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Please download the appropriate forms on the side panel if you would like to be a speaker and/or a sponsor.


2019 Rural Summit Highlights

The Rural Maryland Council hosted its biennial summit “Rural Maryland Rising: Investing in Resiliency, Collaboration, and Innovation” on Thursday, December 12, 2019, at the DoubleTree Hilton Hotel in Annapolis, Maryland 21401.

The one-day conference covered topics on Agriculture, Forestry, Community Development, Economic Development, and Health Care. Other sessions included hearing from our Maryland State Secretaries as well as a panel of State Legislators. Our plenary session featured a presentation of awards for the 2019 AgShowcase. View presentations and videos from the conference below. 

View videos from the 2019 Rural Summit below: 

2019 Rural Summit Opening Session

2020 Session Preview with Maryland Legislators

The Maryland Cabinet Secretaries and Departments Panel

The 2019 AgShowcase Presentation

2019 Rural Summit Closing Remarks

2019 Rural Summit Recap

Presentations from the 2019 Rural Summit:

Economic Development

Community Development

Health Care

2021 Rural Summit Sponsorship and Speaker Opportunities

Interested in being a sponsor or a speaker for the Summit? Please fill out the sponsorship form and the Call for Speakers form and refer to our sponsorship levels document below.

2021 Rural Summit Sponsorship Levels

2021 Sponsorship Form – Rural Summit

2021 Call for Speakers Form

Many thanks to our sponsors! 

Rural Supporter Sponsorship ($1,500.00 Level) 

Maryland Agricultural & Resource-Based Industry Development Corporation


Rural Advocate Sponsorship ($1,000 Level) 

Maryland Nursery, Landscape, and Greenhouse Association


Mid – Shore Regional Council 


Tri-County Council for Southern Maryland 


Upper Shore Regional Council 


Rural Associate Sponsorship ($500 Level) 

NetGlo Corporation 

Angel Flight East 


Tri-County Council for the Lower Eastern Shore of Maryland


Rural Friend Sponsorship ($250 Level) 

Eastern Shore Entrepreneurship Center