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Farm family health and wellness is a priority for many of our rural Georgia communities. As the backbone of Georgia’s number one industry, our agricultural producers are facing unprecedented pressures from increasing input costs, a flood of produce imports from Latin America, labor shortages, pandemic protocols for worker safety and more. Recognizing this reality, leaders at the United Stated Department of Agriculture has allocated funding for the Georgia Department of Agriculture and UGA Cooperative Extension to help foster enhanced local, regional, and statewide collaborations to cohesively support Georgia’s farm families. As a key part of this opportunity, these partners are hosting a FREE, one-day summit to dive into Georgia’s Farm State of Mind. Leaders from the American Farm Bureau (based in Washington, D.C.) will share (in-person!) emerging proven practices and recent lessons learned from AFB’s Stronger Together: Farm State of Mind platform and breakout sessions will focus on identifying and leveraging existing community resources and natural supports. We hope you will consider joining the conversation to explore how your organization can engage in this effort and help better serve Georgia farm families. Key target audiences for this FREE event include medical providers, counselors, church leaders, extension agents, Georgia Farm Bureau members/leaders/staff, policy makers, lenders, local elected officials, county/city municipal staff, pharmacists, school system personnel, agricultural producers, and agribusiness owner/operators. For more information, please contact Dr. Maria Bowie, conference chair, at 706-542-3824 or mbowie@uga.edu, or Dr. Mark McCann, co-chair, at 706-542-3824 or astext@uga.edu. Other members of the planning committee and key project partners include the Georgia Department of Agriculture (Venessa Sims), the Georgia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities (Jennifer Dunn), Georgia Farm Bureau (Lily Baucom), the UGA School of Social Work (Anna Scheyett), and the UGA College of Family and Consumer Sciences (Dr. Diane Bales).
May 19
9:30AM - 3:30PM Stress on the Farm: Supporting Wellbeing of Georgia Farm Families UGA Tifton Campus Conference Center, Tifton, GA
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Located on the campus of the University of Georgia in Tifton, the UGA Tifton Campus Conference Center offers full conference and event services.

Whether you require planning expertise for a business, social or faith-based event, or need assistance creating professional materials to market your organization's conference, workshop or tradeshow, our skilled associates will work with you to design a package that meets your needs — and suits your budget.


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UGA Tifton Campus Conference Center
15 RDC Road
Tifton, Georgia 31793