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Rural Grocery Initiative

Grocery Business Transition Mentorship Program

Grocery Business Transition Mentorship Program

About the Mentorship Program


The Grocery Business Transition Mentorship Program provides rural Kansans with in-depth, customized technical assistance on a range of topics related to grocery business transitions, such as creating a business plan, assessing markets and community needs, establishing a community-owned grocery store, and more.

Grocers and leaders from 10 rural communities have been paired with mentors who will help identify needs and clarify goals, share information and resources, and serve as a sounding board to program participants. The hope is that this dedicated partnership will help program participants gain new insights, skills, and knowledge to successfully advance their unique grocery projects.

This mentorship program is an extension of the Keeping Groceries Alive webinar series, which was hosted by the Rural Grocery Initiative and sponsored by the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation.

Program Dates: April 2021 through June 2021

For more information: Please contact us at rgi@ksu.edu.