The School of Agriculture and Natural Resources takes pride in getting involved in the local community. With various services programs, camps and educational opportunities, The School of Agriculture and Natural Resources at ABAC opens its doors and the minds of its students and faculty to teach the community about this important field.
Beyond the Classroom/Outreach (SANR)
ABOUT Beyond the Classroom/Outreach (SANR)
The ABAC horse stables is an on-campus self-care horse boarding facility for students. The ABAC stables is just a short walk from the center of campus and dorms and provides stalls, pasture space, riding arena, and trails. Through student clubs, several events will take place at the ABAC stables during the year including barrel races, team roping, and a rodeo during homecoming week. Please see the steps for boarding your horse at ABAC and FAQ link below.
Steps for boarding your horse at ABAC
- Acquire a boarding contract.
- There is a waiting list, so you will need to submit a contract to have your name on the list. When a stall opens, you will be contacted.
- Contact the School of Agriculture and Natural Resources:
Dr. Katheryn Cerny, Associate Professor
ABAC 8, 2802 Moore Highway
Tifton, GA 31733
Office: Agricultural Sciences Building, Room 109
- Read, understand, and complete the contract.
- Return the contract to Dr. Katheryn Cerny.
- When we have your contract and a stall opens, you will be contacted and will need to provide the following:
- Proof of ABAC Acceptance.
- $100 deposit (check made payable to ABAC).
- Up-to-date vaccine record and negative Coggins (see contract for required vaccines).
- Photo of yourself and horse for identification purposes.
Everything must be received before the stall is committed.
J.G. Woodroof Farm
At nearly 400 acres, the farm includes both cultivated and grazing land. Major crops grown include cotton, soybeans, peanuts, and corn. Pasture and forage crops include bermudagrass, alfalfa, and winter annuals for our commercial cow-calf beef herd. The farm also includes turfgrass teaching and research plots (1.12 acres of five different species of turfgrass) along with greenhouse and nursery facilities. The farm provides experiential learning opportunities for students to apply the concepts learned in the classroom.
Turfgrass Teaching Green
The 5,000 square feet Turfgrass Teaching Green is composed of two bermudagrass cultivars, TifEagle and TifGrande. The green allows students to conduct hands-on greens management practices such as mowing, aerification, vertical mowing, and topdressing
Forest Lakes Golf Club
Forest Lakes is a 9-hole golf course (par 72; 6,970 yards from gold tees for 18 holes) located six miles east of campus at 80 Moorman Drive in Tifton. It is open to the public from 8 am to sunset seven days a week. In addition, it provides an ideal learning lab for SANR students to get real-world, hands-on experience in turfgrass and golf course management. Forest Lakes is also home to the ABAC Men’s Golf Team.
John W. and Margaret Jones Langdale Forest
At nearly 1,000 acres, this property, located 10 miles north of campus off Willis Still Road, includes two fields, several pastures, two ponds, and trees covering 60-70% of the property. Due to the diverse ecosystems available, the forest provides unique hands-on learning experiences for students primarily in the Natural Resource Management program.
Nature Study Area
This 24 acre property, managed by the ABAC Student Chapter of The Wildlife Society, includes a one acre green tree reservoir and pond; grass flat, five acres of large mixed pine species trees, 3.5 acre early successional scrub mid-story under a pine canopy, 1.5 acre pollinator and wild flower cover type, and a half mile of walking trails. Prescribed fires are set every 1-3 years as part of fire ecology classes, invasive species are controlled; and many native, uncommon plant species either occur naturally or have been planted. The Nature St