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ABAC Goes To 36th Annual Sunbelt Expo

TIFTON– The green and gold presence of Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College will be in full force at the 36th annual Sunbelt Agricultural Exposition at Spence Field near Moultrie on Oct. 15-17. 

 “ABAC and the Sunbelt Ag Expo have been together since the beginning and we always enjoy connecting with prospective students as well as alumni and industry representatives,” Director of Public Relations Ashley Mock said.  “We are always look forward to fall in South Georgia, because that means it is Expo time.”

The ABAC exhibit will feature performances by the ABAC Jazz Choir on Oct. 15 and student performances on Oct. 16-17.  The Georgia Museum of Agriculture and Historic Village will also be on site with information.  ABAC took over the operation of the Georgia Museum of Agriculture and Historic Village in Tifton on July 1, 2010. The Museum delivers educational opportunities as a part of the ABAC campus. 

The ABAC Ambassadors will host the daily shows on the ABAC stage and will also sell ABAC souvenir t-shirts, sweat shirts, caps and other merchandise.  They will also spend each day recruiting future ABAC students from the thousands of high schoolers who visit the Expo.

“No one sells ABAC like our very own students. ABAC has something for everyone and Expo is a great time to see for yourself that ABAC is College Done Right,” Mock said.  “The Ambassadors are excited about this opportunity to share their experiences with ABAC students of the future.”

ABAC will also host the Expo Scavenger Hunt for middle school and high school students.  The students follow clues to find answers to questions posted on the Expo web site at  Prizes will be awarded after the Expo.

The Expo began as a series of small farm equipment shows on the ABAC campus in the 1960s.  It moved to Spence Field in 1978.  The college has exhibited at the show every year near the main entrance.

The Expo is open 8:30 a.m. until 5 p.m. on Oct. 15-16 and 8:30 a.m. until 4 p.m. on Oct. 17.  The agricultural-based trade show features 1,200 exhibitors showcasing the latest in farming technology.  Admission is $10 per person per day or $20 for a multi-day ticket.  Children 10 and under are admitted free with their parents.
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