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William Wailes to be inducted into Agriculture Hall of Fame PDF Print E-mail
Written by Holyoke Enterprise   

The brother of Marc and Gregg Wailes of Holyoke will be inducted into the Colorado Agriculture Hall of Fame Feb. 24 in Denver.

A native of Johnstown, William Wailes is a dairy farming specialist at Colorado State University and was named the head of the department of Animal Sciences in August 2007.

At a banquet held in conjunction with the Governor’s Forum on Colorado Agriculture Feb. 24, he will be inducted into the Colorado Agriculture Hall of Fame.

Wailes is being recognized by the FFA Foundation. He and four others—William Coors of Golden, Dr. Ben Konishi of Alamosa, John Schweizer Jr. of Rocky Ford and George Tempel of Wiley—will be inducted into the Colorado Agriculture Hall of Fame on Feb. 24 at the Renaissance Hotel in Denver.

“Coming to CSU was a great opportunity for me,” Wailes said. “I truly have the greatest job in the world. I get to work with a very talented faculty and students who want to have animal science as a career. It’s very rewarding.”

“Obviously,” Wailes said, “when you receive an honor and think about the previous people honored with this award, it makes you very humble.”

Wailes is the son of Virginia (Wailes) Morris of Johnstown.