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.”

Arts and Culture Series at ABAC

An explosion of growth – that’s the only way I can describe what has occurred in arts and cultural events at ABAC. Last season, we introduced the ABAC History Lecture Series. This year that series will be called the ABAC Lecture Series. It has been expanded to include lecturers from a variety of disciplines from throughout the college, as well as other exciting guest lecturers. We also introduced the Georgia Poetry Circuit to our Tifton audiences. This year poets from the Circuit will present in both Tifton and Bainbridge. In addition to the many offerings presented in Tifton we are excited to include the Carter Arts & Lecture Series events at ABAC Bainbridge. We are also introducing the brand new series, ABAC at the Tift. This series will present bands from the nostalgic past as well as tributes to some of the greatest popular acts to ever hit the stage. With all the artists presented here, there is truly something for everyone. I hope you will enjoy all of these exciting performances.

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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

ABAC Connect is a career services manager dedicated to matching ABAC students and alumni with employer opportunities.