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USDA officials bringing workshops for farmers

Workshops on farming will begin at noon Thursday at ASU (Source: WALB) Workshops on farming will begin at noon Thursday at ASU (Source: WALB)
Shirley Sherrod and Amber Bell of Southwest Georgia Project (Source: WALB) Shirley Sherrod and Amber Bell of Southwest Georgia Project (Source: WALB)
ASU director of center for excellence of community engagement, Timothy Sweet-holp (Source: WALB) ASU director of center for excellence of community engagement, Timothy Sweet-holp (Source: WALB)
ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

South Georgia farmers have an opportunity to get help and advice from experts.

USDA officials will hold in-depth workshops in Albany Thursday.

The Southwest Georgia Project is teaming with Albany State to host the program that will include speakers and training to help the community understand regional agricultural concerns.

"In southwest Georgia," said ASUs center of excellence for community engagement director. "Our local farmers are our economy and we want our students involve in our economy."

The Southwest Georgia Project (SWGP) believes this is the agriculture conference of the year.

"We have a delegation from the state that will be here," said Amber Bell who serves as program director for SWGP. "So this will be a room full of head honchos of the USDA who are knowledgeable and can bring the knowledge to southwest Georgia."

The workshops are free and open to the public. The event starts at noon at Albany State's Peace Hall.

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