conference display area

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 anr@iastate.edu 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.

Sponsorship levels

Keynote level

  • $1,000
  • Registration for two individuals
  • One item in registration packet or folder
  • One exhibit space and table
  • Listing in all conference materials

Break level

  • $500
  • Registration for one individual
  • One exhibit space and table
  • Signage on the break table
  • Announcement prior to break
  • Program and brochure listing

Supporter level

  • Under $500
  • Recognition in conference program and website

Sponsor registration

Deadline for sponsor registration is midnight, January 11, 2019.

Sponsorships received and paid by November 15 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.

Representative registration

Use the online registration system and select the sponsor representative discount option on the options screen.

Deadline for representative registration is midnight, January 21, 2019.

Register the representatives that will be attending the conference as part of the sponsorship.

No payment information is required to complete sponsor representative registration. Each sponsorship level includes a different number of free registrations:

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

The Driftless Region Beef Conference is jointly presented by

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach

University of Illinois

University of Wisconsin Extension