Deadline for NAMA Awards

Written by NAMA on Thursday, December 7, 2017 , 10:12 am

Celebrate the achievements and impressive careers of the very best in agriculture. NAMA has FOUR different opportunities, including a new award, with upcoming deadlines.

Winners of these prestigious awards will be honored at the 2018 Agri-Marketing Conference, April 11 – 13, in Kansas City, MO. Check them out below.

NEW! Ag Association Leader of the Year Award:
This new award recognizes outstanding achievement in association or commodity organizations. Click here to find more information about this award and fill out the online nomination form.

Agribusiness Leader of the Year Award:
Nominate a leader with amazing achievement in agriculture and the food and fiber industry. Click here to find more information about this award and fill out the online nomination form.

NAMA Marketer of the Year Award:
Can you think of a NAMA member who has outstanding accomplishments in the field of agri-marketing? Click here to find more information about this award and fill out the online nomination form.

Next Gen NAMA Award:
Know someone with a bright future in the industry? Now’s the time to shine the spotlight on them! Click here to find more information about this award and fill out the online nomination form.

Submission deadline is January 19, 2018.

Contact Jenny Pickett at jennyp@nama.org if you have any questions.

New NAMA Award Honors Ag Association Leaders

Written by NAMA on Tuesday, October 3, 2017 , 2:29 pm

Introducing a new award from NAMA – the Ag Association Leader of the Year Award. The Ag Association Leader of the Year award recognizes outstanding achievement in association or commodity organization.

Agricultural associations and other commodity organizations represent a vibrant and influential sector of agri-marketing. National, state and local policy increasingly affect the free exchange of good and services. International demand is often the domestic price determinant for agricultural commodities. Strong leadership is essential and NAMA wishes to recognize outstanding achievement through this award. Solicited from senior level position holders in association service, nominees should exemplify excellence in leadership by their significant contributions to their association and the ag industry.  The award is presented during the spring Agri-Marketing Conference.

To be eligible for this award, individuals must demonstrate leadership and innovation at the most senior level. This award goes to the person leading the charge of his/her institution or organization. Nominee exemplifies the qualities of a true leader and is a visionary, a pacesetter, and a colleague with business know-how in the not-for-profit realm.

Click here for more information about the new Ag Association Leader of the Year Award.


Don’t forget about the other great award opportunities that will be presented at the 2018 Agri-Marketing Conference in Kansas City! Click on the links below for more information about each award.

Agribusiness Leader of the Year Award

NAMA Marketer of the Year Award

Next Gen NAMA Award

NAMA Names Professional Development Award Winners for 2017

Written by NAMA on Friday, September 1, 2017 , 10:53 am

NAMA is pleased to announce the winners of the 2017 Professional Development Awards. Each year, NAMA recognizes industry leaders at the very top of their respective fields. These prestigious awards acknowledge excellence in the areas of marketing communications, product/species management, public relations and sales.

The 2017 Marketing Communications award recipient is Linda Frerichs, Head of Global and North American Communications at Arysta LifeScience. Linda’s attention to detail, vast agricultural knowledge and extensive network of industry professionals make her an invaluable asset to the marketing communications team. Linda plays a leading role in the day-to-day internal and external communications. Her farm roots and career path influence her daily as she plans about strategies and tactics with the farmer’s perspective in mind. Linda is a member of the Carolinas/Virginia NAMA Chapter. She gets involved on a local level by participating in professional development opportunities; and at the national level by attending multiple conferences a year.

The Professional Development Award for Product and Species Management goes to Jill DeLucero, Senior Director, Association Marketing at the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association. Jill manages one of the beef industry’s premiere projects, the Environmental Stewardship Award Program (ESAP). The ESAP program recognizes seven regional winners and one national winner. Jill has ensured the program is legitimized through the rigorous selection process that includes experts in various fields of range and pasture enhancement, wildlife habitat development, and beef industry experts. Jill has served as the treasurer and president of the Rocky Mountain NAMA Chapter and attends many conferences. She also encourages her staff to attend chapter and national events.

Kelly Schwalbe is awarded the Professional Development Award for Public Relations. As Partner and Public Relations Director for Sage, Kelly is actively involved in the development, direction and execution of all public relations programs for the agency’s clients. As a member and participant of many industry clubs and associations Kelly has nurtured and grown relationships throughout the agriculture and animal health industries. During his 35+ years in the agricultural public relations business, Kelly has served in corporate, freelance and agency public relations roles. Kelly is an active member of the Missouri-Kansas NAMA Chapter. He regularly attends meetings, has served on committees, and has judged for the National Best of NAMA Awards program.

The award recipient for Sales is Dave Korbelik, Vice President of Go-to-Market Solutions at Beck Ag. Dave has worked closely with Multimin USA to design and implement customized go-to-market solutions. He created a customized and measurable marketing strategy to build Multimin USA’s presence in the marketplace. Dave has built a solid relationship with the client by understanding their sales and marketing goals and existing struggles and building scalable strategies to address them. Dave has been involved with NAMA since he was a student and is currently part of the Missouri-Kansas Chapter. He encourages his employees to be involved in NAMA by sending them to Boot Camp and other national events.

The professional development awards of excellence will be presented at the 2017 NAMA Fall Conference in Milwaukee. The honorees will receive their awards during a morning session on Thursday, September 21 at the Hilton Milwaukee City Center Hotel. For more information on the NAMA Fall Conference, visit http://www.nama.org/fall-conference/2017-home.

Deadline for Nominations is Tomorrow

Written by NAMA on Thursday, July 20, 2017 , 1:53 pm

The Professional Development Awards of Excellence honor NAMA members based on outstanding achievement in each of the Professional Development Areas (PDA). Awards of Excellence will be presented in the areas of (1) Marketing Communications, (2) Product/Species Management, (3) Public Relations and (4) Sales.

The deadline for submitting nominations for the Professional Development Awards of Excellence is tomorrow, July 21, 2017.  These awards will be presented at the 2017 Fall Conference, September 19 – 21, in Milwaukee, WI.

Nominees for the Awards of Excellence must be NAMA members. Nominators should target individuals with direct planning and execution responsibilities in the respective Professional Development Area from agribusiness and related companies. If you have any questions regarding these awards, please contact Jenny Pickett at jennyp@nama.org.

Please fill out the online nomination form.

View the rules and regulations and past winners on the NAMA website.

Nomination Deadline Approaching

Written by NAMA on Thursday, July 6, 2017 , 10:53 am

The Professional Development Awards of Excellence honor NAMA members based on outstanding achievement in each of the Professional Development Areas (PDA). Awards of Excellence will be presented in the areas of (1) Marketing Communications, (2) Product/Species Management, (3) Public Relations and (4) Sales.

The deadline for submitting nominations for the Professional Development Awards of Excellence is July 21, 2017.  These awards will be presented at the 2017 Fall Conference, September 19 – 21, in Milwaukee, WI.

Nominees for the Awards of Excellence must be NAMA members. Nominators should target individuals with direct planning and execution responsibilities in the respective Professional Development Area from agribusiness and related companies. If you have any questions regarding these awards, please contact Jenny Pickett at jennyp@nama.org.

Please fill out the online nomination form.

View the rules and regulations and past winners on the NAMA website.

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