Be recognised for encouraging and recognising the contribution that women make to the industry.

Join us and nurture your staff, customers, clients, and members by being involved! Sponsor AWC today by calling Iris Meck at 403-686-8407 or email

Thank you to the following leaders!

Banquet Sponsors


Lunch Sponsors

Cargill Limited

Our team of 155,000 professionals in 70 countries draws together the worlds of food, agriculture, nutrition and risk management. For more than 155 years, we have helped farmers grow more, connecting them to broader markets. We are continuously developing products that give consumers just what they’re seeking, advancing nutrition, food safety and sustainability. And we help all of our partners innovate and manage risk, so they can nourish the world again tomorrow.


CN is a world-class transportation leader and trade-enabler. Essential to the economy, to the customers, and to the communities it serves, CN safely transports more than 300 million tons of natural resources, manufactured products, and finished goods throughout North America every year. As a railroad connecting Canada’s Eastern and Western coasts with the U.S. South through a 18,600-mile rail network, CN and its affiliates have been contributing to community prosperity and sustainable trade since 1919. CN is committed to programs supporting social responsibility and environmental stewardship.

Conference Wi-Fi Sponsor

Acadian Plant Health

Acadian Plant Health™ is a division of Acadian Seaplants Limited.  Acadian Plant Health™ is the world leader in biostimulant solutions, sustainably sourced, and scientifically proven to increase crop yield and quality.  Acadian’s products are used in soil and foliar inputs on over 70 crops in more than 80 countries worldwide.

Printed Program Sponsor

Bayer Crop Science Inc.

Bayer believes human ingenuity can shape the future of agriculture and help achieve our goal: health for all, hunger for none. For 150+ years, we’ve used science and imagination to advance health and nutrition and are committed to improving lives through a food system that is better for farmers, consumers and the planet. We are proud to support the women of Canadian agriculture who are pushing our industry forward, and helping shape a more vital, creative and inclusive future everyone can feel proud to be a part of. For more information on the leading products and services we offer Canadian farmers, visit

Delegate Bag Sponsor

Canadian Pacific

Canadian Pacific is a transcontinental railway in Canada and the United States with direct links to major ports on the west and east coasts. CP provides 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 to see the rail advantages of CP.

Speaker Sponsors


Agriculture Financial Services Corporation (AFSC) partners with agricultural producers and agribusiness to support and advance development, create new opportunities and improve the quality of life for rural Albertans. We believe women play a key role on Alberta’s farms, ranches and agribusinesses; however, sometimes their contributions are overlooked. AFSC is helping recognize the women who make a difference in the industry through our Women in Ag award. We’ll find the way forward together

Dentons Canada LLP

Inclusion and diversity are essential to the strength and success of Dentons and are core to our business strategy. The success of women is integral to meeting that strategic imperative.  Dentons has incredibly talented women who have demonstrated success in many ways, both internally and externally. Dentons continually seeks to advance women within the Firm and to provide the resources and platforms to enable women to connect with and learn from each other.

MLT Aikins LLP

MLT Aikins LLP is a full-service law firm of more than 270 lawyers with a deep commitment to Western Canada and an understanding of this market’s unique legal and business landscapes.

Based out of six key centres across the four western provinces, MLT Aikins is the only law firm to have offices in Winnipeg, Regina, Saskatoon, Calgary, Edmonton and Vancouver. As one of the 13 Largest Law Firms in Canada (Lexpert, American Lawyer Media), we have the bench strength and geographic scope to meet the increasingly complex needs of clients – from the personal concerns of individuals to the highly sophisticated and comprehensive requirements of major business enterprises.


At Nutrien, we’re committed to increasing participation of underrepresented stakeholders in Agriculture and creating an equitable, diverse and inclusive organization. We know that tapping into the full potential of diversity within Nutrien and across our value chain is essential for us to lead the next wave of agriculture evolution and achieve our purpose to grow our world from the ground up.

Coffee Break Sponsors

Bank of Montreal

We believe your bank should be more than a source for financing or products to manage your cash flow. You deserve a partner that keeps you at the centre of everything it does—one that understands your industry and your business, and sees your vision the way you see it. No matter how your needs evolve or what your future growth trajectory looks like, the breadth of our resources and expertise support you every step of the way.

Proudly serving customers for over 200 years and counting, BMO is a highly diversified financial services provider – the 8th largest bank by assets in North America. With a team of diverse and highly engaged employees, BMO provides a broad range of personal and commercial banking, wealth management and investment banking products and services to more than 12 million customers.


FCC is Canada’s leading agriculture and food lender, with a healthy loan portfolio of more than $44 billion. Our employees are dedicated to the future of Canadian agriculture and food. We provide flexible, competitively priced financing, management software, information and knowledge specifically designed for the agriculture and food industry. As a self-sustaining Crown corporation, we provide an appropriate return to our shareholder, and reinvest our profits back into the industry and communities we serve. For more information, visit

John Deere

John Deere customers are at the center of everything we do. We rely on more than 180-years of experience and terabytes of precision data to know them and their businesses better than anyone else. Our easy-to-use technology helps deliver results they see in the field, on the job site, and on the balance sheet. We ensure seamless access to parts, services, and performance upgrades from take home to trade-in by providing world-class support throughout the lifecycle of their equipment, with productivity and sustainability always in mind. And we never forget that we’re here to help life leap forward.


Great minds discuss ideas and with more than 185 years providing financial services to Canadian farms and agri-businesses we’ve got some GREAT ideas! Combined with the Scotiabank Women Initiative – a comprehensive program helping women take their businesses to the next level, through Access to Capital, Mentorship and Education – we can help you make a real change for your business. It’s your time, seize the opportunity.

WEKH/Ryerson Institute

Led by Ryerson University’s Diversity Institute, the Women Entrepreneurship Knowledge Hub (WEKH) is a diverse, nation-wide network of researchers, practitioners, women entrepreneurs, and key stakeholders striving to create a more inclusive and supportive environment to grow women’s entrepreneurship in Canada. With 10 regional hubs and a network of over 250 organizations, WEKH is designed to address the needs of diverse women across regions and sectors.

As part of the Government of Canada’s Women Entrepreneurship Strategy, WEKH is developing an advanced digital platform and national network for sharing research, knowledge, and leading practices for advancing women entrepreneurs.

Dream Sponsor

Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada supports the Canadian agriculture and agri-food sector from the farmer to the consumer, from the farm to global markets, through all phases of producing, processing and marketing of farm, food and agri-based products. As agriculture is a shared jurisdiction in Canada, the Department works closely with provincial and territorial governments in the development and delivery of policies, programs and services.

Prairies Economic Development Canada

PrairiesCan is the federal department that supports economic growth in Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba. Its programs and services help businesses, not-for-profits and communities grow stronger. Its mandate is to support economic growth and diversification in the Prairie provinces and advance the interests of the region in national economic policy, programs and projects.

Network Level Sponsors

Boehringer Ingelheim Animal Health Canada Inc.

Boehringer Ingelheim is now the second largest company in the global animal health market, and is the top provider worldwide of parasiticides and vaccines. The company is now the global leader in the pet, swine, and equine sectors, with a strong position in poultry and cattle.


Co-operators is a leading Canadian financial services co-operative, offering multi-line insurance and investment products, services, and personalized advice to help Canadians build their financial strength and security. Co-operators has been providing trusted guidance to Canadians for the past 76 years. Our origins as a co-operative are rooted in our relationship with Canadian farmers. Today, we remain the insurance provider of choice for over 40,000 farm operations across Canada, and we continue to enhance and improve our innovative solutions.

Lakeland College

Lakeland College provides hands-on learning experiences that shape futures and prepare students for the real world.

Our campuses – one in Vermilion and one in Lloydminster – are designed to guide students beyond the classroom, creating environments where they can learn and lead.

Based in Vermilion, our agricultural sciences programs prepare graduates to make an impact in commercial agriculture and animal health. New programs include the Bachelor of Agriculture Technology, the first such degree in Canada.

Lakeland’s tactical focus for applied research is to advance real-world agricultural productivity and sustainability. Areas of focus include key commercial crop and livestock species, and agriculture technology.

TELUS Agriculture

TELUS Agriculture leverages technology and data to enable a better flow of information across the agriculture, food and consumer goods industries. We deliver digital insights to empower and connect our customers, from producers to consumers, for improved quality, safety, distribution and sustainability of food and consumer goods.

We’re committed to promoting and celebrating diversity and inclusion within our team and the communities where we live, work and serve. Collectively, our global team of 1,600 and integrated solutions enable us to drive meaningful change and transform collaboration across the industry for a more sustainable future.

Tourism Calgary

Calgary is a meeting destination like no other: a mix of big-city energy and warm Western hospitality. With community spirit at its core, Calgary is full of shareable experiences. From a bustling downtown to character-filled neighbourhoods, along winding rivers and inside every welcoming venue, there are a billion reasons that make Calgary the perfect place to host your next meeting or event. Why a billion? Because we’re investing more than a billion dollars into making your meeting experience in Calgary even more spectacular in the future.

Tourism Kelowna

Climate, terroir, horticulture, and agriculture expertise are the key ingredients to agriculture innovation. When it comes to Canada’s growing wine, cannabis and tree fruit industries, the experts and innovators are in Kelowna and the Okanagan. One of Canada’s most prolific and award-winning wine destinations, Kelowna is a burgeoning destination in the budding cannabis industry, and a knowledge hub for agriculture and agri-food research.

Mentor Level Sponsors

Ag-West Bio Inc.

Ag-West Bio is Saskatchewan’s bioscience industry association and bioeconomy catalyst. A not-for-profit and membership-based company, Ag-West Bio members represent biotechnology, bioproducts and biofuels, environment, health and nutrition sectors. Since 1989, our mandate has been to help move research to market and grow innovative agriculture and food biobusiness in the province. Entrepreneurs come to us for pathfinding, mentoring, training and support, including funding, through our technology commercialization fund. Ag-West acts as a connector and catalyst; we strive to build community, encourage collaboration, and create partnerships. We do this by hosting networking events, workshops and providing other forums to exchange news and information on new agtechnology.

Dairy Farmers of Canada

Dairy Farmers of Canada is a farmer-funded and farmer-run organization.  We represent the interests of the hard-working men and women on almost 11,000 Canadian dairy farms, day in and day out. Indirectly, we also stand with the over 221,000 extended members of the dairy farmer community and workforce from coast to coast.

Driven by teamwork, integrity, and passion, dairy farmers work hard each day to play our part in ensuring all Canadians have a chance to share a healthy, sustainable future.

We are committed to leading the way with innovative research, providing essential nutritional education, and promoting healthy living.

Our commitment to quality goes far beyond the safe, nutritious and delicious milk inside every carton. It extends to everything we do and how we do it. From humane treatment of our animals, to a respect for our environment and steadfast adherence to strict safety policies – no corners cut, no detail too small.   |

Dovetail Workwear

To encourage women to enter and succeed in non-traditional occupations. We envision the future as all women fulfilling their personal potential, thriving in their work, and strengthening their communities.

Nexus Exhibits

Since opening our doors in 1979, Nexus Exhibits Ltd. has become one of Western Canada’s premier Visual Branding Solutions Companies, and as a Women Owned Business, Nexus recognizes the value that all women bring to our company and our economy. Over 50% of our employees, including all of our Senior Managers, are inspiring, brilliant, and dedicated women, who work together to go above and beyond to create amazing branding for all of our clients needs. Nexus is honoured to sponsor an event that shares our passion for connecting and empowering women.

The51 Food and AgTech Fund

The51 is a Financial Feminist™ platform where current and aspiring investors democratize access to capital, including through their Food and AgTech Fund—a full-stack fund investing in underfunded Food/AgTech ventures.

UPL AgroSolutions Canada Inc.

UPL is a global leader in agriculture solutions and is well positioned to lead the industry towards a more sustainable future. Enabling food, farms and growers to thrive in a changing global environment. This is our purpose, we call it OpenAg.

OpenAg is an agriculture network that feeds sustainable growth for all. No limits, no borders.

Student Sponsors

Alberta Canola

The Alberta Canola Producers Commission, founded in 1989, was the province’s first refundable checkoff producer organization. The Commission represents over 14,000 canola farmers in Alberta on provincial, national and international issues, and supports the long-term success of canola farmers in Alberta through research, extension, consumer engagement, and advocacy.


The Canadian Foundation for Food and Agricultural Education is a national charitable organization whose mission is to support education and research in the food and agricultural sciences.   Our scholarship programs aim to support tomorrow’s leaders in the agriculture and food industry and academia by providing financial support to university students who have a passion for research, academic achievement and contributing to their communities.

Canadian Grain Commission

The Canadian Grain Commission is the federal agency that regulates grain handling in Canada and establishes and maintains science-based standards of quality for Canadian grain. Guided by our mandate, mission, vision, and values, we work in the interests of grain producers while bringing value to the entire Canadian grain sector. We are proud that women hold leadership roles within the Canadian Grain Commission. Over 70% of our scientific staff, including the Director General of our Grain Research Laboratory, are women. Our programs, services, and world-class research support Canada’s reputation as a consistent and reliable source of high-quality grain.

CanMar Foods Ltd.

CanMar Foods Ltd. is a fully integrated “closed loop” state of the art Canadian Flax &Hemp processing company. Able to purchase flax & hemp seed directly from CanMar’s farms, 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 exports to over 20 countries worldwide CanMar products in Canada are sold at all major retail stores in Canada.

Credit Unions of Alberta

Credit Unions of Alberta represents more than 600,000 members served by almost 200 branches across the province. Credit unions offer a variety of products and services, branch locations in rural and urban communities, an extensive network of surcharge-free ATMs and innovative online banking platforms and mobile apps. Credit unions believe in supporting small business and giving back to the community and that is why we are proud to sponsor a student attendee at AWC WEST 2022.


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 Alberta

Powering genomics research in Alberta since 2015.
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 us a  unique position in Alberta’s research community. Genome Alberta strives to be the leading source of information and administration related to genomics, proteomics, bioinformatics and bioethics research in Alberta.

MacDon Industries Ltd.

Harvesting Performance

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!

Manitoba Canola Growers

Manitoba Canola Growers is committed to maximizing net income for canola farmers through sustainable production. MCGA represents approximately 7,500 members. MCGA uses the canola check off dollars for “seed money” to grow the future. Every dollar spent is leveraged at the local, national, and international levels, and studies show that every dollar invested by growers results in an impressive return on investment.


RBC is a longstanding advocate for the inclusion and advancement of women in business across all sectors, including agriculture and is a strong supporter of the Advancing Women in Ag conference which brings women from across the country together to celebrate agriculture.

Richardson International Ltd.

Richardson International Limited is a global leader in agriculture and food processing. As Canada’s largest agribusiness, Richardson operates a network of strategically-located modern, high-throughput elevators and crop inputs retail locations across Western Canada. Richardson is also a worldwide handler and merchandiser of all major Canadian-grown grains and oilseeds and a vertically-integrated processor and manufacturer of oat-, durum-, and canola-based products. Richardson’s international food business includes a variety of food products and ingredients for the retail, food service, and industrial markets. Richardson is one of Canada’s Best Managed Companies, with over 3,100 employees worldwide.


As the largest supplier of Certified seed in Canada, SeCan is pleased to sponsor AWC and support students who are the future of our industry!

SVG Ventures/Thrive

SVG Ventures | THRIVE is a leading global AgriFood investment and innovation platform headquartered in Silicon Valley. We’re comprised of top agriculture, food and technology corporations, universities, and investors. With a community of over 5,000 startups from 100 countries, the THRIVE platform invests, accelerates, and creates unparalleled access for entrepreneurs to scale globally and solve the biggest challenges facing the food and agriculture industries.

Tourism Kelowna

Climate, terroir, horticulture, and agriculture expertise are the key ingredients to agriculture innovation. When it comes to Canada’s growing wine, cannabis and tree fruit industries, the experts and innovators are in Kelowna and the Okanagan. One of Canada’s most prolific and award-winning wine destinations, Kelowna is a burgeoning destination in the budding cannabis industry, and a knowledge hub for agriculture and agri-food research.

Turkey Farmers of Canada

Turkey Farmers of Canada (TFC) is a national organization representing Canada’s 520+ turkey farmers. Created in 1974 under the federal Farm Products Agencies Act (FPAA), 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.

UFA Co-operative Ltd.

The University of British Columbia Faculty of Land and Food Systems

The Faculty of Land and Food Systems at UBC fosters an environment that supports top-tier education and research discoveries for those who strive to create a better world. The Faculty is a recognized leader in the areas of sustainable agriculture; food, nutrition and health; and food safety and quality. Our scientists have informed and influenced policy related to food insecurity, animal welfare, and climate change from agriculture. The diverse expertise of our Faculty, and our small size, give us the ability to capitalize on our individual strengths while working together on critical agri-food initiatives.

University of Saskatchewan

The College of Agriculture and Bioresources at the University of Saskatchewan is a leader in agricultural education and research. Rooted in history since 1912, our teaching and research facilities are among the most modern and extensive for agricultural science in the world.  Our mission is to advance the responsible use of land, water and bioresources to provide products and services that enhance the quality of life for the people of Saskatchewan and around the world.

University of Manitoba

We attract people from around the world who share our ideals and vision for positive change. We believe in embracing challenges and taking action. Our students, researchers and alumni bring their unique voices to learning and discovery, shaping new ways of doing things and contributing to important conversations in topics that matter most, from human rights to global health to climate change. We are where imagination and action collide.  About UM | University of Manitoba (


Viterra has been helping farmers feed the world for over 100 years. We are passionate about agriculture and the amazing people who work in this great industry.

That’s why we are proud to support this important event that brings together women in agriculture to network, learn and find inspiration amongst their peers. As a student sponsor of this year’s event, our goal is to help educate new generations of women about the wide variety of opportunities available in agriculture, and to encourage our female leaders of tomorrow to pursue their passion. Because together, we are stronger and achieve more.

Media Sponsors

Alberta Farmer Express

Alberta Farmer Express is a biweekly publication for farmers and ranchers in Alberta, Canada’s second-largest agricultural province. Alberta Farmer features provincial, national and international farm news, weekly sections on both crop and livestock production and markets, industry and policy news, lively opinion pages and a popular farm weather page. Alberta Farmer also contains Wheel and Deal, Alberta’s largest advertising publication for agricultural products and services.

Canadian Cattlemen

The name says it all — if you raise cattle in Canada, there’s probably a copy of Cattlemen nearby. In publication since 1938 and known to many readers as “the cattleman’s bible,” its content is relevant, practical and informative and applicable to anyone in Canada’s beef industry. Cattlemen’s coverage starts with the best ways to grow the forage crops that sustain Canada’s cows and their calves, and continues through the marketing chain of feedlots, packers and domestic and international sales. It’s also a key source of information for Canada’s purebred cattle associations.

Country Guide

With roots back to 1882, Country Guide is Canada’s oldest and best-known farm title, but with a fresh, modern focus — success through strategic business thinking, no matter how small or large the operation. 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, whether it’s young farmers taking the operation to the next step or the mature farmer looking for a successful transition to the next generation.

Farm Marketer

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 tagline sums it up: “Practical production tips for the Prairie farmer.” Grainews is the publication farmers use to get on with the day-to-day business of farming. It provides farmers with information such as 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.


At Harrowsmith we believe that people are connected through our love of growing, food and community, and our desire to live simply and sustainably. Our magazine has 45+ years under our belt as being a well-respected, vital, informative brand with a devout and loyal readership — and now, a group of younger Canadians are discovering Harrowsmith for the first time.

95% of readers take action from reading ads in Harrowsmith magazine.

Manitoba Co-operator

With roots back to 1923, the Manitoba Co-operator has been published weekly since 1947 and since then has been a fixture in most Manitoba farm homes. It features 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. It also has Manitoba’s largest and most popular farm classified section.

Progressive Publishing

Progressive Dairy magazine combines new, market reports and industry trends with current dairy management and production practices. Its thought-provoking content is geared toward forward-thinking dairy producers.

Real Agriculture

RealAgriculture is focused on the issues that are impacting agriculture. Launched in 2008 as a grassroots effort to provide farmers with a new way to access agricultural information, today we are the leading and only national agriculture publication in Canada, online, and on air with our daily show RealAg Radio at 4:30pm ET.

Rural Roots Canada

Rural Roots Canada is a content creation company focusing on telling stories from the agriculture community through written, audio and video media. If your company or organization needs to have its story told Rural Roots Canada can help. Rural Roots Canada ( is home to The Podcast Farm, a collection of Ag-based podcasts from across the country.

The Western Producer

The Western Producer is the leading agricultural publication and online news site targeted for Western Canadian farmers and ranchers and has been a staple in the agricultural industry since 1923. Each week The Producer covers in print the latest developments in agricultural news, production, technology, markets, finance, livestock and rural lifestyles. Online and for mobile, The Producer reproduces much of the print edition along with daily news and market reports, updates and analysis. Commercial producers are the focus with a weekly technical section branded Production/Farming. News bureaus in Calgary, Camrose, Saskatoon, Regina, Brandon, Winnipeg and Ottawa and an international freelance network ensure comprehensive coverage. Additional supplements inside The Producer provide specialized coverage of the seed industry, canola and pulse industry and farm equipment. The Producer also publishes and distributes show guides for major agricultural trade shows.