MoKan NAMA Ag Tour

Written by NAMA on Friday, August 15, 2014 , 8:18 am

The 2014 MoKan NAMA Ag Tour is the first day of NAMA’s Boot Camp. We will be starting bright and early on Tuesday, August 19th, to make sure we can fit in all the great activities before the Boot Camp Welcome Reception that night. Our first stop will be Wade Farms in Stewartsville, MO. We will learn about new technologies and equipment while touring this 15,000 acre corn and soy operation. You will have the opportunity for a hands-on farm experience like none other.

Next, we will head to Shatto Milk Company for a full tour of the dairy operation and lunch will be provided on-site. Finally, we will finish at Jowler Creek Vineyard & Winery. Here we will learn about their unique process that focuses on sustainability. Plus, we will get some samples of their award-winning wines! You do not want to miss out on these great stops filled with agriculture, learning and wine!

Please note: The MoKan Ag Tour is prior to the NAMA Boot Camp. While we hope you’ll attend both, you do not need to be registered for the NAMA Boot Camp to attend the Ag Tour.

To get the full schedule and to register for this event visit the NAMA Boot Camp website.

Chicago NAMA Ag Tour

Written by NAMA on Friday, August 15, 2014 , 8:18 am

fair-oaks-signThere are still plenty of spots open on the 2014 Chicago NAMA Chapter Ag Tour! The tour takes place the day before the NAMA Fall Conference. We will be departing from The Hotel Chicago on Monday, September 15th at 12:00 p.m. Lunch will be served on the bus while we are on the way to Fair Oaks Farms where we will be spending the day.

During the tour, you will get the opportunity to see Fair Oaks Farms’ 30,000 cow dairy operation. You will learn how the cows are cared for and visit the rotary milking parlor to learn about this unique milking technology. Then, you will head over to the Pig Adventure to see the interactive displays and observe the gestation and farrowing operations.

The last stop is at the new Farmhouse Restaurant, Bakery and Farmers Market at Fair Oaks Farms where you will get the opportunity to tour the kitchen and interact with the chefs. These chefs will then serve dinner with food produced on-site that is prepared in its completely viewable kitchen.

For a more detailed schedule and to register,  visit the NAMA Fall Conference website.

Badger NAMA Presents “Bridging the Generation Gap”

Written by NAMA on Friday, August 15, 2014 , 8:18 am

Thursday, September 11 | 3:30 p.m. | Café Centraal | Bay View, Wisconsin

With multiple generations in the same office, it’s more important than ever to avoid communication mishaps amongst different ages and capitalize on the skills each person brings to the team.

In this interactive and informal workshop, Bob Hagenow, Vita Plus sales manager, will help attendees explore common generational preferences, habits, and fears as well as strategies to enhance communication and collaboration for all ages.

The workshop will begin at 3:30 p.m. followed by dinner at 5:30 p.m.

Start bridging the generation gap now!  Bring a coworker or client from another generation to be entered into a special Badger NAMA drawing!

Cost:  $30 for Badger NAMA members, $50 for non-members and $15 for students.

Questions?  Contact Sarah Duwe (sduwe@morganmyers.com) or Andrea Bloom (abloom@vitaplus.com).

Farm Progress Reception

Written by NAMA on Friday, August 15, 2014 , 8:17 am

Are you attending the Farm Progress Show? If so, the Iowa and Cornbelt NAMA Chapters are co-sponsoring a reception there for you. They will provide an opportunity to take a break and interact with other NAMA members on Wednesday, August 27, from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. at the Exhibitor Building. Appetizers and drinks will be provided (yes, adult beverages, too).

Look for the big building just outside of gate 6 near the intersection of South Avenue and Sixth Street.

Questions about the reception? Contact Kurt Lokenvitz at KurtL@Hertz.ag or at 309.945.3915.

Easter NAMA Chapter Meeting a Success

Written by NAMA on Friday, August 15, 2014 , 8:17 am

The Eastern Chapter of NAMA had a dinner meeting on Tuesday, August 5th in Seneca Falls, NY.   This time and location was chosen because of the large summer farm show, Empire Farm Days, taking place.

While a couple of attendees had to cancel at the last moment, the chapter still had a good group there.  In addition to Eastern President Bruce Button, NAMA members Andy Dellava, Hoard’s Dairyman and Taylor Weisenself, Ag-Bag, attended.  Non-members included Kevin Decew, Yamaha; Ian Hitchener and Joan Kark-Wren, Country Folks.

The chapter is planning on having another meeting in February tied into the New York Farm Show in Syracuse, NY.

MoKan Chapter Ag Tour

Written by NAMA on Monday, August 4, 2014 , 8:25 am

The 2014 MoKan NAMA Ag Tour is the first day of NAMA’s Boot Camp. We will be starting bright and early on Tuesday, August 19th to make sure we can fit all the great activities in before the Boot Camp Welcome Reception that night. Our first stop will be Wade Farms in Stewartsville, MO. We will learn about new technologies and equipment while touring this 15,000 acre corn and soy operation. You will have the opportunity for a hands-on farm experience like none other.

Next, we will head to Shatto Milk Company for a full tour of the dairy operation and lunch will be provided on-site. Finally, we will finish at Jowler Creek Vineyard & Winery. Here we will learn about their unique process that focuses on sustainability. Plus we will get some samples of their award-winning wines! You do not want to miss out on these great stops filled with agriculture, learning and wine!

Please note: The MoKan Ag Tour is prior to the NAMA Boot Camp. While we hope you’ll attend both, you do not need to be registered for the NAMA Boot Camp to attend the Ag Tour.

To get the full schedule and to register for this event visit the NAMA Boot Camp website. You can register for Boot Camp while you’re there!

Chicago Ag Tour

Written by NAMA on Monday, August 4, 2014 , 8:25 am

Get to Fall Conference a day early for the Chicago NAMA Chapter Ag Tour. Even if you are not planning to attend Fall Conference, you can still meet up with us for the tour. We will be departing from The Hotel Chicago on Monday, September 15th at 12:00 p.m. Lunch will be served on the bus while we are on the way to Fair Oaks Farms where we will be spending the day.

During the tour, you will get the opportunity to see Fair Oaks Farms’ 30,000 cow dairy operation. You will learn how the cows are cared for and visit the rotary milking parlor to learn about this unique milking technology. Then, you will head over to the Pig Adventure to see the interactive displays and observe the gestation and farrowing operations.

The last stop is to the new Farmhouse Restaurant, Bakery and Farmers Market at Fair Oaks Farms where you will get the opportunity to tour the kitchen and interact with the chefs. These chefs will then serve dinner with food produced on-site that is prepared in its completely viewable kitchen.

For a more detailed schedule and to register visit the NAMA Fall Conference website.

 

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