Be recognized for encouraging and recognizing 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

Lunch Sponsor


FEAD (Female Entrepreneurs in Agri-Food Development) is a program dedicated to empowering and advancing entrepreneurs in the dynamic agri-food,value added, food processing, food services and beverage sector. Our mission is to feed female foodpreneurs with growth, knowledge and community by offering business support, technical services, education, resources, partnerships and networking opportunities.

Coffee Break Sponsors

Bayer Inc.

For 150+ years, Canadian women have played a significant role in agriculture with their hard work, innovative thinking, and passion for the industry. We recognize and promote women across every facet of Canadian agriculture—so we can all continue to farm for change.

In Canada, we have several resource groups focused on Diversity, Equity & Inclusion areas, including GROW Canada. GROW’s vision is that women have an equitable presence, leadership impact, and recognition at all levels and men advocate for this equity. We are driven to foster an inclusive culture that champions the growth and achievement of women.


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.

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Opportunity Sponsor

John Deere Canada ULC

John Deere is a proud sponsor of the Advancing Women in Agricultural Conference.

Network Sponsor

The Co-operators

As a leading Canadian financial services co-operative, Co-operators is guided by co-op principles and has deep roots in agriculture. The organization was founded in 1945 by a group of farmers, credit union leaders and social pioneers at a time when traditional insurers couldn’t meet their needs.

Co-operators offers multi-line insurance and investment products, services, and personalized advice to help Canadians build their financial strength and security. Co-operators insures more than 950,000 households and provides advice and solutions for 42,000 farms.

Today we remain true to our roots: putting the needs of our clients and our communities first.

Mentor Sponsors

Agriculture in the Classroom Canada

Agriculture in the Classroom Canada (AITC-C) is a Canadian charitable organization with a vision to bring agriculture to every classroom, inspiring every student. Food connects us ALL to agriculture. In a complex and changing world, it is more important than ever to inspire the next generation to care about the food they eat, where it comes from, and how it gets to their plates.

Boehringer Ingelheim Animal Health Canada Inc.

At Boehringer Ingelheim Animal Health Canada Inc. we’ve been keeping pets and livestock healthy for more than 50 years.

How do we do it? By constantly evolving, by holding ourselves to the highest possible standards, and by forging lasting relationships with those who care for animals. Whether they curl up on couches or are raised on farms, we do more than treat their illnesses and alleviate their suffering; we focus on disease prevention and daily care. And we do it with an eye toward the future.

Pioneers in animal well-being, we always push ourselves to develop innovative solutions and broaden our wide range of treatments. With groundbreaking research and industry-leading technical expertise, our potential is boundless. Our people power us and we enable them by nurturing a diverse, open, collaborative environment; and we do the same with our customers and partners.

As a family-owned, independent organization and one of the world’s leading pharmaceutical companies, we combine scale, agility, depth, reach and a personal touch. That’s how we improve animal wellness and, in turn, enrich humanity – and we will keep doing it for future generations.

BNG Bossy Nagy Group

NG Bossy Nagy Group is a pre-eminent accounting, wealth and business advisory firm in southwestern Ontario, trusted by our clients to strengthen their business and enhance family wealth. With a deep knowledge base, committed team and decades-tested reputation as trusted accountants and business advisors in agriculture, agri-business and more, BNG works closely with farm owners and families through growth, development, transition and succession to build better businesses. BNG has offices in Woodstock, Tillsonburg and Delhi.

Egg Farmers of Ontario

Egg Farmers of Ontario is a non-profit organization that represents approximately 500 egg and pullet farm families. EFO works to ensure that consumers have access to safe, reliable and high-quality eggs, produced under a system of fair farm pricing, ensuring adequate returns to egg farmers.

Student Sponsors

Agriculture Wellness Ontario

Providing Mental Health Support, Education and Community for Ontario Agriculture.

Ag Risk Managers Ltd.

Ag Risk Managers support farmers in business planning, farm business analysis, risk assessment, and work-out plans. We empower farmers to make informed, timely decisions at any stage of their business.


Ontario Mutuals

We’re grateful to offer support to a student attending the AWC and its exemplary program. This conference creates an environment of inclusion and collaboration, and the people who run it are dedicated to fostering positive growth for all of their participants. We’ve been insuring local communities for generations – over 160 years – and although we’re deeply connected to our history and roots, we’re also dedicated to encouraging the future growth and exciting change that the AWC brings.

Stokes Seeds

Stokes Seeds is a leading distributor of commercial seed in the United States and Canada, with operations in Buffalo, New York; Vineland, New Jersey; Holland, Michigan; Moultrie, Georgia, LaBelle, Florida and Thorold, Ontario. With 20 experienced territory managers, exciting new varieties from world-class vendors and exceptional customer service, Stokes Seeds continues to be the seed supplier of choice for growers across North America.


SVG Ventures THRIVE industries. SVG’s Corporate innovation program works with Fortune 1000 corporations transforming their businesses, accelerating their growth and driving their innovation priorities. SVG’s global partners include leading government, agriculture, and technology corporations such as Alberta Government, Olds College, Calgary Economic Development, Corteva, Driscoll’s, FCC, BASF, Kubota, Land O’Lakes, Shell, Trimble, Taylor Farms, Bayer, ICL, Nutrien, Intel, Agrofresh, Valmont, UFA, Yamaha Motor Ventures, KRONE and Wilbur-Ellis.

Media Sponsors

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.