Cornbelt NAMA Event

Written by NAMA on Thursday, February 19, 2015 , 3:58 pm
Please join the Cornbelt NAMA Chapter on Wednesday, March 4th, at the 29th Annual Celebration of Agriculture Dinner! It’s a wonderful event and a great opportunity to gather together with old friends, meet new ones and to be inspired by the always excellent speakers.

This year’s speaker is Iowa State University President Dr. Steven Leath. He will address “Iowa State’s Key Role in Advancing Agriculture.” President Leath is Iowa State’s first agriculture president in 50 years, with an educational background in plant science and plant pathology. President Leath will share how Iowa State impacts the state’s most important industry – agriculture and share his vision and expectations for the future of agriculture.

Tickets for the dinner are $40 each. Please contact the Cornbelt Chapter Treasurer, Luann Pisarik for tickets no later than noon on Tuesday, Feb 24th. Her email is She can also be reached at (319) 624-2263.

2015 Celebration of Agriculture

Date:                     Wednesday, March 4th

Time:                     6:00 – Reception

7:00 – Dinner

8:00 – Program

Location:               Cedar Rapids Marriott

1200 Collins Rd NE

Cedar Rapids, IA 52402

New NAMA Members!

Written by NAMA on Monday, February 16, 2015 , 10:33 am

New Member List:
Welcome our new members for January 2015:

Samantha Koon
Mary Pawlowski

Megan O’Hare

Jocelyn Shaffer
Brad Snyder
Ashley Stewart

Preston Lagemann

Naomi Mortensen

Elizabeth Bird

Abigail Anderson

Michele Murray

Cornhusker Chapter Event

Written by NAMA on Monday, February 16, 2015 , 10:33 am

Photo Basics

There are many tools and techniques to master when it comes to design and photography. Learn from the pros at Ervin Photography ( as they share their insight on photography. These seasoned pros will help you understand the importance of keeping photos simple, framing subjects, using light and composing photos with care.

Date: Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Time: 3:00 – 5:00 PM

Cost: $15 for Cornhusker NAMA members & $20 for non-members.

Location: Robert Ervin Photography
4383 Nicholas Street, Ste 200, Omaha, NE

RSVP to Chris Sidles at

Midsouth Chapter Event

Written by NAMA on Monday, February 16, 2015 , 10:32 am

MidsouthNAMAJoin Midsouth NAMA this month for one of the chapter’s favorite annual events — the NAMA Student Marketing Competition.

They’ll hear presentations from the chapter’s two Student Chapters, Mississippi State University and The University of Tennessee – Martin. Plus, they will review the students’ business plans and offer much-appreciated feedback to help them in the national competition. Please be a part of this important meeting to help future Midsouth agribusiness professionals.

If available, they will send the student’s provided marketing plans in their current draft state next week, so they can be reviewed prior to the meeting.

Learn more about the overall student competition.

When: Friday, February 20th, 11:30am
Where: AgriCenter International, Horticulture Room
Cost: $20 for professionals and university staff, free for students


In order to get a headcount, we ask that all attendees register, including students and chapter advisors.

Join the Badger NAMA Trade Show Experience at the Midwest Foodservice Expo!

Written by NAMA on Monday, February 16, 2015 , 10:31 am

Badger NAMA flyer_1-28-15_001The best ideas often come from outside our comfort zones. Join Badger NAMA and experience a top-notch, non-ag trade show where the attendees are in the restaurant and food service industry. They’ll take a different look at what works and what doesn’t, and you’ll take home actionable tips that YOU can use to improve your trade show program.

Register online today!

March 10, 2015

11:30 – Noon:

Noon– 1:00:
Overview/preview featuring Wisconsin Restaurant Association VP, Susan Quam

1:00 – 3:00:
Trade Show Experience

3:00 – 4:00:
Regroup for discussion, observations and analysis

Wisconsin Center
400 West Wisconsin Avenue
Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53203

Member rate – $20
Non-member rate – $40
Student rate – $10

Register by March 3! (may close sooner as space is limited) Click on the invitation to register for this event. 

Questions? Contact John Rozum at or (608) 692-8913.

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