I-29 Moo University annual call for sponsorship

2019-2020 ANNUAL Call for Sponsorship

2018/2019 Promotions: 3 Events – 8 Locations – Multiple webinars - Over 100,000 Cows & monthly newsletter recognition

On behalf of I-29 Moo University, a 5-state collaboration of Extension professionals (IA, MN, SD, NE, ND), we are inviting you to help with sponsorship of our entire year’s activities. We depend on sponsorships from companies such as yours to keep the cost affordable for participants. If you have been a sponsor in the past, we want to thank you for your past support and ask that you continue your sponsorship this year. If you have never been a sponsor, please consider this opportunity to promote your company by supporting these programs for dairy producers and dairy beef feeders. We offer excellent programming throughout the year to meet the ever-changing needs of dairy producers and industry professionals throughout the five-state region addressing timely topics, setting up tours, and connecting progressive ideas.  I-29 Moo University works extensively to reach the 867,500 cows (USDA, 2017) in 5-state region. 

 In the last year, we have offered…

  • Three programs at 8 locations in the five-state area.
  • Five webinars featuring timely dairy topics with sponsor recognition.  100 views on average occur during each webinar and 70 views of each recorded webinar occurs, on average. 
  • Programs and tours have drawn 1,128 producers and industry professionals. This past year our programs represented over 100,000 cows in the region, alone!
  • More than 600 people view our monthly e-newsletter from 150 locations worldwide, including several foreign countries

 We have a webpage!

We now have a webpage for dairy producers and industry partners.  Visit dairy.unl.edu/I-29MooUniveristy to see upcoming events and webinars, register for programs, and our current list of sponsors. 

 They spoke, we listened…

I-29 Moo University is making some exciting changes to programming and communication!

 Due to feedback from sponsors and dairy producers, I-29 Moo University is making plans for additional opportunities for dairy producers. 

1) We are making plans to host a dairy field day in multiple states of the I-29 Moo University region. 

2) We are planning an out of state dairy experience with the objective to increase dairy producer knowledge and understanding of dairy practices and production outside of their dairying state. 

3) I-29 Moo University has begun and will continue to offer topic timely webinars.  Last year webinar topics included dairy revenue protection, dairy barn renovations, farm bill, conversations with your lender, raising dairy replacements, and more.  .    

 This change will also spread out our programming throughout the year allowing us to better plan and promote each event.  

 Annual Programs for the 2019/2020 sponsorship year:

  • Winter Workshop Series – January
  • Out of State dairy experience – February or October/November
  • Dairy Beef Short Course – March
  • State dairy tours – July-October
  • Webinars – offered throughout the year. 

Annual sponsorship….

Our annual sponsorship runs from July 1-June 30 each year.  Annual sponsorship requests are sent out each May or June with sponsorship commitment and logos due in June. Your company is invited to participate in one of the following sponsorship options:

Sponsorship levels:

Gold - $2000

  • Table at each event
  • One pre-assembled promotional brochure or folder for take home packets
  • 2-3 minutes elevator speech at each event
  • Logo on all promotional materials for each event
  • Promote and share the monthly I-29 newsletter and company sponsored events with your clientele
  • Two (2) registrations and proceedings for each event
  • Annual input on potential topics and speakers for I-29 Moo University’s educational programs

 Silver - $1000

  • One pre-assembled promotional brochure or folder for take home packets
  • Logo on all promotional materials for each event
  • Promote and share the monthly I-29 newsletter and company sponsored events with your clientele
  • One (1) registration and proceedings for each event
  • Annual input on potential topics and speakers for I-29 Moo University’s educational programs

 Bronze - $500

  • Logo on all promotional materials for each event
  • Promote and share the monthly I-29 newsletter and company sponsored events with your clientele
  • Annual input into potential topics and speakers for I-29 Moo University’s educational programs

 Your financial support is vital and greatly appreciated. If you are interested in being an I-29 Moo University programming sponsor receiving the benefits listed above for July 2019 through June 2020, please confirm your commitment and sponsorship level by June 28, 2019 with Tracey Erickson tracey.erickson@sdstate.edu ; 605-882-5140.

 Two ways to complete your sponsorship by June 28, 2019:

1)    By check: Make checks payable to “SDSU Extension”. Compete and include a copy of the provided invoice with your check.

Please mail check and invoice to:

Tracey Erickson

SDSU Watertown Regional Extension Center

1910 West Kemp Ave

Watertown, SD 57201

- Or -

2)    By credit card: Pay by credit card at https://extension.sdstate.edu/agriculture/livestock/dairy

 If you have any questions regarding payment please call Tracey Erickson at (605) 882-5140 or e-mail tracey.erickson@sdstate.edu . Thank you for your consideration.