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Rural Grocery Initiative

Rural Cooperative Development


As a recipient of a USDA Rural Cooperative Development Grant, the Rural Grocery Initiative is beginning a new chapter of supporting cooperative development in Kansas to support the retention and viability of rural grocery stores.

As part of this grant, starting in 2023, the Rural Grocery Initiative will be developing technical assistance materials, conducting research, convening stakeholders, hosting workshops, and researching the feasbility of cooperative models in Kansas.

Come back soon for more details on this exciting new programming!