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How Can Rural Small Businesses Connect with USDA?

Posted by Michelle Warren, Acting Deputy Director, Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization in Rural
Sep 20, 2013

The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Rural Small Business Connections is designed to provide small businesses and small farmer-owned cooperatives with the exposure and insight to help increase contracting participation with the federal government.  USDA’s continued commitment to broadening this access to contract opportunities stimulates small business ownership and economic growth, creates jobs, and results in improving the quality of life across America.

In support of the Obama Administration’s efforts to put Americans back to work and create an economy built to last, on Sept. 24 in Macon, Ga., the USDA Office of Small Disadvantaged Business Utilization will host Rural Small Business Connections. This training event will provide small businesses with educational networking sessions and tips on how to successfully do business with USDA and other federal agencies.

Conference attendees will have an opportunity to participate in a full day of learning discussions led by program and small business procurement officials from across the federal family.

The 9 a.m. – 4:45 p.m. event will take place at Middle Georgia State College (Macon campus). For additional information on location and registration for this event, please click here.

For information on upcoming rural business events with the USDA Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization (OSDBU) please visit our website.

Category/Topic: Rural