SPONSORS

EAST 2018

Join these industry leaders and be recognised for supporting women in agriculture.

Would you like to be a part of an exciting force to recognise and inspire women?

Want to create support and mentorship for women leaders in business? Want to foster skill development for future generations of women leaders in agriculture? We do, too!

Participate as a sponsor today!

We have outlined the general levels of sponsorship opportunities that are available, however if you would like to custom design one of these levels to better meet your needs, or sponsor an exclusive category, we would be excited to discuss the many opportunities with you! Please contact us at:

Phone: 403-686-8407
Email: events@irismeck.com
Address: Suite 510, 5920 – 1 A Street SW, Calgary, Alberta T2H 0G3

As a sponsor you will receive:

  • Great awareness with your logo/name listed in the Advancing Women final program and several promotional emails that are sent out from April 2018 – October 2018.
  • Your logo/name listed on the Sponsor PowerPoint presentation loop during the reception, evening program, breakfast, coffee breaks, and lunch.
  • Your logo/name listed on the signage in the registration area and areas of specific sponsorship i.e. coffee breaks, lunch, etc.
  • Your logo/name listed in the Advancing Women Website Sponsor section with a short corporate profile and a link to your website.
  • And much more! contact us at 403-686-8407 for more details on more opportunities.

Mentor Level:
The Mentor Level sponsor will be provided with one complimentary registration to the event.

Network Level:
The Network Level sponsor will also be entitled to two complimentary registrations to the event.

Opportunity Level:
The Opportunity Level sponsor will also be entitled to two complimentary registrations to the event and will have a complimentary booth space of 10 feet x 5 feet in the registration area.

Dream Level:
The Dream Level sponsor will be entitled to three complimentary registrations to the event and will have a complimentary booth space of 10 feet x 5 feet in the registration area.

More Exclusive Sponsorship Levels available today but they are going fast!

For more information on sponsorship, and if you would like to be an AWC EAST sponsor please contact Iris Meck for program details and opportunities at events@irismeck.com or phone 403-686-8407.

Dream Level Sponsors

Evolution Presentation Technologies Ltd.

Evolution Presentation Technologies is Western Canada’s leader in providing audio visual event solutions. Since 1969 we have given audio visual support to gala dinners, meetings and special events such as the Advancing Women in Agriculture Conference. We are proud to contribute to the success of this years event by both providing the audio visual equipment and personnel as well as sponsoring this years conference. www.evolutionav.ca

Banquet Sponsor

Corteva Agriscience™, Agriculture Division of DowDuPont

We are excited to announce that Corteva Agriscience™ is the name of the new Agriculture Division of DowDuPont. We are bringing together DuPont Crop Protection, DuPont Pioneer and Dow AgroSciences to create a market-shaping, standalone agriculture company with leading positions in seed technologies, crop protection and digital agriculture. We will work across the global agriculture value chain to create a more efficient food system.

At Corteva Agriscience™, we seek to enrich the lives of those who produce and those who consume. This means we will help rejuvenate the agricultural ecosystem to support people and the planet and to ensure progress for generations to come.

As a sponsor and participant of the Advancing Women Conference, we are proud to celebrate women in agriculture. To learn more about us, visit our corporate website at www.corteva.com.

Lunch Sponsor

BMO Financial Group

Established in 1817, BMO Financial Group is a highly diversified financial services provider based in North America. With total assets of approximately $642 billion as of October 31, 2015, and close to 47,000 employees, BMO provides a broad range of retail banking, wealth management and investment banking products and services. BMO’s roots in the Canadian agricultural sector date back to 1817, when it first began working with farmers. Today, BMO enjoys a well-founded reputation for providing customized loan and deposit solutions to Canada’s agri-business owners, the single largest core commercial sector that the bank serves. BMO Bank of Montreal offers programs and products including a specialized farm-equipment line of credit, flexible farm mortgages, BMO’s Agri ReadiLine and loans under the Canadian Agricultural Loans Act. Visit www.bmo.com/agriculture or www.bmo.com

Welcome Monday Coffee Reception

Edge of Control

At Edge of Control we recognize that we as people often walk a fine line between being in control and out of control.  What makes us stronger and more capable to walk this line is a network of support.

We are thrilled to sponsor Advancing Women in Agriculture this year and join a group of incredible people collaborating to help each other grow and enrich lives at home, at work and in our communities!  We look forward to helping others through our technical expertise in food processing, project management and continuous improvement.  Let the Networking begin! www.edgeofcontrol.ca

Monday Afternoon Coffee Break

Cargill Limited

Cargill provides food, agriculture, financial and industrial products and services to the world. Together with farmers, customers, governments and communities, we help people thrive by applying our insights and 150 years of experience. We have 150,000 employees in 70 countries who are committed to feeding the world in a responsible way, reducing environmental impact and improving the communities where we live and work. www.cargill.ca

Tuesday Morning Coffee Break

Merck Animal Health

Tuesday Afternoon Coffee Break

Dairy Farmers of Ontario

www.milk.org

Opportunity Level Sponsors

Royal Bank of Canada

RBC Royal Bank is here to help our clients and communities build a better future. We believe that diversity and inclusion provide an advantage in intellectual capital and helps ensure continued growth in the markets we serve. Whether it’s creating an inclusive workplace that offers all employees the opportunity to reach their potential, developing programs and services to meet the needs of women and women entrepreneurs or supporting initiatives that address the needs of women in our communities, making the most of our diversity is both the smart thing and the right thing to do. www.rbcroyalbank.com/agriculture

The Co-operators Group Limited

The Co-operators Group Limited is a Canadian-owned co-operative with more than $38 billion in assets under administration. Through its group of companies it offers home, auto, life, group, travel, commercial and farm insurance, as well as investment products. The Co-operators is well known for its community involvement and its commitment to sustainability. The Co-operators is listed among the 50 Best Employers in Canada by Aon Hewitt; Corporate Knights’ Best 50 Corporate Citizens in Canada; and the Top 50 Socially Responsible Corporations in Canada by Sustainalytics and Maclean’s magazine. For more information visit www.cooperators.ca.

Network Level Sponsors

Farm Credit Canada

FCC is Canada’s leading agriculture lender, with a healthy loan portfolio of more than $28 billion. Our employees are dedicated to the future of Canadian agriculture and its role in feeding an ever-growing world. We provide flexible, competitively priced financing, management software, information and knowledge specifically designed for the agriculture and agri-food industry. Our profits are reinvested back into agriculture and the communities where our customers and employees live and work. For more information, visit www.fcc.ca Follow Farm Credit Canada on FacebookLinkedIn and Twitter @FCCagriculture.

Fertilizer Canada

Fertilizer Canada is an industry association representing Canadian manufacturers, wholesalers and retail distributors of nitrogen, phosphate and potash fertilizer used in the production of agricultural crops that help feed the world. As the foundation of Canada’s agri-food sector, Fertilizer Canada continues to positively impact the environmental, economic and social fabrics of Canadian Life. www.fertilizercanada.ca

Gwillimdale Farms Ltd.

We are committed to farm fresh thinking!

That’s why we go the extra mile to ensure your family enjoys only the freshest, best quality veggies. How? Well, our team grows and harvests sustainably and then we clean, pack and ship it out ourselves, direct to your favourite store.  Investing in the full supply chain enables Gwillimdale Farms to ensure consistent, premium quality carrots, potatoes, onions, beets and parsnips. www.gwillimdalefarms.com

Mentor Level Sponsors

Boehringer Ingelheim (Canada) Ltd.

As one of the world’s 20 leading pharmaceutical companies, Boehringer Ingelheim focuses on the research, development, manufacturing and marketing of new medications of high therapeutic value for human and veterinary medicine. Founded in 1885, our family-owned company emphasizes the key elements of its corporate culture, which include mutual cooperation and respect, as well as environmental protection and sustainability. Our global Animal Health division is proud to provide innovative solutions that prevent and reduce disease, and improve the health and quality of life for animals. We proudly support women in agriculture! www.boehringer-ingelheim.ca

Egg Farmers of Ontario

Egg Farmers of Ontario is an association that represents approximately 440 egg and pullet farm families. EFO works to ensure that consumers have access to safe, reliable and reasonably-priced eggs with fair farm pricing ensuring adequate returns to egg farmers. www.getcracking.ca

FarmMarketer.com

Farm Marketer is one of Canada’s leading online agriculture communities, and the largest agriculture real estate website in our country. We are dedicated to providing the latest information on Agriculture Real Estate, News, Weather, Commodities and what matters most to Canadian agriculture. Our website truly has a national presence with loyal visitors coming to our website on a daily basis from across Canada’s farming communities. farmmarketer.com

Grain Farmers of Ontario

Grain Farmers of Ontario Grain Farmers of Ontario is the province’s largest commodity organization, representing Ontario’s 28,000 barley, corn, oat, soybean, and wheat farmers. The crops they grow cover over 6 million acres of farm land across the province, generate over $2.5 billion in farm gate receipts, result in over $9 billion in economic output and are responsible for over 40,000 jobs in the province. www.gfo.ca

GROWMARK

GROWMARK is an agricultural cooperative with annual sales of $7.3 billion (FY 2017 data) providing agronomy, energy, facility planning, and logistics products and services, as well as grain marketing and risk management services in more than 40 states and Alberta and Ontario, Canada. GROWMARK owns the FS trademark, which is used by affiliated member cooperatives. More information is available at www.growmark.com

Maple Leaf Foods

Maple Leaf Foods – supporting the health, growth and strength of Canadian women. www.mapleleaffoods.com

Ontario Federation of Agriculture

SeCan

SeCan is a consortium of over 700 independent Canadian seed businesses engaged in seed production, processing and marketing.
As “Canada’s Seed Partner”, SeCan actively seeks partnerships that promote success in Canadian agriculture. SeCan is the largest supplier of certified seed to Canadian farmers, with more than 480 varieties in 27 crop types developed by public and private sector breeding programs.
Collectively, SeCan members are major supporters of seed variety research and development, returning more than $91 million in royalties and research funding since inception in 1976. www.secan.com

Stokes Seeds

Stokes Seeds is proud to sponsor the Advancing Women Conference and supports women in the field of agriculture.

Stokes is a distributor of over 3,500 varieties of flower, vegetable and herb seed to customers throughout North America. Through technological advances and extensive seed variety trials we are committed to assisting all gardeners – from the large commercial growers to the beginner hobbyist to supply the highest quality seed along with the know-how to ensure success. Visit www.StokeSeeds.com to learn more.

Syngenta Canada Inc.

Syngenta is a world-leading agribusiness committed to sustainable agriculture. Our ambition is to bring greater food security in an environmentally sustainable way by creating a worldwide step-change in farm productivity. We are dedicated to the stewardship of our products through management of our solutions throughout the product life cycle. Syngenta Canada Inc. provides integrated plant solutions through our Canadian business, managing products in crop protection, seed care, seeds, flowers and turf protection. www.syngenta.ca

The Little Potato Company

Co-founded by Angela Santiago and her father Jacob van der Schaaf in 1996, the first crop of Creamer potatoes was washed by hand in the family bathtub.

By going back to the potato’s roots, we uncovered the same types of potato varieties first cultivated—small, highly nourishing, diverse, and packed with flavor.

We see a future where potatoes are—once again—full of flavor, bursting with nutrition, and the centerpiece of family meals all over the planet.

We are on a mission to better feed the world, and it all starts with our small potatoes.

www.littlepotatoes.com

Vetoquinol

Established in 1933, Vetoquinol continues to be an independent family owned business which continually focuses to develop and provide innovative medicines and solutions to our customers. By leveraging our expertise we have established a genuine relationship of trust with our customers (veterinarians, livestock owners, and pet owners) and every day we strive to enhance this partnership. Every one of Vetoquinol’s more than 2200 employees worldwide is encouraged to contribute to Vetoquinol’s shared effort of enhancing animal health for the well-being of animals and their owners. Vetoquinol is a proud supporter of the Advancing Women in Agriculture Conference. We not only believe in the importance of fostering great women leaders in agriculture, we live it. www.vetoquinol.ca

Winery & Grower Alliance of Ontario

The Winery & Grower Alliance of Ontario is an alliance of leading wineries and grape growers working together to ensure the entire Ontario wine industry is robust, sustainable and profitable today, tomorrow and many years to come.

We are generations of winemakers as well as new entrepreneurs. We cultivate vast acreages of grapes and smaller vineyards too. Together, we are proud of our international acclaim for award winning wines produced from the beautiful, rich and diverse Wine Country of Ontario.  We are committed to offering a wide range of quality wines to enjoy at any occasion, from 100% Ontario Vintners Quality Alliance (VQA) to International Canadian Blends (ICB) wines, our award winning wines span the taste preference, quality and value appreciated by our local customers.  But most of all, we are personally and collectively passionate about the grape and wine industry and truly committed to its continued success here at home and around the globe.  www.wgao.ca

Student Sponsors

Canadian Foodgrains Bank

Canadian Foodgrains Bank is a partnership of Canadian churches working to end hunger in 34 countries around the world. The Foodgrains Bank was created from the desire of Canadian farmers to share of their abundance with people around the world experiencing drought, famine, and other emergencies.  We also help people around the world who regularly experience hunger learn to grow more and better food. www.farmershelpfarmers.ca

Deere & Company

Deere & Company (NYSE: DE) is a world leader in providing advanced products and services and is committed to the success of customers whose work is linked to the land – those who cultivate, harvest, transform, enrich and build upon the land to meet the world’s dramatically increasing need for food, fuel, shelter and infrastructure. Since 1837, John Deere has delivered innovative products of superior quality built on a tradition of integrity. For more information, visit John Deere Canada at its website at Deere.ca.

FBSciences

FBSciences is a leader in plant health innovation, committed to helping farmers achieve optimal plant health and crop performance through innovative, scientific principles. These principles involve the discovery, development, validation, production, protection, and marketing of our proprietary active ingredients for use in global agricultural and horticulture markets. Our unique approach to product design and production – the FBS Advantage™ – is carried through our high-quality line of plant growth regulators, fertilizers, and biostimulant products that deliver important macro, secondary and micronutrients to crops. FBSciences is committed to improving plant health for efficiency, productivity and overall profitability of farmers. www.FBSciences.com

Grand River Agricultural Society

The Grand River Agricultural Society is a not for profit corporation incorporated under the Agricultural and Horticultural Organizations Act and is governed by a volunteer Board. The Society owns and operates Grand River Raceway in Elora. The Grand River Agricultural Society provides opportunities for people to be involved in their community through agricultural and/or environmental initiatives by facilitating activities, volunteer opportunities, and support for individuals or organizations that aspire to improve these areas of interest. www.grandriveragsociety.com

Grape Growers of Ontario

www.grapegrowersofontario.com

Litherland & Company

Litherland & Company is a Canadian search firm specializing in the placement of professionals and leaders within the AgriBusiness, AgriFood and BioProduct sectors. Through our established industry presence and reputation, we excel at placing candidates in permanent, full-time positions. Our client’s range from growing entrepreneurial ventures to established global companies.

We’ll take the time to understand your background and help you discover what’s next – where you want to go and what environment you’ll thrive in. With the expertise to answer your tough questions, we’ll share our knowledge of the marketplace and advise you on how to best advance your career. Learn more at www.litherlandco.com

Ontario Genomics

Ontario Genomics (OG) is a not-for-profit organization focused on catalyzing and enabling genomics research and innovations across key sectors of Ontario’s bio-economy including human health, agriculture and agri-food, bioproducts and clean technologies, and natural resources such as mining, forestry and water. A catalyst and convener, we connect ideas, people, and partner organizations for collaborative investment opportunities in genomics-based research, translation and application aimed at driving economic growth and improving quality of life.

OG’s public private partnership programs enable all partners to leverage their funding. We are Ontario’s point of entry to Genome Canada’s national competitions, and we also facilitate translational research through small scale awards that are adjudicated through OG’s rigorous due diligence and/or peer review process. Our operations are funded by the Ontario Ministry of Research, Innovation and Science (MRIS) and the federal research funding agency, Genome Canada.

As a specialist organization made up of expert staff with experience in academia, funding agencies, startup companies and multinationals, OG works across the breadth of the innovation ecosystem, while also becoming deeply involved in projects. OG helps researchers to position their research ideas for federal and provincial funding, connect with industry partners, work with established companies and startups to advance genomics solutions and educate policy makers and the public. For more information please visit www.ontariogenomics.ca

Zoetis

Zoetis is the leading animal health company, dedicated to supporting its customers and their businesses. Building on more than 60 years of experience in animal health, Zoetis discovers, develops, manufactures and markets veterinary vaccines and medicines, complemented by diagnostic products, genetic tests, biodevices and a range of services. Zoetis serves veterinarians, livestock producers and people who raise and care for farm and companion animals with sales of its products in more than 100 countries. In 2016, the company generated annual revenue of $4.9 billion with approximately 9,000 employees. For more information, please visit www.zoetis.ca

Media Sponsors

AgCareers.com

AgCareers.com is the leading online job board and human resources website for the agriculture industry.

Canadian Cattlemen – The Beef Magazine

Published since 1938 and known to many readers as “the cattleman’s bible,” its content is relevant, practical, informative and applicable to anyone in Canada’s beef industry. From the best ways to grow the forage crops that sustain Canada’s cows and their calves, to the marketing chain of feedlots, packers and domestic and international sales, beef producers will find it all in Canadian Cattlemen. It’s also a key source of information for Canada’s purebred cattle associations and producer organizations. CanadianCattlemen.ca

Canadian Poultry

www.canadianpoultrymag.com

Country Guide

With roots back to 1882, Country Guide is Canada’s oldest and best-known farm title. Success through strategic business thinking, no matter how small or large the operation, provides a fresh modern editorial focus. Whether it’s the intensive, high-value specialty operation or a grain farm of thousands of acres, Country Guide provides case studies of successful farmers – from young farmers taking the operation to the next step or the mature farmer looking for a successful transition to the next generation. Country-guide.ca

Farms.com

Farms.com is a growing company that provides innovative information products and services to the global agriculture and food industry. Over 25,000 farmers and agri business professionals visit the Farms.com network of websites each day.

Farms.com Ag Buyer’s Guide

Farms.com Ag Buyer’s Guide magazine is published 12/year and is delivered free to rural farms in Ontario.  As part of the Farms.com family, Ag Buyer’s Guide’s published dealer and farmer listings, as well as listings from equipment dealers and farmers across the country can be found online at Farms.com/Used-Farm-Equipment.

Farmtario

Farmtario is a new source of information for Ontario Farmers. Our Ontario-based farm journalists are some of the most-trusted and experienced in the business. We believe the future of Ontario agriculture is bright but change is rapid. We are committed to providing information you can rely on in an ever-changing industry so you can use your resources efficiently and effectively.  Farmtario is available where you need it, when you need it. Find Farmtario online, on your phone, in your inbox, on social media and in your mailbox. Farmtario.com

Fruit and Vegetable

www.fruitandveggie.com

Germination

Germination – The magazine of the Canadian seed industry. germination.ca

Grainews

Practical production tips for the Prairie farmer

Grainews is the publication farmers use to get on with the day-to-day business of farming – choosing the right herbicide, how to buy, use and maintain machinery or managing the farm accounts. The focus is on grain, but each issue also features a section called Cattleman’s Corner which targets cow-calf producers and the thousands of Prairie farmers who have an integrated grain and cattle operation. Grainews.ca

Harrowsmith

The newly refined Harrowsmith embraces the same aesthetic that inspired James Lawrence, by continuing to build a community of knowledge and sharing. Focusing on family-run farms, beekeeping, climate change, indie breweries, fair trade collectives, permaculture and off-grid life with DIY videos, digital editions and coveted full-sized print magazines, it’s a virtual village of learning.

Today’s Harrowsmith is still eagerly consumed around farmhouse tables, as well as dockside on Muskoka chairs, on condo balconies, and at downtown coffee shops. It’s not just a magazine anymore, it’s a place of inspiration, ideas and networking. Join us! www.HarrowsmithMag.com

Issues Ink

Issues Ink – Communications for a growing world. issuesink.com

Jersey Canada

Jersey Canada is the non-profit national association for owners and breeders of registered and recorded Jersey cattle. The association is responsible for the management of the Jersey herd book, and its role is to provide tools to increase profitability and develop the Jersey breed in Canada. Jersey Canada helps breeders make good decisions. www.jerseycanada.com

Manitoba Co-operator

The Manitoba Co-operator has been has been a fixture in most Manitoba farm homes since 1947. Featuring farm news from the next town or the next continent, and weekly sections dedicated to both crop and livestock production and markets. The Co-operator also has industry and policy news, lively opinion pages and a weekly farm weather page with analysis, precipitation reports, and a forecast for the week ahead. ManitobaCooperator.ca

Manure Manager

www.manuremanager.com

Ontario Dairy Farmer

Ontario Dairy Farmer is the magazine dairy farmers turn to for the information they need to keep them informed of the pressing issues of the day. Articles run the gamut from the politics of farming to trends and technology. Meet the personalities who sustain our farming communities and the policy makers who help shape the agricultural landscape. In each issue, readers can also look forward to a publication that carries a wealth of information including articles pertaining to, animal health, nutrition, breeding, research, consumer trends, the political scene and industry news.

Ontario Farmer

Ontario Farmer is the province’s only weekly farm publication, published every Tuesday. It is a business-to-business communicator with an extensive editorial network of editors and reporters, across the province, including many women on and off the farm. Meet the personalities who sustain our farming communities and the policy makers who help shape the agricultural landscape. Regular departments include News, Production, Markets, Auctions, Classified Ads, Rural Properties and Careers.

Ontario Farmer has a stable of companion publications for niche markets. We produce a farm show program for two of the farm shows in Ontario, as well as magazines for the dairy, hog, beef and cash crop sectors. Further information on these can be found on or web site www.ontariofarmer.com. Ontario Farmer is a well-established institution in Ontario’s farming circles.

Ontario Hog Farmer

Ontario Hog Farmer is aimed specifically at the province’s pork producers and has always been a consistent and accurate source of information. The magazine gives its readers the lowdown on everything pertaining to hog production – such as animal health, nutrition and breeding– it also provides in-depth coverage of the issues that matter to pork producers right now, from profiles of industry leaders and their take on the important issues of the day, to agricultural politics and the decisions that affect every aspect of farming.

Progressive Dairyman

www.progressivedairycanada.com

Real Agriculture

RealAgriculture.com is focused on the issues that are impacting agriculture. Our site is focused on getting you the opinions on the issues so that you not only get the news but the insight into what the news means to your business. Whether you are a farmer, employed in industry, or research we have content that is applicable to you and your business. Find us at www.realagriculture.com or listen to RealAg Radio on SiriusXM Rural Radio Channel 147.

Rural Roots Canada

Rural Roots Canada gets to the Stem and Meat of Agriculture.
RRC strives to tell unique stories from the agriculture community that show the true roots of the industry. It will also show off new products and ideas from the ever evolving industry. www.ruralrootscanada.com

Small Farm Canada

Small Farm Canada magazine is the established voice in Canadian agriculture … informing, entertaining, inspiring and challenging small farmers and rural property owners across Canada. Published bi-monthly since 2004, Small Farm Canada delivers award-winning, quality articles that provide information on farming, farming techniques, equipment, market gardening and small-scale livestock production and market trends. For more information on this trusted name in farming visit www.smallfarmcanada.ca

Spud Smart

Spud Smart is Canada’s national magazine dedicated to providing timely information to the Canadian potato industry, from seed to processing to export. Designed to be the voice of potato growers, processors, industry suppliers and policy makers, Spud Smart is proud to work hard for growers across the country, allowing us to focus on issues that matter to the industry. http://spudsmart.com.

The Grower

The Grower puts farmers first, with editorial that reaches 12,000 industry readers every month of the year. As Canada’s premier horticultural publication, we strive for a balanced buffet of business stories that can drive profitability. Read us in print or on our Website, Facebook or twitter.

We distinguish ourselves with professional, award-winning photography that celebrates the hard work of horticulturists. As such, this is the best editorial environment in Canada for advertisers who want to reach qualified decision-makers in horticulture.Visit us online at www.thegrower.org.

The Western Producer

The Western Producer is an integral part of the family farm, reaching deep into the rural landscape of Western Canada. The Producer engages with the decision makers, women and men, who make modern farms successful. www.producer.com

Top Crop Manager

www.topcropmanager.com