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ABAC Ambassadors Raegan Clack, Jaylee Bass and Abby Green represented the ABAC student body at the Sunbelt Expo in 2019. The Ambassadors will be front and center at ABAC’s building at Expo this year.

TIFTON — From ABAC souvenirs to a basket of prizes every day, visitors to the Sunbelt Agricultural Exposition, Oct. 19-21, at Spence Field near Moultrie, have plenty of reasons to make a stop at the Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College building.

Because of the pandemic, the Expo was not held last year. Lynda Fisher, director of alumni relations, said she is ready to be back with ABAC at the Expo.

“I am looking forward to seeing many of our alumni that we have not been able to be with during the pandemic,” Fisher said. “The Expo is an event where we see hundreds of our fabulous alumni so I hope many will come by the ABAC building and check in with us.”

Lindsey Carney, director of marketing and communications, said the college is constantly searching for unique avenues to connect with students and alumni.

“We’re always looking for new and different ways to greet prospective students and alumni who visit our Expo building,” Carney said. “Everyone who comes into the building wearing something ABAC will get to pick a prize out of our ABAC box.”

Suzanne Bentley, academic and career coordinator from the ABAC School of Agriculture and Natural Resources, said the SANR will feature games, a roping steer dummy and information about classes for prospective students.

“We will also have our SANR student leaders ready to answer any questions about all of our bachelor’s degree programs in the School of Agriculture and Natural Resources,” Bentley said.

As always, Expo visitors can purchase ABAC souvenirs ranging from caps to T-shirts, etc. Plenty of merchandise from the Country Store at ABAC’s Georgia Museum of Agriculture will be available for purchase.

The Expo started as a series of small farm equipment shows on the ABAC campus in 1964. It moved to its present location at Spence Field in 1978.

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