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ATLANTA, May 17, 2021 – Today, the Partnership for Inclusive Innovation (Partnership) announced a $250,000 grant for The Conservation Fund’s Georgia Working Farms Fund program (Farms Fund) – the first and only program in the U.S. to offer end-to-end support for next-generation farmers, including a path to farm ownership and access to established markets to sell their products.
The grant provides funding that allows the Farms Fund to continue operations in Georgia for the next two years. This will create affordable farm ownership opportunities for farmers who otherwise would not have the means to purchase land at full-market price, while helping to build a healthier, more equitable and resilient food system starting in metro Atlanta.
ATLANTA (May 5, 2021) | Today, Lt. Governor Geoff Duncan announced the appointment of Senator Matt Brass (R - Newnan) and Senator Freddie Powell Sims (D- Dawson) to the Medical Cannabis Commission Oversight Committee.
ATLANTA (April 12, 2021) | Today, Lt. Governor Geoff Duncan announced he will celebrate College and Career Academies across Georgia by hosting an awards ceremony at the State Capitol on April 22. Surrounded by educators, students and business leaders, Duncan will congratulate the award winners and recognize the significant impact of College and Career Academies throughout Georgia.
ATLANTA (April 5, 2021) | Today, Lieutenant Governor Geoff Duncan announced the departure of his Director of Policy, Mike Dudgeon, and the appointment of his successor, Macy McFall.
ATLANTA (March 31, 2021) | Today, Lt. Governor Geoff Duncan expressed his strong support for the final passage of Senate Bill 107, sponsored by Sen. Brian Strickland (R – McDonough), which provides for the waiver of tuition and fees for qualifying foster and adopted students at colleges within the Technical College System of Georgia (“TCSG”).
ATLANTA (March 18, 2021) | Today, Lt. Governor Geoff Duncan expressed his support for the completion of a 200-megawatt (MWAC) solar portfolio by Green Power EMC and Silicon Ranch, which includes three utility-scale projects in southern Georgia.
ATLANTA (March 3, 2021) | Today, Lt. Governor Geoff Duncan expressed his strong support for the passage of Senate Bill 47, sponsored by Sen. Steve Gooch (R – Dahlonega), which expands access to education and learning opportunities for students with special needs through the expansion of Georgia’s Special Needs Scholarship program.
ATLANTA (February 23, 2021) | Today, Lt. Governor Geoff Duncan praised the Senate’s passage of his common-sense election reform package. This bi-partisan package includes Senate Bills 40, 67, 184, and 188.
ATLANTA (February 11, 2021) | On Wednesday, February 10, Lt. Governor Geoff Duncan visited the new vaccine site at Browns Bridge Church, in Forsyth County, to thank Forsyth County staff, Northside Hospital Forsyth staff, and volunteers for their efforts in administering the COVID-19 vaccine to eligible residents.
Central Georgia EMC, Southern Rivers Energy and Conexon expand broadband to 80,000 EMC members across 18 counties