The ABAC Agricultural Communicators of Tomorrow Club (ACT) is blazing a trail for students who strive to be effective communicators and are also passionate agriculturists. The mission of ABAC’s ACT is: to build relationships among agricultural communication professionals and college students and faculty, to provide professional and academic development for members and to promote agriculture through communications efforts. The ACT anticipates a favorite club activity, the ACT Speaker Series.
The series will kick off on September 25, at 6:00 p.m. in the ABAC Chapel. The first speakers in the series will be Becca and Jarrod Creasy of the 920 Cattle and Company. The 920 Cattle and Company is a first generation cattle and services operation named after the September 20 wedding anniversary of the Creasys. The Creasy’s operation consists of custom meat and butcher business, registered seed stock operation, hay production, and custom baling entity, and fence repairs and installation. Following the Creasys in the Speaker Series are United States Representative, Austin Scott, and former president of the Georgia Agribusiness Council, Bryan Tolar. The ACT Club President, Laura Lee Williams, invites all students who are eager to learn about agricultural communications, marketing, sales, public relations and journalism to attend the ACT Speaker Series.
One of the more defining characteristics of the agriculture industry is that it has always been a friendly, close-knit community. Therefore, networking is vital for those interested in becoming involved with the industry. Members of the ACT Club have the opportunity to network with the speakers at a social reception in Tift Hall before every Speaker Series event. This allows members to get to know the speakers and make connections with them, before hearing the message that they have to offer.
Williams urges ABAC students to get involved with the ACT because, “if you eat food or wear clothes and believe these things are important, then you should join the ACT club. We work to advocate for the women and men who grow our food and fibers.” ACT invites you to join in on the fun and attend the following meetings on October 9, November 13 and December 4, at 6:00 p.m.