2024 Midwest Mechanical Weed Control Field Day – Vegetable Crops Hotline

2024 Midwest Mechanical Weed Control Field Day

Mechanical Weed Control Field day

Sponsorship Packet


The 7th Annual Midwest Mechanical Weed Control Field Day is heading to Meigs Horticulture Research Farm in Lafayette, IN, in 2024!

This amazing event consistently draws more than 150 farmers from around the Midwest to hear from experts, meet with company representatives, network with other farmers, and experience in-field equipment demonstrations of all manner of weeding tools. Whether you have products to showcase or equipment to demonstrate, this is your opportunity to get dedicated face-to-face time with a captive audience of farmers who are interested in what you have to offer. The field day is promoted to farmers throughout the US (with a focus in the Midwest) in print, digital and social media.

Every element of the event is crafted to maximize contact between the participants and sponsors. The morning features a dedicated Trade Show area for farmers to connect with exhibitors. Additionally, the morning includes educational events such as presentations and roundtable discussions. But, by far, the main draw is the afternoon in-field equipment demonstrations, including tools of all scales of production. The demonstrations feature everything from walk-behind tractors, autonomous weeding machines, belly-mounted vegetable tools, and 6-row camera-guided row crop cultivation tools. The demonstration plots are planted specifically for the field day so that crops are at the optimum stage for cultivation. Each sponsor runs their demonstration several times so that all attending farmers can see each demo, giving sponsors quality face-to-face time to show how their machines work in the field and to connect with farmers.

The Midwest Mechanical Weed Control Field Day is a partnership between Sam Oschwald Tilton, Purdue University, and The Land Connection (TLC). The Land Connection is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit based in Champaign, IL. TLC offers training, resources, and support to farmers, food businesses, and eaters so that together, we can realize a more just, equitable, and sustainable food system that we know is possible. All sponsorship funds are used for the organization and execution of the Midwest Mechanical Weed Control Field Day.

Visit the event registration website to see videos, press coverage, and sponsor testimonials from the previous six years of the field day.

Thank you for being an integral part of sustainable agriculture,

Crystal Siltman and Jesse Schaffer, Farmer Training Coordinators, The Land Connection

Sam Oschwald Tilton, MMWCFD Event Founder and Organizer, Glacial Drift Enterprises

Website: https://www.thelandconnection.org/event/2024-mmwcfd/

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