Nannette Thompson 
Virginia Rural Center


Tuesday, October 10, 2023 at 11:30 AM EDT
Wednesday, October 11, 2023 at 1:00 PM EDT

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Camp Pickett Officer's Club at Fort Barfoot 
3951 Military Road
Blackstone, VA 23824

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October 10-11, 2023

Camp Pickett Officer's Club at Fort Barfoot | Blackstone, Virginia



Once you have registered, please do not forget to make hotel reservations:

The Inn at Blackstone is sold out for the evening of October 10th.

Rooms are still available for October 9th.

Reserve a room at the Inn at Blackstone here.

Alternative lodging accommodations are available in Farmville (34 miles from Fort Barfoot), online link to come. Reservations can be made over the phone, please reference the Rural Summit.

Hampton Inn Farmville $119 plus taxes & fees per night

Holiday Inn & Suites Farmville $129 plus taxes & fees per night


OcPlease join us for the Governor's Summit on Rural Prosperity, hosted by the Virginia Rural Center. The summit is occurring in Blackstone, Virginia at Fort Barfoot. Our evening reception will be held at the Inn at Blackstone. This multi day event will bring together local, state and private sector representatives from across Virginia to discuss innovative initiatives occurring in rural communities.

Members of the Virginia General Assembly and Governor's Cabinet should contact Kristie Proctor at to register to attend the Summit.


Registration fees are per individual attendee. Full Conference registration includes all Conference sessions, Breaks, Tuesday lunch, Tuesday Evening Reception, Wednesday breakfast and Wednesday lunch. 

  Fees: Online registration closes October 2, 2023.

Early Bird Full Conference Registration (through August 31st) - $295.00

Full Conference Registration (beginning September 1st) - $335.00


Please make checks payable to: Center for Rural Virginia

Mail to: Virginia Rural Center

600 East Main Street, Ste 300

Richmond VA 23219

Cancellation Policy

Cancellations will be assessed a $25 fee if the cancellation request is received by 9/29/2023. No cancellations will be accepted after 9/29/2023. Substitutions may be made with written notification and full contact information on that attendee. We need full information on the substitute. 


If you have questions about lodging or Summit logistics, email Executive Director, Kristie Proctor. Visit for more information.