A Dynamic Gathering for Thriving Small Communities

Radically Rural™ is an annual two-day summit that brings together hundreds of people who are passionate about creating vibrant, robust rural communities and are eager to learn, connect and lead the charge.

Radical Sponsor

Featured Speakers

Deb Brown

Art Markman
IC² Executive Director

The University of Texas at Austin

Wendy Guillies
President & CEO

Kauffman Foundation

Elizabeth Isele
Founder and CEO

Global Institute for Experienced Entrepreneurship

Leah Todd
Regional Manager

Solutions Journalism Network

Scott Budde
Project Director

Maine Harvest Credit Project

Sean Hamilton
General Manager

Sterling Municipal Light Department

Track Sponsors


Program Tracks

Six program tracks feature topics that offer strategic opportunities for
transformation in rural communities


Gold Sponsors



Radically Rural™ on Instagram

Learn more about each Working Lands session at radicallyrural.org and don't forget that you can #JumpTracks! ...

Chef Jordan Scott and Machina Arts have a passion for high quality food and cultivating strong relationships with the local farmers and food entrepreneurs that produce it. Scott will shed some light on land management efforts - demonstrating the connections of rural land conservation, and culinary enjoyment, to the economic vitality of a community. ...

Thank you, Franklin Pierce University, for sponsoring the Community Journalism Track!
"Franklin Pierce University will be celebrated for providing distinctive educational opportunities that intentionally connect academic majors and programs to meaningful career options through the integration of our liberal arts heritage and excellence in undergraduate and graduate education".

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Silver Sponsors


Hannah Grimes Center for Entrepreneurship Key Partners

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