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    CEMC Spring Agribusiness Seminar Puts Women at the Forefront

    Dr. Lauren Ledbetter Griffeth, Extension Leadership Specialist at UGA, was the feaured speaker at the Carroll EMC spring Agribusiness seminar.

    Carrollton, GA – Carroll EMC hosted its spring Agribusiness Seminar March 28 at the Carroll County Agriculture-Education Center. The bi-annual seminar is known for bringing together individuals and groups in the agricultural community from across the state.

    More than 200 farmers, National FFA Organization students, associations, business leaders and elected officials were represented and in attendance at the spring event. Dr. Lauren Ledbetter Griffeth, Extension Leadership Specialist at the University of Georgia was the featured speaker. Dr. Griffeth specializes in women’s agricultural leadership and spoke in-depth on the topic at the seminar.

    Local FFA students and advisors pose with David Huddleston, Carroll EMC Purchasing Manager (far left), Tim Martin, Carroll EMC CEO (center) and Dr. Lauren Ledbetter Griffeth, Extension Leadership Specialist at UGA (center).

    “When you think that you can’t, you can’t. When you think that you’re gonna lose, you will. But the battle is won not by the strongest or the fastest woman or man, but by the one who thinks they can,” said Dr. Griffeth. “I want all of you to think you can. Women, I want you to think you can and know you can.”
    As an influential presence in the agriculture community, Carroll EMC continues to be an advocate for agriculture and for the community. Not only has the co-op participated in and hosted numerous agriculture events, but also plans to continually address issues such as women in agriculture and the threat of avian influenza. Carroll EMC plans to hold its next Agribusiness Seminar Monday, October 23, 2017.

    Carroll EMC is a Member-owned cooperative providing electricity to approximately 50,000 homes and businesses. The co-op serves Members in Carroll, Haralson, Heard, Paulding, Polk and Troup counties. For more information visit the cooperative’s website at carrollemc.com or follow Carroll EMC on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Pinterest, Instagram and LinkedIn. Carroll EMC: Community Built. Community Builder.


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    Krystal is a graduate of the University of West Georgia with a bachelor's degree in Mass Communications and a minor in Psychology. She enjoys weightlifting, loves journalism and social media, UWG football, The Walking Dead, hanging out in bookstores, photography, cooking, doing yoga, and watching Falcons football.