AWC EAST 2019, October 27–29, 2019, Sheraton On The Falls, Niagara Falls, ON

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
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 2019 – October 2019.
  • 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 or phone 403-686-8407.

Would you like to sponsor AWC?

Contact Iris Meck at 403-686-8407 or email: for sponsorship program details.

Dream Level Sponsors

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 or

Printed Program Sponsor

The Co-operators

The Co-operators Group Limited is a Canadian co-operative with more than $42.5 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 Best Employers in Canada by Aon Hewitt and Corporate Knights’ Best 50 Corporate Citizens in Canada. For more information, visit

Monday Afternoon Coffee Break Sponsor

Cargill Limited

Cargill’s 155,000 employees across 70 countries work relentlessly to achieve our purpose of nourishing the world in a safe, responsible and sustainable way. Every day, we connect farmers with markets, customers with ingredients, and people and animals with the food they need to thrive.

We combine 153 years of experience with new technologies and insights to serve as a trusted partner for food, agriculture, financial and industrial customers in more than 125 countries. Side-by-side, we are building a stronger, sustainable future for agriculture. For more information, visit

Tuesday Afternoon Coffee Break Sponsor


CN is a true backbone of the economy whose team of approximately 23,000 railroaders transports more than C$250 billion worth of goods annually for a wide range of business sectors, ranging from resource products to manufactured products to consumer goods, across a rail network of approximately 20,000 route-miles spanning Canada and mid-America. CN – Canadian National Railway Company, along with its operating railway subsidiaries – serves the cities and ports of Vancouver, Prince Rupert, B.C., Montreal, Halifax, New Orleans, and Mobile, Ala., and the metropolitan areas of Toronto, Edmonton, Winnipeg, Calgary, Chicago, Memphis, Detroit, Duluth, Minn./Superior, Wis., and Jackson, Miss., with connections to all points in North America. For more information about CN, visit the Company’s website at

Wifi Sponsor

CIBC Agriculture Services

With more than a century of experience in the agricultural sector, CIBC recognizes the importance of agriculture to the Canadian economy and our communities. We know our clients need a bank that understands their unique business needs, including production cycles, market changes, family dynamics, and consumer demands. Whether your business is just getting off the ground or well established, in a growth phase or holding steady, we are committed to providing you with flexible business solutions, dedicated business expertise and timely business advice.

CIBC is proud to support the 2019 Advancing Women in Agriculture Conference series and the advancement of women leaders across the Canadian agriculture and food industry.

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 Follow Farm Credit Canada on FacebookLinkedIn and Twitter @FCCagriculture.

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.

Mentor Level Sponsors

The Agromart Group

The Agromart Group is a joint venture agricultural retail group in Eastern Canada providing leading edge crop technology and farm solutions to farm producers, with an objective to help our customers grow safe food profitably and sustainably.  We provide an unparallel product line of crop protection, fertilizer and seed inputs delivered to our customers by the best and most knowledgeable people in our field.  Custom application, in-field scouting, crop budgeting and planning, digital ag tools and professional agronomy services are all value offers we pride ourselves on.  Helping producers mitigate production risks by focusing on solutions and ensuring that decisions made are the best ones for the customer’s specific field/farm is our mantra.  We’ve invested in our people and facilities to meet your current and future growing needs and we look forward to growing with you! \  @agromartgroup

Bayer Crop Science Inc.

Bayer is a Life Science company with a more than 150-year history and core competencies in the areas of healthcare and agriculture.

Our Crop Science division is aligned to the long-term trends of the agricultural markets. Our aim is to help shape the future of the agricultural industry with innovative offerings that enable the production of sufficient high-quality food, animal feed and renewable raw materials for a growing world population despite the limited amount of available arable land.

Crop Science’s strategy is built on three cornerstones: leading the way in innovation, increasing customer centricity and promoting and further developing sustainable farming practices.

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!

Bossy Nagy Group Chartered Professional Accountants

Bossy Nagy Group Chartered Professional Accountants (BNG) is the pre-eminent agricultural accounting and business advisory firm trusted by our clients to strengthen their business and enhance their family wealth.  BNG keeps an eye on the future, providing direction and leadership.  This is the foundation of our clients’ strengths developed over years of entrepreneurship.

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.

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.

Maple Leaf Foods

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


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.

Student Sponsors

20/20 Seed Labs Inc.

20/20 Seed Labs Inc. recognizes that Agriculture is the most important sector on the planet and is proud to support the Advancing Women in Agriculture Conference. As the world’s population demands more seed and crop production we are prepared to meet the needs of this growing industry by supporting our clients to “never stop growing”.

20/20 Seed Labs Inc. is a fully accredited seed testing laboratory. Our suite of services includes seed testing for domestic and international clientele as well as seed and plant pathology, molecular diagnostics and crop inspection.


Alltech Canada was founded in 1988 and has offices strategically located across the country. Alltech and its associated businesses are positioned to accommodate and service farmers’ needs in all species sectors nationwide. With our headquarters located in Guelph, Ontario, this allows us to service the local Ontario marketplace along with regional offices and warehouses in Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba and Quebec servicing other vital agriculture markets.

At Alltech Canada, our mission is to improve the health and performance of people, animals and plants through nutrition and scientific innovation. We pursue this mission guided by what we call the ACE principle, our promise that in doing business we have a positive impact on the Animal, the Consumer and the Environment.

Our core products are natural, science based solutions for modern agriculture and include specialized yeast additives and enzymes for livestock production as well as Crop Science biostimulants, KEENAN mixer wagons and Masterfeeds.

Canadian Seed Trade Association

The Canadian Seed Trade Association (CSTA) is the national voice of the Canadian seed industry, representing more than 130 companies and associations engaged in all aspects of seed, from research and development to plant breeding, production marketing, licensing and domestic and international sales. Members range from small family owned companies to large multinational companies engaged in over 50 different crop kinds and involved in organic, conventional and biotech production.

CanMar Foods Ltd.

CanMar Foods Ltd. is a fully integrated “closed loop” state of the art Canadian Flax processing company.  Able to purchase flaxseed directly from CanMar’s farming operations, we process the highest quality and best tasting flaxseed available for consumers worldwide. Our patented Roasting Process delivers an enhanced nuttier taste and achieves food safety levels unmatched in the industry. CanMar Foods serves the retail and ingredient industry.  Products are traceable from “farm to spoon” providing full transparency and traceability. CanMar Foods is exporting to over 20 countries World Wide and you can find our products in Canada at Costco, Coop, London Drugs, Real Canadian Superstore and Safeway.

Chicken Farmers of Ontario

Chicken Farmers of Ontario (CFO) represents more than 1,300 family run farms that collectively ensure Ontario consumers enjoy a reliable supply of safe, healthy, high quality, Ontario-grown chicken.

CFO provides innovative and entrepreneurial leadership to the supply management system that matches domestic production to domestic consumer demand. The system helps ensure that Canadians have access to a stable supply of high quality locally grown chicken at a fair price.

For female farmer-members, CFO encourages and provides support for planning and participation in Women in Leadership activities in local communities.

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!


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.

Genome Prairie

Genome Prairie is the leading not-for-profit organization for support and management of large-scale genomics and related bioscience research projects in Manitoba and Saskatchewan. Industry sectors such as agriculture, health, mining and energy are benefitting from the organization’s outreach and commercialization initiatives. With its partners, Genome Prairie has supported more than $197 million of research activity in plant, animal and human genomics, bioinformatics, instrumentation development and bioethics since its establishment in 2000.

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

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

Ontario Mutuals

Ontario Mutuals are 40 independent insurance companies that grew in the small towns and rural areas that form the backbone of our province.

For more than 160 years, Ontario Mutuals have been – and still are – about people coming together to protect themselves in a common need. Because there are no shareholders in a mutual insurance company, the interests of the policyholders are served first.

Premiums, together with income from investments, are used to pay losses sustained by policyholders as well as the expenses of running the company. Any excess surplus generated on a year to year basis either remains in the company’s surplus account for the benefit of the policyholders or may from time to time be refunded to policyholders.

It’s a concept of mutual trust and has been the choice of many since our first mutual opened in 1856. Find out more at

Peavey Industries

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.

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.comto learn more.

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.


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

Media Sponsors

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.


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!