March 5, 2019
Pictured: ABAC administrators, faculty, and students present for the Remlinger equipment donation included (l-r): Dr. Mary Ellen Hicks, Doug Hicks, Caleb Brown from Nunez, Ga., Hannah Rentz from Ehrhardt, S.C., Logan Jacobs from Baxley, Ga., Dr. Mark Kistler, Ron Hovest from Remlinger Manufacturing, Ray Lundy, Trey Davis, and Tripp Adams from Union Springs, Ala.
TIFTON—Two pieces of equipment valued at over $55,000 are now a part of the day-to-day operations of the J.G. Woodroof Farm at Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College thanks to the generosity of Remlinger Manufacturing Co., Inc.
“We couldn’t operate without our corporate partners,” Dr. Mark Kistler, Dean of the School of Agriculture and Natural Resources at ABAC, said. “We want the latest in technology in front of our students at all times, and this donation helps us to accomplish that goal.”
Ron Hovest, President and CEO of Remlinger, said the 15-foot grain drill with a small seed attachment and pull package and the 16-foot, four-inch rolling finisher with angled tooth one bar harrow are both 2018 models.
“It would be great to have some of these ABAC students working for us one day,” Hovest said. “We’d love to have them.”
Based out of Kalida, Ohio, Remlinger operates in all 50 states and Canada. Kistler contacted the company during the annual Sunbelt Agricultural Exposition at Spence Field near Moultrie.
“Students learn by doing, not just by listening to us talk,” ABAC Farm Manager Trey Davis said. “Students will be hands-on with this equipment as they are with every piece of equipment here on the farm.”
ABAC Director of Advancement Deidre Martin said Remlinger made the donation through the ABAC Foundation.