North Central Celebrates the Holidays

Written by NAMA on Thursday, January 2, 2020 , 2:18 pm

North Central NAMA gathered on December 4 for a Gathering and Giving holiday event at Brit’s Pub in Downtown Minneapolis. They kicked off the season in style with a night of socializing and catching up with colleagues – complete with cookies and cheer! Party goers enjoyed drinks and appetizers courtesy of NC NAMA.

Members and friends were encouraged to bring non-perishable food items to be donated to Second Harvest Heartland. In addition, the chapter raffled off tickets to the Anaheim Ducks vs Minnesota Wild game on December 10, 2019, with proceeds going to Second Harvest Heartland as well.

Photo by Mike Braunlin.

Heartland NAMA Tours Wyffels

Written by NAMA on Thursday, January 2, 2020 , 2:18 pm

Heartland NAMA members toured Wyffels Hybrids on December 11. Following Wyffels’ 2019 Best of Show award, central Illinois agri-marketers wanted a behind-the-scenes look at their marketing success.

Special thanks to Wyffels employees and NAMA members Trista Thompson and Ashely Davis for hosting the group and bringing members along on the Wyffels seed to customer journey. A highlight of the day was learning that doing things differently from the competition matters, and that the different things can also be the big things to the customer.

Best of NAMA Regional Chapter Events

Written by NAMA on Thursday, December 12, 2019 , 10:02 am

Did you enter your work? Be sure to attend the Regional and Chapter Best of NAMA events. See below for a complete listing.

January 9 Region 2 Best of NAMA Event
Grand Street Café
4740 Grand Ave., Kansas City, MO
Tickets: $85. Register here for Event.
A block of rooms is available at
Kansas City Marriott Country Club Plaza
4445 Main St., Kansas City, MO
Room rate: $149. Click here for reservations

January 15 Region 3 Best of NAMA Event
McNamara Alumni Center
University of Minnesota, 200 Oak St., SE., Ste. 100, Minneapolis, MN 55455
Tickets: $75. Register here for Event.
A block of rooms is available at 
The Graduate Hotel
615 Washington Ave., SE., Minneapolis, MN 55414
Room rate: $129. Click here for reservations.

January 21, Midsouth Best of NAMA Event
Napa Café
5101 Sanderlin Ave., Memphis, TN 38117
Additional details available soon.

January 23 Region 4 Best of NAMA Event
Milwaukee Brewing Company
1130 N. 9 St., Milwaukee, WI 53233
Tickets: $85. Register here for Event.
A block of rooms is available at
Brewhouse Inn & Suites
1215 N. 10 St., Milwaukee, WI 53205
Room rate: $139. Click here for reservations and enter the code NAMA0123.

February 10, Region 1 Best of NAMA Event
World Ag Expo, Tulare, CA 
Additional details available soon.

Welcome New Members

Written by NAMA on Thursday, December 12, 2019 , 10:01 am

Welcome new NAMA members since October 1, 2019.

Chanda Scheuring, Farmers National Company
Haley Stark, Corteva Agriscience

Renea Heinrich, MorganMyers

Lasse Jakobsen, Protekta Inc.

Johanna Rohrer, MidAtlantic Farm Credit

Marissa Bellard, Oil-Dri Corporation of America

Audrey Lester

Cheri Duryea, Canary and Coal

Gabriel Mnayarji, BAI-SI.ORG

Julia Ahrens, Paradowski Creative
Taylor Bartley, Paradowski Creative
Brandy Cullen, Bayer
Cindy Knebel, Paradowski Creative
Jennifer Luchte, Green Field Solutions
Emily Roberts, MFA, Inc.
Allison Schaefer, Paradowski Creative
Christine Tew, Missouri Soybean Association
Brandelyn Twellman, Missouri Soybean Merchandising Council

Glen Jantzen, U.S. Custom Harvesters, Inc.

Blair Bruns, Rooster Strategic Solutions, LLC
Abby Glazik, BRANDT

Nate Brown, TRILIX
Jana Morrisey, Meredith Agrimedia
Andi Riem, New Leader Manufacturing
Jesse Scott, Meredith Agrimedia

Torrie Ward, Purdue University

Cheryl Bergeron, The Sandbox Agency
Darren Brickel, The Sandbox Agency
Aaron Gilbertie, Sage
Neil Robertson, The Center for Food Integrity
Hannah Thomas, Woodruff

Alex Bruggeman, South Dakota State University
Michael Jung, Big Reach Network
Marie Niehues, DTN/Progressive Farmer

Leah Halverson, Ten Acre Marketing
Kevin Jones, AGI

Katharyne Riggs, Kalmbach Feeds
Ashley Vetter, Ashley Vetter Design

Marzia Akbari, Bekaert Corporation

Upcoming Chapter Events

Written by NAMA on Sunday, November 17, 2019 , 8:36 am

November 21 Midsouth NAMA Chapter Event
Lunch & Learn with Mississippi State
The Butcher Shop Steakhouse
Cordova, TN
11:30 am – 1:30 pm
Tickets – $15 – lunch included

December 4 North Central NAMAChapter Event
Holiday Gathering & Giving
Brit’s Pub
1110 Nicollet Mall
Minneapolis, MN 55403
5:00 – 11:00 pm
Click here to register.  

December 11 Heartland NAMAChapter Event
Tour of the Wyffels Hybrids Facility
740 E. Henry Street
Atkinson, IL
9:30 – 11:00 am
RSVP to Rachel Peabody, 

Regions Name Best of NAMA Dates and Venues

Written by NAMA on Friday, November 1, 2019 , 12:30 pm

Mark your calendars for the Regional Best of NAMA events. The dates and locations have been named for these ceremonies. Registration details will come soon. Keep checking back at

January 9 Region 2 Best of NAMA Event
Grand Street Café, Kansas City, MO

January 15 Region 3 Best of NAMA Event
McNamara Alumni Center, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN ul

January 23 Region 4 Best of NAMA Event
Milwaukee Brewing Company, Milwaukee, WI

North Central NAMA Joins Global Hunger Effort

Written by NAMA on Friday, November 1, 2019 , 12:29 pm

North Central NAMA joined the effort to reduce global hunger this month at Feed My Starving Children in Eagan, Minnesota. The group joined other organizations to pack MannaRice meals to send to undernourished children overseas. They packed meals that would make their way to Haiti.

The music started and the packing began! The perfectly portioned meals provided a task for everyone in attendance, and the assembly line got more and more efficient with each pack. In just under an hour’s time, they helped pack enough meals to ensure food security for 49 children over the next 365 days.

Members enjoyed engaging in such a purposeful activity that will have meaningful global impact.

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