Poultry industry icon Abit Massey dies

Industry News,

Abit Massey, president emeritus of the Georgia Poultry Federation (GPF) and well-known poultry industry lobbyist, died June 14, 2024. He was 96.

For 48 years, Massey served as the president of the Georgia Poultry Federation. He joined the organization in 1960, retiring in 2009. But he remained active as president emeritus.

“To say Abit was a man of integrity, character and kindness is an understatement,” said National Chicken Council Interim President Gary Kushner. “He knew everyone’s name, and everyone knew his. He was the kind of person that when speaking to him in a room of 200 people, he made you feel like the only one there. His work helped to put Georgia’s poultry industry on the map, building the foundation for its national prominence today. He was a titan of the industry and will truly be missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with Kayanne and the family.”

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