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Abit Massey

Abit Massey
  • Birth: 11/14/1927, Hall County, Georgia
Date Honored: 09/20/1996

Georgia Agricultural Hall of Fame

Mr. Massey recommended state funding for a Veterinary Medicine Experiment Station and led a coalition to build the new Comprehensive Animal, Livestock and Poultry facilities. He initiated poultry and agricultural technology programs and helped expand regional offices at Georgia Tech. He received the Gold Circle Award from the Communication Section of the American Society of Association Executives and the Outstanding Service Award from the National Association of Vocational Home Economics Teachers for his work with the "Chicken of the Right Track" educational program for home economics teachers. He received the Distinguished Service Award from the Ag Alumni Association and the University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine, both of which he served as president. He was awarded the Distinguished UGA Alumni Merit Award and the Blue Key Alumnus Award.

Occupation: Executive director of the Georgia Poultry Federation