Fort Valley State Leaders Seek Global Partnerships

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Leaders at Fort Valley State University spent the day going over an agenda that could create new global opportunities.

Members of the Guyana Association of Georgia visited the university.

They listened to a presentation on the academic, athletic, and fundraising efforts put in place by faculty and students.

Presenters pointed out gains within their agriculture department.  They also handed out samples of goat products, such as goat jerky and cheese.

President of the university, Dr. Ivelaw Griffith, says a study from the University of Georgia credits Fort Valley State with a local economic impact of 157 million dollars last year.

"The 157.2 million dollars is not about agriculture alone. It's about the university as a whole. We know there are definite impacts from each of the colleges," Griffith explained.

Griffith says global efforts are important for Fort Valley State right now.

He says the university will seek agriculture partnerships in the Bahamas, Puerto Rico, and Brazil in the near future.




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