Symposium in Fayetteville to explore rural growth


A worker collects remains of the soy harvest to make soy rolls near Gualeguaychu, Argentina, Friday, May 9, 2008. Argentina, one of the world's biggest breadbaskets, should be rolling in cash as world food prices soar. Instead, soy, wheat and corn have sat for weeks in silos as farmers protesting new export taxes suspended sales.(AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)

FAYETTEVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- A two-day symposium in Fayetteville, Tenn., is exploring ways rural communities can create growth.

The event Monday and Tuesday is a hands-on training opportunity for professionals who work with families in poverty, especially social workers, educators, counselors, government leaders, child care providers and those in the faith-based field.

It's the sixth year for the symposium, coordinated by University of Tennessee Extension in Lincoln County. The theme is "Broadening Our Horizons: A Brighter Future for Tennessee Communities."

One session at the Motlow State Community College's Sundquist Center will focus on a pilot study done in Fayetteville about families in need.

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