Sponsorship

Sponsors partner with Dairy Strong on a yearly basis and enjoy exposure during the year through web and social media, printed materials and at Dairy Strong related events. The Janaury conference serves as the capstone for Dairy Strong and provides additional opportunities for sponsors to gain recognition and engagement.

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Platinum – ($15,000)

  • Automatic seat on the Dairy Strong Advisory Committee that works to determine content and speakers for conference and related events
  • Logo and link placement on the home page of the Dairy Strong website for one full year
  • Complimentary 10×20 exhibit booth at Dairy Strong Conference
  • Preferred booth placement
  • Live recognition during Dairy Strong conference
  • Priority sponsorship opportunity for Dairy Strong related events
  • Two additional registrations for Dairy Strong conference (six total)
  • 40 additional drink tickets for Dairy Strong Conference
  • 16 free farmer registrations to offer your clients

PLUS everything provided to Gold level below

 Gold – ($9,000)                                                                                

  • Access to Dairy Strong attendee mailing list
  • Access to participant lists from Dairy Strong related functions during the year
  • Complimentary 10×10 exhibit space at conference trade show
  • Logo in pre-conference brochure mailed to dairy farmers across the Midwest (If confirmed by Aug 15)
  • One additional registration for Dairy Strong conference (four total)
  • 25 additional drink tickets for Dairy Strong conference
  • 10 free farmer registrations to offer your clients

PLUS everything provided to Silver level below

Silver – ($6,000)                                                                             

  • Company logo in Dairy Strong conference guide
  • Company logo on event signage
  • Company logo on AV display screens in main conference hall
  • Preferred exhibit booth placement
  • Logo and link placement on Sponsorship page of the Dairy Strong website for one full year
  • One additional registration for Dairy Strong conference (three total)
  • 15 additional drink tickets for Dairy Strong conference
  • 8 free farmer registrations to offer your clients

PLUS everything provided to Bronze level below

Bronze – ($3,000)                                                                           

  • Company name in Dairy Strong conference guide
  • Company name on event signage
  • Company name on AV display screens in main conference hall
  • Link placement on the Sponsorship page of the Dairy Strong website for one full year
  • On-site sponsor decal for booth
  • Listing in promotional E-blasts and E-news sent during the year for conference and related events
  • Mention on affiliated social media platforms
  • Listing on the Dairy Strong mobile app
  • Promotional use of the Dairy Strong logo and art
  • Two complimentary registrations for Dairy Strong conference
  • 4 free farmer registrations to offer your clients

Friend of Dairy Strong – ($1,500)                                                 

  • Company name in Dairy Strong conference guide
  • Company name on the Sponsorship page of the Dairy Strong website for one full year
  • On-site sponsor decal for booth
  • Listing on the Dairy Strong mobile app
  • Promotional use of the Dairy Strong logo and art
  • One complimentary registration for Dairy Strong conference
  • 2 free farmer registrations to offer your client

Additional Sponsorships                                                                     

Snapchat Filters ($500 per day, 2 available)

Conference Program ($4,000)

Lanyards ($2,500 + lanyards) – SOLD

Attendee Badges ($3,500) – SOLD
Automated on-site badge printing makes conference registration a snap! All badges feature your logo.

Dairy Farmer Cash Giveaway ($1,500-$2,500)
Farmers register to win $1,000 cash prize by completing a giveaway card when they visit booths in the trade show. Includes oversized check and the opportunity to present to the happy winner.

New Member Breakfast ($2,000)
DBA and DBMMC host a special breakfast for new members at Dairy Strong. Staff, select members, and board members join together to welcome farmers and affiliated businesses who have joined both DBMMC or DBA in the last year. Sponsorship includes signage, table tents, the ability to provide marketing collateral as well as your attendance.

Registration Stations (4 available)
Attendees and exhibitors agree that Dairy Strong has the best registration and badging process of any event they attend. Sponsor our registration area – one station, or all six stations for the exclusive! Includes your signage, handouts, and representatives at registration.

Badge return station (2 available) ($1,500 each)
NEW! We reuse and recycle badges, lanyards and other materials related to registration. We have two highly visible badge recycling stations where attendees simply drop their badge on their way home. Sponsorship includes custom art on “badge box” as well as the ability to provide handouts adjacent to the box. Download the concepts here

Innovation Stage ($7,500) – SOLD
The Innovation Stage debuted at the 2017 show, and was a huge hit. This exclusive stage is located in the middle of the trade show and features seven 20-minute presentations. Sponsorship includes naming rights, side wall signage, ceiling hanging signage and logo placement on stage schedule.

Wisconsin cheese tasting clinic and pairing stage ($3,000)
NEW! Envision an exclusive stage adjacent to the reception area where cheese mongers and cheesemakers offer insight about cheese tasting and food and wine pairings. Sponsorship includes naming rights, signage and logo placement on stage schedule.

Restroom audio message ($1,500) – SOLD
Your company’s 15 or 30-second audio spot played in four restrooms on continuous loop

Video message billboard ($2,000) | 3 available
NEW! Play your company videos and display your branding on a continuous loop. You provide the fully produced content (sound ok), and we provide the freestanding big screen LCD TV in a high traffic area

Breaks and Meals

All break and meal sponsors receive mention in the printed conference guide, on the Dairy Strong website and on-site. Sponsor has the ability to have company representatives at the event to mingle with attendees.

Breakfast
Wednesday               $3,000 (co-sponsorship, 1 available)
Thursday                   $3,000 (co-sponsorship, 1 available)

Lunch
Wednesday              $3,000 (co-sponsorship, 2 available)
Thursday                  $3,000 (co-sponsorship, 2 available)

Dinner
Wednesday              $7,500

Desserts                $1,000 ea. (5 available)
Following Wednesday night dinner

Drink Tickets
Wednesday night             $3,000

Light Appetizers         $2,500 (2 available)
Wednesday evening

Wine and Beer Tasting               $7,500 
Wednesday evening

Morning Break            $2,500 
Thursday AM

Speakers

See sponsorship book for full details of sponsorships.

Keynote 1 (Molly Fletcher) – $15,000 – 3 available

Keynote 2 (Ken Schmidt) – $9,000 – 3 available

Keynote 3 (Peter Zeihan) – $9,000 – 3 available

State legislative keynote – TBD, call for pricing

Additional panel – TBD, call for pricing

Breakout Sessions & Innovation Stage

Sponsors, exhibitors, previous attendees, DBA members are emailed in May asking for proposals for breakout sessions at the 2019 Dairy Strong conference. Proposals were due June 15. Sessions will be recorded and posted to YouTube.

Track Sessions, Choice of six  – $3,000 ea. – SOLD

Innovation Stage – held in the trade show area – $1,500 ea. – 1 sponsorship available

Download the “Call for Presenters” document to learn more about the proposal process.

To learn more about sponsorship opportunities at Dairy Strong, contact Nicole Barlass at nbarlass@widba.com or (920) 980-3141 or Maria Woldt at mwoldt@widba.com or (608) 577-4345.

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Download the 2019 Sponsor Brochure 

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