NAMA Boot Camp This Week!

Written by NAMA on Monday, August 17, 2015 , 11:39 am

NAMA-2015-Bootcamp-170x170The 12th Annual NAMA Boot Camp starts tomorrow! We hope to see you all there! If you’re not signed up, you can still register today or onsite!

This event is filled with great opportunities whether you are just starting out in the working world or if you’ve been through Boot Camp many times before. If this is your first time in the agriculture business then you are in luck; you will get a beginner’s course about the business including a notebook packed with agricultural terminology, facts and case studies. If you are a more seasoned veteran, you can choose from a variety of different breakout sessions and pick the one that interests you most. Aside from the great speakers lined up for you this year, we also have some fun scheduled into the program. The first night of Boot Camp there will be a networking reception where you’ll have the opportunity to meet a wide variety of people. In today’s working world, meeting the right people can make a huge difference in growing your career – you never know who you could meet! The next night we will have an off-site reception at Boulevard Brewing Company. Enjoy some of Kansas City’s finest beer and wine while networking with your peers.

Find a complete schedule of this year’s activities on the Boot Camp website. You can still register! Register online or call the NAMA office at (913) 491-6500.

NAMA Boot Camp 2015: It’s Not Too Late!

Written by NAMA on Wednesday, August 5, 2015 , 10:15 am

NAMA-2015-Bootcamp-170x170We are just two weeks away from the 12th Annual NAMA Boot Camp, but don’t worry, it’s not too late to register! The 2015 Boot Camp will take place August 18-20 in Kansas City at the Sheraton Crown Center.

This event is filled with great opportunities whether you are just starting out in the working world or if you’ve been through Boot Camp many times before. If this is your first time in the agriculture business then you are in luck; you will get a beginner’s course about the business including a notebook packed with agricultural terminology, facts and case studies. If you are a more seasoned veteran, you can choose from a variety of different breakout sessions and pick the one that interests you most.

Aside from the great speakers lined up for you this year, we also have some fun scheduled into the program. The first night of Boot Camp there will be a networking reception where you’ll have the opportunity to meet a wide variety of people. In today’s working world, meeting the right people can make a huge difference in growing your career – you never know who you could meet! The next night we will have an off-site reception at Boulevard Brewing Company. Enjoy some of Kansas City’s finest beer and wine while networking with your peers.

Find a complete schedule of this year’s activities on the Boot Camp website. And be sure to sign up today so you don’t miss out on these amazing opportunities. Register online or call the NAMA office at (913) 491-6500.

MoKan NAMA Ag Tour 2015

Written by NAMA on Wednesday, August 5, 2015 , 10:13 am

The 2015 MoKan Ag Tour is the first day of NAMA’s Boot Camp. We will start bright and early on Tuesday, August 18 to make sure we can fit in all the great activities planned. The first stop will be a cattle production facility in Savannah, Missouri. This angus feeder and cow/calf operation started in 1950 by the Byergo Family. Bryson Byergo, who will lead the tour, is also speaking at this year’s Boot Camp! The facility includes a sale barn, meat counter and pasture for us to explore.

Following this, we’ll move on to Green Dirt Farm in Weston, Missouri. Green Dirt Farm’s commitment is to bring the best sheep’s milk, cheeses, yogurt and 100% grass-fed lamb to market. This location includes the original barn, along with a dairy parlor and cheese kitchen. This is also where we will enjoy lunch, which will include 100% grass-fed lamb with family sides prepared by a local chef.

We’ll wrap up the day with a visit to Cider Hill Family Orchard, in Kansas City, Kansas. This 25-acre property includes an orchard, pumpkin patch and fishing ponds. The orchard has 950 apple trees with 18 different kinds of apples. Apple season began in late July!

Breakfast and lunch will be served as part of the tour and is included in the cost of registration.

Cost:  $50/person and includes breakfast and lunch (same cost for members & non-members)

Dress: Casual, wear closed-toed shoes (no flipflops or heels).

Time:  7:00 AM depart from hotel, return to hotel at 3:00 PM

Please note: The MoKan Ag Tour is prior to the NAMA Boot Camp. While we hope that you’ll attend both, you do not need to be registered for Boot Camp to attend the Ag Tour. Check out the Boot Camp website for more information on both! Register today!

Boot Camp Cutoff Date Fast Approaching

Written by NAMA on Wednesday, July 22, 2015 , 10:04 am

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The 2015 cutoff date for Boot Camp is Monday, August 3, 2015. If you want to save some money on your registration, make sure you register by then. This is also the cutoff date for the hotel. If you do not book your room by 5:00 p.m. on August 3rd, you may not be able to get the discounted NAMA rate at the Sheraton Kansas City Hotel at Crown Center.

Save some money today! Register online and book your room at the Sheraton.

Check out the 2015 Boot Camp Brochure! 

Find a complete schedule of this year’s activities on the Boot Camp website.

Use this year’s hashtag to connect with all your ag friends: #namabootcamp2015

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