Supporting Thriving & Resilient Communities
Wisconsin’s voice for collaborative action on issues to support rural communities!
Wisconsin Rural Partners, Inc. (WRP) serves as a network hub for organizations, government agencies and people working to make rural Wisconsin a better place. We strive through our work to build leadership for the communities of rural Wisconsin. Through our annual Rural Summit, Small Community Forums, Top Rural Development Initiative awards and other events, we communicate the needs and successes of rural Wisconsin to policy-makers at the local, state and federal levels.
Wisconsin Rural partners (WRP) has served as Wisconsin’s State Rural Development Council (SRDC) through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Department of Agriculture since 1992.
WRP is a nonpartisian, nonprofit organization that brings together a cross section of residents, organizations and community leaders that bridge political affiliations & jurisdictional boundaries to advance initiatives important to rural communities throughout the state.
2022 RURal summit
WRP's annual Rural Summit is an event that brings together people who care about the future of rural Wisconsin – and their community. After holding a Virtual Rural Summit in 2021, WRP is again planning an in-person event in 2022. The Summit is planned for:
April 26 & 27, 2022
The WRP Website and Facebook page will provide more information in the upcoming months. Please check back for the agenda and registration information.
RECOGNIZING COMMUNITIES & ORGANIZATIONS THAT HAVE MADE A POSITIVE IMPACT ON THEIR RURAL AREAS THROUGH COLLABORATION AND COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT
There are organizations, groups and individuals throughout Wisconsin who have successfully addressed challenges in their rural community through collaboration. Share your success story and have an opportunity to be recognized for what you have accomplished by being selected as a Top Rural Development Initiative!!
Nominations are Now Open for 2022
Click on the link below to learn more and to submit a nominatoin.
Bringing Opportunity to Rural Wisconsin
A place for rural Wisconsin to find opportunities, celebrate our success and build a strong future. Welcome.
The 2021 annual Rural Summit was held virtually. It took place over a 5-week period in May and June with weekly 2-hour sessions focusing on some of the most important issues facing rural communities and areas across the State of Wisconsin. Over 200 attendees from 82 different communities in Wisconsin joined us for the Virtual Rural Summit.
Wisconsin Rural Partners, Inc
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We have collaborated with many of our Partners, gathering information & resources and having it at your fingertips as you work to recover as a rural community or business. We will continue to add and update the info as often as possible.
Make sure you "like" & "share" our "Road to Rural Recovery" Facebook page. Keep up to date on our Calendar for upcoming webinars, program deadlines and other dated information.
RECOGNIZING COMMUNITIES & ORGANIZATIONS THAT HAVE MADE A POSITIVE IMPACT ON THEIR RURAL AREAS THROUGH COLLABORATION AND SHEER GRIT
Overcoming challenges to make good things happen in rural areas is difficult. We want to share their success stories 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.
HELPING WISCONSIN'S SMALL COMMUNITIES, VILLAGES AND TOWNS THRIVE!
These forums provide resources and a venue for you, your neighbors, colleagues and friends to discuss the challenges & opportunities of economic growth, education for the 21st Century, civic issues and life in Wisconsin's small (and mighty) communities.