Lewis Harrison was  honored at the Georgia Dairy Conference with the 2019 Friend of the Dairy Industry Award. Harrison, a farmer and auctioneer, has served on many dairy related boards and committees throughout South Carolina and the U.S.


Harrison's compassion and leadership has touched the lives of so many Southeastern dairy farm families. Georgia Milk Producers, Inc. appreciates his commitment and service; and proudly recognizes him with this honor. Thank you Mr. Harrison for your service to Georgia's dairy industry!

Friend of the Dairy Industry Award

Georgia Milk Producers awards the "Friend of the Dairy Industry" Award to an individual or company that has served as a strong advocate for Georgia's dairy industry during the previous year.  This award is open to any individual who is involved with the dairy industry (Cooperative officials/field representatives, feed/supply companies or salesperson, veterinarian, etc.).  Georgia dairy producers submit nominations to the Board of Directors who review the nominations and determine the recipient of the award. The "Friend of the Dairy Industry" is honored each year during the Georgia Dairy Conference.

Award Recipients

2019 - Lewis Harrison

2018 - Earnest Turk

2017 - Cheryl Hayn

2016- Jim Cumming

2015- Billy O. Smith

2014- Bruce McAvoy

2013- Sue Mosley

2012- Peggy Gates

2011- Bobby Walker

2010- Dr. Bill Thomas

2009- Henry Cabaniss

2008- Linda Mayfield

2007- Zippy Duvall

2006- Bob Earle

2005- Wayne Dollar

2004- Dr. Larry Guthrie

2003- Dr. Joe West