PoultryTech Newsletter, Volume 27, Issue 3, Spring, 2015
Poultry World Celebrates 20th Anniversary

Poultry World tells the storied history of Georgia’s number one agribusiness sector. 2015 marked the award-winning exhibit’s 20th Anniversary at the Georgia National Fair in Perry. Brand-new interactive displays highlight the poultry industry from farm to table, while other additions showcase allied industries and educational and career possibilities. A private grand re-opening ceremony was held October 8 and attended by several agricultural and poultry leaders, including Georgia Commissioner of Agriculture Gary Black. You can view a video of the ceremony at https://youtu.be/vgJKFurPmWI.

 

Poultry World was established in 1995 by the Georgia Poultry Federation, along with industry and academic partners, including the Georgia Tech Research Institute’s Agricultural Technology Research Program.

 

Here’s a look inside the new Poultry World and a glimpse of what supporters had to say.

 

“The poultry industry does it right. . . . What you have is a professional exhibit that is going to touch a lot of lives.
. . . It’s a premier exhibit.”
– Gary Black, Georgia Commissioner of Agriculture

 

“I think it’s wonderful. . . . It’s very attractive. It’s engaging. And that’s what you want in an exhibit.”
– Craig Wyvill, Retired Director, Agricultural Technology Research Program

 

“I think it’s very exciting. . . . It’s beautiful. It tells the story very well. . . . I think it’s going to clearly be the most popular exhibit at the Georgia National Fair.”
– Abit Massey, President Emeritus, Georgia Poultry Federation

 

“I think it turned out great. It looks fresh, new, modern, catches your attention. It’s just really a nice job. Designed to be educational. It’s going to be a big hit.”
– Dr. Mike Lacy, Department Head, University of Georgia, Department of Poultry Science

 

“The visuals are beautiful. . . . As you walk through, you’ve got the whole story. Very nice.”
– Dr. Louise Dufour-Zavala, Executive Director, Georgia Poultry Laboratory Network

 

“A lot of people contributed in many different ways, so I think it’s really a fantastic showpiece for the industry but also for the universities to show that agriculture is high tech and there’s a lot of engineering and science that goes into modern agriculture.”
– Dr. Doug Britton, Program Manager, Agricultural Technology Research Program

 

 

 

Poultry World Celebrates 20th Anniversary

 

 

Poultry World Celebrates 20th Anniversary

 

 

Poultry World Celebrates 20th Anniversary

 

 

Poultry World Celebrates 20th Anniversary

 

 

Poultry World Celebrates 20th Anniversary

 

 

Poultry World Celebrates 20th Anniversary