University of GeorgiaThe 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.
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 (www.celebratingruralgeorgia.org). Or call (404) 679-1588, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
(Dan Rahn is a news editor with the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.)