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Governor celebrates homecoming at ABAC

April 3, 2004

Tifton- The theme of this year's Abraham Baldwin College homecoming is Celebrating our traditions, Creating our Future, something Governor Sonny Perdue says ABAC students and alumni do very well.

"It's growing and changing, but it's always ABAC," says Perdue.

Over the past year, the historically agricultural college has embarked on millions of dollars of construction projects, many that were made possible by recommendations made by the governor himself.

"I've got a deep appreciation for the historic contributions, the traditions of agriculture in our state. It was it's first industry and still it's largest industry."

Perdue says his personal experiences with farm life have given him a deep connection and respect for the school and it's contribution to the state.

"The productivity of agriculture has increased because of places like ABAC where they find better methods, more productive, and more efficient methods of producing the food and fiber not only for the U.S., but for the world."

The governor says he'll do all he can to make sure ABAC will continue to lead the way in improving and growing Georgia's agricultural industry.

Posted at 6:30 PM by elaine.armstrong@walb.com