University of GeorgiaThe 2004 Celebrating Rural Georgia Conference Aug. 16-18 inDalton, Ga., will focus on “positioning rural Georgia to prosperin the global economy.”Around 800 community leaders from throughout rural Georgia areexpected to attend the conference’s workshops on more than adozen topics. The program will include sessions on: CRG is a collaboration of public and private organizationscommitted to supporting rural Georgia. It allows people who liveand work in rural areas to come together for a common cause.The event will begin with noon registration Aug. 16 and end at 1p.m. Aug. 18. For more about the program and how to attend, visitthe CRG Web site (www.celebratingruralgeorgia.org).Or call (404) 679-1588, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Leadership development.Rural health, education and human services.Entrepreneur and small business resources.Tourism and marketing.Quality growth.Historic preservation.Fine arts, leisure and recreation.Housing alternatives.Economic development.Public-private partnerships.Communications technology.Infrastructure financing.Community development.Innovative agriculture.Environmental stewardship.