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It was a loud and exciting time during the NAMA student awards at the Agri-Marketing Conference. There are just too many to keep track and list them all here.
So I’ll just make note of the fact that the Cal Poly-San Luis Obispo chapter won the Student Marketing Competition.
To get an idea of how they felt about it check out the video reaction:
And the awards keep on a coming….at least during the 2010 NAMA Student Marketing Competition. During the Awards Ceremony, five student chapters were given awards by John Deere as part of the John Deere Signature Awards that were started by Michael Gustafson, who also won the “Hard Ass” award for his role as a judge in the competition.
The awards are given to the student chapters based on a scale that includes student participation in NAMA.
This year the winners are….
1st Place – Iowa State University -$3,000
2nd Place – University of Florida – $2,000
3rd Place – New Mexico State University – $1,000
4th Place – Illinois State University – $500
5th Place – University of Wisconsin Madison – $500
Congratulations to the winning chapters!
The Aggies of New Mexico State University were the winners of the student NAMA competition this year. This is the second time the Aggies have won the top honors, but it has been awhile – so they were celebrating big time!
Other top winners in the student NAMA awards included Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College, which took first place for Outstanding Student Chapter; and Iowa State University, which received first place and $3000 for their chapter as the John Deere Signature Award winners; and Mike Gustafson regained his title as “Hard Ass” judge of the year – three times in the past four years!
Curt Blades of Successful Farming was honored as outgoing NAMA Careers chair for his years of working with the student NAMA chapters. He was presented with an engraved beer stein for his heroic efforts!
Congrats to all the winners!
The 2010 NAMA Student Marketing Competition was not the only event gaining attention during the 2010 NAMA Conference. This year, 15 students were honored with scholarships during the student luncheon ranging from $500 to $4,000. While the students were handed plaques and envelopes, before they could blow their awards on a night on the town in Kansas City, they were informed, “the checks are in the mail.” But that didn’t damper any of the winners’ spirits.
2009-2010 Student Scholarship Recipients:
Successful Farming/Fergie Ferguson
Amanda Sollman – Michigan State University
$1,000 Colle+McVoy/New Holland Scholarship
Melissa Short – University of Florida
$1,000 MoKan Scholarship
Kerri Bates – Kansas State University
$1,000 ABEF Scholarships
Danielle Brown – University of Wisconsin – Madison
Carly Cummings – Iowa State University
Katie Dogs – University of Wisconsin – Madison
Sarah Butterfield – The Ohio State University
Kayla Lehman – Michigan State University
Jamie Thomas – New Mexico State University
Lauren Tatum – New Mexico State University
$500 ABEF Scholarships
Kristin Witte – University of Nebraska – Lincoln
Kelsey Olson – University of Wisconsin – Madison
Elizabeth Burns-Thompson – Iowa State University
Scott Henry – Iowa State University
Karoline Kastanek – Univ. of Nebraska – Lincoln
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