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The Kansas Healthy Food Initiative

Kansas Healthy Food Initiative

116 Umberger
1612 Claflin Road
Manhattan, KS 66506


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This eight-part webinar series will present the steps for completing a successful grocery business transition. In many cases, some form of community or shared ownership model provides a viable opportunity for maintaining a vibrant rural grocery store. Each webinar will explore a different topic pertinent to successful business transitions.

This series is free and open to the public. Save your spot by registering today.

Webinar Schedule
All webinars will be held on Thursdays at 1:30pm central using Zoom.
1. January 28      Grocery Business Transition Planning: An Overview 
2. February 4       Understanding Grocery Ownership Models 
3. February 11     Preparing for Business Transition 
4. February 18     Assessing Markets & Community Needs 
5. February 25     Planning your Business 
6. March 4           Funding the Transition 
7. March 11         Recruiting Store Managers 
8. March 18         Mastering Grocery Store Nuts & Bolts

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 grocery distributors, 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 grocery operations information, funding opportunities, and networking to local grocery store owners and managers.  There is no cost to attend and lunch is provided.


Previous workshops:

March 3, 2020: Cloud County Event Center, Concordia, Kansas, Agenda

February 19, 2020: Colby Community Building, Colby, Kansas, Agenda

September 18, 2019: Kingman Expocenter, Kingman, Kansas, Agenda

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