Date: Friday, October 14, 2005
Time: 9:00 a.m. to Noon (doors will open at 8:00 a.m.)
Place: URI Coastal Institute, South Ferry Rd, Narragansett, RI
The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) wants to hear the
ideas, concerns, and advice of those in the local agricultural community.
The USDA is conducting Farm Bill Forums across the country as part of a
nationwide listening tour in preparation for the 2007 Farm Bill. These
Forums are designed to allow the public an opportunity to share their
opinions with the USDA on key policies or programs within the Farm Bill.
Participants are to respond on issues facing the local community such as:
Seating will be available on a first-come basis for the Forum.
The event will feature a display area on programs offered by USDA, local
agencies and partners. There will also be a USDA Help Desk with
representatives from the Natural Resources Conservation Service, the
Farm Service Agency, and Rural Development who will be on hand to
answer your questions on USDA programs.
You may also provide your written comments at the Forum, via mail, on our
web page at www.USDA.gov/farmbill or via email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information, call the USDA Warwick Service Center at 401-828-1300.