Tester to hold next small business jobs workshop in Bozeman

Senator will focus March 26 event on boosting agriculture

(U.S. SENATE) – Senator Jon Tester today announced that he will host his next Small Business Opportunity Workshop next month in Bozeman. Tester made the announcement at the end of his Missoula Small Business Opportunity Workshop, attended by hundreds of Montanans.

Tester's next workshop will be held on March 26, at the Strand Student Union Building at Montana State University, from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m.

The free event focuses on agriculture in Montana and how farmers and ranchers can plan for the future, take advantage of new technology, research and USDA programs, and add value to their family farms and ranches.

"Agriculture built our state and continues to be the backbone of our economy because Montana's family farmers and ranchers produce the finest food in the world," said Tester, the only farmer in the U.S. Senate.  "This is about bringing producers together to make sure they have the best information available to grow their farms and ranches in order to keep our rural communities strong."

Tester's Bozeman workshop builds on the success of his previous small business and jobs workshops in Great Falls, Bozeman, Kalispell and Missoula over the past two years.  Over a thousand of Montana small business owners and entrepreneurs have attended Tester's workshops.

Tester's Bozeman jobs workshop is open to the public.  Montanans interested in attending are encouraged to RSVP at tester.senate.gov/workshop.