WEST 2018

AWC WEST 2018, March 26 & 27, 2018, 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.

Banquet Sponsor

Corteva Agriscience™, Agriculture Division of DowDuPont

Agriculture Division of DowDuPont™ (NYSE: DWDP), combines the strengths of DuPont Pioneer, DuPont Crop Protection and Dow AgroSciences. Together, the Agriculture division provides growers around the world with the most complete portfolio in the industry, developed through a robust research pipeline across germplasm, biotech traits and crop protection. DowDuPont Agriculture is committed to delivering innovation, helping growers increase productivity and ensuring food security for a growing global population. DowDuPont intends to separate the Agriculture division into an independent, publicly traded company. More information can be found at www.dow-dupont.com

Banquet Reception Sponsor

Speaker Sponsors

G3 Canada Limited

G3 Canada Limited is establishing a highly efficient coast-to-coast Canadian grain enterprise designed to provide a unique competitive alternative to farmers, and superior service to customers and stakeholders. G3 Canada Limited’s assets include primary grain elevators and port terminals stretching from Leader, Saskatchewan to Québec City, Québec, a Great Lake grain transport vessel, and the largest private fleet of grain hopper cars in Canada. G3’s vision is to build a smarter path from farmers’ fields to global markets. G3 Canada Limited is a Canadian company and is headquartered in Winnipeg, Manitoba. www.g3.ca


Monsanto is committed to bringing a broad range of solutions to help nourish our growing world. We produce seeds for fruits, vegetables and key crops – such as corn, soybeans, canola and cotton – that help farmers have better harvests while using water and other important resources more efficiently. We work to find sustainable solutions for soil health, help farmers use data to improve farming practices and conserve natural resources, and provide crop protection products to minimize damage from pests and disease. Through programs and partnerships, we collaborate with farmers, researchers, nonprofit organizations, universities and others to help tackle some of the world’s biggest challenges. To learn more about Monsanto, our commitments and our more than 20,000 dedicated employees please visit: www.monsanto.com or follow us on Twitter @MonsantoCda.

Delegate Bag 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

Printed Program 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.

Lanyard Sponsor

Richardson International Limited

Richardson International is Canada’s largest agribusiness and is recognized as a global leader in agriculture and food processing. Based in Winnipeg, Richardson is a worldwide handler and merchandiser of all major Canadian-grown grains and oilseeds and a vertically-integrated processor and manufacturer of oats and canola-based products. One of Canada’s Best Managed Companies, Richardson has over 2,500 employees across Canada and the U.S.

Welcome Coffee Reception Sponsor


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

Lunch Sponsor

BMO Financial Group

Serving customers for 200 years and counting, BMO is a highly diversified financial services provider – the 8th largest bank, by assets, in North America. With total assets of $709 billion as of July 31, 2017, and more than 45,000 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 and conducts business through three operating groups: Personal and Commercial Banking, Wealth Management and BMO Capital Markets. 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.

Wifi Sponsor

Workhorse Hub

WorkHorse is a new innovative online platform that matches job seekers with employers in the agriculture industry in your own backyard and around the world. And that’s just the beginning. It’s a community, a platform and an agricultural hub. It’s where work gets done, workhorsehub.ca

Coffee Break Sponsors

Cargill Limited

Cargill provides food, agriculture, financial and industrial products and services to the world. Together with farmers, customers, governments and communities, we help people thrive by applying our insights and 150 years of experience. We have 150,000 employees in 70 countries who are committed to feeding the world in a responsible way, reducing environmental impact and improving the communities where we live and work. www.cargill.ca


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 www.cn.ca.

Opportunity Level Sponsors

Agrifoods Cooperative

Agrifoods Cooperative has proudly been in business for over a century and has grown to become one of Canada’s leading cooperatives with over 2,700 members.

The traditional values upon which Agrifoods was founded underlie its commitment for continual innovation in order to serve its valued customers’ and consumers’ changing needs. Agrifoods’ premium family of brands – Organic Meadow, Meadowfresh, Earth’s Own and Happy Planet — employ over 300 people and have become leaders in the health and wellness industry, producing a wide range of premium, on-trend, wholesome foods and beverages available from coast to coast.

As a cooperative, Agrifoods is dedicated to building up and giving back to their communities through their socially and environmentally-conscious commitments, by investing in their employees and mentoring the next generation of dairy farmers and community leaders. www.agrifoods.ca

Peavey Mart

The Peavey Mart retail chain is 100% Canadian owned and is located in 38 communities, from Kamloops to Winnipeg. Women hold a variety of management positions at Peavey: currently, 12 stores are managed by women; women hold both chain merchandise Ag buyer positions, and several other management positions. In 2018, Peavey Mart will open new stores in Sherwood Park, Alberta and a 2nd Winnipeg location, and also launch its new E-Commerce website. The parent company Peavey Industries has an employee ownership program and won a “Canada’s Most Admired” award for corporate culture in 2015. See PeaveyMart.com for more details.

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. www.rbcroyalbank.com/agriculture

The Co-operators Group Limited

The Co-operators Group Limited is a Canadian-owned co-operative with more than $38 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 50 Best Employers in Canada by Aon Hewitt; Corporate Knights’ Best 50 Corporate Citizens in Canada; and the Top 50 Socially Responsible Corporations in Canada by Sustainalytics and Maclean’s magazine. For more information visit www.cooperators.ca.

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 www.fcc.ca Follow Farm Credit Canada on FacebookLinkedIn and Twitter @FCCagriculture.

Louis Dreyfus Company

Advancing agriculture. Advancing with you.

Mentor Level Sponsors

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

Alberta Wheat Commission

The Alberta Wheat Commission is a producer-directed organization dedicated to improving the long-term profitability of Alberta’s 14,000 wheat producers. www.albertawheat.com

Arysta LifeScience Canada, Inc.

Arysta LifeScience is a global agriculture company specializing in innovative crop protection and lifescience brands. We have a well-integrated biological and chemical portfolio including seed treatments, fungicides, herbicides, insecticides and biosolutions, providing complete solutions to our growers. From planting to harvest, Arysta LifeScience has a complete solution to help you succeed. To learn more about Arysta LifeScience visit www.arysta-na.com

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.

Canterra Seeds

CANTERRA SEEDS is proud to support women in the field of agriculture. We recognize that women often face unique and diverse challenges in the workplace, and we are committed to helping them succeed. www.canterra.com

GrainCorp and GrainsConnect

GrainCorp and GrainsConnect Canada are proud to introduce Canada’s most efficient supply chain, built to deliver Western Canadian growers more choice, more competition and more value for their grain. Our game-changing model connects growers to global markets through the region’s first state-of-the-art terminals to boast 130-car rail loops.

GrainCorp and GrainsConnect Canada employ an expert team of merchants. Armed with local knowledge and global insights, our merchants deliver value to growers at key stages of their operation. Ask a GrainCorp or GrainsConnect employee and you will also learn the companies provide excellent career opportunities for minorities and women. Best of luck to all conference participants! Learn more at grainsconnect.com


“The GrowSafe “Big Data” platform is changing the way livestock are measured, managed, and treated ensuring safe, healthy, quality protein produced sustainably.” www.growsafe.com

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/

Maple Leaf Foods

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


Novozymes is the world leader in biological solutions. Together with customers, partners and the global community, we improve industrial performance while preserving the planet’s resources and helping build better lives. As the world’s largest provider of enzyme and microbial technologies, our bioinnovation enables higher agricultural yields, low-temperature washing, energy-efficient production, renewable fuel and many other benefits that we rely on today and in the future.

We call it Rethink Tomorrow. www.novozymes.com


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

Syngenta Canada Inc.

Syngenta is a world-leading agribusiness committed to sustainable agriculture. Our ambition is to bring greater food security in an environmentally sustainable way by creating a worldwide step-change in farm productivity. We are dedicated to the stewardship of our products through management of our solutions throughout the product life cycle. Syngenta Canada Inc. provides integrated plant solutions through our Canadian business, managing products in crop protection, seed care, seeds, flowers and turf protection. www.syngenta.ca

The Little Potato Company

Co-founded by Angela Santiago and her father Jacob van der Schaaf in 1996, the first crop of Creamer potatoes was washed by hand in the family bathtub.

By going back to the potato’s roots, we uncovered the same types of potato varieties first cultivated—small, highly nourishing, diverse, and packed with flavor.

We see a future where potatoes are—once again—full of flavor, bursting with nutrition, and the centerpiece of family meals all over the planet.

We are on a mission to better feed the world, and it all starts with our small potatoes.



For over 50 years, we have been a fixture in Canada’s agricultural market place. We are a distributor of chemistry and related innovative products and services in Canada. We proudly partner with independent agricultural retailers, providing the products, expertise and support for them to succeed in a highly competitive environment.

At Univar, we offer more than just the right product; we provide countless educational resources 24/7 with CropWeb.com and various tools to help ensure independent retailers remain the supplier of choice for Canadian growers. We are proud to support the 2017 Advancing Women Conference. Cropweb.com


Established in 1933, Vetoquinol continues to be an independent family owned business which continually focuses to develop and provide innovative medicines and solutions to our customers. By leveraging our expertise we have established a genuine relationship of trust with our customers (veterinarians, livestock owners, and pet owners) and every day we strive to enhance this partnership. Every one of Vetoquinol’s more than 2200 employees worldwide is encouraged to contribute to Vetoquinol’s shared effort of enhancing animal health for the well-being of animals and their owners. Vetoquinol is a proud supporter of the Advancing Women in Agriculture Conference. We not only believe in the importance of fostering great women leaders in agriculture, we live it. www.vetoquinol.ca


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.

Walsh LLP

Walsh LLP is a full-service law firm, with rural roots that run deep. Walsh LLP has been helping people solve legal problems for more than 55 years and its agribusiness law practice is part of what distinguishes Walsh LLP from other firms. With several of its lawyers being active ranchers/farmers and having agriculture backgrounds, Walsh LLP brings to the table a full understanding of the law and the business of agriculture.  Its combined expertise and personal service help agribusiness clients address legal needs including business structure and succession, estate planning, matrimonial, litigation, regulatory issues, and financing. www.walshlaw.ca

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

Agri-Trade Equipment Expo

Focused on Networking, equipment and Technology, Agri-Trade is the meeting place for the leading edge in Agriculture. Agri-Trade’s focus is on quality exhibitors bringing quality equipment, technology, and services to the Agriculture industry. The show, which happens each November in Red Deer, Alberta, provides the tools our industry needs within a friendly environment to grow networks across Alberta and Canada and ultimately help the ag industry grow and succeed. www.agri-trade.com


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 Beef Producers


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

Alberta Pulse Growers

The Alberta Pulse Growers Commission represents over 5,000 growers of field pea, dry bean, lentil, chickpea, faba bean and soybean in Alberta. Our vision is to have Alberta pulses recognized by consumers as environmentally friendly, healthy, nutritious, and recognized by all producers as being an essential element in a sustainable cropping system.

Alberta Turkey Producers

The Alberta Turkey Producers is the voice of turkey farming in Alberta. We are a producer-directed organization that represents the 43 licensed turkey producers within the province of Alberta. Our vision is to have a strong, stable and growing industry that is committed to improving product quality and consumer confidence. Ab.canadianturkey.com AND www.albertaturkey.com

Canadian Foodgrains Bank

Canadian Foodgrains Bank is a partnership of Canadian farmers, the agricultural community and churches to create a world without hunger.

We work toward this goal by: providing food in times of crisis such as conflict or drought for hungry people in the developing world; helping people grow more food to better feed themselves and their families; and providing nutritional support to malnourished people with a focus on pregnant and breastfeeding mothers and young children.

We also advocate for public policies that enable families and communities to better feed themselves, and look for ways to engage and educate Canadians about global hunger.

In 2016-17, we helped over 900,000 people in 35 countries. Foodgrains Bank programs are implemented by our member agencies in the developing world and are undertaken with support from the Government of Canada. Visit our website to learn more.

Canadian Grain Commission

The Canadian Grain Commission is the federal agency responsible for establishing and maintaining Canada’s grain quality standards. Its programs result in shipments of grain that consistently meet contract specifications for quality, safety and quantity. The Canadian Grain Commission regulates the grain industry to protect producers’ rights and ensure the integrity of grain transactions. http://www.grainscanada.gc.ca/

Canadian Pork Council

The Canadian Pork Council serves as the national voice for hog producers in Canada. It represents nine provincial pork industry associations and approximately 7,000 farms spread across Canada. The CPC is honoured to sponsor the participation of a student during this conference. For more information about the Canadian Pork Council, visit www.cpc-ccp.com.

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. cdnseed.org

Carbon Credit Solutions Inc.

We are Canada’s largest creator of agricultural carbon credits. We have generated credits from over 8 Million acres of land and paid Farmers over $36 Million dollars! The Government has announced the rules are changing. You must be registered with a carbon credit company by April 30th, 2018 or you lose your credits. If you practice no till farming, call us. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to generate money for your farm! Call 1-877-912-9132 or email information@carboncreditsolutions.ca


Conexus Credit Union

At Conexus, we understand there is not a “one size fits all” approach to planning for and managing your business. We have a local full service Commercial and Agricultural team that is committed to delivering expert tailored advice and innovative solutions by understanding you personally. Our proactive approach supports you to build a successful business plan to create a thriving business and achieve financial wellness. For more information visit us at www.conexus.ca or follow Conexus on Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter.


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

Iris Meck Communications

Women make a significant contribution to Canadian agriculture, but it requires special skills to be a leader in an industry. Agriculture is rich with successful women. We want to connect those successful women with others. We believe opportunities for women in agriculture have never been better! To help women capitalize on these opportunities, Iris Meck Communications has created a conference where women can sharpen their skills and share their inspirational gifts. Visit imcevents.ca to learn more about what we do!

Deere & Company

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 Deere.ca.

Merck Animal Health


At SeedMaster, we are a family business – and we’re farmers, too. Our focus is simple; unbeatable precision and rugged reliability from tank to shank. That’s our philosophy. But we also understand the underlying drive behind farming – profitability without sacrificing sustainability.  Our Vision is to lead the agriculture industry by producing innovative, reliable and precise seeding solutions that bolster farm success and sustainability. And we know that our success depends on your success. At the end of the day, we want to know that we helped you grow a better crop, more profitably. www.seedmaster.ca


UFA Co-operative Limited is one of Canada’s largest and most dynamic co-operatives. As a progressive and diversified business, we strive to provide the products, services and solutions for our owners and customers in rural communities.

Since our founding in 1909, UFA has grown from a small-scale local co-operative into an extensive retail operation with 120,000 active owners. Our businesses include agriculture, petroleum, construction and outdoor adventure.

Though we have grown and changed over the years, at our heart remains a commitment to rural life. That commitment inspires all that we do at UFA and is reflected in our vision, mission and values. www.ufa.com


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 www.zoetis.ca

Dream Level Sponsors

Evolution Presentation Technologies Ltd.

Evolution Presentation Technologies is Western Canada’s leader in providing audio visual event solutions. Since 1969 we have given audio visual support to gala dinners, meetings and special events such as the Advancing Women in Agriculture Conference. We are proud to contribute to the success of this years event by both providing the audio visual equipment and personnel as well as sponsoring this years conference. www.evolutionav.ca

Hyatt Regency Calgary

Hyatt Hotels Corporation is a leading global hospitality company with a portfolio of 13 premier brands in over 50 countries. Hyatt is in the business of caring for people so they can be their best. Our purpose defines our practices and inspires how we engage with our guests, colleagues, owners and neighbours to build strong communities and foster sustainable environmental practices. Our purpose, goal and values are brought to life by our colleagues, whom we refer to as the Hyatt family. For more information, please visit www.hyatt.com or follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Nexus Exhibits Ltd.

Nexus Exhibits Ltd. is one of Western Canada’s leading companies in visual presentation and in the design and production of trade show displays. We are pleased to not only sponsor, but contribute to the success of the Advancing Women in Agriculture Conference 2018.

Staples Promotional Products

Staples Promotional Products is proud to support the Advancing Women conference. As the #1 ranked distributor of promotional and corporate merchandise worldwide, Staples believes it is of vital importance that products from diverse and minority vendors are promoted to our customers. Staples is a member of WBE Canada and the Canadian Aboriginal Minority Supplier Council (CAMSC). For more information on Staples Promotional Products and our capabilities please visit staplespromoproducts.ca

Media Sponsors


AgCareers.com is the leading online job board and human resources website for the agriculture industry.

Alberta Beef Magazine

A monthly magazine with a 25 year tenure, devoted to the Alberta beef producing industry with monthly producer profiles, articles and columns, delivered by addressed mail only to Alberta’s largest commercial cow/calf producers, feedlot operators and purebred breeders. 8,000 copies distributed per issue. www.beefnews.com

Alberta Farmer Express

Alberta’s Provincial Farm and Ranch Newspaper
Alberta Farmer Express is written specifically for farmers and ranchers in Alberta, Canada’s second-largest agricultural province. Alberta Farmer Express 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. AlbertaFarmExpress.ca

Beef Illustrated

Beef Illustrated’s large circulation is distributed by addressed mail only to cattle producers (commercial cow/calf producers, purebred breeders, feedlot and backgrounder operations, auction markets) with 7,000 copies delivered in Alberta and 6,000 copies in Saskatchewan, targeting only beef producers! www.beefnews.com

Canadian Cattlemen – The Beef Magazine

Published since 1938 and known to many readers as “the cattleman’s bible,” its content is relevant, practical, informative and applicable to anyone in Canada’s beef industry. From the best ways to grow the forage crops that sustain Canada’s cows and their calves, to the marketing chain of feedlots, packers and domestic and international sales, beef producers will find it all in Canadian Cattlemen. It’s also a key source of information for Canada’s purebred cattle associations and producer organizations. CanadianCattlemen.ca

Canadian Poultry


Country Guide

With roots back to 1882, Country Guide is Canada’s oldest and best-known farm title. Success through strategic business thinking, no matter how small or large the operation, provides a fresh modern editorial focus. 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 – from young farmers taking the operation to the next step or the mature farmer looking for a successful transition to the next generation. Country-guide.ca


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. farmmarketer.com


Farms.com is a growing company that provides innovative information products and services to the global agriculture and food industry. Over 25,000 farmers and agri business professionals visit the Farms.com network of websites each day.

Fruit and Vegetable



Germination – The magazine of the Canadian seed industry. germination.ca


Practical production tips for the Prairie farmer

Grainews is the publication farmers use to get on with the day-to-day business of farming – 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. Grainews.ca


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! www.HarrowsmithMag.com

Industry West Magazine

Industry West Magazine is a proud sponsor of the Advancing Women in Agriculture Conference. As a provincial-focused business and industry magazine, Industry West strives to highlight and promote the many sectors that make up the Saskatchewan economy. Publishing quarterly content that is objective, informative, and promotional, Industry West Magazine strives to be a leading source for content in the province. www.industrywestmagazine.com

Issues Ink

Issues Ink – Communications for a growing world. issuesink.com

Jersey Canada

Jersey Canada is the non-profit national association for owners and breeders of registered and recorded Jersey cattle. The association is responsible for the management of the Jersey herd book, and its role is to provide tools to increase profitability and develop the Jersey breed in Canada. Jersey Canada helps breeders make good decisions. www.jerseycanada.com

Manitoba Co-operator

The Manitoba Co-operator has been has been a fixture in most Manitoba farm homes since 1947. Featuring 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. ManitobaCooperator.ca

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Rural Roots Canada

Rural Roots Canada gets to the Stem and Meat of Agriculture.
RRC strives to tell unique stories from the agriculture community that show the true roots of the industry. It will also show off new products and ideas from the ever evolving industry. www.ruralrootscanada.com

Small Farm Canada

Small Farm Canada magazine is the established voice in Canadian agriculture … informing, entertaining, inspiring and challenging small farmers and rural property owners across Canada. Published bi-monthly since 2004, Small Farm Canada delivers award-winning, quality articles that provide information on farming, farming techniques, equipment, market gardening and small-scale livestock production and market trends. For more information on this trusted name in farming visit www.smallfarmcanada.ca

The Western Producer

The Western Producer is an integral part of the family farm, reaching deep into the rural landscape of Western Canada. The Producer engages with the decision makers, women and men, who make modern farms successful. www.producer.com

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