Utah Department of Agriculture and Food

UDAF Connects with Rural Small Businesses


Doug Perry and Ryan Mortenson represented UDAF at the SBA Rural Road Show in Brigham City and Logan this week. The event equips entrepreneurs with information and resources that will help them launch or move their small businesses forward.

Some of the attendees have products and services related to agriculture and food and so it gives UDAF an opportunity to talk about marketing, training, and networking opportunities associated with the Utah's Own brand and international trade efforts the Department has been making in recent years.

It also creates a connection for potential partnerships and resource sharing with other small business service providers and non-profits. Along with the event sponsor, the Small Business Administration, UDAF was joined by the likes of the US Department of Agriculture Rural Development Division, US Department of Commerce, Governor's Office of Economic Development, Utah Small Business Development Centers Network, Women's Business Center of Utah, SCORE Mentors, Utah Microloan Fund, World Trade Center Utah, USTAR, Utah CDC, and handful of banks and credit unions.

During the Summer, SBA organized a similar tour in the southern end of the state and there are plans to conduct yet another in 2019.