MANHATTAN – The Kansas Department of Agriculture will host an Agribusiness Development Workshop from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Jan. 19 at the Russell City Council Chambers, 133 W. Eighth St., Russell. This workshop will provide Kansas farmers, ranchers and agribusinesses with resources, current business development and organizational contacts to help with startups or expansions.

The KDA Division of Agriculture Marketing received a U.S. Department of Agriculture grant to help fund the workshop.

Speakers at the event will represent the KDA; Russell County Economic Development; USDA Rural Development; the Kansas Department of Commerce; Network Kansas; the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism; the Kansas Small Business Development Center; a local agriculture business; and a financial institution.

KDA will also hold five additional agribusiness development workshops in the following locations: Feb. 2 in Emporia; Feb. 9 in Winfield; Feb. 16 in Liberal; Feb. 23 in Norton; and March 2 in Hutchinson.

A light meal will be available for those who register before Jan. 15. To RSVP, email your name and workshop location to kda.events@ks.gov. Contact Lynne Hinrichsen at Lynne.Hinrichsen@ks.gov or (785) 564-6757 with any questions.

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