Dougherty County, GA chosen as one of eight Communities of Opportunity

Dougherty County, GA has been chosen as one of Growing Food Connection’s eight Communities of Opportunity.  UB’s Food Systems Planning and Healthy Communities Lab,  American Farmland Trust, Ohio State University, and Cultivating Healthy Places will be partnering with Dougherty County to provide training and assistance to link family farmers and local residents who lack access to healthy food.  This three year partnership will provide local leaders with tools, resources, and training to strengthen Dougherty’s food system.

Learn more about the partnership through Dougherty’s local media outlets.

GFC is a five-year, $3.96 million research initiative funded by award #2012-68004-19894, Agriculture and Food Research Initiative of the National Institute of Food and Agriculture of the U.S. Department of Agriculture.