Aug 26
SBA Participating Event
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USDA Rural Small Business Connection

Contracting

August 26, 2014 | 8:30 am CST - 4:00 pm CST

Best Western Inn & Conference Center

2720 North MacArthur Drive, Alexandria, LA,71303

Jo Ann Lawrence

U.S. Department of Agriculture

This is a free event.

In support of Secretary Vilsack’s implementation of President Obama’s agenda to put Americans back to work and create an economy built to last, the Department of Agriculture (USDA) will host Rural Small Business Connections. This training event will provide small businesses with a series of educational networking sessions and opportunities on how to build capacity and successfully do business with USDA and other Federal agencies. The 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, 2720 North MacArthur Drive, Alexandria, Louisiana 71303. There is no fee to participate, however, pre-registration is preferred, with onsite registration available. The registration will open from July 25 – August 21, 2014. Registration link: http://www.dm.usda.gov/osdbu/rsbc.htm