BY CHARLEY LOLLIS
THE SUNBELT AG EXPO has a lasting relationship with AbrahamBaldwin Agricultural College’s Agricultural Communicators ofTomorrow club. This year six club members will serve leading upand during the week of the Expo. This internship allows future agriculture communicators to expand their knowledge and get reallife experiences through blog writing, conducting interviews, andsocial media management.
■ Bridget Dixon: Hailing from thesmall town of Kite, GA. Bridget Dixonis excited to work with the Sunbelt AgExpo’s communications team for the second year. Dixon is the current Miss ABACand is a junior agricultural communications major. Her other involvement atABAC includes being the Sigma AlphaSorority Secretary, an officer for the ACTclub, as well as a School of Ag and Natural Resources Leader. Dixon says themost rewarding part about this internship has been the friendships she has made through the Expo.
■ Grace Hall: Our only south Georgia local on this year’s intern team, GraceHall, is proud to be from Tifton, Georgia, and to have grown up right downthe road from the annual Expo. Hall is asenior pursuing a double major in Agribusiness and Agricultural Communications. At ABAC, she serves as the President of the professional agriculturalsorority, Sigma Alpha. This is Hall’s second year on the Intern team and she isexcited to meet with the many agriculturists and consumers she didn’t get the chance to talk with lastyear.
■ Gabi Ius: With a love for the diver-
sity of the exhibits and events that the
Sunbelt Ag Expo brings, Gabi Ius is serv-
ing her third year on the Expo Intern
team. Originally from Clermont, Flor-
ida, Ius is finishing up her Senior year at
ABAC, anticipated to graduate Decem-
ber of 2021 with a double major in Agri-
business and Agricultural Communica-
tions. While at ABAC, Ius has served as an
Ambassador for the college and an ACT
club officer. Ius is sad that it is her last year being able to serve on
the intern team, but will definitely be attending the Expo in future
years. “The Expo has something for everyone, and covers so many
different aspects of agriculture.”
■ Charley Lollis: “Serving on theSunbelt Ag Expo’s Intern team has beensome of the best memories of my college experience,” Charley Lollis saysabout her third year being on the Expoteam. Lollis is from Perry, Georgia, andis a senior majoring in Agricultural Communications with a minor in Agribusiness. While at ABAC, Lollis has served asan ABAC Ambassador, a member of theSigma Alpha Sorority, a School of Agriculture and Natural Resources Leader,and is the current President of the AC T Club. Lollis is excited to continue learning from the many vendors and farmers that will travelto Moultrie the week of the Sunbelt Ag Expo.
■ Lizzy Parks: Elizabeth (Lizzy) Parksis from Cochran, Georgia, and is a junioragricultural communications major. Thisis Park's first year on the Sunbelt Ag ExpoIntern team and she is eager to get thechance to communicate with vendorsand sponsors to find out their stories andhelp tell them to others. While at ABACPark’s has served as an ACT Club officer, and as the Philanthropy Chair forthe Sigma Alpha sorority. Park’s favoritething about the Expo are the many interactive components, “Every aspect has educational and hands-onactivities.”
■ Ava Jane Teasley: Covingtonnative, Ava Jane Teasley, says her favorite thing about the Sunbelt Ag Expo isbeing able to speak one on one withpeople in the industry, “I love to hearpeoples’ stories and how they got towhere they are today. It’s even more funto share those stories with others.” Beingthat telling others stories is a big part ofthe Expo Intern team, Teasley has beena great asset the past two years. Teasley is a senior Agricultural Communications Major with a minor in Agribusiness, and is the current ABACAmbassador President, the ACT Club reporter, as well as a studentworker in the Marketing and Communications office on campus.
Meet the Interns: