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Save the Date!! 2017 Rural Summit “Bridging the Divide: Strengthening Rural and Urban Communities”


The Rural Maryland Council will be hosting its biennial summit this year on Friday, December 1, 2017 at the DoubleTree Hilton Hotel in Annapolis, MD.

NEW! Rural Summit AgPitch Session
Do you have a business idea that can change agriculture? We’d love to hear about it! Tell us about your business or idea using the online application form here.

Five finalists will be selected to present their ideas/business plans at the Rural Maryland Council 2017 Rural Summit on December 1, 2017 to compete for cash and related business services to help further your business ideas.

AgPitch applicants must reside in the MidAtlantic Farm Credit footprint. Learn more here:


Presentations from the 2015 Rural Summit:


Become a Sponsor!

Learn more about our 2017 Rural Summit Sponsorship Opportunities!

For any questions about sponsorships, please contact Charlotte Davis at or 410.841.5774.

Access 2017 Rural Summit Sponsorship Levels

Download the 2017 Rural Summit Sponsorship Form

Thank You to Our Sponsors!

Chesapeake Bay Bridge Sponsor –
MidAtlantic Farm Credit
Casselmann Bridge Sponsor –
Maryland Department of Agriculture
Harry W. Nice Bridge –
Southern Maryland Agricultural Development Commission (SMADC)
Dover Bridge –
Maryland Rural Health Association
Community Development Network of Maryland
Maryland Relay
 Burnside Bridge – LEAD Maryland Foundation

Maryland Association of Counties 
Maryland Association of Counties

Technology Development Corporation – (TEDCO)

PNC Bank

PNC Bank