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Register to attend the 2021 Rural Summit here.

View the draft agenda here.

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 Champion Sponsorship ($5,000 Level)

For All Seasons 



The Campbell Foundation



Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development 


Rural Supporter Sponsorship ($1,500.00 Level) 

Maryland Agricultural & Resource-Based Industry Development Corporation


MidAtlantic Farm Credit


Rural Advocate Sponsorship ($1,000 Level) 

Maryland Nursery, Landscape, and Greenhouse Association


University of Maryland Extension



Mid – Shore Regional Council 


Tri-County Council for Southern Maryland 


Tri-County Council for Western Maryland



Upper Shore Regional Council 


Rural Contributor Sponsorship ($750 Level)


Caroline County Economic Development

Rural Associate Sponsorship ($500 Level) 

Maryland Department of Labor 



NetGlo Corporation 





Angel Flight East 


Tri-County Council for the Lower Eastern Shore of Maryland






Eastern Shore Regional GIS Cooperative

Rural Friend Sponsorship ($250 Level) 

Western Maryland RC&D Council, Inc. 


Eastern Shore Entrepreneurship Center 


AHEC West 


Cecil County Maryland Economic Development 


Grow & Fortify