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Rural Summit momentum catapults Rural Maryland stakeholders into the New Year

When nearly 300 rural stakeholders gathered recently for the Rural Summit “Bridging the Divide: Strengthening Rural and Urban Communities” challenging issues in agriculture, community development, economic development and health care were discussed and impressive speakers gave inspirational keynotes. However, what may be the greatest impact of the event can be summed up in one word:  Read the Rest…

Task Force for Rural Internet, Broadband, and Cellular Service Report

The Taskforce on Rural Internet, Broadband and Cellular service has issued a Taskforce report. For the counties of Western, Southern and Eastern Shore Maryland, as well as Carroll, Frederick and Harford counties, the Task Force  explores ways they can work together to get federal assistance for improving rural internet, broadband, wireless and cellular service. Current  Read the Rest…

Cleaning Wastewater With Air Bubbles Wins ‘Ag Pitch’

ANNAPOLIS, Md. — A new project, Ag Pitch ’17, was added to this year’s Rural Maryland Council Summit in Annapolis. The winner? A Rockville company marketing high-pressure bubbles to clean wastewater. Ag Pitch encourages entrepreneurs to develop creative solutions for some of the problems facing farmers in Maryland.   Inventors and nascent businesses were invited  Read the Rest…

Less Regulations Will Improve Broadband

ANNAPOLIS, Md. — Broadband access was a hot topic at this year’s Rural Maryland Council Summit. A highly anticipated session was the report by the Taskforce on Rural Internet, Broadband, Wireless and Cellular Service on rural broadband in the state, which was released Nov. 30. The state established the taskforce in response to the Connecting  Read the Rest…

Task Force for Rural Broadband Meeting – December 1, 2017

The Task Force for Rural Broadband met on December 1, 2017 during the 2017 Rural Summit, located at the DoubleTree Hilton Hotel, 210 Holiday Court, Annapolis, MD 21401. Access November 20, 2017 Task Force for Rural Broadband Meeting Minutes. Access December 1, 2017 Task Force for Rural Broadband Meeting Minutes. Access a recording of the  Read the Rest…

Volunteer Maryland/ RMC Outreach Sessions

Volunteer Maryland and Rural Maryland Council are hosting information sessions throughout Maryland to share about opportunities for grant programs and how to become a partner organization and leverage your volunteer program. It is extremely encouraged that sites who are applying for our AmeriCorps program attend one of these events. This is a great opportunity to  Read the Rest…

MidAtlantic Farm Credit Announces Winner of AgPitch

Local agricultural lender, MidAtlantic Farm Credit, announced Ben Lee of Rockville, Maryland as the winner of AgPitch. Westminster, MD – MidAtlantic Farm Credit announced Ben Lee of Rockville, Maryland as the winner of the first-ever AgPitch competition, which took place on December 1 as part of the Rural Maryland Council Summit in Annapolis, Maryland. “We  Read the Rest…

Rural Maryland Council to hold 2017 summit in Annapolis

Read the original article published on November 22, 2017 in The Garrett County Republican here. ANNAPOLIS — The Rural Maryland Council will hold its 2017 summit Dec. 1 at the DoubleTree Hotel, 210 Holiday Court, Annapolis. The event will take place from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and is open to the public. This year’s  Read the Rest…

Task Force for Rural Broadband Meeting – November 20, 2017

The Task Force for Rural Broadband met on Monday, November 20, 2017 at the Southern Maryland Electrical Cooperative in Hughesville, MD. Access a recording of the meeting here. Access a copy of the October 26, 2017 Meeting Minutes here. The next Task Force for Rural Broadband Meeting will take place at the 2017 Rural Summit  Read the Rest…

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