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

Banquet Sponsor

TD Bank

TD 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, please click

Reception Sponsor

Case IH

Case IH represents more than 175 years of industry experience. With a global presence in more than 160 countries, we are recognized today as a global leader in powerful, reliable and highly efficient equipment that helps professional farmers meet the challenges of modern farming.

​At Case IH, our mission is to support you as you grow food, fiber and fuel for the world. We bring you innovative products and market leading technology and agricultural solutions and services to increase productivity. We take on challenges for you. We make life easier for you. We provide you with peace of mind. That’s what we do.

We’re Case IH.

Dream Level Sponsors

Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada supports the Canadian agriculture and agri-food sector in many ways. 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. Learn more at

Opportunity Level Sponsor

John Deere Canada ULC

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.

Network Level Sponsors


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.


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.

Women Entrepreneurship Knowledge Hub (WEKH)

Advancing Women Conference is supported by the Women Entrepreneurship Knowledge Hub (WEKH), a network of 10 regional hubs and over 250 organizations established as part of the Government of Canada’s Women Entrepreneurship Strategy.

The Women Entrepreneurship Knowledge Hub (WEKH) is a national network and accessible digital platform for sharing research and resources, and leading strategies. With 10 regional hubs and a network of more than 250 organizations, WEKH is designed to address the needs of diverse women entrepreneurs across regions and across sectors. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, WEKH adopted an agitator role connecting women entrepreneurs and support organizations across the country, and led network calls and training sessions. WEKH’s advanced technology platform, powered by Magnet, enhances the capacity of women entrepreneurs and the organizations who serve them by linking them to resources and best practices across the country.

With the support of the Government of Canada, WEKH spreads its expertise from coast to coast, enabling service providers, academics, government and industry to enhance their support for women entrepreneurs. Toronto Metropolitan University’s Diversity Institute, in collaboration with the Ted Rogers School of Management, is leading a team of researchers, business support organizations and key stakeholders to create a more inclusive and supportive environment to grow women’s entrepreneurship in Canada.

Mentor Level 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.

Canada Malting Company Limited

Take consistent attention to grains and process, then combine it with strong relationships and a century’s worth of malting experience. Steep it all in community. The result is malt with a full spectrum of flavours and heart. Canada Malting Co.’s diverse offerings honour the craft, creativity and range of today’s brewers. We’re proud to be Canada’s largest malting company, supporting farming communities across the Canadian prairies by supplying craft brewers with quality malt products for the last 120 years.

Ag-West Bio

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.

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. Visit for more information.

Hyatt Regency Calgary

Recharge in the Heart of Downtown Calgary at the Hyatt Regency!

Whether you’re staying for business or treating yourself to a relaxing getaway, you’ll find a comfortable, classy refuge at Hyatt Regency Calgary. Large rooms, a pool with breathtaking views, and a spa sanctuary await. Venture outside to find the Calgary Tower, TELUS Convention Centre, the new Central Library, and Studio Bell — home of the National Music Center. The Canadian Rockies are also just a short drive from our hotel.

Scotia Wealth Management

With a long-standing history in the city of Calgary, The Macenko Merkley Group is an active part of your community and committed to your success.  Sandra has been with Scotia Wealth Management for over 30 years. She is passionate about excellence in financial services, and takes pride in helping families meet and exceed their long-term financial goals. Sandra is highly skilled in assisting clients with their retirement plans, as well as other wealth management services. Sandra graduated with an Honours BA from Carleton University, later earning an M.Sc from the University of Toronto. Sandra recently served three terms on the Calgary Foundation Investment Committee and is a past board member of the EPCOR Centre for Performing Arts (Arts Commons). In 2013, The Macenko Merkley Group became a proud sponsor of the Okotoks Dawgs Baseball Club. In 2020, Sandra received a ScotiaMcLeod Share the Wealth award for leadership and dedication to the community. Sandra was recently honoured to be recognized for The Globe and Mail, 2022 Canada’s Top Wealth Advisors award – Best in Province. The only better award is enriching the lives of our clients!

TELUS Agriculture

TELUS Agriculture & Consumer Goods is a leading global technology provider delivering data insights and digital solutions helping create better producer-to-consumer outcomes. TELUS Agriculture & Consumer Goods offers a growing list of integrated solutions for analytics, data, supply chain, trade promotion, farm and livestock production management. TELUS Agriculture & Consumer Goods is creating a unified, trusted and sustainable value chain to enable more efficient production and logistics, improving the safety, quality and sustainability of food and consumer goods, all in a way that’s traceable and clear to the end consumer. | Twitter: @TELUS_AGCG | LinkedIn: TELUS Agriculture & Consumer Goods


Founded in 1909, UFA Co-operative Limited is an 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 1,000 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

Delegate Bag Sponsor

Parrish & Heimbecker, Limited (P&H)

Parrish & Heimbecker, Limited (P&H) is a Canadian, family-owned agribusiness with over 110 years of success in the agriculture industry. Our operations include grain merchandising, crop inputs, flour milling, and feed mills.

P&H has more than 1,500 employees at over 70 locations from coast to coast, and customers in 24 countries around the world. We pride ourselves on being a first-class business partner and strive to grow and adapt to meet the changing demands of our customers and end-use consumers.

Printed Program Sponsor

ATB Financial

ATB Financial has been powering possibility since 1938. With $59.1 billion in assets and over 5,000 team members, we help deliver exceptional experiences to more than 800,000 clients. Across Personal, Business and Corporate Banking, Wealth Management, and Capital Markets, our dedicated advisors share expertise through our branches and agencies, 24-hour Client Care Centre, four Entrepreneur Centres and our digital banking options. A catalyst for economic growth in Alberta and beyond, we’re committed to the greater good and are proud to support a broad range of initiatives that have a profound impact on Albertans and their communities. Discover more at

Coffee Break Sponsors

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


FCC is Canada’s leading agriculture and food lender, with a healthy loan portfolio of more than $47 billion. Our employees are dedicated to the future of Canadian agriculture and food. We provide flexible financing, AgExpert management software, information and knowledge specifically designed for the agriculture and food industry. As a 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 (Women Entrepreneur Program Here)


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.

Speaker Sponsor

Agriculture Financial Service

Agriculture Financial Services (AFSC) partners with agricultural producers and agribusinesses 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 and we are recognizing their contributions through our Women in Ag award. We’ll find the way forward together.

Lanyard Sponsor


We produce and distribute over 27 million tonnes of potash, nitrogen and phosphate products for agricultural, industrial and feed customers world-wide. Combined with our leading agriculture retail network that services over 500,000 grower accounts, we are well positioned to meet the needs of a growing world and create value for our stakeholders.

Lunch Sponsor


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 the only 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.

Student Sponsors

Alberta Canola Producers

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, nation and international issues, and supports the long-term success of canola farmers in Alberta through research, extension, consumer engagement, and advocacy.

Alberta Wheat Commissions

One of the current strategic priories for the Alberta Wheat Commissions is our dedication to diversity and inclusion, which is evident through our diverse workforce. Our hiring practices are merit-based and provide an inclusive culture where everyone feels valued, heard, involved, developed and empowered.

ATB Financial

ATB Financial has been powering possibility since 1938. With $59.1 billion in assets and over 5,000 team members, we help deliver exceptional experiences to more than 800,000 clients. Across Personal, Business and Corporate Banking, Wealth Management, and Capital Markets, our dedicated advisors share expertise through our branches and agencies, 24-hour Client Care Centre, four Entrepreneur Centres and our digital banking options. A catalyst for economic growth in Alberta and beyond, we’re committed to the greater good and are proud to support a broad range of initiatives that have a profound impact on Albertans and their communities. Discover more at

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 more than half of our employees are women, and women hold 62,5% the executive 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. WWW.GRAINSCANADA.GC.CA

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.

Carlo Genetics

Carlo Genetics was founded in 1987 as a supplier of quality boar semen and, for 36 years, has been a leader in science for swine genetics. Operated by an all female senior management team, it continues to prove its commitment and dedication to customer service, superior quality products, and advancements in AI technology for top genetics.

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. |

Genome Alberta

Leading in technology, research, and innovation by supporting the development and deployment of genomics-enabled solutions for health, agriculture, energy, forestry, and the environment.

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.

Richardson International

Richardson International Limited is a global leader in agriculture and food processing. We are Canada’s largest agribusiness and a worldwide handler and merchandiser of all major Canadian-grown grains and oilseeds. With a legacy of service going back 160 years, our vertical integration strategy starts with the relationships we have with our farmer customers and ends with oat-, wheat-, and canola-based food products in kitchens around the world.

Richardson has more than 3,000 employees in over 100 locations in Canada, the United States, and the United Kingdom. We offer a range of career opportunities in agriculture, operations, and corporate roles.


The Regional Innovation Network of Southern Alberta is a network of partners dedicated to providing support to entrepreneurs and small businesses rooted in technology and innovation.

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.

University of British Columbia

The Faculty of Land and Food Systems at UBC 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.

UPL AgroSolutions Canada

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.


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.

Community Sponsors

Sundre & District Agricultural Society

The Sundre & District Agriculture Society has been a part of Sundre for close to 100 years. Many groups are members of the Society including the:

Sundre 4H Multi Club, Silver Spurs, Show and Sale, Bergen 4H Multi Club, Red River 4H Club, Chinook’s Edge Pony Club, Sundre Curling Club, Sundre Aquatic Society, Sundre Garden Club, Sundre Chamber, Sundre Rodeo Assoc, Mountain View High School Rodeo Assoc, Sundre Light Horse Assoc, Bergen Farmers’ Market, and Sundre Farmers’ Market. The Society partners with these groups throughout the year on their different events.

Sundre is a town in central Alberta, Canada. It is located in Mountain View County, 100 km northwest from Calgary, along the Cowboy Trail in the Canadian Rockies foothills. Sundre takes its name from a town in Norway, the original home of Nels T. Hagen, the town’s first postmaster.

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

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.


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.

Nexus Exhibits

As a Women Owned Business, Nexus Exhibits is honored to support the next generation of women in agriculture. This conference is not only educational, but is inspirational for current and future women. It brings a great opportunity for women and leaders to come together, learn and connect.

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.

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.