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2018-2019 Sponsorship Program

The revised sponsorship program for 2018-19 showed great success in providing recognition to our industry sponsors at all events throughout the year plus helping to manage MPIC expenditures and contributions. Based on sponsor feedback, we have further enhanced the sponsorship program for 2018-19 with added value digital content and returning function sponsorships for the 2019 Winter Potato Conference.

The 2018-19 sponsorship year will run July 1, 2018 – June 30, 2019.

Sponsors will have the option of being invoiced in the 3rd Quarter (July-Sept.) of 2018 or 1st Quarter (Jan.-March) of 2018.

Commitment Forms are due by June 30, 2018 to be included in all events.

Major events included for recognition during this time include:

  • Montcalm Potato Field Day, August 9, 2018  Montcalm MSU Research Farm and MPIC Demonstration Storage Facilities
  • Potato Day at the Capitol, October 3, 2018  Michigan State Capitol
  • Michigan Reception at Potato Expo, January 9, 2018 at Austin, TX
  • 2018 Winter Potato Conference, February 13-15, 2018  Crowne Plaza, Grand Rapids, MI 

Diamond sponsorship

  • Rotating banner ad on (all content pages), replacing square ad placement
  • Full page ad in 2019 WPC program upgraded to 2-page spread
  • Square ad placement in Weekly Update upgraded to banner ad, appearing a minimum of 12 times
  • Upgrade to complementary Elite Function Sponsorship at WPC
  • All benefits of Platinum Sponsorship

Platinum sponsorship

  • Square ad placement on (all content pages), alternating with other Platinum sponsors
  • Additional ad placement of square ad in Weekly Update, appearing a minimum of 8 times annually
  • Full page ad in 2019 WPC program
  • Complementary exhibit space at WPC
  • Complementary Standard Function Space at WPC
  • All benefits of Gold Sponsorship

Gold sponsorship

  • Square ad placement in Weekly Update, a minimum of 2 times annually
  • Complementary exhibit space at Montcalm Potato Field Day
  • All benefits of Silver Sponsorship

Silver sponsorship

  • Appropriate recognition at all major events.
  • Recognition on sponsor page of
  • Discounted exhibitor rates for 2019 WPC
  • Opportunity to be a 2019 WPC Standard Function Sponsor

Michigan Valley Irrigation