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From: AdvocacyAndOutreach@osec.usda.gov
Sent: 5/12/2014 8:09:09 P.M. Eastern Daylight Time
Subj: USDA Announcements - Tribal Listening Session & Conference Call with Secretary Vilsack - Event Supporting Small Businesses in Rural Areas - JOBS

Good evening!!  The Office of Advocacy and Outreach would like to share the following announcements:




You are invited to join USDA officials for a Farm Bill Listening Session on the Agricultural Act of 2014 on Tuesday, May 13, 3:00 to 4:30 pm eastern time. We, at USDA, want to keep you engaged and informed about the implementation process and the impact that it will have on your communities.


Event: Tribal Stakeholder Farm Bill Listening Session

Date: Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Time: 3:00 to 4:30 p.m. eastern time

Where: Jamie L. Whitten Building, Room 107-A or by dial-in

U.S. Department of Agriculture

1400 Independence Ave SW

Washington, DC 20250


The following USDA agencies and offices will be participating in the listening session:

• Farm Service Agency

• Food and Nutrition Service

• Forest Service

• Local and Regional Food Systems

• Marketing and Regulatory Programs

• Natural Resources Conservation Service

• Office of Advocacy and Outreach

• Research, Education and Economics

• Risk Management Agency

• Rural Development


Please remember to RSVP to josiah.griffin@osec.usda.gov by 12:00 p.m. eastern time on Monday, May 12. Let us know if you will be attending in person or if you would like to request dial-in information. Also, in your RSVP message, please identify Farm Bill provisions and programs that are of interest to your organization. Dial-in information will be provided by May 12.


If you plan to attend in person, please enter the Whitten Building from the Jefferson Drive side which faces The National Mall. When you arrive at security, please present a government-issued identification. Street parking is very limited. The closest metro is Smithsonian Metro Station.


If you have any questions, please e-mail josiah.griffin@osec.usda.gov, call USDA's Office of Tribal Relations at 202-205-2249, or call USDA's Office of External & Intergovernmental Affairs at 202-720-6643.




Conference Call with Secretary Vilsack

Friends and Colleagues -


The White House Office of Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships and the USDA Center for Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships invite you to join Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack and White House officials for a conference call on Thursday, May 15, at 1:00 PM Eastern Time.


We would like to thank the faith and community leaders across the country who are working hard to expand the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) to serve more healthy meals to eligible kids and teens this summer.  We will also feature a discussion of best practices in summer meals programs and other helpful information for summer sponsors, sites, and community advocates.


If you would like to submit a question about the Summer Food Service Program in advance of the call, please send it to collaborate@usda.gov by Monday, May 12, at 5:00 PM Eastern time.


Thank you for your work.  We hope you will be able to join us.


*This call is off the record and not for press purposes.



Date: Thursday, May 15, 2014

Time: 1:00 PM - 1: 30PM ET



Space is limited. Please register using the following link: http://ems6.intellor.com?p=600277&do=register&t=1


* Information you provide the White House through the RSVP may be shared with participating federal government agencies.





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Header Press Release

Release No. 0085.14


Office of Communications (202)720-4623


Deputy Secretary Harden Announces Event in Support of Small Businesses in Rural Areas


WASHINGTON, May 12, 2014 - Deputy Agriculture Secretary Krysta Harden announced that USDA's Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization (OSDBU) will host an event in Arkansas next month to give small business owners the opportunity to partner with federal agencies. The meeting, in Pine Bluff, supports Obama Administration efforts 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 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, visit www.usda.gov/osdbu.
This is National Small Business week. To find out more visit the U.S. Small Business Administration website.




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