AWC WEST 2020, March 23 & 24, 2020, 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.

Would you like to sponsor AWC?

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

Speaker 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

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 Branch Offices across Alberta, AFSC is in a community near you. www.afsc.ca

Breakfast Sponsor

Canadian Pacific

Canadian Pacific is a transcontinental railway in Canada and the United States with direct links to eight major ports, including Vancouver and Montreal, providing North American customers a competitive rail service with access to key markets in every corner of the globe. CP is growing with its customers, offering a suite of freight transportation services, logistics solutions and supply chain expertise. Visit cpr.ca to see the rail advantages of CP.

Banquet Sponsor

TD Bank Group

TD Canada Trust Agriculture Services recognizes that farming is more than a way of life, it’s a business. We have been in business lending to farmers for over 160 years, starting with a single branch serving grain millers and merchants. Our Agriculture Specialists understand farming and are committed to building a long-term relationship with you, your business and the next generation of proud Canadian farmers. Our experience helps us appreciate the factors that affect the industry in Canada. We can help you expand your operation, improve your cash flow and finance land, equipment, quota, and livestock. Together we can meet today’s challenges and anticipate tomorrow’s opportunities.
For our Regional Agriculture Specialists, click here.

Delegate Bag 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 www.cooperators.ca.

Printed Program 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. www.agrisksolutions.ca

Welcome Monday Coffee Reception Sponsor

Scotiabank

Celebrating a world of potential
Scotiabank is a proud sponsor of the Advancing Women in Agriculture Conference and the women who are dedicated to improving our industry, our communities and our world. scotiabank.com

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 Cargill.com

Tuesday Morning Coffee Break Sponsor

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.

Network Level Sponsors

Nutrien

As the world’s largest provider of crop inputs and services, Nutrien plays a critical role in Feeding the Future by helping growers increase food production in a sustainable manner. With over 20,000 employees and operations and investments in 14 countries, Nutrien’s crop inputs and services reach every major growing region of the world.

Nutrien produces and distributes 27 million tonnes of potash, nitrogen and phosphate products for agricultural, industrial and feed customers globally. That side of our business is complemented by our leading agriculture retail network comprised of 1,700 locations in seven countries that provides a wide-range of products and services to over 500,000 grower accounts worldwide.

By supporting diversity, cultural awareness, and in learning from one another, Nutrien can do more than feed a growing population. We can feed a future filled with optimism and opportunities for all. www.nutrien.com

Mentor Level Sponsors

Alberta Wheat and Barley

On behalf of Alberta’s 14,000 wheat and 11,000 barley farmers, the Alberta Wheat and Barley Commissions are in place to advance innovative research, market access, farm policy and government relations with a mission to increase farm profitability. www.albertawheat.com

Bayer

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. https://www.cropscience.bayer.ca/

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

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.

IPCO

A leader in the production of high quality products which allow farmers to protect their crops while feeding the world. https://ipco.ca

Novozymes

Producing more with less

All over the world, farmers are facing the dilemma of how to enhance the productivity and sustainability of their land. Novozymes microbial biocontrol solutions provide powerful protection against insects, disease, and weed pests. Our bioyield solutions improve production and enhance yield.

We can’t make more land, so let’s make more from what we’ve got.

We call it Rethink Tomorrow. www.novozymes.com

KBH

Helping People Succeed is our number one priority – at KBH, we have the expertise, skill set, and experience that allows us to be exactly what you need us to be to ensure your success. www.kbh.ca

Novozymes

Producing more with less

All over the world, farmers are facing the dilemma of how to enhance the productivity and sustainability of their land. Novozymes microbial biocontrol solutions provide powerful protection against insects, disease, and weed pests. Our bioyield solutions improve production and enhance yield.

We can’t make more land, so let’s make more from what we’ve got.

We call it Rethink Tomorrow. www.novozymes.com

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

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. www.2020seedlabs.ca

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 Canola

Alberta Canola is a farmer-directed organization which represents the interests of Alberta canola growers. The province is split into twelve regions, each with a regionally elected farmer representative. These representatives steer the association towards creating initiatives to enhance the profile of canola. Each Alberta farmer donates one dollar from every tonne of canola seed that they sell, to Alberta Canola. With these dollars, educational campaigns on canola and agriculture are created. With the support of the 14,000 canola farmers in Alberta, we are proud to sponsor a student to attend this fantastic conference. www.albertacanola.com & www.learncanola.com

Canadian Foodgrains Bank

Canadian Foodgrains Bank is a partnership of 15 churches and church agencies working together to end hunger around the world. www.foodgrainsbank.ca

CNSRV-X

CNSRVX.com

FBSciences

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

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. www.genomealberta.ca

MacDon Industries Ltd.

For nearly 70 years MacDon has been a world leader in technology, innovation and manufacturing of high-performance harvesting equipment. Our harvesting history is rooted deep in the rich prairie heritage of Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. As a Canadian company, we’ve kept our values firmly intact while becoming a world-class equipment manufacturer. We are proud of our worldwide reputation for excellence and take our position as the Harvesting Specialists seriously, because at the end of the day our equipment is harvesting the crops that help producers feed the world.

MacDon Industries Ltd. is proud to sponsor the Advancing Women in Agriculture Conference! http://www.macdon.com/

Manitoba Canola Growers

Manitoba Canola Growers Association represents approximately 8,500 farmers in Manitoba that grow canola. MCGA is committed to maximizing net income for canola farmers through sustainable production. For more information visit www.canolagrowers.com or follow us on Twitter @CanolaGrowers.

The Turkey Farmers of Canada

Turkey Farmers of Canada (TFC) is a national organization representing Canada’s 500+ turkey farmers. Created in 1974 under the federal Farm Products Agencies Act, the Agency encourages cooperation throughout the Canadian turkey industry, promotes the consumption of turkey meat, and oversees the supply management system for turkey in Canada.

The Canadian turkey industry generates $3.3 billion in economic activity annually, supporting over 14,000 jobs across rural and urban centres.

TFC looks forward to engaging more female producers in the turkey industry. https://www.turkeyfarmersofcanada.ca/

UFA

About UFA Co-operative Limited:

Founded in 1909, UFA Co-operative Limited is an Alberta-based agricultural co-operative with more than 120,000 member-owners. UFA’s network comprises more than 111 bulk fuel and Cardlock Petroleum locations, 35 Farm & Ranch Supply stores and a support office located in Calgary, AB. Independent Petroleum Agents and more than 950 UFA employees provide products, services and agricultural solutions to farmers, ranchers, members and commercial customers in Alberta, British Columbia and Saskatchewan. For more information, visit www.UFA.com.

UPL OpenAg

To create an open agriculture network for the world that feeds sustainable growth for all – with no limits, no borders. https://www.upl-ltd.com/

Viterra

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.