Educational Program Specialist
Animal Shows & Events
Hoke Smith Annex-UGA
Athens, GA 30602
Heather K. Shultz, joined the Georgia 4-H State Staff Team in December of 2002. Heather was extremely active in the 4-H and FFA programs in California primarily by raising and exhibiting Angus Cattle with her family. In 1998, Heather graduated from the University of California, Fresno where she obtained her degree in Agriculture Communications. At Fresno State, she was the student chairperson for the Red Wave Classic, Steer and Heifer Prospect Show, student chairperson for the Red Wave Classic, Steer, Lamb and Hog Prospect Sale and was a member of the Livestock Judging Team. Heather also was a member of the National Junior Angus Board, where she served as the Communication Chairman.
Upon graduating from Fresno State, Heather went on to serve as the Event Coordinator (Livestock and Equine) at the California State Fair and Exposition in Sacramento, California. During the five years in this position, Heather oversaw both large and small animal exhibitions coordinated the Residue Testing Program, DNA Program and Quality Assurance and Ethics Training Program for exhibitors.
Heather has the opportunity to serve Georgia 4-H as the Program Coordinator I, Livestock Programs. She works diligently with the University of Georgia, Animal and Dairy Science Department and Georgia FFA to offer livestock programs throughout the state of Georgia. She conducts all area and state livestock events, coordinates the Residue Testing Program with the Department of Agriculture for the Georgia Junior National Livestock Show and the Georgia National Fair.
Currently, Heather resides in Jefferson with her husband Todd and their two daughters. When they are not busy at a livestock event, the Shultz Family likes to work on their future farm that is in Madison County.