9th Annual
WINTER FORUM & NETWORKING DINNER
Building a Resilient Future for Our Communities and Children

Washington DC - Decemeber 13-15, 2017

PURCHASE TICKETS HERE!

See information below to help you make travel arrangements,
to register and to reserve rooms for RC Winter Forum and Networking Dinner

WHAT IS THE ANNUAL WINTER FORUM AND NETWORKING DINNER?

Our Winter Forum is back!

The Rural Coalition’s Annual Winter Forum is one of the few places nationwide where our diverse grassroots members – organizations, farmers and ranchers, farmworkers and youth delegates engaged in agriculture – can convene to share knowledge.  As we prepare to celebrate the Rural Coalition’s 40th year, we will look at the roots of food sovereignty, while celebrating the anniversaries of two of our founding members – the Rural Advancement Fund of the National Sharecroppers Fund at 80 years, and the Federation of Southern Cooperatives at 50 years.  We will also celebrate our long-time ally, the National Family Farm Coalition at 30 (plus 2) and Land Loss Prevention Project at 30.  Our gala will be accompanied our Winter Forum, where we will share our progress in building resilient rural communities, and prepare for the 2018 Farm Bill Debate.

WINTER FORUM AND GALA DETAILS

The Winter Forum will be held in Washington DC Dec. 13-15, 2017 as follows:

Wed. Dec 13 - (afternoon) Optional Hill visits
(evening) – RC Members Meeting

Thurs. Dec 14 (9:00 AM – 5 PM at United Methodist Building) – Forum Program and Hill events (includes 2 PM meeting with Senate Ag Committee)

Fri. Dec. 15 (9 AM – 4 PM at United Methodist Building ) – Forum Program – USDA visit, Farm Bill Package and Strategies, Water and Democracy,Learning from our Histories
(6 PM – 10 PM at National Press Club) – Networking Dinner at the National Press Club celebrating our rural roots- 80 Years of the Rural Advancement Fund of the National Sharecroppers Fund, 50 Years of the Federation of Southern Cooperatives, 30 (plus 2) Years of the National Family Farm Coalition, and 35 of the Land Loss Prevention Project.

We have a room block reserved at the Washington Plaza Hotel.  Prices are $99 per night for King and $119 for Doubles.  Reservation web link listed below. Please make your reservations no later than Nov. 30, using the following link:

Winter Forum Registration Pricing for
Rural Coalition Members: 

Full Winter Forum Registration: Two days with materials, breaks, lunch each day, 1 Thursday Night Dinner and 1 Networking Reception and Dinner Ticket. $115/person

Two-Day Winter Forum Registration: Two days with materials, breaks, lunch each day. $50/person

One-Day Winter Forum Registration: One day with materials, breaks and lunch. $35/person

Add Thursday Night: Networking Reception and Dinner Ticket $15/person

Networking Dinner Ticket: Includes 1 Networking Reception and Dinner Ticket. $60/person

Networking Dinner Couple Ticket: Includes 2 Networking Reception and Dinner Tickets. $110/couple

Members only Sponsorship Package: Includes 5 Conference Registrations with Networking Dinner tickets, plus Co-Sponsor Listing with Organization logo $1,500/package

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Winter Forum Registration Pricing for
Non-Members: 

Full Winter Forum Registration: Two days with materials, breaks, lunch each day, 1 Thursday Night Dinner and 1 Networking Reception and Dinner Ticket. $130/person

Two-Day Winter Forum Registration: Two days with materials, breaks, lunch each day. $50/person

One-Day Winter Forum Registration: One day with materials, breaks and lunch. $35/person

Add Thursday Night: Networking Reception and Dinner Ticket $15/person

Networking Dinner Ticket: Includes 1 Networking Reception and Dinner Ticket. $75/person

Networking Dinner Couple Ticket: Includes 2 Networking Reception and Dinner Tickets. $140/couple

Please Consider Joining Rural Coalition as Organizational or Individual Member!