Join One Country Project board members, guest speakers, and rural advocates for the inaugural One Country Rural Progress Summit this October 13th – 15th online on Zoom.

It’s clear that rural America holds an essential role in moving our country forward and deciding who controls the agenda in Washington, D.C., yet rural America is often left out of important policy decisions. The summit will bring together rural stakeholders from across the country to ensure future policy considerations address the challenges rural communities face. Along with discussions of important rural priorities, we’ll also highlight the vital role rural areas play in shaping the nation’s energy, economic, and agricultural future.

 The One Country Rural Progress Summit will provide a forum to develop a consensus on the future of rural America and its position as a leader in the future of our country.




Rural Progress Summit Agenda

More details and speakers to come – check back for updates soon! (All times are Eastern)


Day 1 – October 13th

1:00pm – Summit Opens

1:15pm – Providing Better Healthcare for Rural America

3:00pm – Guest Speaker Sister Simone Campbell

3:50pm – The Future of Work in Rural America

5:30pm – Programming concludes / Virtual Happy Hour w/ One Country Board Members


Day 2 – October 14th

1:00pm – Summit Resumes

1:15pm – David Axelrod leads a discussion on Building Consensus for an American Policy Plan

2:15pm – The Common Rural/Urban Policy Agenda

3:10pm – Summit Keynote Presentation

4:05pm – Guest Speaker

4:50pm – Sen. Heidi Heitkamp interviews Sen. Jon Tester on his new memoir, Grounded

5:30pm – Programming concludes / Rural Trivia w/ One Country Reading List Prize for the Winner


Day 3 – October 15th

1:00pm – Summit Resumes

1:15pm – Tim Leucke discusses his new book, Why Trump?

1:50pm – Bridging the Disinformation Divide Between Rural and Urban America

2:20pm – Combatting and Countering Disinformation w/ Former GOP Chair Micheal Steele and guests

3:00pm – 2020 Congressional Candidates Share Lessons Learned and Advice for Future Candidates

3:45pm – The Changing Demographics of Rural America

4:15pm – Bipartisan House and Senate Ag Committee Updates

4:45pm – One Country Presents Original Polling and Social Insight Analysis

5:30pm – Summit Concludes