Convention Sponsorship 2017

Sponsoring the Maine Farmers’ Market Convention is an excellent way to reach an audience of market farmers and other vendors. We expect about 110 attendees at the 2017 convention, and most of those bring their materials back to their markets to report out and share after the convention, so placement in those materials will meet a wide audience. Additionally, this year convention sponsors have the option to table or display at the convention, since we will have ample exhibit space. This is another excellent way to show off your products or services.

From the Federation’s perspective, sponsorships are crucial, enabling us to keep registration costs low and the quality of the programming high. This year we are bringing in speakers from out of state, offering more sessions than ever, while still offering lower fees and scholarships to rural farmers. If you believe farmers’ markets are an important part of the local food system, show your support by sponsoring the convention.

The formal levels of sponsorship are listed below, but anyone can get involved any level!

Contributing Sponsor- $2000.00

Listing as a Sponsor in event program, company name and link on website, brochures at event and in registration packets, ad in program materials, exhibit space at convention (new this year!), additional recognition at convention site (banner placement and naming opportunities available).

Benefactor $1500.00

Listing as a Sponsor in event program, company name and link on website, brochures at event and in registration packet, ad in program materials,exhibit space at convention (new this year!), additional recognition at convention site.

Sustaining Sponsor – $1000.00

Listing as a Sponsor in event program, company name and link on website, brochures at event and in registration packets, ad in program materials, exhibit space at convention (new this year!).

Workshop Sponsor – $750.00

Listing as a Sponsor in event program, company name and link on website, table space in exhibit hall, brochures at event, ad in program materials.

Program Sponsor – $250.00 – $500.00

Listing as a Sponsor in event program, brochures at event, company name and link on website.

Friends – all other donations and in-kind donations

Listing as a Sponsor in event program, company name and link on website.

 

Sign Up to Become a Convention Sponsor

Complete this information to become a sponsor of the Maine Farmers' Market Convention.

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Or, to sign up by mail, please send the following information to MFFM and enclose a check for the selected sponsorship amount (113 North Lancey St., Pittsfield, ME 04967).

Name of business or organization: _________________________________________

Contact name: ________________________________________________________

Address: _____________________________________________________________

Phone: _______________________________________________________________

Email: ________________________________________________________________

Website: ______________________________________________________________

Sponsorship level:

As specific programming is planned, there will also be opportunities to sponsor certain portions of the Convention (with special sponsor recognition opportunities), including breakfast, lunch, and break-out/networking sessions. If your organization is interested in partnering in other ways, please contact MFFM’s Executive Director, Leigh Hallett (director@mffm.org or 207-487-7114).

Thank you!