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Maryland Celebrates Rural Maryland Day In Annapolis

      Annapolis, MD – The Rural Maryland Council (RMC) met in Annapolis, Thursday, February 9, 2017, for which Governor Hogan proclaimed as Rural Maryland Day, to meet with key legislators to discuss the challenges affecting rural Maryland communities. “Rural residents are working to provide all of the people in our fine state with  Read the Rest…

Rural Maryland Council Elects 2017 Leadership

Opportunities are abound throughout rural Maryland and the Rural Maryland Council is excited for the future. The Rural Maryland Council (RMC) met on Monday, November 28, 2016 for its Annual and Executive Board Meeting in Annapolis and elected officers for the 2017 calendar year. The Council elected the following officers: Chair: Mr. Josh Hastings First  Read the Rest…

Rural Maryland Council Honors Rural Community Advocates

PHOTO CAPTION: Doris Mason, Past Board Chair, Rural Maryland Council, presented Maryland Department of Budget Management Secretary David Brinkley with the 2016 Rural Champion Award. Annapolis, MD – The Rural Maryland Council and its membership convened Monday, November 28, 2016 for its Annual and Executive Board Meeting at Quiet Waters Park, Blue Heron Center. In addition  Read the Rest…

Registration opens for first-ever Grow Maryland Summit on December 1: Summit explores Maryland’s agriculture industry through the lens of value-added opportunities

  Stevensville, MD – The Grow Maryland Summit: The Future of Value-Added Agriculture will be the first of its kind event, devoted to the state’s value-added agriculture industry. The conference, hosted by Grow Maryland and the Rural Maryland Council, will take place on Thursday, December 1 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Chesapeake  Read the Rest…

Maryland Rural Health Day

PRESS RELEASE CONTACT: Charlotte Davis, 410.841.5774 Thursday, November 17, 2016 has been proclaimed National Rural Health Day by the National Organizations of State Office of Rural Health (NOSORH), as a way to showcase the good work of America’s 62 million rural citizens and to promote the efforts of NOSORH, State Offices of Rural Health, and  Read the Rest…

Volunteer Maryland and Rural Maryland Council FY2017 Information Sessions

Together, during Fiscal Year 2017, RMC and Volunteer Maryland will offer information sessions throughout the State for attendees to learn more about both organizations and the resources available to rural-serving organizations, including the Maryland Agricultural Education and Rural Development Assistance Fund (MAERDAF) program and the Rural Maryland Prosperity Investment Fund (RMPIF). As part of the Governor’s  Read the Rest…

Rural Maryland Council Announces FY17 Rural Maryland Prosperity Investment Fund (RMPIF) Grant Recipients

PRESS RELEASE Contact: Charlotte Davis (410) 841-5774 RURAL MARYLAND COUNCIL ANNOUNCES FY 2017 RURAL MARYLAND PROSPERITY INVESTMENT FUND (RMPIF) GRANT RECIPIENTS For the first time since 2006, the Rural Maryland Prosperity Investment Fund received $2 million in funding for targeted investment to promote economic prosperity in Maryland’s traditionally disadvantaged and underserved rural communities. By sustaining efforts to  Read the Rest…

Rural Maryland Prosperity Investment Fund Mentioned in The Delmarva Farmer

The Rural Maryland Prosperity Investment Fund (RMPIF) was mentioned in The Delmarva Farmer, September 6th issue by Dr. Bill McGowan in the article “USDA Rural Development never works alone”. Read the article here. Thank you to Dr. McGowan for speaking about the importance of the Rural Maryland Prosperity Investment Fund!

Startup Maryland Announces 2016 STRT1UP Maryland Road Show

Startup Maryland announced dates (September 10th – October 8th) and the rough route for the STRT1UP Road Show, the fifth annual state-wide tour and celebration of entrepreneurship and high-growth innovation-centric startup companies. The STRT1UP Road Show will again traverse the state all in the name of celebrating Maryland’s diverse ecosystem of venture building. At each  Read the Rest…

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