2015 Agri-Marketing Conference Registration Open!

Written by NAMA on Wednesday, December 17, 2014 , 1:12 pm

Registration is now open for the 2015 Agri-Marketing Conference, April 15-17, in Kansas City, MO. Visit the AMC homepage for conference, hotel and registration details.

We’re growing new connections … new ideas … and raising the bar on professional development and leadership.

Join us in Kansas City and discover how to:

–Anticipate patterns to capitalize on change

–Elevate leadership to make the most of all the talent on your team

–Influence your organization and those around you in an energizing, positive way

Featuring Keynoters for 2015:

Hank.Moore3Hank Moore, Futurist and Corporate Strategist™

Hank advises top CEOs at companies like Disney, Marriott, Hewlett-Packard, AT&T and Texaco. Join NAMA at the Pre-Conference Workshop for a rare opportunity for you to get a first look at emerging business trends, learn how to deal with challenges and take advantage of opportunities from one of the world’s leading business gurus.

 

Jim-Crupi3Dr. Jim Crupi, President and founder of Strategic Leadership Solutions, Inc.

Dr. Crupi will reveal the key underlying forces shaping the future and discuss what they mean in a practical way for managing organizations and people. Forces he’ll discuss include Demographics, Resource Scarcity, Technology and Conflict. You’ll never look at the world the same way again.

 

Jackie-Freiberg-head-shot3Dr. Jackie Freiberg, Keynote Speaker,
Bestselling Author, and Leadership Expert

Dr. Freiberg has dedicated her career to helping executives and managers practice the art of leadership and build great companies, where great people can do great work. In her presentation, she will reframe leadership in the agri-marketing industry for today and beyond. She has been recognized as one of the “Top 30 Best Minds on Leadership” by Leadership Excellence Magazine.

 

Keni Thomas, Motivational Speaker,keni-thomas3 Author, and Veteran

Keni will command your attention from beginning to end as he tells the incredible story of extraordinary individuals and how they fought to bring each other home. Keni will empower you to choose to have a positive impact on those around you every day. He will inspire you to achieve greatness by stressing the importance of outstanding leadership on every level.

 

 Plus, check out our lineup for the 2015 Breakout Sessions:

–If I Take Away Your Title, Will They Follow You?

–Bringing Consumer Digital into the Ag World

–Video Content is King

–Tapping Pivotal Talent to Stay Ahead of the Curve

–Brand You: Ten Strategies to Re-Image You

–Multi-sensory Marketing for Maximum Impact

–DIY Video: Tips for Production

–Going Native: Can Multi-Media Advertising Pass Media Ethics Sniff Test

–The Drive to Feed the World

–Brainzooming

–Ads in the Crosshairs: Editorial & Advertising in this New Multi-Media Age

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 Giarratano to book your booth today.

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 2015 calendar! #NAMA15

Best of NAMA Awards Banquet Dates

Written by NAMA on Wednesday, December 17, 2014 , 1:11 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 site as additional information becomes available.

Region II Best of NAMA Awards Banquet
January 15, 2015 – Click to view the invitation.
Boulevard Brewing Company
6:00 p.m.
Kansas City, MO
Click here to register for this event.
If you are traveling from out of town, you can reserve a room at the Sheraton Crown Center. The cutoff date for the NAMA rate is January 6th at 5:00 p.m. so don’t delay if you want a room.

Midsouth Chapter Best of NAMA Awards Banquet
January 20, 2015
Jim’s Place East
6:00 p.m.
Collierville, TN
More details, including registration, will be available soon. 

Region III Best of NAMA Awards Banquet
January 22, 2015 – Invitations will be sent out soon.
World Food Prize Hall of Laureates
6:00 p.m.
Des Moines, IA
Click here to register for this event.
If you are traveling from out of town, you can reserve a room at the Embassy Suites Hotel Downtown. The cutoff date for the NAMA rate is January 5th so don’t delay if you want a room.

Southeastern Chapter Best of NAMA Awards Banquet
January 22, 2015
Cinco’s
5:45 p.m.
Suwanee, GA
Click here to register for this event.

Region IV Best of NAMA Awards Banquet
January 29, 2015 – Invitations will be sent out soon.
Harley-Davidson Museum
6:00 p.m.
Milwaukee, WI
Click here to register for this event.
If you are traveling from out of town, you can reserve a room at one of the following hotels: The Iron Horse Hotel (888) 543-4766, Hilton Milwaukee City Center (414) 271-7250 or DoubleTree by Hilton Milwaukee Downtown (414) 273-2950.

Information for Carolinas/Virginia Chapter winners is not available at this time.

Visit the NAMA calendar frequently (http://www.nama.org/chapter-events) for updated information and links.

If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact us at (913) 491-6500.

Region II Best of NAMA Awards Invite

Written by NAMA on Wednesday, December 17, 2014 , 1:10 pm

Invite With Links_001
January 15, 2015 
Boulevard Brewing Company
6:00 p.m.
Kansas City, MO

Click on the invite to register or reserve a room!

 

Agribusiness Leader/Marketer of the Year Awards

Written by NAMA on Wednesday, December 17, 2014 , 1:09 pm

Don’t forget to 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 2015 Agri-Marketing Conference, April 15 – 17 in Kansas City, MO.  Celebrate the achievements and impressive careers of the very best in agriculture with NAMA.

Agribusiness Leader of the Year Application:

Please download the application in Adobe PDF format here. Or fill out the online nomination short form here.

NAMA Marketer of the Year Application:

Please download the application in Adobe PDF format here. Or fill out the NAMA Marketer of the Year online nomination form here.

 

Submission deadline is January 16, 2015.

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

NAMA Industry Partnership Events

Written by NAMA on Wednesday, December 17, 2014 , 1:08 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 4
NAMA Reception at NCBA
Grand Hyatt San Antonio
Meeting Room: Bowie B
8:00 – 9:30 p.m.
Click for more info on the NCBA Trade Show

February 27
NAMA/AAEA Reception at Commodity Classic
Phoenix Convention Center
4:30 – 6:00 p.m.
Click for more info on Commodity Classic

Leadership Changes for 2015

Written by NAMA on Wednesday, December 17, 2014 , 1:07 pm

A special thanks to all of the leaders that served this past year.  A special note of thanks to Kenna Rathai, Kenna B. Rathai Communications and Chuck Zimmerman, ZimmComm, who will be leaving the NAMA Executive Committee.  And welcome to Sara Steever, Paulsen and Gary Sakin, Monsanto who join the Executive Committee in 2015. We look forward to the coming year.

Winner of the Member-Get-A-Member Contest

Written by NAMA on Wednesday, December 17, 2014 , 1:06 pm

Congratulations to Chris Wood, Meredith Agrimedia, for winning an iPad Mini from NAMA on December 10.  Chris’ name was included in a drawing because he referred a new member to NAMA.

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