b"Class of 2021 Im very people-oriented, so I liked the selling aspect, and its something I would like to do more of in the future, he said. John David Lee I was also able to scout some different crops like zucchini, tomatoes, and lots of cucumbers, noting that Newton GroveProtecting Agribusiness is near Mt. Olive, North Carolina, home of Mt. Olive Pickle Company.or John David Lee attending Abraham Baldwin Agriculture College (ABAC) was an easyI learned a lot from the internship and working in the fields,Your Past, F choiceit was deciding on a major that took some time. he says. It reinforced what I learned in the classroom. ABAC definitely prepares students to enter the workforce. I think its the hands-on experience that sets it apart from other schools. ABAC was my first choice and the only school where I applied, says Lee, from Jesup, Georgia. AtLee says the internship also gave him an expanded appreciationPresentfirst, I didnt have a clue what type of ag degree, but the business pathway seemed broad. of the agriculture industry. The average person doesnt fully understand the importance of agriculture. In rural America, After settling on an agribusiness degree, Lees interestthere is a better understanding and appreciation and value ofand Futurein crop production increased. After a couple of years,what a farmer goes through.I realized I could add a few more classes and get a double-major, he said. With crop production, you areWhile at ABAC, Lee was involved in several organizations, learning the foundation of agriculture and farming fromincluding Ducks Unlimited and the Agronomy Club. The soil to harvest and everything in-between. Agronomy Club brings in biweekly speakers tied to production agriculture, for example, crop scientists. Pre-COVID, we took yearly trips to large farms. In 2019, we went to Ohio and Michigan around the Great Lakes area.Lee graduated from ABAC in spring 2021 and is employed full-The average person doesnttime for Helena Agri-Enterprises at its Cordele, Georgia office.fully understand the importance of agriculture. In rural America, thereSouth Georgias Regional is a better understandingBusiness Magazine Protect your family and businessand appreciation andPrint + Digital with Paul Hamilton, South Georgia'svalue of what a farmer goesCOMPLIMENTARY trusted estate planning attorneythrough. SUBSCRIPTION with nearly two decades of experience.- JOHN DAVID LEELee completed his internship in the summer of 2020 asWills, Trusts, Probate,an agronomy sales and marketing intern with HelenaBusiness Succession & Elder LawAgri-Enterprises. A leading U.S. agronomic solution provider, Helena Agri-Enterprises, headquartered inHamiltonEstatePlanning.comCollierville, Tennessee, selected 62 interns, representing2918 N. Oak Street35 universities and colleges, for its 2020 internshipValdosta, GA 31602LANDON ROWE, ABACprogram.229-207-0850Working out of the companys Newton Grove, North Carolina office, Lee enhanced his crop production skillsConnect With Us!and gained valuable sales techniques. 20 SG MAGAZINE | SPRING 2021 BUSINESS + CULTURE 21"