This week on the blog, we will introduce the Rural Center intern and share something they love about rural Georgia.
Charley Lollis will serve as the communication intern for the fall 2020 and spring 2021 semesters. By completing the internship, she will be able to enhance her skills in social media management, blog writing, feature writing, photography, video production, visual design, and brand management.
Lollis came to Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College (ABAC) in the fall of 2018, and she will graduate in May 2022 with a bachelor of science in agricultural communication, and a minor in agribusiness. She serves as the secretary of the Agricultural Communicators of Tomorrow (ACT) Club at ABAC. Lollis is also the Vice President of the ABAC Ambassadors and vice president for the Sigma Alpha Sorority.
Lollis is originally from Perry, Georgia, and though she is from one of the 39 counties that are not considered rural, she has been around and lived in rural Georgia for the past two years, and says she doesn't see herself leaving anytime soon.
She brings experience from previous internships with the Sunbelt Ag Expo and a recent summer internship with Hoss Tools serving as their communications intern. Lollis has also interned with ABAC's School of Agriculture and Natural Resources while photographing events.
What is one item that's produced in rural Georgia that you would not want to live without?
"This is a hard one; I could say many different crops because I love cooking, especially with fresh produce, but I think the one thing I couldn't live without is more of an industry. Agritourism is housed in rural Georgia, and if I have a free weekend, that's where I want to be. Whether that is a pumpkin patch, strawberry picking, or just some local ice cream, I have a strong love for agritourism and its possibility to educate consumers."