the attached: 06 07 2019 Sheep Bylaws Update--Edited (1).pdf

Picture: Julia Lyons, Judge David, Mona Huber, Steve Warner, Dr. Tom Huber Picture: Dr. Tom Huber  and Jimmy Simmons

Dr. Thomas Lee Huber, 85, died Thursday, February 4, 2021. He is survived by his beloved wife of 58 years, Mona Turner Huber, and many nieces and nephews.

Tom was born in Brownstown, Indiana, where he earned a basketball scholarship to Purdue University. He earned his Masters degree from Kansas State University and later received his Doctorate from the University of Kentucky in animal nutrition and a minor in biochemistry. Tom received a post Doctorate degree from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign in Animal Science, where he later taught in their veterinary school for two years.

In his early career, Tom taught school in Freetown, Indiana. While in school in Kentucky, he met his wife Mona and they were married in 1962. After their marriage, Tom accepted a position in the University of Georgia Veterinary School where he taught for 31 years, and was a graduate coordinator in the Vet School for several years. While at UGA he received the Vet. Schools highest honor, Norden Distinguished Teaching award and received the Block and Bridle Producer of the Year award. A scholarship was created in his name, the Thomas L. Huber Nestle Purina Scholarship. He was a member of AGHON, and Phi Zeta. Tom had many wonderful graduate students who  went on to great careers.

Tom had a sheep farm which he adored, where he raised Hampshire sheep that he and his wife showed for over 30 years throughout the Midwest and Southeast. Tom served as executive secretary of the Georgia Sheep and Wool Growers for many years. He was a board member of the American Hampshire Sheep Association for 18 years, and served as their president for two years, during their Centennial. Tom was a member of Tuckston United Methodist Church for almost 50 years and served as an usher for much of that time.

Pictured: Dr. Randy Clayton, Lydia and Gary Black, Linda Willis

In 2019, Drs Tom Huber and Randy Clayton were elected as Directors Emeritus for the Georgia Sheep and Wool Growers Association.  A scholarship fund has been set up to honor these two men who have been such positive role models for sheep and shepherds in Georgia. 

Donations can be made by check made out to UGA Foundation, attention Brittany Rider, 1 Press Place, Athens, GA 30602.  Mark in the memo section scholarship 75914003.

"Georgia Sheep and Wool Growers Association" is a 521(a) Farmers Cooperative.
P.O. Box 80632, Athens, GA 30601

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