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March Classic sponsor and exhibitor list online

GUELPH, ON (January 30, 2014) – The sponsor and exhibitor list for the 2014 March Classic is now available online.

“The support from the industry, through sponsorships and exhibitor space, really speaks to the quality of this conference,” says Meghan Burke, Manager of Communications at Grain Farmers of Ontario. “We are looking forward to a packed exhibit hall again this year and appreciate the ongoing commitment from the grain industry to make this event a success.”

Companies sponsoring and exhibiting at the event on March 24th include equipment providers, seed dealers, agricultural retailers, researchers, and association representatives. The list of sponsors and exhibitors can be viewed online and will be updated regularly as the conference continues to grow.

“The number and quality of attendees at the March Classic provides an excellent opportunity for industry to connect with their target audience,” says Burke. “The trade show component of the event offers a great opportunity to meet-up with current and potential customers.”

The March Classic will be held on March 24th, 2014 at the London Convention Centre in London, Ontario. A limited number of sponsor and exhibitor opportunities remain available. For more information, the full list of sponsors and exhibitors, and to register, visit www.gfo.ca/MarchClassic

Grain Farmers of Ontario

Grain Farmers of Ontario is the province’s largest commodity organization, representing Ontario’s 28,000 corn, soybean and wheat farmers. The crops they grow cover 6 million acres of farm land across the province, generate over $2.5 billion in farm gate receipts, result in over $9 billion in economic output and are responsible for over 40,000 jobs in the province.

Contact:

Barry Senft, CEO - 1-800-265-0550; bsenft@gfo.ca

Henry Van Ankum, Chair - 519-835-4200; henryvanankum@sympatico.ca

Meghan Burke, Communications – 519 767-2773; mburke@gfo.ca

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