Nominations for the 2015 Professional Development Awards of Excellence

Written by NAMA on Wednesday, May 27, 2015 , 10:55 am

The Professional Development Awards of Excellence honor NAMA members based on outstanding achievement in each of the Professional Development Areas (PDA). Awards of Excellence will be presented in the areas of (1) Marketing Communications, (2) Product/Species Management, (3) Public Relations and (4) Sales.

The deadline for submitting nominations for the Professional Development Awards of Excellence is July 24, 2015.  These awards will be presented at the 2015 Fall Conference, September 22 – 24, at The Curtis Hotel in Denver, CO.

Below is a list of the past Awards of Excellence recipients:

Marketing Communications
2014 – Ryan Parkin
2013 – Gary Sakin
2012 – Troy Schroeder
2011 – Margaret Fogarty
2010 – Scott McClure
2009 – Lou Ireland
2008 – Paul Redhage
2007 – Pete Kovac
2006 – Steve Engle
2005 – Bev Larson
2004 – Neil DeStefano
2003 – Sarah Vacek
2002 – Ken Anderson
2001 – Doug Headley

Product/Species Management
2014 – Kelly Smith
2013 – Zach Hetterick
2012 – Kevin Bien
2011 – Stephanie Gable
2010 – Elena Lindemann
2009 – Gary Robertson
2008 – No award was given in this area
2007 – Klaas Okkinga
2006 – No award was given in this area
2005 – Dennis Gehler
2004 – Wendy Elliott
2003 – Brian Markwardt
2002 – Tony Klemm
2001 – Tony Solon

Public Relations
2014 – Lisa Adams
2013 – Linda Romander
2012 – Justin Funk
2011 – Chuck Zimmerman
2010 – Sue Otten
2009 – Deron Johnson
2008 – Beth Andersen
2007 – Greg Smith
2006 – Barry Nelson
2005 – Janice Person
2004 – Kendal Frazier
2003 – Mike Ricciuto
2002 – David Buchholz
2001 – Ken Gordon

Sales
2014 – Gary Vorpahl
2013 – Jay Carlson
2012 – John Rozum
2011 – Sue Lee
2010 – Marvin Kokes
2009 – Pete Weil
2008 – Vernon Benes
2007 – Bill Heffron
2006 – Anita Vanderwert
2005 – Margaret Wallace Oldham
2004 – Allen Barkve
2003 – Cliff Becker
2002 – Bob Deiss
2001 – Tom Taylor

Nominees for the Awards of Excellence must be NAMA members. Nominators should target individuals with direct planning and execution responsibilities in the respective Professional Development Area from agribusiness and related companies. If you have any questions regarding these awards, please contact Jenny Pickett at jennyp@nama.org.

You can either download the nomination form in an Adobe PDF format or fill out the online nomination form.

NAMA Members Receive Discount for Purdue’s Executive Agri-Marketing Program

Written by NAMA on Wednesday, May 27, 2015 , 10:54 am

NAMA members are eligible for a discount for Purdue’s Executive Agri-Marketing program.

Purdue’s Center for Food and Agricultural Business Executive Agri-Marketing program will be held August 31 to September 2, 2015 on the Purdue University campus.  During this three-day program, participants will learn from world-renowned agri-marketing experts how to position and influence their organization and lead across various segments in the firm. To aid marketers in implementing powerful marketing strategies, participants will also receive one-on-one coaching from faculty experts on their company’s marketing challenges. Participants will also leave the program with an understanding of the marketing decision-making tools to use to make the next big marketing decision.

When registering, enter discount code: NAMA

Learn more and register for the seminar here.

Boot Camp 2015

Written by NAMA on Wednesday, May 27, 2015 , 10:53 am

ButtonBigThe 2015 NAMA Boot Camp is a great way to cap off your summer. Boot Camp will take place on August 18-20; mark your calendars now so you don’t miss it!

The Hotel:

The Sheraton Crown Center in Kansas City, MO. The room rate is $137.00 and the cut-off date is August 3, 2015. Call the hotel to make a reservation, (816) 841-1000. The online reservation website is now available, click here to reserve your room today!

 

2015 Boot Camp Rates:  REGISTER NOW!

On or Before August 3 After August 3
Members $295 $345
Non-Members $345 $395

 

Schedule-At-A-Glance:

Tuesday, August 18
TBD MoKan Ag Tour
5:00 – 6:00 p.m. Welcome Reception
6:00 – 7:30 p.m. Opening General Session/Dinner/Networking Activity
Wednesday, August 19
8:00 – 8:30 a.m. Continental Breakfast
8:30 – 10:00 a.m. General Session
10:00 – 10:30 a.m. Break
10:30 – Noon General Session
Noon – 1:30 p.m. Luncheon Session
1:30 – 2:45 p.m. Breakout Sessions
2:45 – 3:00 p.m. Break
3:00 – 4:00 p.m. Breakout Sessions
4:30 – 6:30 p.m. Offsite Reception –
Boulevard Brewing Company
Thursday, August 20
8:30 – 9:00 a.m. Continental Breakfast
9:00 – 9:30 a.m. General Session
9:30 – 10:30 a.m. General Session
10:30 – 10:45 a.m. Break
10:45 – 11:45 a.m. Closing General Session

Fall Conference 2015

Written by NAMA on Wednesday, May 27, 2015 , 10:52 am

WebButtonThe 2015 NAMA Fall Conference will take place in Denver, CO on September 22 – 24. Mark your calendars now so you don’t miss it!

The Hotel:

The Curtis Hotel, Denver, CO. The room rate for the NAMA block is $179.00 and the cut-off date is September 1, 2015. Call the hotel to make a reservation, (303) 571-0300. The online reservation website is now available! Click here to reserve your room today!

 

2015 Fall Conference Rates:  REGISTER NOW!

On or Before September 1 After September 1
Members $335 $385
Non-Members* $450 $500
Students/Advisors $100 $100

*NOTE: Non-Members will recieve one year of NAMA membership free with a full Fall Conference registration.

 

Schedule-At-A-Glance:

Tuesday, Sept. 22
TBD Colorado Ag Tour
5:00 – 7:00 p.m. Opening Reception
Wednesday, Sept. 23
10:00 – 11:00 a.m. NAMA Board Meeting
10:00 – 11:00 a.m. Pre-Conference Workshop
11:00 – 12:30 p.m. Opening Luncheon
1:00 – 2:30 p.m. Keynote Session
2:30 – 2:45 p.m. Break
2:45 – 3:45 p.m. Breakout Sessions
3:45 – 4:00 p.m. Break
4:00 – 5:00 p.m. Breakout Sessions
5:00 – 7:00 p.m. Reception
Thursday, Sept. 24
8:00 – 8:30 a.m. Continental Breakfast
8:30 – 10:00 a.m. General Session & PDA Awards
10:00 – 10:15 a.m. Break
10:15 – 11:15 a.m. Breakout sessions
11:30 – 1:00 p.m. Closing Luncheon

Badger & Chicago NAMA Chapter Event

Written by NAMA on Wednesday, May 27, 2015 , 10:51 am

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