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 and business development resources. In continuing efforts to increase small business contracting participation by enhancing the competitive posture of small businesses and small farmer-owned cooperatives, there will also be a workshop dedicated to contracting opportunities in rural America.
The event will be held Wednesday, June 25, 2014 from 8:30 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. on the campus of University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff, Building #30, S.J. Parker 1890 Extension Complex Auditorium, 2300 L. A. Prexy Drive, Pine Bluff, Ark. 71601.
There is no conference fee. Pre-registration is preferred with onsite registration available. Registration will open from now until June 18, 2014. For additional information, visitwww.usda.gov/osdbu.
This is National Small Business week. To find out more visit the U.S. Small Business Administration website.