Best of NAMA Regional & Chapter Events

Written by NAMA on Thursday, January 5, 2017 , 1:04 pm

NAMA Regions and Chapters are making plans for their individual Best of NAMA Awards events. We know you won’t want to miss these fun events, so we’re providing the various dates so you can add as many as you’d like to your calendar. These will be updated on our website as additional information becomes available.

Region II
(Cornhusker, Gateway, Great Plains, Missouri-Kansas, Rocky Mountain and Southwest Chapters)
January 12, 2017
Cost: $75
6:00 p.m. – Reception
7:00 p.m. – Awards
Children’s Mercy Park at Sporting KC, Kansas City, KS
Click here to register.
Parking Directions

Region II Hotel Reservations:
Best Western Premier KC Speedway
10401 France Family Drive
Kansas City, KS 66111
(913) 334-4440

Chateau Avalon
701 Village West Parkway
Kansas City, KS 66111
(913) 596-6000

Comfort Suites Speedway
3000 N. 103rd Terrace
Kansas City, KS 66109
(913) 299-4466

Region III
(Cornbelt, Iowa, North Central and Northern Prairie Chapters)
January 25, 2017
Cost: $75
6:00 p.m. – Reception
7:00 p.m. – Awards
Up-Down and Wooly’s, Des Moines, IA
Click here to register.

Region IV
(Badger, Chicago, Heartland and Mid-America Chapters)
January 19, 2017
Cost: $85
6:00 p.m. – Reception
7:00 p.m. – Dinner
8:00 p.m. – Awards
The Discovery World, Milwaukee, WI
Click here to register.

Region IV Hotel Reservations:
Milwaukee Marriott Downtown

Florida & Southeastern Chapter
January 19, 2017
5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Cinco’s Mexican Cantina, Suwanee, GA
Click here to RSVP.

Midsouth Chapter
January 23, 2017
Cost: $40
5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
The Kitchen at Shelby Farms, Memphis, TN
Click here to register.

Visit the NAMA calendar frequently for updated information and links.

If you have any questions, please call us at (913) 491-6500.

Register Now for the 2017 Agri-Marketing Conference

Written by NAMA on Thursday, January 5, 2017 , 1:03 pm

170x170-amc-buttonWhat do an NFL head coach, “management guru” and a survivor of a potentially deadly childhood accident have in common?

Two things: Incredible leadership lessons to share from their life experiences and the distinction of being a keynote speaker at the 2017 Agri-Marketing Conference.

Get ready to “Go Big” with NAMA and the exciting presenters you’ll hear in Dallas!

The Agri-Marketing Conference website is now live! Check it out now to find information on the keynote speakers, hotel reservations and much more!

Connection Point:

Looking for opportunities to place your company’s products and services before decision-makers in the ag marketplace? NAMA’s Connection Point is for you. Contact Lauren Chaney to book your booth today.

Sponsorship:

Looking for other ways to get noticed? Get in touch with Jenny Pickett for sponsorship opportunities.

Register today to save money and get a jump on your 2017 calendar! #NAMA17

Agribusiness Leader & NAMA Marketer of the Year

Written by NAMA on Thursday, January 5, 2017 , 1:02 pm

Nominate the cream of the crop – Agribusiness Leader of the Year and NAMA Marketer of the Year.  Check out a list of current and past winners for Agribusiness Leader of the Year and NAMA Marketer of the Year.

Winners of these prestigious awards will be honored at the 2017 Agri-Marketing Conference, April 26 – 28, in Dallas, TX.  Celebrate the achievements and impressive careers of the very best in agriculture with NAMA.

Agribusiness Leader of the Year Application:

Please fill out the online nomination form. Click here to find more information about this award.

NAMA Marketer of the Year Application:

Please fill out the online nomination form. Click here to find more information about this award.

Submission deadline is January 20, 2017.

If you have any questions about these awards, please contact Jenny Pickett at (913) 491-6500 or jennyp@nama.org.

2017 National Ag Day Essay Contest

Written by NAMA on Thursday, January 5, 2017 , 1:01 pm

The Agriculture Council of America (ACA) is now accepting submissions for the 2017 National Ag Day Essay Contest. This year’s theme is “Agriculture: Food for Life” and the deadline is January 31, 2017. The contest is divided into two categories: the written essay contest and the video essay contest. Both are national competitions and there will be one winner for each category.

The national written essay winner receives a $1,000 prize and round-trip ticket to Washington, D.C. to be recognized at the National Press Club Breakfast on March 21, 2017. The video essay winner wins a $1,000 prize.

The Ag Day Essay Contest is sponsored by CHS Inc., National Association of Farm Broadcasting, National Agri-Marketing Association and Penton Agriculture.

Click here for more information on the contest.


About National Ag Day:

This is the 44th anniversary of National Ag Day. The goal of the ACA is to provide a spotlight on agriculture and the food and fiber industry. The ACA not only helps consumers understand how food and fiber products are produced, but also brings people together to celebrate accomplishments in providing safe, abundant and affordable products.

The Agriculture Council of America will host several events in Washington D.C. this year; take a look at the 2016 Schedule of Events!

The ACA encourages everyone to get involved in National Ag Day. If you can’t make it to Washington D.C. to participate at the national level, there are many ways you can get involved with National Ag Day in your local communities. Visit the website to learn how you can get involved today.

Sponsorship:

National Ag Day would not be possible without the help of our sponsors. Thank you to all our 2016 sponsors! There are still sponsorship opportunities available, if you would like to get involved please contact Jenny Pickett, (913) 491-6500.

NAMA Industry Partnership Events

Written by NAMA on Thursday, January 5, 2017 , 1:00 pm

Mark your calendars for these important dates to upcoming NAMA Partnership Events.  Watch the NAMA calendars for more events to come. National Events or Chapter/Regional Events.

February 1
NAMA Producer Panel at NCBA Convention

Moderator: Jared Spader, AgCall
12:30 to 2:00 p.m.
Room: Ryman Studio N & O
Nashville, TN
No cost or registration necessary
All are welcome to attend. Feel free to bring a friend.
Click here for more information on the NCBA Convention.

March 3
NAMA & AAEA Reception at Commodity Classic
San Antonio Convention Center
4:30 to 6:00 p.m.
San Antonio, TX
No cost or registration necessary
All are welcome to attend. Feel free to bring a friend.
Click for more information on Commodity Classic.

New NAMA Members

Written by NAMA on Thursday, January 5, 2017 , 12:59 pm

New Member List:
Welcome our new members for December 2016:

AT LARGE
Tim Hammerich, Ag Grad, LLC

BADGER
Erica Ballmer, University of Wisconsin – Madison
Alli Hartman, Charleston|Orwig, Inc

CHESAPEAKE
Jenny Kreisher, Farm Credit
Amber Rash, MidAtlantic Farm Credit

CHICAGO
Kelsey Hart, Rhea + Kaiser

CORNHUSKER
Joseph Lopp, Farm Market iD

EASTERN
Ian Hitchener, Country Folks/Lee Publications

GATEWAY
Amy Erlandson, Osborn Barr

IOWA
Lexi Marek, FarmHer

MIDSOUTH
John Butler, Agricenter International

MISSOURI-KANSAS
Alice Roach, Independent Contractor

NORTH CENTRAL
Reid Holmes, The Lacek Group

SOUTHEASTERN
Paula Peterson, Cultura Technologies

SOUTHWEST
Mimi Wilfong, Archer Malmo

WESTERN PACIFIC
Kristine Rebiero, Yosemite Farm Credit

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