2017-18 Michigan Potato Sponsorship Program

The Michigan Potato Industry Commission has developed a new tiered sponsorship program that provides recognition at all events throughout the year and helps businesses better plan their sponsorship expenses and contributions.

The sponsorship year will be from July 1, 2017 through June 30, 2018. Sponsors will have the option of being invoiced in the 3rd Quarter (July-Sept.) of 2017 or 1st Quarter (Jan.-March) of 2018.

Commitment Forms are due by June 30, 2017 to be included in all events.

Major events included for recognition during this time include:

Montcalm Potato Field Day, August 3, 2017 at the Montcalm MSU Research Farm and MPIC Demonstration Storage Facilities
Potato Day at the Capitol, November 8, 2017 at the Michigan State Capitol
Michigan Reception at Potato Expo, January 10, 2018 at Rosen Shingle Creek, Orlando, FL
2018 Winter Potato Conference, February 13-15, 2018 at the Big Rapids Holiday Inn and Conference Center, Big Rapids, MI 

Select Your Level of Sponsorship

Diamond sponsorship includes appropriate sign recognition at all major events and on sponsor page of mipotato.com website, complementary exhibit space at the Montcalm Potato Field Day, complementary exhibit space at Winter Potato Conference (WPC), plus 1/4 page advertisement in the WPC program (increased from an 1/8 page) and a scrolling banner on the mipotato.com homepage.

$4,000

Platinum sponsorship includes appropriate sign recognition at all major events and on sponsor page of mipotato.com website, complementary exhibit space at the Montcalm Potato Field Day, plus complementary exhibit space at Winter Potato Conference (WPC) and an 1/8 page advertisement in the WPC program.

$2,500

Gold sponsorship includes appropriate sign recognition at all major events and on sponsor page of mipotato.com website, plus complementary exhibit space at the Montcalm Potato Field Day.

$1,000

Silver sponsorship includes appropriate sign recognition at all major events and on sponsor page of mipotato.com website.

$500

Download Brochure and Commitment Form

2017-18 Sponsorship Brochure
(Adobe PDF File)
Winter Potato Conference Exhibitor Notes

Exhibit space is 5' x 10' and includes an 8' table, chairs and electric.

Full Exhibitor Rate (non-sponsor):          $550.00
Silver Sponsor Rate:                               $250.00
Gold Sponsor Rate:                                 $250.00
Platinum Sponsor Rate:                          Complementary
Diamond Sponsor Rate:                          Complementary

Complementary spaces must be reserved in advance of the event.
Request for larger exhibit spaces can be coordinated at a discounted rate for the additional space.
All attendees will be required to register individually. Registration cost will be $125.00 per person with an early registration rate of $100.00.
Montcalm Potato Field Day Exhibitor Notes

Our goal for the Montcalm Potato Field Day from an exhibit standpoint is to provide growers with an opportunity to see first hand equipment, tools, technologies and products that are difficult to display at events like the Winter Potato Conference.

Due to the nature of the event, there are several factors to take into account as an exhibitor.
-  Exhibit space is limited to Michigan Potato Industry Commission sponsors at the Gold, Platinum or Diamond level as of July 1, 2017.
-  Exhibitors are encouraged to bring outdoor equipment to display and demonstrate. We will need to coordinate this with you to ensure adequate space is available.
-  Exhibit space will be made available in sheltered areas, however, it will be subject to breezes and other weather conditions beyond our control.
-  Table space in sheltered areas will be limited with most exhibitors needing to share table space (1/2 of an 8' table with another exhibitor).
-  Access to electricity is limited. Every effort will be made to accommodate needs.
-  With the event held in cooperation with Michigan State University, exhibiting products must in no way imply endorsement or recommendation for use by the University.

Eligible sponsors will be contact by MPIC to coordinate exhibit space after July 1, 2017.