The CattleWoman of the Year is awarded to the CattleWoman who goes above and beyond in promoting and educating about beef and cattle in her local area and at the state level. This person can be nominated by a local chapter or two Cattlewomen. Nominations should be submitted to the GCA office by February 1 each year. 

 Nomination form 

2021 Cattlewoman of the Year - Terri Parker

The 2021 Georgia CattleWoman of the Year felt a desire and need to start a chapter in her area several years ago. She was so passionate about getting the ladies more involved in the cattle industry. So, she took that big step and called the GCA Office and Michelle directed her to one of the cattlewomen to learn more about the association.  The rest is history as she gathered several ladies together and they formed the Jackson County CattleWomen’s Chapter.

Terri Parker was determined to become more involved, so she attended the GCWA meeting in Perry and before she knew it, she was elected to serve on the board. Terri has moved up to Vice President and will serve as 2021 GCWA President.

Back home in Jackson County, she has stayed busy assisting with FFA and 4-H livestock projects and cattlemen’s programs. She has spoken at meeting and schools about the importance of the beef industry and agriculture. She is a FFA Georgia and National Alumni member and has served on their local alumni board as secretary and treasurer and assists with the local activities.

Within her community, she has coached many basketball and softball teams as she is convinced that these programs help shape a child’s life. Terri is an avid Bulldog fan. She has worked in the medical field for years and has volunteered with many local outreach programs.

Terri and Lamar Parker love the farm life and have enjoyed raising their family on their farm. Congratulations to Terri Parker for being selected as 2021 CattleWoman of the Year.

Past Cattlewomen of the Year

1990 – Betty Nash

1991 – Connette Gayle 

1992 – Pat Bobo 

1993 – Jane Parker 

1994 – Judy Thomas 

1995 – Judy Mize 

1996 – Anne Payne 

1997 – Ruth Hice 

1997 – Betty Jo Greene 

1998 – Theresa Lovett 

1999 – Norma Sword

2000 – Francine Adams 

2001 – Linda Crumley 

2002 – Marcia Callaway 

2003 – Dot Foshee 

2004 – Carla Payne               

2005 – Christy McCravy 

2006 – Rachael Austin 

2007 – Brenda Brookshire 

2008 – Nanette Bryan 

2009 – Gail Hilley

2010 – Ashley Hughes 

2011 – Paula Myers 

2012 – Peggy Bledsoe 

2013 – Melissa Miller 

2014 – Sara Akins 

2015 – Janet Greuel 

2016 – Carolyn Gazda 

2017 – Carol Williams  

2018 – Anne Gretsch