Event Details


March 12, 2024


10:00 am - 11:00 am (NOTE: The time of the event has been updated.)


CCE Tompkins County
615 Willow Ave
Ithaca, NY


Harvest NY and CCE Tompkins County

Precious Tshabalala

Pre-Registration Deadline: March 8, 2024


Minority and Women-Owned Business Enterprises (MWBE) Coffee Hour

March 12, 2024

Minority and Women-Owned Business Enterprises (MWBE) Coffee Hour


Join Cornell Cooperative Extension of Tompkins County and Harvest NY for a coffee hour to learn about the Minority and Women-Owned Business Enterprises (MWBE) program. An overview of the MWBE program will be provided by Precious Tshabalala, Food Systems Specialist with Harvest NY. Her focus is on distribution, procurement, diversification, access to new markets, and promotion of local foods. Precious will answer questions about how MWBE businesses can benefit from these programs. This coffee hour event will provide an informal setting for MWBE businesses to network and connect with Precious to discuss strategies and resources for farm and food MWBEs seeking to navigate state contracting. 

Morning refreshments will be provided. 

There is no charge to attend, but registration is required to ensure adequate numbers of handouts for attendees.

Any questions can be directed to Precious Tshabalala.

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