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Rural Small Business Connects with USDA at Upcoming Louisiana Event

Posted by Michelle Warren, Program Manager, USDA Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization in Initiatives
Feb 21, 2017

Do you have a small business and want to do business with USDA?  If so, you need to consider attending an upcoming event in Louisiana.

In support of the Obama Administration’s efforts to put Americans back to work and create an economy built to last, the USDA Office of Small Disadvantaged Business Utilization will host Rural Small Business Connections, a training event to provide small businesses with educational networking sessions and opportunities on how to successfully do business with the Agriculture Department and other Federal agencies.

Rural Small Business Connections is designed to provide small businesses and small farmer-owned cooperatives with the exposure and insight to increase small business contracting participation with the Federal government.  Conference attendees will have an opportunity to participate in a full day of learning discussions led by program and small business procurement officials from USDA, and other Federal agencies.

The event will be held on Tuesday, August 26, 2014, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at Best Western Inn, Suites & Conference Center, in Alexandria, Louisiana.

There is no fee to participate, however, pre-registration is preferred, with onsite registration available.  Registration will open July 25, 2014. For further information, visit our website at or call 202-720-7117.

Category/Topic: Initiatives

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Gwendolyn Stewart
Aug 18, 2014

Are you putting on a similar event in California? I live in a rural community where there are quite a few rural small business owners who would benefit from a similar event in California.

Jose Reyes
Aug 18, 2014

Whent are you going to do a similar event in Texas Souther part? We are disadvantaged small businesess here.

Dennis S Murray Sr
Aug 21, 2014

We would like RD to host a Rural Small Business Connection in Atlanta, GA region districts and Dallas Texas region district for the thousand of youth and communities across the areas with YDACBINC and co-host:

Texas would included: Desoto, Brownsville,Arlington, and more.

Atlanta, GA would included: Macon, Greensboro, Dalton, Athens, and more.

Youth and Adults will be in attendences

Ben Weaver
Aug 21, 2014

Mr. Murray, we welcome opportunities to spread the word about resources for rural small businesses. Have the YDACBINC's Washington DC office contact our Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization at the website and/or phone number listed in the blog post above and we’ll see if we can coordinate something in the near future.

Dennis S Murray Sr
Mar 21, 2016

We have partnered with USDA RD for years now and they have provided help in funding, volunteers, and mentor-ship for those undeserved youth in communities where we served. I commend their dedication and commitment.