15th Annual ABAC Ag Classic
Monday October 5, 2015
Forest Lakes Golf Club
With over 1,160 students enrolled in the School of Agriculture and Natural Resources, over 750 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 239 students are now enrolled in the baccalaureate program, and 28 students are enrolled in the two-year program in the Department of Forest Resources.
The college’s most recent bachelor’s degree in Business and Economic Development has increased 58.4% over the 2014 standing of 255 students. This degree allows students the opportunity to major or minor in business while specializing in agriculture.
ABAC’s total enrollment in the fall included 3,423 students from 23 countries, 24 states, and 153 of Georgia’s 159 counties.
According to the Dean of the School of Agriculture and Natural Resources, Dr. Jerome (Jerry) F. Baker, the enrollment growth in our programs, especially our baccalaureate programs, has increased our need for more scholarships. Events such as the Ag Classic are more important than ever in making sure that we support our students so they can finish with minimal debt.
In addition, our growth has greatly expanded our requirements for quality internships. The internships provide our students with educational experiences that enhance and expand knowledge obtained in the classroom. We would love the opportunity to discuss our extensive internship program with companies looking to train their next generation of employees.
Ag Classic Update:
The 2014 Ag Classic was successful very successful! 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.
Online 2015 Registration 2015 Registration Form – Printable
2015 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 7 Balls for $20
Tickets will be sold on site until Noon on October 5!
Hosted by: ABAC Ag Alumni Council and the School of Agriculture and Natural Resource
OUR STUDENTS ARE COUNTING ON YOU!!!