The WRP Board of Directors voted to postpone the 2020 Rural Summit to April 21-22, 2021 at Hotel Marshfield. This was a difficult decision but a necessary one as we help our rural areas reopen and get the economy back on track again.
Look for our "Road to Rural Recovery" campaign that we will be launching soon to help aid in this recovery of small businesses & communities across the State!
2021 RURAL SUMMIT
* schedule subject to change
WEDNESDAY, April 21 -- RURAL SUMMIT LOCAL BUSINESS TOUR
THURSDAY, April 22 -- RURAL SUMMIT
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.
BREAKOUT SESSIONS -- TBA
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.