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FVSU-USDA 'StrikeForce' to Meet to Improve Rural Conditions in Georgia
FVSU-USDA 'StrikeForce' to Meet to Improve Rural Conditions in Georgia
An informational meeting at Fort Valley State University’s Agricultural Technology Conference Center recently tackled the issue of persistent poverty in rural Georgia.  On May 23, Fort Valley State University’s Cooperative Extension Program hosted the U.S. Department of Agriculture Georgia StrikeForce Initiative informational meeting. The USDA Georgia StrikeForce Initiative is a program that aims to increase resources in rural communities by providing technical assistance to Georgia’s 60 StrikeForce counties, or counties with consistent poverty. FVSU is a partner in the Strikeforce initiative. Persons in attendance included national and state legislative leaders, representatives from non-profit and community-based organizations and representatives from federal and state government agencies.  Continue reading.

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