FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 29, 2023
ARLINGTON, VA — The Northeast USDA Regional Food Business Center will host a webinar Tuesday, Oct. 3 from 2-3 p.m. ET to inform and receive feedback from the public and relevant stakeholders on project updates and funding opportunities. The webinar will be led by the National Association of State Departments of Agriculture Foundation, Cornell University Center for Regional Economic Advancement, Buffalo Go Green and New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets.
Registration will remain open until the event commences. A confirmation of event registration along with additional details on the agenda and speaker line-up are sent upon registering. A recording of the webinar will be made available following the event and upcoming webinars will be announced shortly.
The agenda will include an overview of the Northeast Regional Food Business Center’s project objectives, a projected timeline for applications and funding disbursements and descriptions of funding opportunities both for small food businesses looking to expand and organizations that offer technical assistance to agricultural producers. The webinar will also provide a space for interested stakeholders to ask questions about the two funding opportunities and the work of the Northeast Regional Food Business Center.
The Northeast Regional Food Business Center will target its operations in Connecticut, Delaware, the District of Columbia, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island and Vermont.
The Northeast Regional Food Business Center is one of 12 USDA Regional Food Business Centers, established with the aim of building a more resilient, diverse and competitive food system. These centers will catalyze momentum for small-and-mid-sized producers by offering technical assistance to help overcome barriers to market access, acting as a resource-sharing hub for supply chain development and targeting financial assistance toward underserved farm, ranch and food business communities.
If you need assistance in completing the registration or have any questions regarding the Northeast Regional Food Business Center, contact our team at NortheastRFBC@nasda.org.
The NASDA Foundation is the only educational and research organization that directly serves the nation’s state departments of agriculture. The NASDA Foundation’s mission is to enhance American food and agricultural communities through education, outreach and research. The NASDA Foundation works with states to nourish people and communities while serving as the stewards of the environment and public trust. To learn more about the NASDA Foundation, please visit nasda.org/nasda-foundation/.