Agenda


Sixth National Rural Grocery Summit
Hilton Garden Inn
Manhattan, Kansas
June 25-26, 2018
Strengthening Community; Strengthening Health:  The Rural Grocery Store

Monday, June 25

8:30-9:30 a.m. Foyer Registration / Check-in
Light breakfast and beverages provided
9:30-10:30 a.m. Big Basin/Kaw Nation (Ballroom D/E) Welcome / Opening
– Welcome: David Procter, Director, Center for Engagement and Community Development; Rural Grocery Initiative
– Opening Keynote:  Chris Jones, Vice President, Government Relations, National Grocers Association, “Trends and Disruptions in the Supermarket Industry”
10:30-10:45 a.m. Foyer Break
10:45-Noon Breakout Sessions
McDowell (Ballroom A) #1: Grocery Operations: Cooperatives as a Model of Grocery Ownership
Tuttle (Ballroom B) #2: Healthy Food Access: Best Practices and Resources for Individuals and Organizations Working with Rural Groceries
Alcove (Ballroom C) #3: Technical Resources for Identifying and Accessing Healthy Food
Noon-1:30 p.m. Big Basin/Kaw Nation (Ballroom D/E) Lunch / Keynote
-Luncheon Keynote: Jimmy Wright, President of Wright’s Markets, Inc., Improving Access to Food and Healthcare – “The Wright Way”
– 2018 Rural Grocery Initiative Award: David Procter, Center for Engagement and Community Development; Rural Grocery Initiative
1:45-3:00 p.m. Breakout Sessions
 McDowell (Ballroom A) #4: Grocery Operations:  Navigating the REAP (Rural Energy for America Program) Process
Tuttle (Ballroom B) #5: Healthy Food Access: Strategies to Increase Healthy Food Sales
Alcove (Ballroom C) #6: Grocery Operations: Rural Grocery Best Practices
3:00-3:15 p.m. Foyer Break
3:15-4:30 p.m. Breakout Sessions
 McDowell (Ballroom A) #7: Grocery Operations: Responding to the Food Distribution Challenge
Tuttle (Ballroom B) #8: Grocery Operations: Models of Ownership
Alcove (Ballroom C) #9: Healthy Food Access: Restoring Grocery Access: The Vinton County, Ohio Story
4:45-5:15 p.m. Foyer

Poster Presentations

 

Brian DeSmet, Fair Food Network                                                                  Double Up Food Bucks Grocery Program – 4 Keys to Successful Implementation

 

Isabelle Busenitz, MS, Kansas Healthy Food Initiative Project Associate          Determination of Low Resource Areas                                                          

 

Pat Rissler                                                                                                          Mapping of Grocery Stores in Kansas and the Creation of a Network of Rural Grocery Stores for the State

 

Sarah Reinhardt, MPH, RD, The Union of Concerned Scientists            Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Use in Rural Communities

 

Morgan Hartline and Vanessa Wielenga, Nebraska Extension      Increasing    Access to Fresh Fruits and Vegetables from SNAP Recipients through Nebraska Double Up Food Bucks Program

 

Jessie Carr and Amber Berg, K-State’s Rural Grocery Initiative                Social Media as a Business Strategy: Rural Grocery Stores as a Case Study

 

Leah Chapman, MPH, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill    Integrating Concepts from Behavioral Economics into Low-Cost Healthy Retail Interventions: Methods and Results from Rural North Carolina

5:15-6:45 p.m. Foyer Reception
Live musical entertainment will be provided. Please join us for an evening of light hors d’oeuvres, refreshments, and networking at the Hilton Garden Inn. (Dinner on your own this evening)

 

Tuesday, June 26

7:30-8:30 a.m. Foyer Registration / Check-in
Light breakfast and beverages provided
8:30-9:15 a.m. Big Basin/Kaw Nation (Ballroom D/E) Opening Keynote
– Ron Wilson, Huck Boyd National Institute for Rural Development, “Tumbleweed Tales: Lessons Learned from Rural Entrepreneurs”
– Rural Grocery Store Awards
9:30-10:45 a.m. Breakout Sessions
McDowell (Ballroom A) #10: Grocery Operations: SBA Helping Small Business through Funding and Technical Assistance
Tuttle (Ballroom B) #11: Healthy Food Access: Stifling Efforts to Build Local Food Systems: How Preemption Can Impact Your Community’s Access to Healthy Food
Alcove (Ballroom C) #12: Grocery Operations: Grocery Ownership Models that Meet Community Needs and Opportunities
10:45-11:00 a.m. Foyer Break
11:00-12:15 p.m. Breakout Sessions
 McDowell (Ballroom A) #13: Funding: Funding Opportunities for Rural Grocery Operations and Healthy Food Access
Tuttle (Ballroom B) #14: Strengthening Nutrition across the Food System
Alcove (Ballroom C) #15: Grocery Operations: Dealing with Dollar General
12:30-1:15 p.m. Big Basin/Kaw Nation (Ballroom D/E) Closing with Boxed Lunch Provided
– Closing Keynote “Moving Rural Grocery Operations and Health Food Access Forward” David Procter, Director, Center for Engagement and Community Development-Adjourn