Cornbelt NAMA Event

Written by NAMA on Thursday, February 19, 2015 , 3:58 pm
Please join the Cornbelt NAMA Chapter on Wednesday, March 4th, at the 29th Annual Celebration of Agriculture Dinner! It’s a wonderful event and a great opportunity to gather together with old friends, meet new ones and to be inspired by the always excellent speakers.

This year’s speaker is Iowa State University President Dr. Steven Leath. He will address “Iowa State’s Key Role in Advancing Agriculture.” President Leath is Iowa State’s first agriculture president in 50 years, with an educational background in plant science and plant pathology. President Leath will share how Iowa State impacts the state’s most important industry – agriculture and share his vision and expectations for the future of agriculture.

Tickets for the dinner are $40 each. Please contact the Cornbelt Chapter Treasurer, Luann Pisarik for tickets no later than noon on Tuesday, Feb 24th. Her email is She can also be reached at (319) 624-2263.

2015 Celebration of Agriculture

Date:                     Wednesday, March 4th

Time:                     6:00 – Reception

7:00 – Dinner

8:00 – Program

Location:               Cedar Rapids Marriott

1200 Collins Rd NE

Cedar Rapids, IA 52402

Important Hotel Notice for Conference

Written by NAMA on Monday, February 16, 2015 , 10:38 am

The NAMA Block at the Sheraton Crown Center is NOT FULL!

There are still plenty of rooms available in both the Professional and Student Blocks. If you try to reserve a room and have any issues with the hotel stating that the block is full, please call the National office immediately (913) 491-6500 or email We will either fix the issue or book your room directly. If you call the hotel to reserve your room, please make sure to specify if you are a student or professional in order for you to get the correct room type. To book a room online, please follow one of the links below:
Professional Block

Student Block

NAMA Website Updates!

Written by NAMA on Monday, February 16, 2015 , 10:37 am

NAMA has made many improvements to the NAMA website, including updating the Members Only Section. We want to make sure everyone has access to these updates, so make sure you clear out your cache and your old bookmarks and update them to the new and improved site

If you haven’t done so already, make sure you go online and create a username and password to gain access to the Members Only Section. If you run into any issues, don’t hesitate to call the National office at (913) 491-6500 or email

NAMA and AAEA at Commodity Classic

Written by NAMA on Monday, February 16, 2015 , 10:36 am

You are invited to a joint cocktail reception hosted by AAEA and the National Agri-Marketing Association at Commodity Classic.

When: Friday, February 27, 2015

Where: Phoenix Convention Center, North Room 127 A

Time: 4:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Stop by after the trade show closes but before you head out to dinner!

No cost or registration necessary.

Click for more information on Commodity Classic.

Thanks to BASF, Great Plains NAMA and Rocky Mountain NAMA. 


Ag Day Essay Contest Winners Announced

Written by NAMA on Monday, February 16, 2015 , 10:35 am

AG_DAY_WEBThe Agriculture Council of America has announced the winners of the 2015 National Ag Day video and written essay contest winners. The winners were chosen based on the 2015 theme, Agriculture: Sustaining Future Generations.

The theme presented an opportunity for students to address how the agriculture industry is rising to the challenges of feeding a growing population. Entrants chose to either write an essay and/or create a video focusing on how today’s growers are overcoming challenges to provide a safe, stable food supply and sustain the significant role agriculture plays in everyday life.

“CHS enthusiastically supports rural youth and is proud to showcase their thoughts and creativity,” says Annette Degnan, marketing communications director, CHS Inc., one of this year’s essay contest sponsors. “The essay and video contests provide the perfect platform for their visions and dreams to be shared with a broader audience.”

The national written essay winner, Theresa Seibel from Roanoke, Virginia, receives a $1,000 prize and round-trip ticket to Washington, D.C., for recognition during the Celebration of Ag Dinner held March 18 at Whitten Patio at the USDA. During dinner, she will have the opportunity to read the winning essay as well as join with industry representatives, members of Congress, federal agency representatives, media and other friends in a festive ag celebration. Video essay winner, Harshin Sanjanwala from Madison, Mississippi, wins a $1,000 prize and his winning video will be posted to the Ag Day web site.

This is the 42nd 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 Ag Day Essay Contest is sponsored by CHS Inc., High Plains/Midwest Ag Journal, National Association of Farm Broadcasting and Penton Farm Progress Companies.

National Ag Day is organized by the Agriculture Council of America and celebrated in classrooms and communities across the country. ACA is a nonprofit organization composed of leaders in the agricultural, food and fiber community, dedicating its efforts to increasing the public’s awareness of agriculture’s role in modern society.

Founded in 1973, National Ag Day encourages every American to:

—Understand how food and fiber products are produced.

—Appreciate the role agriculture plays in providing safe, abundant and affordable products.

—Value the essential role of agriculture in maintaining a strong economy.

—Acknowledge and consider career opportunities in the agriculture, food and fiber industry.

Follow this link to read the winning essay and to view the winner of the video essay contest: Learn more and register for events at

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