Learn the principles and tools for precise mechanical weed control from farmers and industry experts.
September 18, 2019
GWENYN HILL FARM | W294 N130 BRYN DR. | WAUKESHA, WI 53188
The 3rd annual Midwest Mechanical Weed Control field day is coming to Waukesha, WI. This amazing event consistently draws more than 150 farmers from all over the Midwest and from as far as Canada to hear from experts, meet with company representatives, network with other farmers, and experience in-field equipment demonstrations. Whether you have products to showcase or equipment to demonstrate, this is your opportunity to get dedicated (face-to-face) time with a captive audience of farmers who are interested in what you have to offer.
Every element of the event is crafted to maximize contact between the participants and sponsors. The morning features a dedicated exhibit area for participants to learn about weed control technologies and techniques offered by the sponsors. Presentations and round table educational opportunities will accompany the networking in the exhibit area. But, by far, the main draw is the in-field equipment demonstrations. This event features everything from walk-behind equipment to tractor drawn vegetable and row crop cultivation tools. The demonstration plots are planted specifically for the field day so that crops are at the optimum stage for cultivation. Small groups of farmers rotate through each demonstration so that sponsors have quality face-to-face time to explain their tools and show how they work in real time.
Questions? Contact Mallory at firstname.lastname@example.org or Sam at email@example.com.
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*Demonstrator levels require special arrangement. Contact Sam at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Meal Sponsors: includes prominent signage at the meal with company name and logo, and recognition as a meal sponsor in the program.
- Lunch = $500 – SOLD
- Breakfast = $250
Application and payment is due no later than July 31, 2019.
Notice of cancellation must be made prior to August 1, 2019. All cancellations received by this date will receive a full refund minus a $50 processing fee per exhibit. Cancellations submitted after this date will not be refunded.
Please email a high resolution digital copy of your logo to be used in promotion and execution of sponsor benefits. Preferred file types: .eps and .png
RECOGNITION SPACE IN PROGRAM
Please adhere to the following sizes for recognition space (h x w): Full-page (8” x 6.5”); 1/2-Page (3.875” x 6.5”);
1/4-Page (3.875” x 3.125”).
The exhibit area will be held from 8:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. Each booth is 15’x15’ and will be outdoors. Prepare your exhibit for variable weather conditions like heat, sun, light rain, and breeze. Limited electric is available upon request. Exhibitors must provide the following (if so desired): Tent, table, chairs, extension cord. Tents must be properly weighted or staked for safety in the breeze. Set-up is available from 1pm-5pm on September 17, and from 6:30am-8am on September 18. Tear-down is at the close of the field day from 4:30pm-6pm on September 18.
Small walk-behind equipment will be demonstrated in the morning in a space called “Walk-Behind Alley”. Tractor-mounted vegetable and row crop equipment will be featured in the afternoon between 1pm and 4:30pm. The demonstrations are held on a rotating schedule so that each participant will have the opportunity to attend a demonstration from every company. Set-up and calibration are held from 1-5pm on September 17. Tractors are provided. Contact Sam Hitchcock Tilton (email@example.com) to arrange to be a field demonstrator. Shipping machinery ahead of the field day is possible. Shipping address is Gwenyn Hill Farm, N130W294, Bryn Dr, Waukesha, WI 53188. NOTE – Email Sam Hitchcock Tilton to coordinate equipment delivery. Driver MUST call Linda Halley at (612) 741-8170 three hours ahead of arrival to arrange unloading. Truck MUST come from highway 18 (from the south) to Elmhurst and then Bryn Drive.
“The Midwest Mechanical Weed Control field Day is well-publicized and extremely well-organized. It is awesome to be at an event full of curious and serious farmers. I learned a bunch and made some sales and connections. It was definitely worth my time as a vendor.”
– John Hendrickson, Paperpot Transplanter
“The Field Day provides an important forum for farmers, equipment manufacturers, and researchers to share ideas and information. As interest in mechanical weed control resurges, this event will help all who participate to advance the search for improved technology and sustainable cultivation practices.The first Midwest Mechanical Weed Control Field Day in 2017 served as a debut for Tilmor, and helped introduce our company to many small-scale farmers in the Midwest. At the second, larger event in Illinois in 2018, Tilmor benefited from greater exposure, and this had a direct impact on the growth of our online marketplace. Our experience at the field day was nothing short of amazing. All of the work that was put into this day was very apparent. The condition of the host farm, the lectures, the booth displays, and the field demos were all top notch.”
– Doug Zehr, Tilmor
“For a business, the Midwest Mechanical Weed Control Field Day allows for a valuable opportunity to show our equipment working, in a field setting, in a very personal and unique way. From the start we, as a vendor, were treated very well. Keeping the group on schedule, with enough “face to face time” with the guests, they have the vendor in mind. Thank you to everyone who was involved, we look forward to future events.”
– Josh Zwiep, Mechanical Transplanter
Sponsorship Submission Form
SPONSORSHIP SUBMISSIONS CLOSE ON JULY 31, 2019.
To pay by check, download and mail this sponsor information sheet and your check to 206 N Randolph St., Suite 400, Champaign, IL 61820
To pay by credit card, submit payment using the portal below AND return your completed information sheet (which will be emailed to you).
‘Demonstrator’ Levels require preapproval. Contact Sam (firstname.lastname@example.org) BEFORE submitting payment.
If you have questions about payment or sponsorship, please call us at 217-840-2128.