Ag Industry and Rural Community Opioid Addiction Symposium

January 5, 2018 @ 8:00 am – 4:30 pm America/Indiana/Indianapolis Timezone
Boone County Fairgrounds
Witham Exhibition Hall

Daily news feeds are filled with leading stories on the Opioid Addiction epidemic in Indiana and across our nation.  Indiana’s Governor Holcomb named this issue among the top five priorities of his administration upon taking office.
We know strong, healthy rural communities are critical to Indiana.  The businesses that call these rural communities home depend on a healthy workforce.
What happens when those communities are impacted by a crisis, a preventable crisis like the Opioid Addiction epidemic?  What happens when increasing demands are placed on the health care, mental health, social services, law enforcement, education, and governance systems of our rural communities because of this crisis?  What happens when business and industry are not able to secure a work force to fill the jobs that underpin the financial security of the community?
Understanding the impact on business economics, community services, law enforcement and the overall health of the county population is a start to community conversations that can lead the way to positive outcomes.  Join us in this much needed conversation that can lead the way to positive outcomes.  Join us in this much needed conversation as we learn more about the true impact of the Opioid Addiction on our agricultural industry and rural communities.  Join us to learn about the opportunities for action that change the direction of this crisis.
Lt. Governor Suzanne Crouch will kick off the day’s program followed by these powerful experts.
The morning and afternoon programs will feature a robust lineup of experts representing community businesses, law enforcement, health and human services and policy points of view.

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