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2017-2018 Sponsorship Program

The Michigan Potato Industry Commission is excited to announce a new sponsorship program that provides recognition at all MPIC events throughout the fiscal 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  Montcalm MSU Research Farm and MPIC Demonstration Storage Facilities
  • Potato Day at the Capitol, November 8, 2017  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  Big Rapids Holiday Inn and Conference Center, Big Rapids, MI 

Diamond sponsorship

  • Sign recognition at all major events
  • Prominent space on sponsor page for website
  • Scrolling banner on
  • Complimentary exhibit space at Montcalm Potato Field Day and Winter Potato Conference
  • Full page ad in Winter Potato Conference Program

Platinum sponsorship

Includes appropriate sign recognition at all major events and on sponsor page of 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.

Gold sponsorship

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

Silver sponsorship

Includes appropriate sign recognition at all major events and on sponsor page of website.

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.


Winter Potato Conference Exhibitor Notes

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

Full Exhibitor Rate
Silver Sponsor Rate:
Gold Sponsor Rate:
Platinum Sponsor Rate:
Diamond Sponsor Rate:                            


Complementary spaces must be reserved in advance of the event.
Additional spaces available: Call for details
All attendees will be required to register individually.