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
|Date||Deadline to Apply|
Expo West in Anaheim, CA
March 13-16, 2024
|Dec. 1, 2023|
National Restaurant Show in Chicago, IL
|May 18-21, 2024||Dec. 18, 2023|
Summer Fancy Food Show in New York, NY
|June 23-25, 2024||Jan. 23, 2024|
Americas Food and Beverage Show in Miami, FL
|Sept. 16-18, 2024||Apr. 16, 2024|
Companies may be reimbursed for eligible expenses up to $7,000 per show, which include:
- Booth/space rental
- Booth equipment, furniture and carpeting rental
- Booth utility costs
- Promotional materials (product flyer specific to show, booth signage, etc.)
- Shipping, storage, drayage (cost of moving freight at exhibition site) and show labor
- Travel expenses (airfare or mileage, hotel)