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UGA and ABAC team up

October 30, 2002

Tifton- For the first time students can get a four year degree from the University of Georgia without ever going to Athens.

Abraham Baldwin College is partnering with UGA to launch an Agriscience and Environmental Systems major next year. All the classes will be taught on ABAC's campus.

ABAC President Mike Vollmer said, "Twenty-percent of workforce in Georgia is involved somewhere in agriculture, whether marketing, research, or farming. They won't be able to receive the degree in Athens or anywhere else in the Southeast."

The program is being taught outside of Athens, so students can work with South Georgia organizations to learn the latest technologies in agriculture and related fields.

posted at 4:00 p.m. by dave.d'marko@walb.com