AWC WEST 2018, March 26 & 27, 2018, Hyatt Regency Calgary
We could never put on an event like AWC without the help of our dedicated sponsors! Join us and be recognized as a leader who supports women in agriculture.
Banquet Reception Sponsor
G3 Canada Limited
G3 Canada Limited is establishing a highly efficient coast-to-coast Canadian grain enterprise designed to provide a unique competitive alternative to farmers, and superior service to customers and stakeholders. G3 Canada Limited’s assets include primary grain elevators and port terminals stretching from Leader, Saskatchewan to Québec City, Québec, a Great Lake grain transport vessel, and the largest private fleet of grain hopper cars in Canada. G3’s vision is to build a smarter path from farmers’ fields to global markets. G3 Canada Limited is a Canadian company and is headquartered in Winnipeg, Manitoba. www.g3.ca
Delegate Bag Sponsor
Global Ag Risk Solutions
We are a group of financial professionals who’ve come together because of one common belief – the insurance available to farmers today isn’t working. They deserve more. Farmers need insurance that works. We’ve seen, first hand, how tough managing risk in farming today can be. Based in Moose Jaw Saskatchewan, in the heart of country’s agriculture sector. We live this every day. We know the industry. We understand the challenges all farmers face each day. That’s how this unique product was born. It’s a new, private, revenue-based risk management solution backed by a major Canadian insurer and it does what no other insurance can do. Simply put, Production Cost Insurance is a multi-peril product that insures 100% of the fertilizer, seed and chemicals costs plus a specific amount of revenue per acre. If your inputs costs rise, so does your coverage with no additional premium.
Printed Program Sponsor
Richardson International Limited
Richardson International is Canada’s largest agribusiness and is recognized as a global leader in agriculture and food processing. Based in Winnipeg, Richardson is a worldwide handler and merchandiser of all major Canadian-grown grains and oilseeds and a vertically-integrated processor and manufacturer of oats and canola-based products. One of Canada’s Best Managed Companies, Richardson has over 2,500 employees across Canada and the U.S.
WorkHorse is a new innovative online platform that matches job seekers with employers in the agriculture industry in your own backyard and around the world. And that’s just the beginning. It’s a community, a platform and an agricultural hub. It’s where work gets done, workhorsehub.ca
Coffee Break Sponsors
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.
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
Network Level Sponsors
Louis Dreyfus Company
Advancing agriculture. Advancing with you.
Mentor Level Sponsors
Agriculture Financial Services Corporation (AFSC)
Agriculture Financial Services Corporation (AFSC) is a Crown corporation that provides stability and opportunity to Alberta businesses. Its suite of risk management programs ensure crop and livestock producers have access to multi-peril insurance, and its lending programs help commercial and agricultural businesses start, grow and develop. With over 45 Branch Offices across Alberta, AFSC is in a community near you.
Alberta Wheat Commission
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!
Canada Malting Co. Ltd.
The GrainCorp Malt Values help define our organizational culture by providing us with a common understanding of how we do things at GrainCorp Malt and how we should behave towards each other, our customers and stakeholders. Everyone at GrainCorp Malt is responsible for professional and ethical business conduct and is accountable for ensuring their decisions and actions are consistent with the values. At GrainCorp Malt, we value: Safety, Our People, Customers, Excellence, Integrity, Our Community & Sustainability.
CANTERRA SEEDS is proud to support women in the field of agriculture. We recognize that women often face unique and diverse challenges in the workplace, and we are committed to helping them succeed.
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
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 Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter @FCCagriculture.
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.
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.
Viterra is Canada’s grain industry leader, supported by the expertise of its people, superior assets, and unrivalled connections to world markets. Headquartered in Regina, Saskatchewan, our commitment to agriculture goes back over 100 years, partnering with farmers to market and move their crops around the world. Our focus on operational excellence allows us to efficiently handle, process, distribute and transport grains and oilseeds. We add further value to our farm customers through a variety of contracting and risk management tools. These are exciting times in agriculture, and we are proud to lead the way. For more information, visit viterra.com.
Agri-Trade Equipment Expo
Focused on Networking, equipment and Technology, Agri-Trade is the meeting place for the leading edge in Agriculture. Agri-Trade’s focus is on quality exhibitors bringing quality equipment, technology, and services to the Agriculture industry. The show, which happens each November in Red Deer, Alberta, provides the tools our industry needs within a friendly environment to grow networks across Alberta and Canada and ultimately help the ag industry grow and succeed.
Ag-West Bio Inc.
Ag-West Bio Inc. is Saskatchewan’s bioeconomy catalyst. We work to grow biobusiness in the province by creating networking opportunities, providing seed capital, and disseminating industry information. A not-for-profit, member-based organization, Ag-West Bio is funded by Saskatchewan’s Ministry of Agriculture and Agriculture & Agri-Food Canada’s Growing Forward. Membership includes corporations, associations and individuals representing natural health products and functional foods, bioproducts and bioprocesses, and agbiotech sectors. Saskatchewan offers outstanding science R&D infrastructure, a talented workforce, quality raw materials and a solid business environment. For more information about the bioscience sector in Saskatchewan, please visit www.saskatchewanbiosciences.ca. For more information about Ag-West Bio, visit www.agwest.sk.ca
Alberta Pulse Growers
The Alberta Pulse Growers Commission represents over 5,000 growers of field pea, dry bean, lentil, chickpea, faba bean and soybean in Alberta. Our vision is to have Alberta pulses recognized by consumers as environmentally friendly, healthy, nutritious, and recognized by all producers as being an essential element in a sustainable cropping system.
Conexus Credit Union
At Conexus, we understand there is not a “one size fits all” approach to planning for and managing your business. We have a local full service Commercial and Agricultural team that is committed to delivering expert tailored advice and innovative solutions by understanding you personally. Our proactive approach supports you to build a successful business plan to create a thriving business and achieve financial wellness. For more information visit us at www.conexus.ca or follow Conexus on Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter.
As an emerging leader in plant health innovation, FBSciences is focused on the discovery and development of breakthrough value-adding active ingredients that enhance the growth and health of agriculture and horticulture crops, markets and consumers worldwide. Our naturally-based, proprietary technologies assist in preserving land and water usage while improving crop yield and quality, thereby providing sustainable solutions, both economic and environmental, for the pressing problems of shrinking resources to meet expanding global demand. FBSciences.com
Genome Alberta is a publicly funded not-for-profit corporation that initiates, funds, and manages genomics research and partnerships. Our ability to leverage funds across a variety of sectors, organizations, and levels of government gives is a unique position in Alberta research community. Genome Alberta strives to be the leading source of information and administration related to genomics, proteomics, bioinformatics and bioethics research in Alberta.
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.
Merck Animal Health
Dream Level Sponsors
AgCareers.com is the leading online job board and human resources website for the agriculture industry.
Alberta Beef Magazine
A monthly magazine with a 25 year tenure, devoted to the Alberta beef producing industry with monthly producer profiles, articles and columns, delivered by addressed mail only to Alberta’s largest commercial cow/calf producers, feedlot operators and purebred breeders. 8,000 copies distributed per issue. www.beefnews.com
Beef Illustrated’s large circulation is distributed by addressed mail only to cattle producers (commercial cow/calf producers, purebred breeders, feedlot and backgrounder operations, auction markets) with 7,000 copies delivered in Alberta and 6,000 copies in Saskatchewan, targeting only beef producers! www.beefnews.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.
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
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