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Ag commissioner will give seminar about state’s ‘Feed My School’ initiative

Gary Black, Georgia commissioner of agriculture, will give a seminar on Dec. 10 at 10 a.m. in Room 307 of Conner Hall.

Black will discuss how the state’s “Feed My School” initiative started and what his goals are for the program. Since being launched last year, the program has connected thousands of Georgia students with local farmers who supply school cafeterias with enough local produce and meat to feed students for a week. 

While the seminar is open to anyone, it will primarily address questions raised by faculty and graduate students who are working on local food and obesity research across the university.  It is being hosted by the UGA Obesity Initiative, the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences and the College of Family and Consumer Sciences.