Look Who’s Coming to Conference!

Written by NAMA on Monday, March 24, 2014 , 8:40 am

Check out who’s coming to the 2014 Agri-Marketing Conference at http://www.nama.org/2014AMCRegList.pdf. Get registered today and meet us in Jacksonville, April 9-11.

To register visit https://www4983.ssldomain.com/nama/ConferenceRegistration/Default.aspx?confid=59.

For more information on the conference  visit www.nama.org/amc.

We look forward to seeing you!

Mark Your Calendar For Future Agri-Marketing Conference Dates

Written by NAMA on Wednesday, March 19, 2014 , 8:58 am

Plan ahead! Mark your calendars today for upcoming NAMA Agri-Marketing Conferences!

2015 – April 15 – 17 – Kansas city

2016 – April 13 – 15 – Kansas city

2017 – April 26 – 28 – Dallas

2018 – April 11 – 13 – Kansas city

2019 – April 10 – 12 – Kansas city

We look forward to seeing you!!

Celebrate Ag Day on March 25

Written by NAMA on Tuesday, March 4, 2014 , 11:42 am


2014 National Ag Day Schedule

Monday, March 24

3:30 – 5:00 p.m.
Panel: Farm to Fork Politics: An insider’s look at the year ahead for food and agriculture
Moderated by: Sara Wyant, Agri-Pulse
Tentative Venue:  Hart 902

5:00 – 7:30 p.m.

Reception with Food and Drink Immediately Following
Sponsored by Agri-Pulse
Free of Charge

Please RSVP for this event at http://www.nama.org/agday.htm

Tuesday, March 25               

8:30 – 11:00 a.m.
The Great American Wheat Harvest

National Premiere Screening & Breakfast Reception
Join us for a first look at this new documentary film that celebrates and tells the story of the American Wheat Harvest. This film connects consumers with the people who produce and harvest the crops that feed the world.

Venue: National Museum of the American Indian
Free of Charge.  You must RSVP for this event at https://gawhpremiere.eventbrite.com

11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Mix & Mingle Luncheon
Venue: TBD
Program: 11:30 – Noon
Lunch: Noon – 1:30 p.m.
Emcee: Orion Samuelson
Speakers: Outstanding Young Farmer
Charles Eastin Award Presentation
Political Speaker to be named

Free of charge.  Please RSVP for this event at http://www.nama.org/agday.htm

2:00 – 3:30 p.m.


Venue: Hyatt Regency Capitol Hill Congressional A Room
Free of Charge

The Next Generation of America’s Farmers and Ranchers: The next generation of farmers and ranchers is the inspiration for this panel discussion hosted by the U.S. Farmers & Ranchers Alliance. Join a panel discussion focused on what it means to be a farmer or rancher taking over responsibility for their family business in today’s environment. What are the challenges and opportunities for the next generation? What more can be done to support this group and inspire more people to become involved in agriculture?  To register, please visit www.fooddialogues.com/ag-day-2014.

5:00 – 9:00 p.m.

Celebration of Agriculture Dinner

Venue: Whitten Patio USDA Building
Emcee: Orion Samuelson
Speaker: Secretary of Agriculture- Tentative
Essay Contest Winner
Video Essay to be played, Poster art on display

This is a ticketed event. 
$150 per person or $1,500 for a reserved table of 10.

To register for the Celebration of Agriculture Dinner visit http://www.nama.org/index.php

Time: TBD

HungerU Exhibit

Farmers Feeding the World
No Registration Required

Come visit the Farmers Feeding the World’s interactive HungerU exhibit that highlights the contributions agriculture has made towards fighting the global hunger crisis and challenges you to take action as a member of the global community. Visitors to HungerU are given the opportunity to join the thousands who comprise our national advocacy network to stay informed about hunger issues and ways they can take action to be part of the solution.


A block of rooms has been reserved at:

Holiday Inn Capitol
550 C. Street NW
Washington, DC  20024
(Phone) 202-479-4000
(Fax) 202-488-4627

Please ask for the Ag Day rate of $249.

Sponsorships still available! Contact Jenny Pickett at jennyp@nama.org or visit the Ag Day web site at www.agday.org.

Save The Date For NAMA’s Next Webinar

Written by NAMA on Tuesday, March 4, 2014 , 11:41 am

Mark your calendars for NAMA’s next Webinar on March 19, beginning at 1:00 p.m. CT.  The topic is “2014 Media Channel Study”, completed by Readex for ABM’s AgriCouncil.  Stay tuned for details.

Register for Conference Today and Save!

Written by NAMA on Tuesday, March 4, 2014 , 11:40 am


Only 16 days left to save!

Save on your trip to Jacksonville with NAMA’S early bird registration rates for the Agri-Marketing Conference , April 9-11.  Early bird rates end March 20th, so register today.

When you join NAMA in Florida for the conference, you’ll be surrounded by leaders and decision-makers in the agri-marketing industry.  You’ll hear from experts and trendsetters in agri-marketing, business development and branding.  For details visit http://www.nama.org/amc/index.php


Florida Ag Tour

Join us for a guided tour of some of the finest farms, ranches and agri-business facilities in the Sunshine State, Wednesday, April 9 from 7:00 am to 2:00 pm.  Florida boasts 9.2 million acres of farmland and ranks 2nd in U.S. production of fresh vegetables, providing 80% of the fresh vegetables consumed in the nation during the winter months. Florida’s cattle industry is one of the 15 largest in the United States, centered around birthing and raising calves. You will see fresh market potato and onion harvesting and packing; commercial vegetable production on plastic; a sod farm, blueberry farm, peach orchard, cattle ranch; and a very special Fresh From Florida lunch prepared by the University of Florida’s Chef David Bearl. Chef Bearl is an inductee of the American Academy of Chefs, the honor society of the American Culinary Federation, representing the highest standards of professionalism in the industry. His efforts to support culinary education through ‘Farm to School’ initiatives encourages the use of fresh, seasonal, and locally grown ingredients. The lunch, prepared by Chef Bearl, will feature specially selected items grown in Florida.

Cost for the Florida Ag Tour is $60.

To register for the Florida Ag Tour and for the conference visit http://www.nama.org/ConferenceRegistration/Default.aspx?confid=59. If you’ve already registered for conference but want to add the Florida Ag Tour or if you just want to register for the Ag Tour and not the Agri-Marketing Conference, please visit www.nama.org/amc/floridareg.php.

ABEF Golf Outing

The Agri-Business Educational Foundation (ABEF) will be hosting a Golf Outing, Tuesday, April 8. Gather your foursome and enjoy a relaxing day of golf in beautiful Jacksonville before the 2014 Agri-Marketing Conference begins.

The ABEF Golf Outing will take place at the Amelia National Golf Club. A chartered bus will leave the hotel at 11:30 a.m. to take everyone to the golf course and a boxed lunch and beverages will be provided. Tee time begins at 1:00 p.m. An awards ceremony and reception will cap your day on the greens. Cost for the outing is $195 per golfer.  For more information visit http://www.nama.org/amc/golf.php

Register today and get your official ABEF/NAMA Golf Shoes, only $25.  Check out website for more details!

Win an iPad Mini from NAMA!

Written by NAMA on Tuesday, March 4, 2014 , 11:39 am

Win an iPad Mini from NAMA!

Recruit someone you know to become a NAMA member and be entered into a drawing for an iPad Mini.

The member-get-a-member campaign runs from Feb. 28 to April 1. The drawing will take place April 2.

Simply tell your recruit to join on-line at http://www.nama.org/register.aspx and add your name and company in the box titled “Referred By.”  They can also call the NAMA office at 913-491-6500 to join; remind them to say they were referred by you.

The more members you recruit, the more your name will be entered into the drawing!

Welcome To NAMA!

Written by NAMA on Tuesday, March 4, 2014 , 11:38 am

Please welcome our new members to NAMA:

Rachel Telford, Grain Farmers of Ontario

Karen Ott, Didion Milling

Meredith Harrell, Zoetis
Shana  Hull,  Zoetis
Jessica Rasmussen,  Zoetis
Jenna  Ritchie, Zoetis

Nicole VanDuzer, GROWMARK, Inc.

Seth Harrison, Hagie Manufacturing
Jayne Jackson, PigCHAMP, Inc.
Erin Kurth, United Suppliers, Inc.
Theresa  Linkletter, Growers Edge
Kelly Sheldon O`Byrne, Applied Art and Technology
Abby Sisk, Growers Edge

Erica Flores, University of Kentucky
Emily Kay, Alltech
Shawn  Smith, Beck’s Hybrids

Alba Collart, Mississippi State University
Brock Dugger, IRON Solutions, Inc.
Jeremy Ellis, IRON Solutions, Inc.

Dan Alcazar, Machinerylink
Traci Hayes, Machinerylink
Sarah  Owens, USC, LLC

Jodi  Babcock,  Sign Here, Inc.
Michelle Huneke,  AgStar Financial Services
John  Share, AgriBank
Kevin  Smith, Land O’Lakes

Randy Ferguson, Ernst Conservation Seeds
Twyla Hayes, Brand It Marketing Communication

Lisa Brown, ADM Alliance Nutrition, Inc. – Loomix

Eric Rader, Agrilogic Crop Insurance Services

Rachel Cutrer, Ranch House Designs, Inc.
Don Hall, KBM Group
Kelly Trembacki, AgReliant Genetics
Raelyn Wade, KBM Group

Theresa  Machado,  Alltech
Samantha Miller, Barenbrug USA

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