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In cooperation with the Florida Farm Bureau, USDA Rural Development invites you to a Renewable Energy and Value Added Partners Workshop

 In cooperation with the Florida Farm Bureau, USDA Rural Development invites you to a 
 

Renewable Energy and Value Added Partners Workshop

 

   When:       Thursday, September 27, 2007

                   10:00am - 3:00pm

Where:       Florida Farm Bureau Building

                   5700 SW 34th St.

                   Gainesville, FL 32608

                   Board Room

    Who:       Invited participants include representatives of the following  organizations: Florida Farm Bureau, Fla. Dept of Agric. & Consumer Services, Univ. of Fla. IFAS Extension, Southeast Milk Producers, the Florida Resource Conservation and Development Councils, Fla. Solar Energy Center, Fla. Renewable Energy Association, Enterprise Florida, Office of Tourism, Trade & Economic Development, Fla. REDI, Regional Planning Councils, USDA, industry representatives and others.  

Purpose:       Improve stakeholders' knowledge of each others programs, roles, incentives and available assistance offered to promote and facilitate renewable energy and value added agriculture project success in Florida.  Robyn Jensen, member of USDA's national Renewable Energy Outreach Team will present some models that have proven successful in several other states.

 




 AGENDA

September 27, 2007

      Introductions

 

      Opening Remarks

 

      Program Presentations - Participant organizations with funding, incentive or technical assistance programs are invited to give a brief presentation/discussion of assistance offered.

 

      Lunch

 

      Collaborative Discussions

 

Contact:      Joe Mueller            352-338-3441               [log in to unmask]

                   Jennifer Bruce        352-338-3496               [log in to unmask]

 

We look forward to seeing you there.  If you are unable to attend, please send this invitation an alternate within your organization. 



Directions:   From I-75, take the Williston Rd. exit towards Gainesville.  Turn right at the first light onto 34th Street and proceed south.  The Farm Bureau Building is on the right.  It's hard to miss but call our office or the Farm Bureau at 352-378-1321 if you have difficulty finding the Farm Bureau Building.