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High School Students, Alumni Can Connect with ABAC at Sunbelt Expo October 17-19

October 9, 2017

It has been 53 years since faculty and students at Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College sponsored an event called Dealer Days on the ABAC campus in 1964.  No one could have guessed then that the small farm equipment show would grow into the mammoth extravaganza called the Sunbelt Agricultural Exposition.

ABAC is now an annual exhibitor at the Expo, which moved to Spence Field near Moultrie in 1978. At the ABAC building at this year’s Expo on Oct. 17-19, visitors will get to look at different segments of ABAC life.

ABAC students, faculty, staff, and administrators will be there to greet visitors at the exhibit, and interactive games will allow guests to learn more about the college. Landmarks at the building include the Golden Stallion mascot statue and the famous ABAC pulling tractors.  ABAC alumni can discover their role with the Alumni Association and its many activities, including Homecoming 2018.

“We love to see our alumni each year at the Expo and catch up with what is happening in their lives,” ABAC Alumni Director Lynda Fisher said.  “It is a very easy-going environment where alumni can see each other and even peruse the yearbooks.

“There is always a small gift for alumni who come by and update their information. We want to stay connected with them and making sure we have their mailing and email address is important to communicating with them throughout the year.”

Prospective students can get a taste of ABAC through displays, brochures, and conversations with current students.  Musically-gifted ABAC students will offer entertainment options for Expo visitors.

The Georgia Museum of Agriculture and Historic Village became a part of the ABAC campus in 2010 and now occupies a special part of the ABAC building at Expo. Museum interpreters will showcase new Ag and Natural Resources educational programming and the Rolling Store at the ABAC building.

ABAC souvenirs including t-shirts, sweatshirts, and caps will be available for Expo-goers, both young and old.  For more information, interested persons can visit the ABAC web site at www.abac.edu.
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