NRCS honors APAC’s Max Franks
- APAC’s Max Franks honored by NRCS
- Franks received award at annual Arkansas Association of Conservation Districts meeting
NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – The Natural Resources Conservation Service has honored Max Franks at its annual conference.
Franks, a program associate in the Arkansas Procurement Assistance Center, part of the University of Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service, was honored with the NRCS State Technical Committee Individual Award on Feb. 17 during the Arkansas Association of Conservation Districts annual meeting.
Franks spent months working with NRCS agents and ranchers, farmers, agribusinesses, helping them learn the new USDA requirements for and how to create and update a Dun and Bradstreet DUNS number. Franks also worked with the groups on how to become registered as a federal vendor in the Systems for Award Management database to obtain USDA grants and payments.
“This is truly an honor to be selected for the State Conservationist Partnership Award for 2014.The partnership through the Division of Agriculture and the NRCS has assisted hundreds of Arkansas businesses, farmers and ranchers to grow through USDA grants and contract,” Franks said.
The Arkansas Procurement Assistance Center provides training and resources that help Arkansas businesses generate revenues and create or retain jobs for Arkansans through effective government contracting.
Learn more about APAC at http://www.uaex.edu/business-communities/apac-government-contracting/about-apac.aspx.
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By The Cooperative Extension Service
U of A System Division of Agriculture
Media Contact: Mary Hightower
Dir. of Communication Services
U of A Division of Agriculture
Cooperative Extension Service