Free Webinar on Export Assistance for CT Agricultural Producers

Free Webinar on Export Assistance for Connecticut Agricultural Producers!

Date:     Wednesday, May 4, 2022

Time:     10:00am Eastern time

Cost:      Free, but pre-registration is required

Register Here: https://emenuapps.ita.doc.gov/ePublic/event/editWebReg.do?SmartCode=2QHW

Overview: Join us for a free webinar to hear about state and federal resources available to assist Connecticut agricultural and food product companies interested in exporting.  This webinar, sponsored by Congressman Joe Courtney (CT2) and the U.S. Commercial Service, will feature speakers from Food Export USA—Northeast and the Connecticut Department of Agriculture.

Food Export – Northeast is a non-profit organization that supports companies with value-added food and agricultural products in fueling growth through exporting. Members are made up of the Department of Agriculture in the 10 Northeast states, including the Connecticut Department of Agriculture. Food Export USA—Northeast helps both novice suppliers and seasoned exporters unlock long term global growth with export education, global connections, export strategies, and marketing financial assistance. In the last year alone, companies that participated in our programs and activities gained over $978M in combined export sales to countries around the globe.

The mission of the Department of Agriculture is to foster a healthy economic, environmental and social climate for agriculture by developing, promoting, and regulating agricultural businesses; protecting agricultural and aquacultural resources; enforcing laws pertaining to domestic animals; and promoting an understanding among the state’s citizens of the diversity of Connecticut agriculture, its cultural heritage and its contribution to the state’s economy.  The Agricultural Development Unit of the agency’s Bureau of Agricultural Development & Resource Preservation is the primary contact for agricultural business development, include grant opportunities and marketing assistance.

Join us for this informative webinar to learn about the benefits of exporting and assistance available to your Connecticut company!

Speakers:

  • Congressman Joe Courtney, CT2
  • Apryl King | Liaison—CT, MA, ME, RI, VT | Food Export USA—Northeast
  • Erin Windham | Ag Marketing and Inspection Rep I Connecticut Department of Agriculture
  • Melissa Grosso | Director | U.S. Commercial Service (Connecticut office)

Questions?  Contact Melissa Grosso at the U.S. Commercial Service at 860-638-6955 or Melissa.Grosso@trade.gov.