Iowa & Cornbelt Chapter Event

Written by NAMA on Wednesday, May 16, 2018 , 9:13 am

Join the Iowa and CornBelt NAMA chapters for a tour event including a luncheon and presentation, tours of the Vermeer corporate headquarters and Lely North American headquarters in Pella, and optional tours of the companies’ factories and social hour.

Vermeer is the manufacturer of iconic yellow iron seen on industrial jobsites and farm fields worldwide. Learn about Vermeer’s strategy to market innovative products for niche markets.

Lely creates innovative solutions that help farmers excel in sustainable milk production to feed the world.Their innovations achieve efficient farm management including sustainable milk and meat production and energy generation.

WHEN: Thursday, May 17 at 11:30 AM to 3:45 PM

WHERE: Vermeer Corporate Headquarters, 1210 Vermeer Rd E, Pella, IA 50219

COST: $25 for NAMA Members, $35 for Non-Members, $15 for  Young Professionals and Free for Current Students


Badger Chapter Event

Written by NAMA on Wednesday, May 16, 2018 , 9:13 am

Beef: The Real Farm-to-Table Story

May is National Beef Month! To celebrate, Badger NAMA is hosting a beef farm tour at Katzman Farms followed by lunch at Casual Joe’s, where guests will experience both the farm and the table aspect of this popular movement. Attendees will learn about obstacles beef farmers have to overcome in getting their product to the market and hear how Casual Joe’s meets consumers’ niche appetites while staying true to their agricultural roots.

WHEN: Thursday, May 24 at 10:30 AM to 1:00 PM

WHERE: Katzman Farms, W3223 Hoffman Road, Fort Atkinson, WI 53538 and Casual Joe’s, 319 W. James Street, Whitewater, WI 53190

COST: $30 for NAMA Members, $40 for Non-Members and $15 for Students


MoKan NAMA and the National Bio and Agro-defense Facility

Written by NAMA on Wednesday, May 16, 2018 , 9:13 am

On May 9, 2018 the MoKan NAMA chapter hosted four representatives from Kansas State University for a panel discussion about the National Bio and Agro-defense Facility, or NBAF, that is currently under construction in Manhattan, KS.

NBAF is the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s foremost animal disease research facility and it’s on Kansas State University’s Manhattan campus, placing it within the Kansas City Animal Health Corridor.

It will be a state-of-the-art, biocontainment laboratory for the study of diseases that threaten both America’s animal agricultural industry and public health. The NBAF will strengthen our nation’s ability to conduct research, develop vaccines, diagnose emerging diseases and train veterinarians.

For more information, visit or contact R.W. Trewyn, Ph.D, National Bio and Agro-defense Facility Liaison, Kansas State University, at

18 in ’18!

Written by NAMA on Wednesday, May 2, 2018 , 12:06 pm

We’ve set a goal of 1800 NAMA members by the end of 2018 – 18 in ’18.

Our latest membership survey proves that word-of-mouth marketing is the best way to let people know about the great programming and networking opportunities in NAMA.

We challenge everyone in the organization to recruit a new member. Just have your recruit(s) list your name in the “Referred by” field on the registration page We’ll draw names of “Referrers” each month for a special gift.

We’ll update this chart each month.

New NAMA Members

Written by NAMA on Wednesday, May 2, 2018 , 12:06 pm

New Member List:
Welcome our New Members for April 2018:

Nate Chesher, Michigan Potato Industry Commission
Veronica Denson, DTN/The Progressive Farmer
Cassandra Josephson, University of Saskatchewan
Jennifer Norrie, Alltech

Dana Powell
Amanda Stingle, University of Wisconsin – Platteville
Gina Swenson, Packers Sanitation Services, Inc
Al Yang

Marsha Fisher, Sipcam Agro USA, Inc
Abbie McClelland, Nestle

Suzanne Meck, Harmony Marketing Partners

Danielle Clark, University of Wisconsin – Platteville

Steve Berry, Kent Nutrition Group
Kevin Harter, Kent Nutrition Group
Allyson Kragel, Diamond V
Hannah Pagel

Jacob Kaiser

Sara Amtmann, Zoetis
Jeffrey Gocel, A+E Television Networks
Harley Hancock
Mitch Light
Taylor Pearson
Helen Powers

Matthew McManus, Gardinier Florida Citrus
Morgan Sellars
Malerie Whitehurst, Abraham Baldwin Ag. College

Benjamin Wainwright, Delaware Valley University

Daiton Tietz

Jordan Hill, South Dakota State University
Jason Williams, Farm Journal

Mila Combs, Bayer Crop Science
Connor Guyton
Kearston Winrow, Firestone AG

Lauren Budenski, Kansas State University
Mark Crouser, Sullivan Higdon & Sink
Alana McLain, Kansas State University

Brandi Bauer, University of Wisconsin-River Falls
Josh Christoffer, University of Minnesota
Tara Froemming, Healthy Food Ingredients
Kristeena Patsche, Minnesota Soybean
Cole Sellnow, Rapid River Digital

Brianna Buseman
Kacy Schniedermeyer
Lisa Smith, Pipestone System
Joan Steiner, Superior Grain Equipment

Aaron Moore
Olivia Sandefur
Jacob Schwab, Cultura Technologies
Laura Lee Williams

Brian Peck, JBS USA

Blair Brookes, Cal Poly – San Luis Obispo
Leslie Friend, Valent U.S.A. Corporation
Emily Hinkle
Wesley Riley, New Mexico State University

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