Advancing Women

Participate as a sponsor today!

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

Phone: 403-686-8407
Fax: 403-255-4592
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 June 2014 – April 2015.
  • Your logo/name listed on the Sponsor PowerPoint presentation during the receptions, breakfast, coffee breaks, banquet 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.

Supporter Level:
The Supporter Level will receive all the benefits listed above.

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 are going fast!

For more information on sponsorship, and if you would like to be a National Sponsor and support both conferences – EAST and WEST, please contact Iris Meck for program details and opportunities at or phone 403-686-8407.

Banquet Sponsor

Bayer CropScience Inc.
Bayer CropScience is a world leader providing growers with innovative products and solutions for agriculture and environmental health. Growers depend on Bayer CropScience’s comprehensive selection of insecticides, fungicides, herbicides and seed systems. At Bayer CropScience, our team’s commitment and dedication to Canadian agriculture is second to none.

Banquet Reception Sponsor

Dow AgroSciences
Dow AgroSciences Canada Inc. brings innovation to life through people, chemistry and biotechnology in the areas of seed and crop production and pest management. We are committed to developing sustainable agricultural solutions that make farming more profitable and productive while helping to support the world’s growing population. As a company dedicated to professional development in agriculture, we are pleased to support the Advancing Women in Ag conference.

Lunch Sponsor

Dairy Farmers of Canada
Dairy Farmers of Canada is the national policy, lobbying and promotional organization representing Canadian dairy farmers living on approximately 12,000 dairy farms. It works to maintain policies that foster the viability and sustainability of the Canadian dairy industry and promote Canadian dairy products and their health benefits through advertising, contests, partnerships, media relations and nutrition programs. Canada's dairy farmers support the advancement of women in sports through its Fuelling Women Champion initiative.

Breakfast Sponsor

Dupont – Pioneer
For more than 200 years, DuPont has brought world-class science and engineering to the global marketplace through innovative products, materials and services. Our market-driven innovation introduces thousands of new products and patent applications every year, serving markets as diverse as agriculture, nutrition, electronics and communications, safety and protection, home and construction, transportation and apparel. 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

Coffee Break Sponsors

Cargill Ltd.
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 nearly 150 years of experience. We have 143,000 employees in 67 countries who are committed to feeding the world in a responsible way, reducing environmental impact and improving the communities where we live and work.

National Bank
At National Bank, we know agriculture and agribusiness. Our team of agricultural account managers understands your needs, and can help you reach your objectives. Whether you have questions about succession or growth, or want to purchase land, machinery or quota, our specialists can guide and help you make the right decisions. National Bank also offers a full array of banking services, including corporate and investment banking. It is an active player on international markets and, through its subsidiaries, is involved in securities brokerage, insurance and wealth management, as well as mutual fund and retirement plan management.

Welcome Coffee Reception Sponsor

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.

Dream Level Sponsors is the leading human resources website and services provider for the global agriculture and food 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.

Country Guide
Strategic. Business. Thinking.

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.

Evolution Presentation Technologies Ltd. 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 network of websites each day.

Think outside the agency with Kahntact -- a unique marketing communications firm specializing in agri‐food, animal health, life sciences and regional B‐2‐B and B‐2‐C enterprises. We offer a unique structure and approach, with a hub of experienced marketing and communications professionals and an outstanding roster of freelance partners. We’ve also established strategic relationships with what we call ‘bolt‐on’ partners to provide expertise and services outside our core internal skill set.

Le Bulletin des agriculteurs
Quebec’s farm business magazine

Serving Quebec’s French language farmers since 1918, Le Bulletin is written for progressive business farmers whose main source of income is farming. Le Bulletin provides relevant, credible, timely information on crops, livestock, new technology and innovation, machinery, marketing, succession planning, financial management and successful farm profiles to help farmers keep their operations competitive and profitable.

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 Ontario Farmer is a well-established institution in Ontario’s farming circles.

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 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

Ontario Beef Farmer
Ontario Beef Farmer is a leading source of information on beef genetics, technology, nutrition, animal health, animal welfare, and industry trends aimed specifically at the province's beef producers. It’s all in there - from a look at the policies that shape the way the province's beef farmers do business, to a peek into the lives of the people who make up Ontario's beef farming communities.

Real Agriculture 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.

Staples Promotional Products (SPP)
Staples Promotional Products (SPP) is proud to support the Advancing Women's conference. As Canada's largest distributor of promotional and corporate merchandise, SPP believes it is of vital importance that products from diverse and minority vendors are promoted to our customers. SPP is a member of WBE Canada and the Canadian Aboriginal Minority Supplier Council (CAMSC). For more information on SPP and our capabilities please visit or

Opportunity Level Sponsors

John Deere Canada ULC
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

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.

Network Level Sponsors

Egg Farmers 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.

Farm & Food Care Ontario
Farm & Food Care Ontario is the first coalition of its kind in Canada, bringing together tens of thousands of farmers and associated businesses who proactively work together with a commitment to provide credible information and strengthen sustainable food and farming for the future. We cultivate appreciation for food and farming by connecting farm gates to our dinner plates. To learn more about Farm & Food Care Ontario or to support our organization’s efforts, visit
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.

McCain Foods
McCain Foods Limited was founded in 1957 and has become one of the world's largest manufacturers of frozen French fries and potato specialties. McCain products can be found in thousands of restaurants and supermarket freezers in more than 160 countries - one in every three French fries in the world is a McCain fry. In addition to fries, McCain also produces other foods, including pizza, appetizers, oven meals and vegetables for both the retail and foodservice industries. A privately owned company headquartered in Canada, McCain generates annual sales of CDN$7 billion, employs 18,000 people globally, operates across six continents with 41 sites, and works with 3,200 farmers while using 6.5 million tons of potatoes every year. Please visit our website at to learn more.

Monsanto Canada Inc.
Monsanto is an agricultural company committed to bringing a broad range of solutions to help nourish our growing world. We produce a variety of seeds ranging from fruits and vegetables to key crops – such as corn, soybeans, canola and cotton – that help farmers produce abundant and nutritious food. We work to find sustainable agriculture solutions that help farmers conserve natural resources, use data to improve farming practices, use water and other important resources more efficiently, and protect their crops from pests and disease. Through programs and partnerships, we collaborate with farmers, researchers, nonprofit organizations, universities and others to help tackle some of the world’s biggest challenges. To learn more about Monsanto, please visit:  or follow us on Twitter @MonsantoCda.

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.


Mentor Level Sponsors

BASF’s Crop Protection division is a global leader and a strong partner to the farming industry working towards a sustainable future. The Canadian arm of the division, BASF Canada, is based in Mississauga and delivers an innovative portfolio of products that helps farmers combat weeds and diseases as well as improve crop yield and quality. The vision of BASF’s Crop Protection division is to be the world’s leading innovator, optimizing agricultural production, improving nutrition, and thus enhancing the quality of life for a growing world population.

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!

Founded in 1818, Bunge is a leading global agribusiness and food company with integrated operations that stretch from the farm to the retail shelf. Our more than 35,000 employees in over 40 countries are dedicated to improving the global agribusiness and food production chain. Bunge originates, transports and processes oilseeds and grains worldwide, produces food products for commercial customers and supplies raw materials and services to the biofuels industry. We aspire to be inclusive, where each employee feels valued and respected. We know by fostering this culture we will encourage engagement, promote our entrepreneurial spirit, and build openness and trust, which are key to our growth and prosperity.

Desjardins Financial Group
AgriCard is a credit card dedicated exclusively to Canada’s farmers. Designed to work with producers’ cash flow needs, AgriCard offers a variety of payment plans that suit agribusiness. From parts and service to crop inputs and everything in between, AgriCard is a convenient and unique financing solution offered by Desjardins and accepted by more than 900 merchants across Canada. To learn more, visit

FarmCredit Canada
FCC is Canada’s leading agriculture lender, with a healthy portfolio of more than $27 billion and 21 consecutive years of portfolio growth. FCC is strong and stable – committed to serving the industry through all cycles, and to being socially and environmentally responsible. FCC provides financing, insurance, software, learning programs and other business services to producers, agribusinesses and agri-food operations. Employees understand agriculture and are committed to the success of customers and the industry. With FCC in the market, producers benefit, agriculture benefits, rural Canada benefits and so do all Canadians. For more information, visit Follow Farm Credit Canada on Facebook and LinkedIn, and on Twitter @FCCagriculture

Flax Council of Canada
The Flax Council of Canada is a national organization which promotes Canadian flax and flax products for nutritional and industrial uses in domestic and international markets. Established in 1986 with full representation from all agricultural and industrial flax interests, the Flax Council promotes the advancement of flax and flax products. Located in downtown Winnipeg, the Council operates at the hub of Canada’s grains and oilseed trade.

The Council focuses the resources of the entire Canadian flax industry on flax market development, market and production research and crop promotion. Through its marketing initiatives and communication programs, the Flax Council creates worldwide market opportunities for flax. The Council has a strong research and technical emphasis, supporting flax-related research both with direct funding and indirectly as a coordinating forum.

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.

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

Merck Animal Health

Merial is a world-leading, innovation-driven animal health company, providing a comprehensive range of products to enhance the health, well-being and performance of a wide range of animals. Merial employs approximately 6,200 people and operates in more than 150 countries worldwide with close to €2 billion of sales in 2013.

Merial is a Sanofi company.

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Nexus Exhibits Ltd.
Nexus Exhibits Ltd. is one of Western Canada’s leading companies in the design and production of trade show displays and in all forms of visual presentation. We are pleased to not only sponsor, but contribute to the success of the Advancing Women in Agriculture Conference 2015.

Novozymes is the world leader in bioinnovation. Together with customers across a broad array of industries Novozymes creates tomorrow’s industrial biosolutions, improving its customers' business and the use of our planet's resources.

Supporter Level Sponsors

AdFarm is a marketing communications firm with a single focus – agriculture. Our purpose is 'to be a catalyst for the advancement of agriculture' and our long-term goal is "to be the world’s most respected marketing communications firm." AdFarm’s client list includes many of North America's agribusiness leaders. AdFarm has people located throughout North America and offices in six strong agricultural communities -- Calgary, Guelph, Fargo, Sacramento, St. Louis and Kansas City.

Agri-Trade Equiment 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.


GrowSafe Systems Ltd.
The GrowSafe “Big Data” platform is changing the way livestock are measured, managed, and treated ensuring safe, healthy, quality protein produced sustainably.

LITHERLAND & COMPANY is a Canadian-based search management firm specializing in the placement of skilled professionals, managers, executives and board members within the agri-business, agri-food and bioproduct sectors.

Parrish & Heimbecker, Limited
Parrish & Heimbecker, Limited has been a Canadian, family owned and operated, grain company for more than 105 years. With locations across Canada, P&H represents Canadian products to domestic and global markets and is a leader in supply chain management, risk management and meeting the needs of producers and consumers of Canadian Ag products.

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 700 member companies from coast to coast engaged in seed production, processing and marketing. Since its inception in 1976, SeCan has been a major supporter of plant breeding in Canada, returning more than $84 million in royalties and research funding. SeCan represents more than 480 varieties in 27 crop types developed by public and private sector breeding programs.

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Sponsorship Packages
Along with our high profile industry speakers, select "Speaker Sponsors" will have a chance to address the conference and share their inspirations and ideas.

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