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How Can Rural Small Businesses Connect with USDA?

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.

2 Responses to “How Can Rural Small Businesses Connect with USDA?”

  1. Lea Cullen Boyer says:

    Wonderful conference. Can we support our farmers in the North East by having a similar conference? I’m happy to connect you with universities in our area who would love to host an event like this.


  2. alex says:

    Conferences are a great idea as a way to get everyone connected and on the same page information wise. Thanks!

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