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Ag Classic

17th Annual ABAC Ag Classic
Golf Tournament

ag classic logoFriday September 29, 2017
Forest Lakes Golf Club

ABAC Update:
The longest-serving president in the University System of Georgia points toward a “mission of excellence” as the reason for the success of Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College.Dr. David Bridges, who began his 12th year as the president of ABAC on July 1, said the college will find ways to be unique so that ABAC can continue to thrive in the years ahead.“ABAC is not the same as everyone else in the System,” Bridges said.  “We don’t want to be.  Now that ABAC is a four-year college, we must figure out how to thrive, and the way to thrive is to be unique. We didn’t focus on enrollment the past few years.  We focused on excellence.  The enrollment went up because of that.”Prior to the 2017 fall semester, the enrollment at ABAC had climbed for three of the past four years, the only college or university in the state south of Macon to accomplish that feat.  Final numbers are not in for the 2017 fall term.Bridges is also a record-setter since not one of the 27 other presidents in the System today was a president at that institution when he began his ABAC tenure on July 1, 2006.“I can’t honestly tell you that being the longest serving president gets you anything,” Bridges said with a chuckle.  “I have seen a lot in these 11 years.  It’s a lot different than it was when I started.”

Strengthening new bachelor’s degree programs in agriculture education and agricultural communications is one of Bridges’ stated goals for the year ahead.

“Adding ag ed to the curriculum last year will have a huge impact on enrollment in the future,” Bridges said.  “It will also have a phenomenal impact on our legacy in agriculture.  The more ag teachers we have out there from ABAC, the more students we will get back.  I believe ag teachers have more influence on the students they teach than maybe any other teacher in high school.”

 Ag Classic Update:
The 2016 Ag Classic was very successful! We have several current students in the School of Agriculture and Natural Resources who benefited from the tournament proceeds. Proceeds financially assisted students pursuing degrees in Agriculture and Natural Resources – – our next generation of agriculture leaders.

     Online 2017 Registration             ABAC Ag Classic Printable Form

Coming Soon – 2017 Ball Drop

 A chance to win a Visa gift card with a designated value equal to 50% (nearest $10.00) of the numbered golf balls sold. All the balls sold with unique individual numbers will be placed in the bucket of a front end loader and dropped onto the putting green at Forest Lakes Golf Course. The ball that rolls closest to/or drops into a pre-selected designated hole on the putting green will be declared the winner. The number on each ball will be associated with an individual that purchased a chance(s) to win.

1 Ball for $5           3 Balls for $10           6 Balls for $20           12 Balls for $40
18 Balls for $60          24 Balls for $80           30 Balls for $100     

 Balls can be purchased at the Golf Course until noon!

Hosted by: ABAC Ag Alumni Council and the School of Agriculture and Natural Resource

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