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