Community

ABOUT Community

ABAC offers many events and experiences in the communities we serve. From a village you can tour that takes you back to the early 1900s to a golf course you can practice your golf swing at, ABAC is more than just an educational institution. We invite you to see what we have to offer!

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Center for Rural Prosperity and Innovation

Georgia’s Rural Center exists to lead all Georgians, no matter where they call home, to rediscover all that rural Georgia is and has to offer. The center was created by House Bill 951 and signed by Governor Nathan Deal in May of 2018. It provides opportunity for economic revitalization for rural Georgia studying “the conditions, needs, issues, and problems affecting rural economic development as well as examining related policy areas which may include population studies, access to health care, infrastructure, education, unemployment, and economic growth incentives.”

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Arts and Culture Series at ABAC

Change – it has been said that change is the only real constant and one of the true indicators of growth. We are embracing change by adding two new series this year. ABAC is now a member of the Georgia Poetry Circuit which will bring three nationally- recognized poets to campus both to work with students and to do public readings of their works. Also new this year is the ABAC History Lecture Series which explores topics and events both old and new, while showing their relevance to our daily lives. Of course, ABAC is proud to announce the many performing arts events occurring this year, ranging from world-famous artists such as Chanticleer and Turtle Island String Quartet in the ABAC Presents! Series, to the many events produced by the Baldwin Players and all of our Music Program’s fine ensembles. As always, the First Tuesday Series will present performances ranging from jazz to chamber music to Broadway. The result of these changes is real growth – more to enjoy than ever.
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ABAC's Georgia Museum of Agriculture and Historic Village

Georgia’s Museum of Agriculture and Historic Village opened as the Agrirama on July 4, 1976. The grounds consist of five areas: a traditional farm community of the 1870s, an 1890s progressive farmstead, an industrial sites complex, rural town, national peanut complex, and the Museum of Agriculture Center. Over 35 structures have been relocated to the 95-acre site and faithfully restored or preserved. Costumed interpreters explain and demonstrate the life-style and activities of this time in Georgia’s history.

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Forest Lakes Golf Course

Forest Lakes Golf Club features a challenging, yet beautiful layout that encompasses many different aspects of the surrounding environment. The course is maintained by an elite group of turfgrass students who use the golf facility as a learning lab for future employment in the turfgrass and golf course management industry.

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ABAC Connect

A portal to connect students & alumni,  career development, and employers and organizations.