Georgia State Dialogue

In Georgia, Congressman Stanford Bishop (D-GA) joined Farmer Ambassador Ricky Dollison and Fort Valley State University professors for a tour of the university's agricultural research facilities and participated in a roundtable discussion addressing global food security and the vital role of agricultural research. Following the dialogue, Congressman Bishop supported increases to the Agriculture and Food Research Initiative (AFRI) in the House Agriculture Appropriations bill. AFRI is the nation’s leading competitive grants program for agricultural sciences, and is vital to meet food, fibers, and fuel demands as the global population continues to increase. Meeting lawmakers in their home states and facilitating dialogues with thought leaders, farmers and producers, and engaged community members is key to making long term, systematic changes to supporting global food security, and Farm Journal Foundation is glad to be a facilitator of these important conversations.