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Grocery store owners, community leaders, and researchers slated to gather for interactive workshop in November

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Posted: October 24, 2014

Next month, a group of EFSNE project team members will come together with grocery store owners/operators and community leaders from several of the project’s study locations for an interactive learning opportunity. The workshop is being organized jointly by the Outreach Team and Consumption Team, and members from each of the EFSNE project’s research teams will participate.

The goals of the workshop are to enhance participants' knowledge and understanding of EFSNE research activities, and to share insights into the role that EFSNE project communities play in regional food issues. Store owners and community leaders will learn about what EFSNE researchers have been doing and how that relates to their work, and will have the opportunity to provide input and feedback to the researchers. Store owners will have opportunities to talk about their store's challenges and successes and hear from other store owners in the region. Community leaders will learn about other food-related activities being carried out in the EFSNE project communities and brainstorm about EFSNE-supported activities that they might pursue in their own communities.

The workshop, which will take place in Reisterstown, MD, is funded by an AFRI food security conference grant from USDA/NIFA.