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Newsmaker in business: Bill Baisley to be inducted into state Ag Hall of Fame
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Poultry pioneer Bill Baisley will be inducted into the Georgia Agricultural Hall of Fame. - photo by For The Times

Poultry pioneer Bill Baisley will be inducted into the Georgia Agricultural Hall of Fame on Sept. 22.

Baisley started his career in the poultry industry in 1959 and retired in 2003. During his almost 50 years in the business, he helped to shepherd the rise of broilers as they became the state’s most valuable commodity.

He worked his way up the ranks at Peterson Farms over 36 years, eventually becoming vice president of the company’s Southeast District.

Baisley worked with the Georgia Agribusiness Council, serving on its board for 35 years and acting as chairman in 2003. 

The induction ceremony will be held as part of the college’s Alumni Association Awards Banquet at the Classic Center in downtown Athens. The public is invited to attend. Tickets are required and must be purchased by Thursday. Register to attend the banquet at caes.uga.edu/alumni or call Suzanne Griffeth at 706-542-3390.

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