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Date: Tue, Aug 24, 2010 at 10:51 AM
Subject: GAC News
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Georgia Agribusiness Council News

For immediate release: August 24, 2010


For more information contact: Christy Page

800/726-2474 or [log in to unmask]


GAC Bill Baisley scholarship now available for students

COMMERCE, Ga. –The Georgia Agribusiness Council (GAC) is pleased to announce applications for the third annual William C. “Bill” Baisley “Sumpin Big” Scholarship Program are now available.  The $1000 scholarship is offered to a student studying for an agricultural career at a college in Georgia that is in need of financial assistance.

Bill Baisley has been, and remains, a trusted leader, friend and encouraging mentor for the food and agricultural sector. He serves on the GAC Board of Directors and is a Trustee for the AgriTrust of Georgia self-insured worker’s compensation program.  Bill used the phrase “sumpin big” as a way to move ideas forward. GAC is proud to honor him with this scholarship and looks forward to providing financial assistance to student pursing a career in agriculture.

Scholarship applications are available on the GAC website at www.ga-agribusiness.org or by contacting GAC Member Services Representative Chad Griffin at 706-201-2068 or [log in to unmask].  Applications are due by November 1, 2010.  The scholarship will be presented during the 2010 GAC Harvest Celebration event set for Friday, November 19, 2010 at the Cobb Galleria Centre.


Previous winners include Jessica Padgett (2008) and Joshua Norton (2009).


Georgia food and fiber production and processing agribusiness is a $65 billion industry, accounting for more than 8% of the state’s economy and 351,000 jobs in 2008.  The GAC, a non-profit organization, serves as the voice for Georgia’s massive, complex business of agriculture.  The Council’s mission is “To advance the business of agriculture through economic development, environmental stewardship and education to improve the quality of life for all Georgians.”  More information on the Georgia Agribusiness Council can be obtained by visiting www.ga-agribusiness.org or calling 800/726-2474.



Logos and photos available upon request.


Christy Page

Georgia Agribusiness Council

1655 South Elm St.

P.O. Box 119

Commerce, GA 30529


Fax: 706/336-6898

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Katrina Jones
Executive Director
Georgia FFA Foundation
P.O. Box 237
Swainsboro, GA  30401
1-800-323-0124 Phone
478-289-2555 Phone
478-289-2485 Fax
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