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USDA to Host Conference in Oklahoma Supporting Small Businesses in Rural Areas

Tue, 11 Aug 2015 15:25:56 CDT

USDA to Host Conference in Oklahoma Supporting Small Businesses in Rural Areas The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization will host a conference on Thursday, Aug. 13th in Owasso, Oklahoma. This event will provide small business owners located in rural areas with opportunities to learn how to grow and support their businesses by partnering with USDA, and other Federal Agencies. The meeting supports Secretary Vilsack's implementation of President Obama's agenda to put Americans back to work and create an economy built to last.


Conference attendees will have an opportunity to participate in a full day of workshops and panel discussions led by program and small business procurement officials from USDA, and other Federal agencies. Topics include acquisition needs and opportunities, procurement methods, business development resources and more. In a continuing effort to increase small business contracting participation, USDA will dedicate a workshop to enhance the competitive posture of small businesses and small farmer-owned cooperatives in rural America.


The event will be held Thursday, August 13, 2015 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Tulsa Technology Center, Owasso Campus, 10800 North 140th East Avenue, Owasso, Oklahoma 74055.


There is no conference fee. Pre-registration is preferred. For further information, go to www.usda.gov/osdbu.

   

 

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