University Addresses Community Needs at Conference in Montgomery County

"Solving family, farm and community challenges is the focus of the upcoming Grassroots Leadership Conference, hosted by The Cooperative Extension Program at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University and its advisory group, the Strategic Planning Council.

The free conference is scheduled for 8:30 a.m.- 4:30 p.m., Nov. 21, at Montgomery Community College, Building 200, 1011 Page St. in Troy, and is designed for youth and families, farmers, small business owners, civic and community leaders, and elected officials.

This year’s conference theme is Strong Families, Strong Communities: Building Pathways to a Brighter Future. With more than 100 years as a trusted organization throughout the country, Cooperative Extension has myriad programs and resources to help community members address their issues, including expertise in money management, youth development, land stewardship, land management, farming and business enterprise, and community development. Those attending the conference can learn more about Cooperative Extension resources and its partnering organizations and affiliated decision makers.

Prospective college students are also encouraged to attend to meet with N.C. A&T representatives to learn about the application process, academic majors and financial assistance.

The conference begins with a panel discussion followed by concurrent breakout sessions on topics that include strategies to develop: an estate plan, philanthropy, youth and community engagement, community leadership, and land stewardship and management. Registration is suggested.

To register or for more information, please contact Crystal Headen or Vivian Smith at 336-334-7956 or visit the website."

- A Press Release

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