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Georgia Cattlemen’s Convention Cancelled

Clint Thompson Cattle, Georgia

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Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Georgia Cattlemen’s Association (GCA) has decided to cancel its 2020 Convention that was scheduled to start May 28 in Perry. The original date of the convention was the first weekend of April, but it was rescheduled to May. They hoped to be able to get the event in this year. But, according to GCA Executive Vice President, Dale Sandlin, the well-being and safety of convention exhibitors, attendees and staff led to the decision to cancel.

But Sandlin noted GCA will hold a virtual meeting on May 28, at 7 p.m. in order to bring in the new officers, announce awards and pass along some program updates. More information about the virtual meeting will be coming soon.

Also, the annual Beef Expo, held in conjunction with the GCA Convention in Perry, will not be held like normal. Efforts are underway to secure a new location and a date for all of the sales that were going to be held. That information will also soon be available.

And the annual Forage Conference, also in conjunction with the GCA Convention, will see a change. Plans are being made for a virtual event. Date and time of that will be announced soon.