2020 RURAL SUMMIT
* schedule subject to change
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 17 -- RURAL SUMMIT LOCAL BUSINESS TOUR
Our attendees will travel to Stratford and the Marshfield area for lunch and an afternoon of stops at various businesses who all have great stories and successes to share. Register for Day 1 of our Rural Summit as seats are limited.
THURSDAY, JUNE 18 -- RURAL SUMMIT
Vibrant Rural Communities -- From Talk to Action!
Features throughout the day....
Deb says SaveYour.Town are the Change Agents. They are not the experts on small towns, they are the experts FOR small towns, including yours. You’ll hear lots of stories of small towns doing things the new way. It’s going to feel weird and strange, and yet somehow right.
You’ll slip back into the old way once and awhile (Deb says she did). You’ll find out people you thought were in the future track are really a part of the committee of negativity. You’ll find people in your crowd who you never expected to be there.
2 sets of 4 Breakout Sessions will take place addressing issues facing rural communities and areas. Not just talking about the issues but successful actions will be presented too.
- Farm Safety & Mental Health
- Housing - How Our Community is Meeting the Challenge
- Renewable Energy - The Positive Effects on Rural Communities
- Preserving Wisconsin Water Resources for future Generations
- Funding Community Projects: Putting the Puzzle Together
- Leveraging Natural Resources for Economic Development, Tourism & Quality of Life
- Enhancing Life for Older Adults in Rural Areas
- Broadband: How to Get It & How To Promote It
WRP TOP RURAL DEVELOPMENT INITIATIVES AWARD CEREMONY
The Top Rural Development Initiatives recognizes those communities and organizations that have made a positive impact on their rural area through collaboration and sheer grit. Overcoming challenges to make good things happen in rural areas is difficult. We want to share success stories with other rural areas and the world so we can learn from one another and prove that, although many rural areas are struggling, there are places that are having success, which creates hope for all of us.
Visit with Exhibitors at their booths throughout the day and learn more all they have to offer with services and resources to help your rural area grow and succeed.
Thank you Summit Sponsors
BOOK YOUR ROOM NOW AT A VERY SPECIAL RATE OF JUST $82!
You can come to Marshfield and stay overnight on Tuesday, April 21st or Wednesday, April 22nd. We have a limited block of rooms available so book your room today!
Call 715-387-2700 and mention "Rural Summit" when making your reservation to receive the special Summit room rate.