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Austin – 2019 Engaging Rural Communities Conference

April 4, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - April 5, 2019 @ 2:00 pm


2019 Texas Rural Leadership Program Engaging Rural Communities Conference – Austin, Texas

The Texas Rural Leadership Program is inviting you to our special Engaging Rural Communities Conference, April 4-5 in Austin. This event will start at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday and close at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, allowing for travel time to and from Austin, with hotel stay at $114 a night. This is an opportunity for you to connect with resource providers, including rural-minded funding organizations, build upon assets unique to rural communities/counties, and build a greater network with others focused on the future of our rural communities/counties. There will also be a special two-hour workshop on governance and organization of a local non-profit organization.  As a “no fluff” event, this conference will be directly focused on hands-on application of knowledge and skills needed in a fast changing Texas economy, demographic, and population, along with sharing some rural community success stories. “Becoming positive agents of change through community engagement” is our central theme. To see the agenda, click here. 

Sponsorship/Exhibitors: If you and/or your organization would like to serve as a conference sponsor/exhibitor, please see the attached information. If you are part of a state entity, find out more here. 

With the Texas Rural Leadership Program, your concern, care and work in rural communities remains vital to the future of Texas. Your outreach and involvement in local communities, strengthens Texas. After completing our TRLP Leaders in Action workshops or attending the TRLP Engaging Rural Communities Conference, you will have a deeper knowledge of issues particular to rural communities, a wider network for needed resources, a sense of how to better identify and utilize local human capital and assets, and the ability to deploy your knowledge and networking skills with the intent of making a positive difference. We hope to see you April 4-5 in Austin, for a better future in rural Texas.

Conference registration is available through March 30.  Register today at: https://agriliferegister.tamu.edu/TRLP. For hotel accommodations, click here. Please contact Craig Rotter, TRLP Executive Director, for additional information at craig.rotter@agnet.tamu.edu; or (979) 587-1992.


April 4, 2019 @ 2:00 pm
April 5, 2019 @ 2:00 pm



Texas A&M Agrilife Extension
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