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13th Annual NODPA Field Days, September 26 & 27, 2013
Mansfield Hose Co. Banquet Hall
381 Main Street, Mansfield, PA 16933

SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES & TRADESHOW INFORMATION

Sponsorship/Tradeshow Form (PDF)

NODPA’s 13th Annual Field Days and Annual Meeting, Organic Dairy: Innovative Strategies to Stay Profitable will be held September 26 & 27, 2013 at the Mansfield Hose Company Banquet Hall, Mansfield, PA – located in north central Pennsylvania. This year’s program, coordinated with Holistic Management International (HMI), will provide the tools that organic dairy farm families need to enhance the health, productivity and profitability of their land and family while effectively and significantly increasing annual profits. NODPA will bring together a rich array of national and regional leaders to share their knowledge, ideas, and most cutting edge research on a wide range of topics including New Trends in Multi-Species Cover Cropping; , a ‘Live Odairy’ Q & A session with renowned veterinarians; and current on-farm experimentation of growing Sprouted Grains as Fodder. Through the lens of HMI’s Open Gate On-Farm Learning Series, there will be a tour of Kress and Tammy Simpson’s KTS Farm and educational sessions on succession planning, forage assessment and grazing considerations.  Over time, we’ve learned that the most important reasons farmers and their families travel to Field Days is to get to see one another; learn about new resources; network; share ideas and the latest gossip; and enjoy fresh, local food, too.

In order to make this all possible, NODPA needs your support now!

NODPA works hard to keep Field Days Free for dairy producers, transitioning farmers, and their families, and we look to our partners – sponsors, supporters and trade show participants – to make this event and the work of NODPA in representing the interests of organic dairy producers possible. By sponsoring/ supporting Field Days, you directly contribute to this important educational opportunity for all organic dairy producers, while at the same time promoting and providing information about your organization.

There are a number of ways that you can support this event: as SPONSOR, SUPPORTER and TRADE SHOW PARTICIPANT. At every level of support, you will have the opportunity to educate participants about your business or organization, and your support will be noted in all web-based and print materials. Sponsors will again have enhanced exposure because of the NODPA website banner advertising benefit, and sponsors, supporters and trade show participants will gain additional exposure in July’s and September’s NODPA News and the NODPA e-newsletters.

To sponsor the Field Days, make a donation or reserve a place at the trade show, please complete the enclosed form and return via mail or email to noraowens@comcast.net. In order to be listed on all print and web-based materials, we must receive this information by the close of business, Friday, July 19, 2013.

We hope to hear from you soon and in advance thank you for your support. If you have any questions or need assistance, please call or email Nora Owens, Field Days Coordinator, (phone: 413-772-0444 or email: noraowens@comcast.net).

SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

NODPA is seeking support from our dedicated partners in the form of monetary and in-kind sponsorship in order to create an event that is fully educational, well-run and affordable. By sponsoring this event, your organization will be supporting family farms in the Northeast that farm organically to improve our environment and support the next generation of organic family farmers. Please provide us with your information on the sponsorship/tradeshow form and submit it by Friday, July 19th in order to be included in the Field Days Brochure and September’s NODPA News.

At the Lead Sponsor level ($3000 and above) you will receive the following:

  • Special recognition at the Field Days and in all materials prior to the event (prominent mention in press releases and media, as well as preferred name and logo placement in all signage, print and web based materials)
  • Business/organization logo and/or name listed in all printed and web based materials as Lead Sponsor for the event (on signage, in thanks from NODPA board, with Lead Sponsors at the top of the signage and 1st to be acknowledged)
  • Featured in more than 5000 Field Days brochures mailed and distributed at other farming events
  • Logo and listing in the September NODPA News prior to the event and in the November NODPA News after the event
  • Prominent logo and listing in NODPA’s monthly e-newsletter for August and September.
  • NODPA website banner advertisement August and September, 2012, including links to your website (advertising value: $250; NODPA’s website gets about 2500 new visits per month)
  • 1 Trade Show Table with registration and meals
  • 2 Registrations with meals

At the Sponsor level ($1000 to $2999) you will receive the following:

  • Business/organization logo and/or name listed in all printed and web based materials as Sponsor for the event (on signage, in press releases and media)
  • Acknowledgement at Field Days (signage and thanks from NODPA board)
  • Featured in more than 5000 Field Days brochures mailed and distributed at other farming events
  • Logo and listing in the September NODPA News prior to the event and in the November NODPA News after the event
  • Prominent logo and listing in NODPA’s monthly e-newsletter for August and September.
  • 1 Trade Show Table with registration and meals
  • 1 Registration with meals

At the Supporter level (up to $999) you can expect the following:

  • Business/organization name listed in all print and web based materials as a Field Days supporter
  • Logo and listing in over 5000 Field Days brochures mailed or distributed at other farming events
  • Listed on all Field Days signage at the event
  • Public thanks by NODPA’s board at Field Days
  • Listing in the September  NODPA News prior to the event and in the November NODPA Newsafter the event

Trade Show Information and Application

The NODPA will again offer its annual Field Days Trade Show which brings together businesses and non-profits to offer practical solutions and information to enhance our participants’ farm businesses. There will be ample time for everyone to visit the trade show and talk with the vendors. A full table (6’) is $500 and a half table (3’) is $250. 

Trade show space is limited and is offered on a first-come-first-served basis. Please complete the trade show application and send by Friday, July 19, 2013 to:

Nora Owens, NODPA Field Days Coordinator, 30 Keets Road, Deerfield, MA 01342

Food and Product Donation

The generous support from NODPA’s dedicated partners has allowed us to serve delicious meals and have a terrific drawing for product door prizes.  If you are donating food products, your product will be showcased at every meal, with your company logo prominently displayed on placards at each table.  If you would like to donate product for a door prize, your product will be prominently displayed for review at the trade show for the length of the Field Days. To assist us with planning, please complete the Food and Product Donation section of the sponsorship/tradeshow application form, and call or email Nora Owens if you have further questions or information (noraowens@comcast.net, 413-772-0444).

Deadlines:
If you would like to be listed in Field Days Brochure and in the September edition of the nationally distributed NODPA News, we must receive your information no later than Friday, July 19, 2013.

Questions?

If you have any questions about any of the ways you can support NODPA’s Field Days, please call Nora Owens at 413-772-0444, or send email to noraowens@comcast.net 

Thank you for supporting NODPA’s 13th Annual Field Day!