Top Hand Stockmanship & Stewardship Contest

Top Hand Stockmanship and Stewardship Contest - Powered by UGA Beef Team and GCA

Are you one of the top hands in Georgia’s cattle industry?

The Top Hand Stockmanship and Stewardship Program is a series of cattle handling contests designed to educate and equip Georgia’s youth with the skills, knowledge and confidence to be successful advocates and/or employees for the beef industry. The UGA Beef Team and the Georgia Cattlemen’s Association teamed up with cattle producers and UGA Research/Teaching herds across Georgia to provide three Regional Contests in Athens, Carrolton and Alapaha for the chance to compete for the state title.

Georgia students in 8th-12th grade can compete as a team consisting of three members. Teams must be entered through our online registration form by their coach, teacher, or adult leaders.

Each individual team member and their parent/guardian is required to and provide a completed agreement/waiver form. 

This program follows the UGA Policy for Programs and Activities Serving Minors (PDF).


Important Deadlines for Contest Registration:

4/5 Tifton  4/10 – Summerville and Carrollton  4/17 – Athens

  • 4/10 – Tifton 
    • UGA Tifton Beef Unit 
    • Animal Science Dr. Tfton, GA 31793
  • 4/15 – Summerville
    • Bill Bryan Cattle, LLC.
    • 2830 East Armurchee Summerville, GA 30747
  • 4/16 – Carrollton
    • 53 Laurel Road Carrollton, GA 30117
  • 4/22 – Athens
    • UGA Double Bridges Beef Unit
    • 155 Double Bridges Rd. Winterville, GA 30683

Program Contacts:

Dylan Davis

Dylan Davis

Public Service Assistant

Animal & Dairy Science

E.L. Rhodes Center
425 River Road
Athens, GA 30602

Jason Duggin

Jason Duggin

Public Service Associate

Animal & Dairy Science

1282 SR 53 Spur, SW, Suite 200
Calhoun, GA 30701

Marrissa Blackwell

Marrissa Blackwell

Program Coordinator – Extension

Animal & Dairy Science

Stru Animal Dairy Sci –
425 River Road
Athens, GA 30602