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Forestry and golf featured

Forestry and golf featured at HGTC Agriculture Day

More than 150 students from six area high schools will be on the Conway Campus of Horry-Georgetown Technical College Thurs. May 16, to learn about careers in forestry and wildlife, and golf course and sports turf management. This is the fourteenth year HGTC has sponsored Agriculture Day. Schools participating include Conway, Carolina Forest, Socastee, Loris, Marlboro and HCS Early College.

Events begin at 9:45 a.m. in the Burroughs & Chapin Auditorium, where students will learn about these and other careers in agriculture and transfer opportunities with Clemson University. Prof. Brian Clark will conduct an outdoor demonstration at 10:30 in forestry and wildlife at the pond near Bldg. 300. At the same time, Professors George McCauley, Wilkinson and Flanagan will conduct entomology and botany demonstrations in Rooms 206 and 208 in Bldg. 1000, and Prof. Rick McGuinnes will discuss golf and sports turf careers in Room 122 of Bldg. 1000.

After lunch, students will compete in a putting contest at the Hackler Golf Course.

HGTC’s Sports Turf Team recently took top honors among two-year colleges in national competition, and the forestry program includes study on three barrier islands near Georgetown, as part of a partnership with the Yawkey Foundation Wildlife Center.

Students interested in knowing more may email Prof. Mark Flanagan at mark.flanagan@hgtc.edu, or call him directly at (843) 349-5226.