Northeast USDA Regional Food Business Center Listening Session at Maine Agricultural Trade Show

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Learn About the Northeast USDA Regional Food Business Center on Tuesday, Jan. 9 and Wednesday, Jan. 10 at the Maine Agricultural Trades Show

Industry stakeholders and community leaders are invited to share input so the Northeast USDA Regional Food Business Center (RFBC) can better understand the unique needs of the region and the opportunities for the Center to engage with and amplify existing agricultural initiatives.

Please join us for any of the listening sessions or presentations at the show

Tuesday, January 9, 2024

  • Listening Sessions – Knox Conference Room – 9:30AM to 11:30AM & 1:00PM to 3:00PM (Drop in format)
  • Presentation – Somerset Room – 3:30PM to 4:30PM

Wednesday, January January 10, 2024

  • Listening Sessions – Cumberland Room – 9:30AM to 11:30AM & 3:30PM to 5:00PM (Drop in format)
  • Presentation – Waldo Room – 1:30PM to 2:30PM

Chris Jones (Senior Director, NASDA Foundation) will be representing the Northeast USDA Regional Food Business Center and hosting listening sessions and presenting on available technical assistance resources and upcoming funding opportunities for food and farm businesses across the region.

About the Northeast Regional Food Business Center

The Northeast Regional Food Business Center was established by the U.S. Department of Agriculture alongside 11 other regional centers across the country to respond to supply chain gaps and vulnerabilities exposed and exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Offering funding streams for both technical assistance providers and small- and mid-sized food and farm businesses, the Center is committed to supporting equitable economic development in one of the country’s strongest and most diverse agricultural regions.

The 83rd Maine Agricultural Trades Show happens January 9, 10, 11, 2024 at the Augusta Civic Center. There is no admission to attend. Doors open at 9 a.m. daily. View the event map and details at