This program assists North Dakota agriculture companies in exploring domestic wholesale markets by encouraging exhibition at new trade shows outside of the state. It is not only for companies new to trade show exhibition but can also be useful for established companies who are looking to exhibit at a show that they have never been to before.

Exhibiting at a domestic trade show can boost a company's sales, help make key business connections and diversify their market.

Value-added ag companies are eligible to apply to promote specialty crops such as dry edible beans, dry edible peas, lentils, honey, confection sunflower and potatoes.

Trade shows scheduled for 2024

Trade Show
DateDeadline to Apply
Expo West in Anaheim, CA
March 13-16, 2024
Dec. 1, 2023
National Restaurant Show in Chicago, IL
May 18-21, 2024Dec. 18, 2023
Summer Fancy Food Show in New York, NY
June 23-25, 2024Jan. 23, 2024
Americas Food and Beverage Show in Miami, FL
Sept. 16-18, 2024Apr. 16, 2024

Companies may be reimbursed for eligible expenses up to $7,000 per show, which include:

  1. Booth/space rental
  2. Booth equipment, furniture and carpeting rental
  3. Booth utility costs
  4. Promotional materials (product flyer specific to show, booth signage, etc.)
  5. Shipping, storage, drayage (cost of moving freight at exhibition site) and show labor
  6. Travel expenses (airfare or mileage, hotel)

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Trade Show Participation Grant Contact
Trade Show Participation Grant Contact

Shanna Johnson
International & Domestic Marketing Coordinator