Small & Strong

Support and training for small food co-ops in Minnesota, Wisconsin, Michigan, Iowa, North Dakota, and South Dakota

The Third Annual Small & Strong Conference will be held on Saturday, November 11 at Normandale Community College in Bloomington, MN. Small & Strong is a one-day networking and training event for staff and board of small and startup food co-ops (under $3M in annual sales).

The conference will feature a variety of sessions led by industry experts and representatives from co-ops around the region, with a focus on the challenges and opportunities for small and rural food co-ops. Attendees will also have a chance to engage in informal conversations with consultants on topics of particular importance to their co-ops. The conference will include a special track for startup food co-ops. See links below for workshop details and registration info. Staff and board members are encouraged to attend!

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Contact conference coordinator, Tom Guettler, for information about conference scholarships, questions or additional information, or to add or remove your name from the email list. 

Tom Guettler, NCF

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