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Free conference provides information about agriculture, technology, health

Published: 02/24/16 9:43AM
By: bradleyc

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Free workshops about farming, health, wellness and technology are available to the public Tuesday, March 15, during Fort Valley State University's 2016 Farm, Home and Ministers Conference.

The conference will take place at the C.W. Pettigrew Farm and Community Life Center on FVSU's campus beginning at 9 a.m.

Some of the breakout session topics for this conference include, The Best Wealth is Health, Solar Panel Technology and Drone Technology, Raised Planting Beds, Dental Health and Managing Your Credit.

Representatives from agencies such as the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the Georgia Department of Agriculture, the Agriculture Farm Credit and a professor from Mercer University will teach the breakout sessions.

In addition to breakout sessions, participants can attend a luncheon with remarks from a keynote speaker, see the presentation for the winner of the 2016 Farm Family of the Year Award and listen to a presentation about agriculture from Future Farmers of America (FFA) high school students and FVSU agriculture students. Moreover, participants can hear poultry industry updates, pecan industry updates and tour the solar panel greenhouses on campus.

The conference will end with a reception beginning at 4:30 p.m. During the reception, there will be a presentation for the Humanitarian Awards.

For more information about the 2016 FHM conference, contact Terralon Chaney at (478) 945-3391 or chaneyt01@fvsu.edu.