Sponsorship Opportunities

Bees (2)Event and Project Sponsorship

The Rural Agriculture Innovation Network is funded by Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation (NOHFC), Ontario Trillium Foundation, and FedNor for a three-year pilot project.  In order to continue research and development activities into the future, RAIN needs your assistance with event and project sponsorship.  Previous RAIN workshops and symposia focused on practical topics of interest for local agri-businesses and producers.  Sponsoring a RAIN project or event is a great opportunity for promoting your business or organization through earned media, advertising and social media marketing.

Overview of RAIN  Sponsorship Benefits

RAIN Workshop and Event Sponsor – Sponsor an workshop or event hosted by RAIN. Workshops typically run 2-3 hours, cover a topic of interest to the agriculture and food community, and sometimes include guest speakers.  Events typically run for half or full day session, and include vendor or demonstration booths consistent with event themes.

RAIN Symposium Sponsor – Sponsor the annual RAIN Agriculture and Food Symposium (February 2014) – an annual two-day event to support research and encourage discussions between all members of the farm-to-fork value chain.

RAIN Workshop Series Sponsor – Sponsor a series of workshops hosted by RAIN. Workshops typically run 2-3 hours, cover a topic of interest to the agriculture and food community, and often include guest speakers.

RAIN Research and Innovation Sponsor – Negotiable contributions based on project Sponsor a research project conducted by RAIN. Projects include, but are not limited to, crop variety trials, product assessments, agronomy practices, environmental impacts, business and market development.  Sponsorship may be used for equipment purchases, material development or data collection dependent on sponsor and project.

Overview of Sponsorship Benefits – Organizations, Non-profits and Cooperatives

Sponsor - Non profits

Overview of Sponsorship Benefits – For-profits and Corporations

Sponsor - For profits

*All contributions (including in-kind) are appreciated and will be considered support for RAIN, with appropriate benefits negotiable.

RAIN Sponsorship kit