The goal of the NAMA Advocate program is to enlist a core group of NAMA members to help recruit new members and advocate for the organization.
The NAMA Advocate program is part of the overall “Cultivating Connections” membership plan. Your efforts are part of the bigger membership picture. The national NAMA membership committee is working with chapters on recruiting while simultaneously the NAMA office is working on targeted prospecting. With recruiting efforts in place at the local and national level, we hope to increase NAMA membership over the course of the year. It is important as an advocate, that you work with local chapters and the NAMA office and, likewise, you have support when you need it.
What will I have to do?
You’ll receive membership materials from the NAMA office. You’ll be expected to seek out potential members and lay the groundwork for recruiting members. After making contact, you’ll coordinate the follow up through the NAMA office. Or you can follow up to “Close the deal.”
What will I get in return?
Along with the satisfaction of helping the organization you’ll be recognized in the NAMA News section of AgriMarketing magazine, and in the National NAMA e-news. You’ll be recognized at the Agribusiness Forum and the Agri-Marketing Conference with a ribbon on your name badge. You will also be invited to the “First Timer/Leader” event at the conference.
NAMA Advocates include:
Ken Anderson, Ayres Kahler
Sally Behringer, Nicholson Kovac, Inc.
Mike Butler, Archer>Malmo
Leigh Ann Cleaver, Blasdel Cleaver Schwalbe Communications
Sandy Creighton, Farm Progress Companies
Jean DeLong Custer, Case New Holland
Ken Dean, High Plains/Midwest Ag Journal
Doug Freeze, University of Memphis
Teresa Hinrichs, CMS
Angela Jamison, Communicopia
Phil Johnson, Colle+McVoy
Amy Jolliff, Rhea & Kaiser Marketing Communications
Bev Larson, NK Seeds, Syngenta Seeds
Sue Lee, Farm Journal Media
Kara McDonald, Dairy Management Inc.
Robert Ratliff, ProfitableFarming.com Corp.
Jane Schroeder, NC+ Hybrids
Don Schultz, Clear Channel Ag Networks
Tom Smull, Associations, Inc.
Lori Strum-Stravers, Strategic America
Frank Timberlake, R.F. Timberlake & Co., Inc.
Amber Tjernagel, Alltech, Inc.
Cyndi Treadway, Exhibit Resources, Inc.
Stephanie Vinton-Pollock, Agri-Access
Catherine Wang, Gibbs & Soell
Jeff Winton, Schering-Plough Corp.
Chuck Zimmerman, ZimmComm New Media
Sign up today be a NAMA Advocate at http://www.nama.org/advocate/advocatesignup.htm.