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2024 Annual Rural Summit | Ashland | May 14 & 15

2024 Sponsorship Information
We are asking for sponsorship of the summit. Your organization’s support will assist with Wisconsin Rural Partners mission to host a dynamic and non-partisan forum for identifying, discussing, and addressing issues affecting rural areas.

Participation with Wisconsin Rural Partners Annual Rural Summit is now more important than ever. Our rural communities have so many issues in common.

Our goal is to network together and work on possible solutions to gain future successes.

Additionally, all sponsorship and exhibit participants will have the opportunity to be in front of local, county and state representatives from around the state of Wisconsin!

Sponsors and exhibitors will be provided a convenient space to display materials and promote their business or organization.

Platinum, Gold, and Silver sponsors will be given first priority for exhibit space within the conference hall; however, all sponsors and exhibitors will have prime locations for maximum visibility by Summit participants.

More Information Coming Soon

April 26 & 27, 2023
The Lodge at Mauston

 We’re delighted to announce that the 2023 Wisconsin Rural Partners (WRP) Summit will be hosted in Mauston April 26 & 27, 2023. WRP's Annual Rural Summit is an event that brings together people who care about the future of rural Wisconsin – and their community.

Collaboration to Grow Your Community Capacity

The importance of community capacity has never been more relevant as communities navigate a once-in-a-lifetime series of investments. The Wisconsin Rural Partners Annual Summit will explore building your community capacity with:

  1. Community Collaboration Approaches: Local government, private businesses, and community members can work together to increase local capacity and tackle challenges too tough for any one entity to singlehandedly solve. Collaborations with nearby communities may provide the best results for increasing capacity.
  2. Resources to Fuel Collaboration: Resources come in many different types, sizes, and  of varying durations—each situation is unique. The Summit will serve as a springboard to connect your community with the appropriate resources to reach your local goals.
  3. Capacity Building in Action: Learn how communities like yours have utilized collaboration and resources to solve pressing challenges such as growing entrepreneurs, increasing agricultural processing capacity, and revitalizing their downtowns.

2023 Summit Sponsors






Session Sponsors


Create Wisconsin

SolarShare WI Cooperative

US Small Business Administration

Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources

Past Wisconsin Rural Summits

2022 Annual Rural Summit

April 26 & 27, 2022 | Marshfield


About us

​Wisconsin Rural Partners, Inc. (WRP) serves as a network hub for organizations, government agencies and people working to make rural Wisconsin a better place. ​​We strive through our work to build leadership for the communities of rural Wisconsin.  ​​

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Wisconsin Rural Partners
601 Sawyer Terrace #5184
Madison, WI 53705

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