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Ag Classic

16th Annual ABAC Ag Classic
Golf Tournament

ag classic logoMonday September 26, 2016

Forest Lakes Golf Club


 ABAC Update:
“Life is Better at ABAC” according to ABAC President David Bridges. “Making the lives of young people better was the mission in 1908, and we’re still doing that today,” Bridges said. “We offer only one product but it is a very valuable product. We offer the opportunity for a life-changing educational experience to every student who walks on our campus. The value of the ABAC experience is absolutely priceless.” Our graduation rate is 200 per cent of the state college average.

 President Bridges said the early enrollment data indicates a student population of 3,451, a slight increase from the 3,393 students enrolled for the 2015 fall semester.  Bridges said 1,741 students are majoring in bachelor’s degrees, a 25 per cent increase over 2015. The four-year degree in Agriculture is the most popular of the bachelor’s degrees but students are also seeking baccalaureate degrees in biology, natural resource management with tracks in forestry and wildlife, environmental horticulture, nursing, business and economic development, or one of the tracks in the interdisciplinary rural studies degree: ag communications, politics and modern cultures, social and community development, and writing and communication.

 With over 1,200 students enrolled in the School of Agriculture and Natural Resources, over 950 of the students are majoring in bachelor’s programs. In addition, our growth has greatly expanded our requirements for quality internships.  The internships provide our students with educational opportunities 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.

 Furthermore, this fall semester kicked off our second year with our student Mentor Program. 230 freshman students joined the program and were paired with upperclassmen based on their major. This program is designed to encourage student involvement in our clubs and organizations in the School of Agriculture & Natural Resources as well as ease the transition to college. We are looking forward to adding an alumni mentor program in the near future to bring together our alumni and current students.

 According to the Dean of the School of Agriculture and Natural Resources, Dr. Jerome (Jerry) F. Baker, enrollment growth in our programs, especially our baccalaureate programs, has increased our scholarship needs.  Events such as the Ag Classic are more important than ever in making sure that we meet the needs of our students so they can finish with minimal debt.

  Ag Classic Update:
 The 2015 Ag Classic was 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 2016 Registration            ABAC Classic Brochure_2016

2016 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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