Engaging Rural Communities Conference set April 4-5 in Austin

Media contact: Blair Fannin, 979-845-2259, b-fannin@tamu.edu

AUSTIN – Addressing the future needs of rural Texas is the focus of the 2019 Engaging Rural Communities Conference April 4-5 at the Austin Midtown Holiday Inn, 6000 Middle Fiskville Road, Austin.

The conference is hosted by the Texas Rural Leadership Program, or TRLP, in partnership with the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and Texas A&M Public Partnership and Outreach. It will allow for discussion on identifying assets in rural communities and innovative ways to improve the lives of many.

“The future of Texas is changing,” said Dr. Craig Rotter, TRLP executive director. “With it, the potential for the places we love are becoming increasingly more urban. Our program brings people together with a commitment to developing stronger rural communities through inclusive leadership. This conference will bring everyone together for discussions on thoughtful movement into collective action.”

Rotter said the conference will also connect rural-focused resources, “widening your definition of 21st century rural leadership and allowing for discussion about what we should be doing to improve our quality of life.”

“We want everyone to come hear success stories, gain a greater understanding of the power of the Texas Rural Leadership Program, and remind themselves that it is often a handful of people that lead the way to a bright future.”

Early registration is now open by visiting http://bit.ly/2GC49Ht. To learn more, contact Rotter at craig.rotter@ag.tamu.edu or 979-845-2035.

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