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Regional Rural Grocery Workshops

The Kansas State University's Center for Engagement and Community Development will be hosting a series of Rural Grocery Workshops in the Regions around the state.  These workshops will feature guest speakers from Associated Wholesale Grocers, local grocery store owners, USDA Rural Development, Kansas Healthy Food Initiative, NetWork Kansas, and Kansas State Research and Extension.  The focus of the workshops is to provide information, funding opportunities, and networking to local grocery store owners and managers.  There is no cost to attend and lunch is provided.

workshop #2 2019-2020



Click the picture to view the flyer for the Parsons Workshop.


Upcoming locations:

November 14, 2019:  Southeast Research and Extension Center, Parsons


Spring 2020: check back for locations and dates





Past Workshops:

October 18, 2019:  Kingman Expo Center, Agenda-Kingman


Save the Date: June 8-9, 2020 for the National Rural Grocery Summit VII

Save the Date for 2020 Rural Grocery Summit

To view presentations from previous years, please click here.