Boot Camp Cutoff Date Extended

Written by NAMA on Tuesday, July 16, 2019 , 8:32 am

The 16th annual Boot Camp takes place August 14-16 in Kansas City. The early bird registration cutoff and the hotel cuttoff date have been extended to July 30! Book before then to save money.

Whether you’re new to marketing or new to ag, sign up for this program today to learn more about the industry. This year the Boot Camp will take it to a new level expanding on marketing and agriculture basics.

Who should attend?

  • Agency Account Executives
  • Media Professionals
  • Art Directors
  • Copywriters
  • Marketing Professionals
  • Sales Professionals
  • Previous Boot Camp Attendees

Plan to come early for the Ag Tour. This tour will be sponsored by the MoKan Chapter of NAMA. Whether you’re new to the industry or a seasoned veteran, the Agri-Marketing Boot Camp will give you the tools you need to more professionally market to the ag industry.

Schedule-at-a-Glance

Wednesday, August 14

7:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.Ag Tour (optional)
4:00 p.m.Boot Camp Registration
5:00–7:30 p.m. 
Welcome Reception and Dinner

Thursday, August 15

8:30–9:00 a.m.Continental Breakfast
9:00–10:30 a.m.Producer Panel
10:30–11:00 a.m. 
Break
11:00 a.m.–NoonGeneral Session
Noon–1:30 p.m.Lunch
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 to 6:30 p.m.Offsite Reception

Friday, August 16

8:30–9:00 a.m.Continental Breakfast
9:00–10:00 a.m.General Session—Growing Your Career
10:00–10:15 a.m. 
Break
10:15–11:15 a.m.Mentor Panel / Closing Session
11:30 a.m.Boot Camp Adjourns

The Hotel

Boot Camp will take place at the Kansas City Marriott Country Club Plaza, located at 4445 Main Street, Kansas City, MO 64111. Room rates begin at $159.  Hotel Cutoff date is July 30, 2019.
Reserve your room today!

Register now for Boot Camp 2019

PDA Awards Nomination Deadline This Friday

Written by NAMA on Tuesday, July 16, 2019 , 8:32 am


The deadline is July 19 for nominations for the NAMA Professional Development (PDA) Awards.

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 19, 2019.  These awards will be presented at the 2019 Fall Conference, October 7-9 in St. Louis.

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.

Please fill out the online nomination form.

View the rules and regulations and past winners on the NAMA website.

Join NAMA at Farm Progress Show

Written by NAMA on Tuesday, July 16, 2019 , 8:31 am

Join NAMA members at a reception hosted by the Chicago, Gateway, Heartland and Mid-America NAMA chapters during the Farm Progress Show.

What a great opportunity to take a break and visit with other NAMA members on Wednesday, August 28, 2019, from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. in the Exhibitor Food Tent, located near Gate 6 on the corner of East and Sixth.

Snacks and drinks will be provided (yes, adult beverages, too).

For more information on the Farm Progress Show, visit farmprogressshow.com.

New NAMA Members

Written by NAMA on Tuesday, July 16, 2019 , 8:31 am

Take a look at new NAMA members since June 1, 2019.

AT LARGE
Madi Heath, Archer Daniels Midland
Danielle Schlegel, New Generation Supplements
Benjamin Swears

BADGER
Ciera Ballmer
Amber Dammen, STgenetics
Nicole Pralle

CHICAGO
Olivia Bellon, Midan Marketing

CORNHUSKER
Megan Bird, Swanson Russell
Chloe Brim, Swanson Russell
Dustin Smith, Swanson Russell
Mollie Wilken, Swanson Russell

EASTERN
Leanna Mostrowski, Perdue Farms

GATEWAY
Kyle Frazier, LAFORGE Systems

HEARTLAND
Katarina Bowles, Phibro Animal Health Corporation
Chandler Bruns, Rooster Strategic Solutions

IOWA
Jessica Maher, Sukup Manufacturing Co.

MID-AMERICA
Leigh Boyd, Farm Credit Mid-America
Ashley Heyen, Beck’s Hybrids
Catelyn Robinson, Farm Credit Mid-America

MIDSOUTH
Jordon Addison, Rabo AgriFinance
Austin Blankenship
Andrew Fraser, Stratas Foods

MISSOURI-KANSAS
Charles Bibb, The Cooperative Finance Association
Janet Carl, Brush Art Corporation
Melissa Chesnut, LifeLine Foods
Mary Cushing, Brush Art Corporation
Kendra Davis, American Hereford Association
Michele Sherpy, Scenic Road
Shelby Simpson, Woodruff

NORTH CENTRAL
Paxton Alto, Padilla
Haely Leiding, University of Minnesota
Heidi Pfau, DKY

NORTHERN PRAIRIE
Matt Merritt, 1Block Public Relations

OHIO
Luke Fox, Seed Consultants

SOUTHEASTERN
Brice Bonds

WESTERN PACIFIC NAMA
Savanna Ellison, Netafim USA
Irene Ngo, Cal Poly – Pomona
Peter Ruvalcaba, East Los Angeles College
Rian Wanstreet, University of Washington
Yaoyao Xu, Westlake Produce

MoKan Summer Social

Written by NAMA on Tuesday, July 16, 2019 , 8:31 am

MoKan NAMA is heading to Blade & Timber. This summer networking & ax throwing event takes place Thursday, July 25 from 4:30 – 6:30 p.m. in Kansas City. The cost for professionals is $30. Students and interns attend free with a member. Potential After Party at The Ship. 

For more details or to register visit https://nama.formstack.com/forms/mokan_nama_summer_events. For questions contact Jody Donohue at jody.donohue@ceva.com

North Central NAMA at MN Twins

Written by NAMA on Tuesday, July 16, 2019 , 8:30 am

Catch one of the hottest teams in major league baseball with North Central NAMA on Wednesday, August 21st over the lunch hour. The ticket price is $45 and includes $30 in food and drink vouchers. The event takes place from Noon – 2 p.m. at Target Field.

Ticket quantities are limited, so grab a co-worker or two and sign up today! Tickets and vouchers will be distributed prior to the event.

Register here to attend.

North Central Hosts Intern Event

Written by NAMA on Tuesday, July 16, 2019 , 8:30 am

The North Central NAMA Chapter hosted their annual intern event this June in Minneapolis. Forty students and hiring managers gathered at the 508 Club to discuss success stories of local interns and internships, along with networking after the event to connect young talent with local agencies and in-house marketing teams.

A panel of three successful young adults shared with the crowd their successes, all three individuals had been hired on full time immediately following their internship. The North Central NAMA Chapter thanks Midwest Dairy, Minnesota Pork, Minnesota Beef Council, PERISCOPE agency and .broadhead agency for their sponsorship of this event! 

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