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'Celebrating Rural Georgia' Conference Aug. 16-18

University of Georgia

The 2004 Celebrating Rural Georgia Conference Aug. 16-18 in Dalton, Ga., will focus on "positioning rural Georgia to prosper in the global economy."

Around 800 community leaders from throughout rural Georgia are expected to attend the conference's workshops on more than a dozen topics. The program will include sessions on:

  • Leadership development.
  • Rural health, education and human services.
  • Entrepreneur and small business resources.
  • Tourism and marketing.
  • Quality growth.
  • Historic preservation.
  • Fine arts, leisure and recreation.
  • Housing alternatives.
  • Economic development.
  • Public-private partnerships.
  • Communications technology.
  • Infrastructure financing.
  • Community development.
  • Innovative agriculture.
  • Environmental stewardship.
CRG is a collaboration of public and private organizations committed to supporting rural Georgia. It allows people who live and work in rural areas to come together for a common cause.

The event will begin with noon registration Aug. 16 and end at 1 p.m. Aug. 18. For more about the program and how to attend, visit the CRG Web site ( Or call (404) 679-1588, or e-mail

(Dan Rahn is a news editor with the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.)

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