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Sponsors and Exhibitors

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The Future Harvest CASA Farming for Profit and Stewardship Conference is a unique opportunity - the only conference focused on sustainable agriculture in Maryland, drawing 400 participants from Maryland, West Virginia, northern Virginia, Washington, DC and the Delmarva Peninsula.

Our 15th anniversary conference on January 17-18,2014 will take place at the newly renovated UMUC Marriott Conference Center, on the campus of the University of Maryland in College Park.  

We welcome the participation of vendors and organizations providing products and services that help farmers and small businesses be as successful as possible. Sponsorships and other opportunities are described below. Contact Conference Manager Kristi Bahrenburg Janzen at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  or at 202-271-1478 to discuss opportunities. 


SPONSORSHIP

Sponsorship is the best way for businesses to have ongoing visibility and sales opportunities before, during and after the conference. There are five sponsorship levels: Conference Partner, Platinum, Gold, Silver, and Bronze. All sponsorship levels include complimentary one-year organizational membership in Future Harvest CASA, which offers discounts on other events through the year as well as an annual opportunity to send a promotional email to our 2000+ contact list. 

Conference Partner - $10,000

  • Opportunity to participate in remarks at all conference plenary events
    • Keynote Presentation - The Conference Partner will be recognized and may present brief remarks preceding the keynote presentation by National Young Farmers Coalition President Lindsey Lusher Shute. 
    • Local Foods Celebration Sponsor - The Conference Partner will be recognized and may present brief remarks to attendees gathered for Friday night's social highlight, our dinner featuring local, sustainable foods and our silent auction. Your logo and/or name will be connected with all mentions of the Local Foods Celebration in print and online.
    • Farmer Panel Discussion - The Conference Partner will be recognized and may present brief remarks preceding the Saturday afternoon Farmer Panel Discussion, a unique general session of the Farming for Profit & Stewardship Conference.
  • Name and logo recognition as Conference Partner on all conference materials, including sponsor prospectus, printed mailers and email promotions
  • Inclusion in press releases and social media outreach
  • Logo in conference program and on-site signage
  • Full-page color ad in Conference Program
  • Banner ad on conference mobile app and/or conference webpage 
  • Double-size exhibit booth in premium location
  • Three (3) complimentary conference registrations including meals and Friday night lodging 
  • Sponsor ribbons for staff in attendance


Platinum Level - $5,000

 

  • Three opportunities available:
    • Keynote Sponsor - The Keynote Sponsor will be recognized on stage during the main general session, the keynote presentation by National Young Farmers Coalition President Lindsey Lusher Shute, with opportunity to present brief remarks to keynote audience. Your logo and/or name will be connected with all mentions of the keynote presentation in print and online.
    • Local Foods Celebration Sponsor - The Local Foods Celebration Sponsor will be recognized and present brief remarks to attendees gathered for Friday night's social highlight, our dinner featuring local, sustainable foods and our silent auction. Your logo and/or name will be connected with all mentions of the Local Foods Celebration in print and online.
    • NEW! Recording Sponsor - Your company will be recognized at the booth for ordering recordings of conference sessions and on the labels of all recording materials. Your logo and/or name will be connected with all mentions of conference recording, a new conference feature for 2014.
  • Logo on all conference materials, including printed mailers, email promotions and website
  • Inclusion in press releases and social media outreach
  • Logo in conference program and on-site signage
  • Half-page ad in Conference Program
  • Banner ad on conference mobile app and/or conference webpage
  • Premium exhibit booth location and mini-display opportunity in general session ballroom
  • Three (3) complimentary conference registrations including meals and Friday night lodging
  • Sponsor ribbons for staff in attendance

 
Gold Level - $2,500

  • Choose one of seven track sponsor opportunities:
    • Beginner Farmer Track Sponsor
    • Scaling Up Track Sponsor
    • Grass-Based Systems Track Sponsor
    • Local Food Systems Track Sponsor
    • Fruit & Vegetable Production Track Sponsor
    • The Business of Farming Track Sponsor
    • NEW! Pre-Conference Workshops Block Sponsor
  • Company logo and/or name connected with all mentions of sponsored track or block
  • Recognition by track moderator at the start of all five sessions in the sponsored track over the conference's two days, or moderator recognition in each of five pre-conference workshop sessions on Friday morning
  • Logo on all conference materials, including printed mailers, email promotions and website
  • Inclusion in social media outreach
  • Logo in conference program and track-specific signage
  • Quarter-page ad in Conference Program
  • Banner ad on conference mobile app and/or conference webpage
  • Prime exhibit booth location and mini-display opportunity outside track break-out room
  • Two (2) complimentary conference registrations including meals and Friday night lodging
  • Logo on Future Harvest CASA website sponsor page and track-specific page
  • Sponsor ribbons for staff in attendance


Silver Level - $1,500

  • Name on printed mailers and email promotions
  • Inclusion in social media outreach
  • Name in Conference Program and on-site signage
  • Business card ad in Conference Program
  • Banner ad on conference mobile app and/or conference webpage
  • Prime exhibit booth location
  • Two (2) complimentary conference registration including meals 
  • Sponsor ribbons for staff in attendance

 
Bronze Level - $1,000

  • Name on printed mailers and email promotions
  • Inclusion in social media outreach
  • Name in Conference Program and on-site signage
  • Prime exhibit booth location
  • One complimentary conference registration including meals 
  • Sponsor ribbons for staff in attendance

 


OTHER OPPORTUNITIES

Exhibit booths and program advertising offer economical opportunities for conference visibility. 


Exhibitor - $500

Exhibit booths give you the opportunity to display products, hand out samples, gather sales leads and talk directly with conference attendees throughout the main conference hours. Exhibit booths must be staffed from Friday lunch through Saturday lunch. Exhibitor staff must register for the conference at regular attendee prices.

  • Name in Conference Program
  • Standard exhibit booth location
  • Exhibitor ribbons for staff in attendance


Conference Program Advertising - $150-$500

Be sure every conference attendee takes your message home in our Conference Program. A great way to boost your message, or to have a presence if you cannot physically be at the confernce. Complimentary ad space is included with sponsorship levels of Silver and above, as noted in the Sponsorship section. Camera-ready ads must be received by December 1.

  • Full page (8” x 10”) $500
  • Half page (8” x 4.75”) $325
  • Quarter page (3.75” x 4.75”) $200
  • Business card (3.5” x 2”) $150