Conference Sponsorship

The conference planning committee extends an open invitation to interested businesses and organizations to be a sponsor of the conference and help make it a success. Each sponsorship level provides increasing benefits to the organization and opportunities to interact with leading beef producers in the region.


The conference attendance averages around 175. Past surveys show 62% of the attendees self-identified as cow/calf owners or cow and feedlot owners. 58% farm or manage over 160 acres of pasture and forage. 50% own or manage over 60 cows, and 30% finish more than 300 head. Nearly half of the participants were less than 45 years old, and half are repeat attendees. This is an audience you will want to get to know!

Thank you for considering sponsorship of this important event. For further sponsorship information please email or call (515) 294-6429 and you will be put in contact with a member of the planning committee from your area who can provide more details and answer questions.

Sponsor instructions for displays


Registration for sponsors for the 2018 program is now open. The deadline to sponsor the 2018 conference is January 12, 2018


Sponsorship levels

Banquet Sponsorship– $2,000

  • Registration for two individuals
  • Two items in registration packet or folder
  • One exhibit space and table
  • Listing in all conference materials
  • Opportunity to be part of the program by introducing a guest speaker
  • Sponsor signage during banquet

Keynote Sponsorship – $1,000

  • Registration for one individual
  • One item in registration packet or folder
  • One exhibit space and table
  • Listing in all conference materials

Break Sponsorship - $500

  • Registration for one individual
  • One exhibit space and table
  • Signage on the break table
  • Announcement prior to break
  • Program and brochure listing

Conference supporter - under $500

  • Recognition in conference program and website

Sponsor registration

Step 1

Print sponsorship form
Complete and return with payment info.

Complete the sponsor registration form and return to Iowa State University.

Deadline for sponsor registration is midnight, January 12, 2018.

Sponsorships received and paid by November 10 will be included in conference promotional mailings.

Payment must be received prior to the start of the conference. Sponsors will not be allowed to display or participate if payment has not been received.

Sponsor questions

ANR Program Services
(515) 294-9487

Step 2

Register the representatives that will be attending the conference as part of the sponsorship. This can be completed anytime prior to midnight, January 22, 2018. No payment information is required to complete sponsor representative registration. Each sponsorship level includes a different number of free registrations:

  • Banquet = 2
  • Keynote = 1
  • Break = 1
  • Supporter = 0

To register sponsor representatives use the online registration system and select the "sponsor representative discount" option on the options screen.

Sponsor registrations will be verified by sponsor level.

Register sponsor representatives
Select the Sponsor option.


The Driftless Region Beef Conference is a cooperative effort of the Extension services of University of Illinois, Iowa State Universtiy, University of Minnesota, and University of Wisconsin.