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Annual 2023 Webinar Wednesdays and Fields of Innovation Sponsorship Opportunities

Sponsorship Levels Available for Webinar Wednesdays and Fields of Innovation

Platinum ($5000): premium placement of logos on promotional materials and personalized slides during events, option to give a short presentation and/or display materials at in-person events, guest spot on AURI’s Ag Innovation News podcast.

*Please note only 4 platinum sponsorships are available in 2023.

Gold ($2000): placement of logos on promotional materials and personalized slides during events, acknowledgement during events.

Silver ($1000): personalized slides for web-based events, acknowledgment during events.

Bronze ($500): acknowledgement during one web-based event of your choice.

The audience for Webinar Wednesdays and Fields of Innovation is wide-ranging and includes entrepreneurs, businesses, value-added agricultural processors, producers, policymakers, academia, media, investors/finance, industry groups, food and agricultural organizations, and general interest parties.

Webinar Wednesday

Purpose: AURI Connects: Webinar Wednesday is a monthly webinar series. Each webinar explores different aspects of the value-added food and ag sectors —from resources for food entrepreneurs to innovations in coproducts and biobased energy.

2023 Proposed Agenda (*subject to change); 9 events: Some of our interest topics for 2023 include information on local/regional meat processing, ethanol fuel cells, Ag Innovator of the Year highlight, the biorefinery of the future, sustainable proteins, co-manufacturing opportunities and challenges, and more.

Fields of Innovation
Purpose: AURI Connects: Fields of Innovation is a platform focused on convening Minnesota’s regional ag and food value-chains to build capacity and successfully accelerate the commercialization of new crop and livestock opportunities, including new traits for existing crops. With its focus on connecting innovation and market development with value chain partners, Fields of Innovation aims to build a strong ecosystem in Minnesota and border states that will provide ag producers and value-chain partners with new market opportunities.

2023 Proposed Agenda (*subject to change); 7 events: Some of our planned topics for 2023 include carbon markets, winter oilseeds, dairy, oats, and more.

Annual Sponsorships include all 16 Webinar Wednesday and Fields of Innovation events, as outlined here. This annual sponsorship package does not include AURI’s annual events such as MN Renewable Energy Roundtable or New Uses Forum. Additional sponsorship opportunities are available for these events; please inquire with for more information.