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. This conference will bring together rural stakeholders from across the country to ensure future policy addresses 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 Project 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.

Registration is open – click here to reserve your space at RPS 2023!


What: One Country Project Rural Progress Summit

When: June 7th – 9th, 2023

Where: Online, hosted on Zoom

Conference Agenda

Wednesday, June 7th, 2023

  • The Biden Administration’s Policy Impact in Rural America
  • A Tale of Two Countries – How the 2022 Midterms are Impacting State Governments
  • How the Supreme Court’s Roe Decision Changed the Political Landscape
  • Summit Keynote Speaker

Thursday, June 8th, 2023

  • America’s Rural Housing Crisis
  • The Next Farm Bill
  • Delivering Healthcare in Rural America
  • Featured Speaker
  • Partisan Balance in Rural America
  • Paid Family Leave in Rural America

Friday, June 9th, 2023

  • How Do We Keep Our Democracy Safe?
    • Reforming elections to put voters in charge through ranked choice voting, non-partisan redistricting, and other election innovations
    • The impact of election denying officials overseeing elections
  • Antidemocratic Legislation Pushed in Many States
  • A Preview of the 2024 Presidential Election
  • Online Political Discussions
  • The Future of Rural Media