This week on the blog, we will introduce the Rural Center interns and let them share a little about something they love about rural Georgia.
Loren Lindler came to Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College in August of 2016, and she will graduate in December with a bachelor of science in agricultural communication. She serves as the president of the Agricultural Communicators of Tomorrow (ACT) Club at ABAC. Lindler is also a member of the ABAC Agribusiness Club and competed with the 2018-2019 ABAC National Agri-Marketing Association (NAMA) student marketing team.
Lindler is originally from Lexington, South Carolina, where she and her family own a commercial cow-calf operation. The farm
also focuses on hay and forage production.
Her previous internships include working
with the Sunbelt Ag Expo, Georgia FFA Association, Georgia FFA Foundation, Georgia Forestry Association, ABAC, and, most recently, DTN/Progressive Farmer.
Denver Cameron is also a senior at ABAC where she will graduate in May with a bachelor of science in agricultural communication. She grew up in the north Florida town of Live Oak. She is serves as the ICC representative for the ACT club and the ABAC Young Farmers and Ranchers.
Cameron has experience from previous internships with the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF|IFAS) at the North Florida Research and Education Center – Suwannee Valley (NFREC-SV), and she will also be serving as an intern at the Sunbelt Ag Expo this October.
What is one item that's produced in rural Georgia that you would not want to live without?
Loren: "Peaches are my favorite product of rural Georgia. We produce more peaches at home in South Carolina, but nothing beats a sweet Georgia peach."
Denver: “The friendly faces are what draws me to rural Georgia. Though the smiling faces aren’t necessarily an item that is produced, I find that it speaks a lot for the area and the high standards that the residents hold for each other.”