14th Annual ABAC Ag Classic
Monday October 6, 2014
Forest Lakes Golf Club
|ABAC Update: With over 1,000 students enrolled in the School of Agriculture and Natural Resources for the first time ever during the 2013 fall term, over 600 of the students are majoring in bachelor’s degrees such as Diversified Agriculture, Turfgrass and Golf Course Management, and Natural Resource Management.Since initiating the Natural Resource Management bachelor’s degree with majors in forestry and wildlife in 2011, ABAC has produced graduates who find jobs in the largest timber-producing state in the Southeast. A total of 164 students are now enrolled in the program, and 227 students are enrolled in the Department of Forest Resources.The college introduced a new bachelor’s degree in Business and Economic Development this fall. This degree will provide students the opportunity to major or minor in business while specializing in agriculture.ABAC’s total enrollment in the fall included 3,394 students from 24 countries, 21 states, and 151 of Georgia’s 159 counties.
The School of Agriculture and Natural Resources is pleased to welcome Dr. Jerome (Jerry) F. Baker as our Dean. Jerry not only brings many academic credentials to his new position of Dean, but he also brings a wealth of executive leadership experience. Baker looks forward to helping broker ideas from our faculty, staff, students, and many other stakeholders so that our ABAC graduates who enter the agriculture and natural resources professions are the best and brightest. Baker replaces Dr. Tim Marshall, who served as Dean for eight years.
Ag Classic Update: The 2013 Ag Classic was successful very successful with both our morning and afternoon flights full! We have several current students in the School of Agriculture and Natural Resources who benefitted from the proceeds. Proceeds from the tournament financially assisted students pursuing degrees in Agriculture and Natural Resources – – our next generation of agriculture leaders.
Purchasing on-line for the Ball Drop is now closed. Golf balls may be purchased at Forest Lake on Monday, October 6, before 12:30 p.m.
Purchase your chance(s) to win a Visa gift card equal to 50% (nearest $10.00) of the numbered golf balls sold. Each ball sold will have a unique number and will be placed in the bucket of a front end loader. During lunch at our 14th Annual Ag Classic Golf Tournament on Monday, October 6th, all the purchased balls will be dropped onto the green at Forest Lakes Golf Course Hole # 2. The ball that rolls closest to/or drops into a hole on the green will be declared the winner. The total number of golf balls sold will determine the probability of winning.
Hosted by: ABAC Ag Alumni Council and
the School of Agriculture and Natural Resource
OUR STUDENTS ARE COUNTING ON YOU!!!