National Ag Day Poster Contest Deadline

Written by NAMA on Friday, October 17, 2014 , 11:25 am

NationalAgDay-colorThe National Ag Day Poster Art Contest deadline is in two weeks! All entries need to be received by midnight on Friday, October 31.

This contest is designed to showcase the talents of young artists who share a passion for modern agriculture.  A winning original piece of art will be chosen as the official National Ag Day poster.  The contest is open to all amateur artists enrolled in high school or college.

Entries will be screened by a nine-member jury.  Finalists will then be judged through online voting to determine one winner.

The 2015 contest theme is “Agriculture: Sustaining Future Generations.” The winning entry will be published as the official National Ag Day Poster and the winning artist will receive a $1,000 scholarship sponsored by Meredith Agrimedia. Artwork and profile of the artist will be prominently featured in Successful Farming magazine and Ag Day correspondence.  Media releases will also be sent to all Ag Day sponsors and supporters. The original artwork will be on display in a public location.

For more information on the contest, rules and to submit a poster, go to

ABEF Online Media Auction is Open for Bidding

Written by NAMA on Monday, September 22, 2014 , 2:54 pm

abef-newThe Agri-Business Educational Foundation will conduct an online auction of media packages from September 16 to October 15. Proceeds from this auction support the NAMA Student Careers Program.

If a bid is received on an item within the last 30 minutes of the auction, the auction will remain open on that item through the next business day until 5:00 p.m. (central time). This process will continue until no bids are received within 30 minutes of the bid closing.

The purchaser of the item is obligated to pay the purchase price to the ABEF even if the item is not used. Any resolution of conflict between the buyer and donating company will not remove the obligation of the buyer to pay the purchase price to ABEF.

To place your bids now visit,

For more information please contact Jenny Pickett in the NAMA office at (913) 491-6500 or e-mail to

Agriculture Council of America Announces Date for 2015 National Ag Day

Written by NAMA on Monday, August 4, 2014 , 8:26 am

The 2015 date for National Ag Day is set for March 18th. This is the 42nd anniversary of National Ag Day and the theme for this year is “Agriculture: Sustaining Future Generations.” The purpose of National Ag Day is to help Americans understand the role agriculture plays in their daily lives.

The Agriculture Council of America (ACA) will host events in the nation’s capital including the Mix-and-Mingle Luncheon and the National Celebration of Agriculture Dinner. Also, the ACA will arrange for approximately 100 college students to travel to Washington D.C. and deliver the message of Ag Day to the Hill. In addition to the events in Washington D.C., the ACA will hold an Ag Day Essay Contest and an Ag Day Poster Art Contest for students to get more involved in the efforts behind National Ag Day.

These events and activities mark a nationwide effort to express the importance of agriculture in America today. A number of producers, agricultural associations, corporations, students and government organizations involved in agriculture are expected to participate.

National Ag Day is organized by the Agriculture Council of America. The ACA is a non-profit organization composed of leaders in the agricultural, food and fiber communities. The ACA dedicates its efforts to increasing the public’s awareness of the role of agriculture in today’s society.

Be sure to check the Ag Day website for updates on the upcoming events.

Careers Committee Meeting

Written by NAMA on Monday, August 4, 2014 , 8:24 am

The Careers Committee held its annual summer meeting in the NAMA office on Friday, August 1.  Committee members took this opportunity to review student chapter accreditation requirements and make a few minor changes.

They also discussed feedback received from student advisors and student chapter presidents on the post-conference survey.  This survey, which has been conducted several years now, provides invaluable information to the committee as they work to continuously fine-tune the entire Careers component of NAMA.

Committee members are excited to kick off another year of Careers benefits and opportunities, adding a new opportunity for students to share their résumés with some NAMA professionals.  More information on this added benefit will be shared soon with student chapters.

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