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The State Agriculture & Rural Leaders (SARL) Summit has been providing an unparalleled non-partisan educational opportunity for elected state and provincial officials with an interest in agriculture and rural communities in both the U.S. and Canada to work together, network, collaborate and create problem-solving partnerships since 2001.

Each year, the pinnacle event is the Ag Chairs Summit. Planning has begun for the 2025 Summit to be held January 3-5 in Des Moines, Iowa. As an invitation-only event, the only participants are sponsors and elected agricultural leaders.

Sponsorships ensure state and provincial legislators can attend this important and unique event. All of their on-site expenses (registration, rooms, meals) are covered by SARL, and travel scholarships are available for those without state or campaign travel funds. With continually decreasing state and provincial support for travel, we do not want a lack of state funds to inhibit a legislator’s participation.

Contributions therefore from the private sector are absolutely crucial to accomplishing this program. In the U.S. sponsorship contributions are tax-deductible since SARL is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.

Thank you for becoming a sponsor! Your support of this annual gathering is truly appreciated.

Become a SARL Sponsor

There is a sponsorship level to fit every organization - from multinational companies to state-level nonprofit organizations. In addition to the benefits below, sponsoring organizations are invited to vote on SARL resolutions and board members (one vote per sponsor). Additionally, all sponsor representatives are invited to the monthly SARL calls on hot-button issues, and sponsors at the Heritage level and above are invited to provide input – topics, speakers, tours, etc. - to the Summit program.

  • Visionary - $10,000 Complimentary registration for three attendees plus all Legacy benefits; special recognition on Summit signage and an opportunity to be recognized at a reception or meal to introduce your team.
  • Legacy - $7,500 Complimentary registration for two attendees plus all Heritage benefits; invited to include materials in Summit swag bag.
  • Heritage - $4,000 (Reserved for smaller non-profits) Complementary registration for one attendee plus recognition on the Summit website, at the meeting and in the program booklet.
  • Special Newcomers Heritage - $3,000 (reserved for first-time sponsors) Complimentary registration for one attendee, recognition on the Summit website, at the meeting and in the program booklet.
  • Benefactor - $2,000 Recognition on the Summit website only; covers expenses of one specific legislator. A single representative can attend but must pay an additional $500 registration fee to cover the meals and expenses of the Summit.

Ready to sign up? Use the button below to securely pay online by credit card or complete the form for an invoice to be sent for payment by check or ACH.

If you have questions about sponsorship or would like to request an invoice, please contact Kay Johnson Smith, SARL Sponsorship Committee co-chair, at

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