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Police Academy at ABAC Announces 285th Session Graduates

June 21, 2016 TIFTON—Nineteen individuals from the South Georgia area recently received certificates at graduation exercises for the 285th session of the Georgia Public Safety Training Center (GPSTC) Regional Police Academy at Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College. Academy Manager Marty Smith said the Overall Achievement award for the session went to…

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First Female Drummer in ABAC Jazz Band Gives Credit to her Family

June 20, 2016 Jessica Wade literally marches to the beat of her own drum.  As the first female drummer in the history of the much acclaimed jazz band at Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College, the biology major from Douglas gives all the credit to her family for her musical talents. “It... Read More »

Home Place Series by Fitzgerald Artist Begins July 2 at Georgia Museum of Agriculture

June 20, 2016 Fitzgerald artist and educator David Malcolm sharpened his painting skills at the easel of a legend, much acclaimed Georgia art master Lamar Dodd.  Now Malcolm will showcase his own style in a unique 52-piece landscape series in a brand new exhibit at the Gallery of the Georgia... Read More »

Watermelon Crawl 5K and Fun Run July 9 at ABAC

June 16, 2016 The third annual Watermelon Crawl 5K and Fun Run will take place on July 9 on the campus of Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College. Dr. Ray Smith, Department Head for Agriculture in the School of Agriculture and Natural Resources, said the event is a fundraiser to establish the... Read More »

Independence Day Celebration July 1 at Georgia Museum of Agriculture

June 16, 2016 A spectacular fireworks display, ice cold slices of watermelon, and music from singer and songwriter Kevin Mac will highlight the annual Independence Day Celebration on July 1 at the Georgia Museum of Agriculture (GMA) and Historic Village at Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College. Gates will open for fireworks... Read More »

ABAC Faculty, Staff Take Health Education to Enigma Packing Shed

June 9, 2016 Huge drops of sweat began collecting on his face before he even started talking.  But Troy Spicer didn’t mind.  His audience of 200 local farmers, crew leaders, and migrant workers were sweating right along with him in an outdoor packing shed on a recent steamy afternoon in... Read More »


June 6, 2016 New students who wish to receive financial aid at Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College during the 2016-2017 academic year should complete the FAFSA application and verification process by the priority deadline of July 1. The purpose of the priority deadline is to complete financial aid processing that determines... Read More »

Summer Tennis Camp at ABAC July 18-21

June 3, 2016 Middle school and high school tennis players who want to improve all phases of their games should sign up for the summer tennis camp on July 18-21 at Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College. Space is limited, and pre-registration is required. The camp runs from 9 a.m.–4 p.m. each... Read More »

ABAC Names Jack Thompson Scholarship Recipients

May 24, 2016 Three Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College students are the first recipients of The Jack Thompson Scholarship Fund launched by the Georgia Pecan Growers Association to honor the legacy and memory of Thompson. Through generous support of the scholarship, GPGA is able to award one-time, $500 scholarships to Pyne... Read More »

Lee County Students Visit ABAC’s Forest Lakes Golf Course

May 23, 2016 Ninety Lee County sixth graders took hands-on learning about soils and the environment to the next level in a recent visit to the Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College golf course. The Lee County Middle School West students, along with their teachers Dolly Gill, Sharon King, and Audra Davis,... Read More »