Download the New NAMA App

Written by NAMA on Wednesday, April 19, 2017 , 12:15 pm

NAMA is very excited to announce our new and improved mobile app, just in time for the 2017 Agri-Marketing Conference!

Make sure you download the new app – or update to the new version – so you can stay up to date while you are in Dallas next week! This new app will make it easy to keep track of your schedule while you are onsite at conference AND you can stay current with everything NAMA when you get back home!

The NAMA app gives you access to:

  • •   the NAMA Membership Directory
  • •   all chapter meeting information
  • •   the latest NAMA news

Download the NAMA app on iTunes or Google Play today!

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Don’t Forget About the Fort Worth Ag Tour

Written by NAMA on Wednesday, April 19, 2017 , 12:14 pm

Conducted by the Southwest NAMA Chapter 

Does Fort Worth Ever Cross Your Mind?

Well, it should on April 26! You won’t want to miss out on this one-of-a-kind tour to Dallas’ neighbor to the west: Fort Worth, Texas. Known as the “City of Cowboys and Culture,” Fort Worth embraces its authentic western heritage while also being home to first-class art museums, a vibrant music scene, friendly folks and excellent steak houses.

Simply known as “Cowtown,” Fort Worth will take you back in time as you arrive in the famous Fort Worth Stockyards to enjoy a chuckwagon breakfast complete with cowboy coffee and hot biscuits. We’ll gather in the Livestock Exchange Building in the studios of Superior Livestock Auction and hear about the economic impact that agriculture has in the city.

Presenters from the National Cutting Horse Association and special rangers from the Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association, who serve as law enforcement officers recovering millions of dollars in livestock and assets thefts, will share their stories with you. RIDE TV and Superior Livestock reps will also discuss the value and importance of agriculture across their many media platforms. You’ll also hear from the owner of one of the largest ranches in Texas who will explain how they market their cattle locally and internationally.

Then it’s time for a tour of the Texas Cowboy Hall of Fame. Go back to the 1800s when you see the world famous Fort Worth Cattle Drive of Longhorns who traverse the brick streets twice daily. Want to buy a new pair of boots? We’re saving time for some souvenir shopping…or that cowboy hat you’ve always longed for. There will still be time for a swing through Billy Bob’s Texas, “The World’s Largest Honky Tonk,” to grab some barbeque and beer before heading back to Dallas.

Join us to “Discover Fort Worth—The Wall Street of Texas with Cowboys and Culture.”

Cost for the tour is $70 and includes transportation, breakfast and lunch, plus more surprises.

Wednesday, April 26
7:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Click here to register.

Cornhusker NAMA & Video Marketing

Written by NAMA on Wednesday, April 19, 2017 , 12:14 pm

The chapter learned tips and tricks about creating videos for marketing and social media, at their most recent Cornhusker NAMA meeting, held at UNL’s Innovation Campus.

First, Doug Carr from Firespring talked about some of the basics of writing a video and organizing a shoot. He focused on some of the “old school” rules, but adapted them to shooting with an iPhone.

Then attendees heard from Tyler Thomas, who is in charge of social media content for the University of Nebraska. He gave a bunch of ideas about repurposing content and adding motion to catch people’s attention, along with some great ideas from his experience of working with a staff of interns.

Next, they received a tour of the University’s Food Processing Center.

Fort Worth Ag Tour

Written by NAMA on Tuesday, April 4, 2017 , 2:32 pm

Conducted by the Southwest NAMA Chapter 

Does Fort Worth Ever Cross Your Mind?

Well, it should on April 26! You won’t want to miss out on this one-of-a-kind tour to Dallas’ neighbor to the west: Fort Worth, Texas. Known as the “City of Cowboys and Culture,” Fort Worth embraces its authentic western heritage while also being home to first-class art museums, a vibrant music scene, friendly folks and excellent steak houses.

Simply known as “Cowtown,” Fort Worth will take you back in time as you arrive in the famous Fort Worth Stockyards to enjoy a chuckwagon breakfast complete with cowboy coffee and hot biscuits. We’ll gather in the Livestock Exchange Building in the studios of Superior Livestock Auction and hear about the economic impact that agriculture has in the city.

Presenters from the National Cutting Horse Association and special rangers from the Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association, who serve as law enforcement officers recovering millions of dollars in livestock and assets thefts, will share their stories with you. RIDE TV and Superior Livestock reps will also discuss the value and importance of agriculture across their many media platforms. You’ll also hear from the owner of one of the largest ranches in Texas who will explain how they market their cattle locally and internationally.

Then it’s time for a tour of the Texas Cowboy Hall of Fame. Go back to the 1800s when you see the world famous Fort Worth Cattle Drive of Longhorns who traverse the brick streets twice daily. Want to buy a new pair of boots? We’re saving time for some souvenir shopping…or that cowboy hat you’ve always longed for. There will still be time for a swing through Billy Bob’s Texas, “The World’s Largest Honky Tonk,” to grab some barbeque and beer before heading back to Dallas.

Join us to “Discover Fort Worth—The Wall Street of Texas with Cowboys and Culture.”

Cost for the tour is $70 and includes transportation, breakfast and lunch, plus more surprises.

Wednesday, April 26
7:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Click here to register.

New NAMA Members!

Written by NAMA on Tuesday, April 4, 2017 , 2:31 pm

New Member List:
Welcome our new members for March 2017:

BADGER
Brad Alig, Filament Marketing, LLC
Devan Klopfenstein, Kuhn North America
Kay Krebsbach, RS+K
Ben Towns, Arm & Hammer Animal Nutrition

CAMA ALBERTA
Rhett Soveran, RealAgriculture

CAMA ONTARIO
Diane Houlachan, Glacier Media

CAMA SASKATCHEWAN
Rochelle Mansiere, Federated Co-operatives Ltd.

CAROLINAS/VIRGINIA
Kerry Grossweiler, Bayer CropScience
Allyson Jones-Brimmer, Animal Agriculture Alliance
Chelsea Richardson, G&S Business Communications

CHESAPEAKE
Chloe Carson, National Pork Producers Council
Cara Cramer, Natl. Pork Producers Council
Autumn Rausch, Certis USA

CHICAGO
Dustin Gerdes, Rhea + Kaiser
Pete Hlavach, Rhea + Kaiser

CORNBELT
Joy Benning, MorganMyers
Ron Maahs, TRILIX
Paul Zobel, Kent Nutrition Group

CORNHUSKER
Jacob Knipp, Reinke Manufacturing

FLORIDA
Desire Ohlinger, AgAmerica Lending
Shelby Poling, AgAmerica Lending

GATEWAY
Connor Cole, HLK
Russell Johnson, Monsanto Vegetable Seeds
Candace Rosen, Novus International

GREAT PLAINS
Greg Thurman, U.S. Custom Harvesters, Inc.

HEARTLAND
Steven Peters, Illinois Farm Bureau

IOWA
Tiffany Hamil, AgVenture, Inc.
Mary Harrington, Landus Cooperative
Alyssa Hemesath, Landus Cooperative

MIDSOUTH
Patrick Ewan, Helena Chemical Company
Kristen Pierce, LEO Events
Cindy Ridge, Bridgestone

MISSOURI-KANSAS
Shannon Higgins, Natl. Assn. of Farm Broadcasting

NORTH CENTRAL
Mark Andersen, Colle+McVoy
Kristina Azzone, The Lacek Group
Nicole Duchene, The Mosaic Company
Allison Kuznia, Colle+McVoy
Hannah Ockelmann, Colle+McVoy
Anna Wagner Schliep, Harvest PR

NORTHERN PRAIRIE
Julie Bechtel, Lee Agri-Media
Claire Feterl, SD Soybean Research & Promotion Council
Greg Smith, Wheat Growers

OHIO
Mike (MP) Anderson, The Andersons, Inc.
Lincey Hinkle, Sunrise Cooperative
Diana Podach, Sunrise Cooperative

ROCKY MOUNTAIN
Stacy Cirasunda, Wilbur-Ellis Company

SOUTHWEST
Kayla Colvin
Judson Vasconcelos, Merck Animal Health

WESTERN PACIFIC NAMA
Juliann  Markos, Bella Vineyards & Wine Caves
Alex Varricchio, Think Shift
Caitlin Wickstrom, Virtus Nutrition

Chicago Chapter Event

Written by NAMA on Tuesday, April 4, 2017 , 2:31 pm

North Central NAMA Celebrates Ag

Written by NAMA on Tuesday, April 4, 2017 , 2:31 pm

50 Agri-Marketers attended the “National Ag Week Luncheon” event on March 27th, hosted by the North Central Chapter. Kevin Paap, President of Minnesota Farm Bureau, shared his perspective and led a lively discussion on what Minnesota farmers are most concerned about in 2017 and beyond.

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