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Rural Grocery Initiative

Due to COVID-19, Rural Grocery Initiative staff continue to work remotely.  To get in touch with us, please email rgi@ksu.edu and will respond promptly to that email. 

Join our Team!  Seeking GRA to support rural and healthy food access programs at K-State.

K-State Research and Extension is seeking a graduate research assistant (GRA) to work with the Kansas Healthy Food Initiative and Rural Grocery Initiative.  This GRA position is an opportunity for a self-motivated, resourceful, experienced, and committed M.A., M.S., or Ph.D. student to bring creative energy and vision to a comprehensive urban and rural food systems program at Kansas State University. The ideal candidate would have broad experience in or hold an undergraduate (and possibly Master's degree) in fields related to food access, food systems, and/or community development. This candidate must have a commitment to issues of social justice and community engagement. This is a position that will work with an interdisciplinary team, employing a variety of applied and community-based research methods.

More details and directions to apply can be found here.  Any questions can be  directed to khfi@ksu.edu



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The Kansas Healthy Food Initiative (KHFI) is a public-private partnership that aims to increase access to affordable healthy food to improve the health and economic development of Kansans and their communities. This video introduces the KHFI program and explains how to apply for funding or technical assistance.

For more information about the KHFI, please contact us by email at khfi@ksu.edu or by phone at 785-532-6868.