California Headwaters Partnership Initiative Webinar
The Sierra Nevada Conservancy and USDA Forest Service Pacific Southwest Region will be co-hosting a webinar on April 26, 2016 to help attendees learn more about California Headwaters Partnership Initiative, the Watershed Improvement Program, the Resilient Lands and Waters Initiative, and other existing collaborative efforts in the California Headwaters Region. The webinar is free, and will feature a number of speakers including Sierra Nevada Conservancy Executive Officer Jim Branham, USDA Forest Service Pacific Southwest Region Deputy Regional Forester Barnie Gyant, and Placer County Supervisor Jennifer Montgomery.
Pre-registration is required by April 25, 2016. Capacity will be limited to 100 participants. Registrants will be emailed a link to the webinar and conference call information prior to the webinar.
For more information, contact Liz Berger at 916-498-5901 or firstname.lastname@example.org or Marji Feliz at 530-823-4679 or Marji.email@example.com.
USDA Accepting Applications for 2017 Export Market Development Programs
The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) is now accepting applications for fiscal year 2017 funding for five export market development programs. Applications for the Market Access Program, Foreign Market Development Program, Technical Assistance for Specialty Crops Program, Quality Samples Program and Emerging Markets Program will be accepted until 5 p.m. EDT on June 3, 2016.
Under the Market Access Program, USDA provides competitive, cost-share assistance to U.S. exporters and trade organizations for international marketing and promotion of U.S. commodities and products. Under the Foreign Market Development Program, USDA partners with nonprofit agricultural trade associations to build longer-term international demand for U.S. commodities. The Technical Assistance for Specialty Crops Program funds projects that address sanitary, phytosanitary, and technical barriers that prohibit or threaten the export of U.S. specialty crops. The Quality Samples Program helps agricultural trade organizations provide small samples of their products to potential importers. The Emerging Markets Program supports technical assistance activities for the promotion of U.S. farm products in emerging markets. More information about these programs can be accessed here.
SBA Small Business Workshop (El Dorado County)
SBA Small Business Workshop (Madera County)