Onward and Upward in the Connection Point

Written by NAMA on Friday, February 1, 2019 , 9:14 am

Every year at the Agri-Marketing Conference, professionals involved with selling products and services to the agricultural marketplace gather to explore the latest in techniques, trends and practices.

2019 conference will be held at the Sheraton Crown Center Hotel in Kansas City. If your target audience includes agrimarketers, you can’t afford to miss the 2019 Connection Point.

An effective, affordable marketing investment

In today’s world of voice mails and emails, the Connection Point offers a unique opportunity for face-to-face contact. Something every business can use!

Research shows a single, personal sales call can cost $500 or more. In some industries—such as ag—that can go much higher, both because of technical expertise needed and because the market is so geographically dispersed. Your participation in the Connection Point will enable you to make sales calls much more economically!

And it is a sales opportunity. In a recent study, 91% of respondents ranked trade shows as an “extremely useful” source for product purchasing information and nearly half had purchased products or services at a trade show.

Approximately 1,200 people attend the Agri-Marketing Conference each year to explore the latest ideas and insights and share what’s working for them. The Connection Point is an integral part of this event and gives you the opportunity to see—and be seen by—a high concentration of individuals who make and/or influence ag-related buying decisions.

To signup for a trade show booth at the 2019 Agri-Marketing Conference, please visit: https://nama.org/amc/connection-point-reservation-form

NAMA FoundationTopgolf Outing

Written by NAMA on Friday, February 1, 2019 , 9:14 am

We’re Dialing Up Your Golf Experience

The last few years have been such a success that the NAMA Foundation is continuing the alternative golf outing again for 2019! Join your peers at Topgolf for a competitive and fun time everyone can enjoy—no golf experience required.

Here’s how it works… Take a swing at microchipped golf balls, aiming them at targets to rack up the points. Just picture a 240-yard outfield with dartboard-like targets in the ground. You can choose from different games where you aim your golf balls at different colored targets. The closer to the center or “bull’s-eye” you get and the farther out into the field you hit, the more points you receive. Plus, enjoy great drinks and food in an upscale club atmosphere. Fore!

Are you more of a visual person? Check out a video of Topgolf.

Take a look at the website: Topgolf Overland Park

When: Tuesday, April 9, 2019

Where: Topgolf Overland Park

Time: 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.

Cost: $100/person

A chartered bus will leave the hotel at 1:00 p.m. to take everyone to Topgolf. Appetizers and drinks will be provided. 

Registration

Cost for the outing is $100 per golfer. Click here if you just need to register for the Golf Outing. If you need to register for the Golf Outing AND register for the Conference, 
click here to do both at the same time

About the NAMA Foundation

The primary goal of the NAMA Foundation is to provide today’s agribusiness students the tools they will need to succeed tomorrow, including industry knowledge, leadership skills, networking abilities, public speaking experience and critical analysis skills.

The NAMA Foundation has endorsed a wide array of programs and activities geared at fostering the careers of agri-marketing students. Each program helps meet the unique needs of today’s college students. The NAMA Foundation awards over $10,000 in scholarships each year.

Sponsorships

To sign up for a sponsorship contact Jenny Pickett at (913) 491-6500 or via email at jennyp@nama.org.

Regional Best of NAMA Award Winners

Written by NAMA on Friday, February 1, 2019 , 9:13 am

Congratulations to all of the Winners!

Region II Best of NAMA Winners

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The Region II Best of NAMA Awards Celebration was yesterday at the Grand Street Cafe in Kansas City, MO. With almost 100 attendees, it was an exciting evening to celebrate the best of the best in agri-marketing. Out of the 313 entries submitted through the Cornhusker, Gateway, Great Plains, Missouri/Kansas, Rocky Mountain and Southwest NAMA Chapters, we learned who would be eligible to compete in the National Best of NAMA Competition. 

Click to view a list of the Region II Best of NAMA Award Winners!

Region III Best of NAMA Winners

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The Region III Best of NAMA Awards Celebration was January 17th, at the Prairie Meadows Hotel and Conference Center in Altoona, IA. With over 100 attendees, it was an exciting evening to celebrate the best of the best in agri-marketing. Out of the 307 entries submitted through the Cornbelt, Iowa, North Central and Northern Prairie Chapters, we learned who would be eligible to compete in the National Best of NAMA Competition. 

Click to view a list of the Region III Best of NAMA Award Winners!

Region IV Best of NAMA Winners

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The Region IV Best of NAMA Awards Celebration was Thursday. January 24, at the Prairie St. Brewing Co. in Rockford, IL. With almost 100 attendees, it was an exciting evening to celebrate the best of the best in agri-marketing.

Out of the 234 entries submitted through the Badger, Chicago, Heartland and Mid-America NAMA Chapters, we learned who would be eligible to compete in the National Best of NAMA Competition. 

Click to view a list of the Region IV Best of NAMA Award Winners!

What’s Happening in the Student Chapters

Written by NAMA on Friday, February 1, 2019 , 9:12 am

Do you want to know what is going on in each of the Student NAMA Chapters? Click here to see the latest news and event information from the students.

This page will be updated each month so check back for more information.

Join NAMA, AAEA & NAFB at the Commodity Classic

Written by NAMA on Thursday, January 31, 2019 , 1:33 pm

Mark your calendars for a joint cocktail reception hosted by 
NAMA, AAEA and NAFB at Commodity Classic in Orlando!

When: Friday, March 1, 2019

Where: 
Orange County Convention Center
Room 307 A
Orlando, FL

Time: 4:30 – 6:00 p.m.

Co-sponsored by AAEA, NAFB and the Florida and Rocky Mountain NAMA Chapters

New NAMA Members

Written by NAMA on Thursday, January 31, 2019 , 1:32 pm

New Member List:
Welcome our New Members for January 2019:

CAROLINAS/VIGINIA
Valerie Rasmussen, Midan Marketing

CHICAGO
Adam Baudoux, AgroLiquid
Molly Conlon, Midan Marketing

CORNHUSKER
Matt Gunderson, Farmers National Company

FLORIDA
Meredith McDuffie, Midan Marketing
Katie Morris, Wedgworth’s Inc.

GATEWAY
Thomas Hosack, Meredith

IOWA
Ryan Albers, Performance Marketing
Shelby Schaa
Catherine Wootten, Meredith Agrimedia

MIDSOUTH
Tim Dlabaj, Helena Agri-Enterprises, LLC

NORTH CENTRAL
Nate Praska, Centra Sota
Andy Wuebben, Informa-Farm Progress

NORTHERN PRAIRIE
Alec Winmill, Agweek

ROCKY MOUNTAIN 
Rainey Evens, Brown Company

SOUTHWEST
Jennifer Blackburn, United Sorghum Checkoff Program

AT LARGE
Nicole Arnett
Cory Ritter, AMVAC Chemical

NAMA Job Network

Written by NAMA on Thursday, January 31, 2019 , 1:31 pm

The NAMA Job Network has moved to the Members Only Section of the NAMA web site.

Click here to visit the website and login. Once logged in click on the Member Dashboard link at the top right and then you can choose to post a job or view job listings.

If you are not a NAMA member but would like to have a job posted to our site, please email Lauren Chaney with the job details.

***Be sure to include ALL the following: company name, company website URL, job title, job description, job location and directions on how to apply.Comments Off on NAMA Job Network

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