Hagan named 2024 Outstanding Alumni

Posted on May 09, 2024 at 11:02 AM

Hagan named 2024 Outstanding AlumniFreddie Hagan, a 2020 graduate of both the Fish & Wildlife and Agribusiness programs at Ogeechee Technical College, was recently named OTC’s 2024 Outstanding Alumni winner.

Hagan began his college career at Ogeechee Tech in the Agribusiness program, but when he took a Fish and Wildlife class as an elective, he decided to double major and get two degrees. He has used what he learned in both programs to grow and excel his business, D & FH Farm.  

His nominator wrote, “What impresses me about Freddie is how he plants crops and manages his farm to also benefit wildlife when he can. He regularly sends me information on wildlife or ideas about wildlife management that he can or has tried on his farm. I have shared many of the articles he has sent with my students.”

D & FH Farm is a local farm in Statesboro, Georgia that specializes in organic practices to grow food and teach others to do the same. D & FH Farm is a source for fresh, sustainable goods in Bulloch County. With six farm locations spread throughout the region, they are deeply rooted in the community and committed to harmony with both the land and animals. D & FH Farm believes that everyone, regardless of their current situation, should have access to fresh, organic produce.

“It wouldn’t be justice if I didn’t say that the instructors and faculty here at OTC, and the aura and spirit of OTC, were instrumental to help me get to where I am today,” said Hagan. “Even after I left school, we maintained that student/teacher relationship that has helped me continue to be successful. Thank you for this award and I will always have fond memories to reflect upon at OTC.”

Hagan is a member of Georgia Organics and Georgia Grown, is on the Board of the Savannah/Chatham Food Policy Council, and is currently a produce vendor for Food World, Save-a-lot, Statesboro Market-to-go, and the Senior WIC program. He is a grant recipient of the Georgia Grown Innovation/BIG grant and the 2023 Georgia Organics grant. He has over 10 years of experience in the areas of farm management, farm machinery operating, and growing, harvesting, and packaging of produce. Hagan is a U.S. Army Reservist and served two tours in Iraq and Afghanistan as a combat medic.

Each year the Outstanding Alumni award is presented to an Ogeechee Tech alumni who graduated within the last ten years, is making outstanding contributions and excelling in their chosen fields, who is giving back to their community, and is dedicated to the advancement of the College.

About Ogeechee Technical College:

Ogeechee Technical College (OTC) is a unit of the Technical College System of Georgia. OTC provides studentā€centered academic and occupational programs and support services at the associate degree, diploma, and certificate levels. OTC utilizes traditional and distance education methodologies in state-of-the-art facilities while supporting adult education, continuing education, and customized business and industry workforce training. Visit for more information.

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