NAMA Fall Conference Next Week

Written by NAMA on Thursday, September 15, 2016 , 12:20 pm

2016-LogoThe 2016 NAMA Fall Conference is next week! But you don’t have to wait a week to see who will be there. Check out the registration list now for a sneak peek!

Do you still need a room in Raleigh? NAMA has a small group of rooms available at the Sheraton Raleigh Hotel for 9/20 to 9/22! If you still need to reserve a room, please send us an email or call the office at (913) 491-6500.

Even if you haven’t registered yet, there is still time to claim your spot in Raleigh! Register today!

Check out the Fall Conference Website for all the information you will need in Raleigh!

North Carolina Ag Tour

Written by NAMA on Thursday, September 15, 2016 , 12:20 pm

Sweet Potatoes, Farmers’ Markets, Cotton and Tech in the Land of Sweet Tea

North Carolina is home to a huge and diverse ag sector. In addition to being a leader in production of a wide range of commodities, it’s also home to some of the biggest names in ag inputs, and the breeding ground for a great deal of innovation in chemistry, biotechnology and textiles.

The Ag Tour will give you insight into this vibrant scene, with an agenda that will span from the field to the lab and beyond. Along the way, we’ll learn about how consumer preferences shape changes in ag production, research and technology.

The cost for this tour is $75. Tour departs the Sheraton at 7:30 a.m. and returns by 4:00 p.m. See below for the schedule of the day’s activities.

Does this sound like a great way to start off your Fall Conference experience? Register Now!

Barnes Farming Corporation | A world leader in sweet potato production, packing and marketing. This large operation, just 45 minutes from Raleigh, has brought many innovations to marketing of the crop and helped to establish North Carolina sweet potatoes as a major player in export markets.

North Carolina State Farmers’ Market | The North Carolina Department of Agriculture for many years has operated a string of farmers’ markets across the state to showcase North Carolina ag products and connect consumers directly to growers. We’ll visit the granddaddy of them all – a 75-acre site with dozens of vendors, wholesale produce distribution and more. We’ll enjoy lunch at one of the the onsite restaurants and allow time for browsing.

Syngenta Biotechnology Inc., Innovation Center | Here, we’ll see how one of the world’s leading agricultural companies is bringing technology to bear on the challenges of providing food and fiber for the world.

Cotton, Inc. World Headquarters | The center for textile research and development to maintain and build cotton’s position as the world’s favorite fiber.

Fall Conference Hotel Rooms Still Available

Written by NAMA on Thursday, September 1, 2016 , 2:51 pm

2016-LogoNAMA Still Has Rooms for Fall Conference!

Do you still need a room in Raleigh? NAMA still has rooms available at the Sheraton Raleigh Hotel! If you need a room for 9/20 and/or 9/21, please send us an email or call the NAMA office at (913) 491-6500.

NAMA has two overflow hotels with availability 9/19-9/22:

Holiday Inn Raleigh Downtown Hotel
320 Hillsborough St.
Raleigh, NC 27603
0.7 miles from the Sheraton
(919) 832-0501

The hotel room rate is $179 for a standard room. Make sure you mention “National Agri-Marketing Association” when making your reservations. The hotel cutoff date is September 5. Call the hotel to make a reservation, 1 (855) 914-1878.

Courtyard Raleigh Midtown Hotel
1041 Wake Towne Dr.
Raleigh, NC 27609
4.2 miles from the Sheraton
(919) 821-3400

The hotel room rate is $157 for a king room with sofa bed. Make sure you mention “National Agri-Marketing Fall Room Block” when making your reservations. The hotel cutoff date is September 5. Call the hotel to make a reservation, 1 (800) 321-2211, or reserve your room online.


The early bird registration date is this Tuesday, September 6. If you haven’t registered for Fall Conference yet, there is still time to do so at the lower rate. Register today and save yourself some money!

Check out the Fall Conference Website for all the information you will need in Raleigh!

North Carolina Ag Tour

Written by NAMA on Thursday, September 1, 2016 , 2:50 pm

Sweet Potatoes, Farmers’ Markets, Cotton and Tech in the Land of Sweet Tea

North Carolina is home to a huge and diverse ag sector. In addition to being a leader in production of a wide range of commodities, it’s also home to some of the biggest names in ag inputs, and the breeding ground for a great deal of innovation in chemistry, biotechnology and textiles.

The Ag Tour will give you insight into this vibrant scene, with an agenda that will span from the field to the lab and beyond. Along the way, we’ll learn about how consumer preferences shape changes in ag production, research and technology.

The cost for this tour is $75. Tour departs the Sheraton at 7:30 a.m. and returns by 4:00 p.m. See below for the schedule of the day’s activities.

Does this sound like a great way to start off your Fall Conference experience? Register Now!

Barnes Farming Corporation | A world leader in sweet potato production, packing and marketing. This large operation, just 45 minutes from Raleigh, has brought many innovations to marketing of the crop and helped to establish North Carolina sweet potatoes as a major player in export markets.

North Carolina State Farmers’ Market | The North Carolina Department of Agriculture for many years has operated a string of farmers’ markets across the state to showcase North Carolina ag products and connect consumers directly to growers. We’ll visit the granddaddy of them all – a 75-acre site with dozens of vendors, wholesale produce distribution and more. We’ll enjoy lunch at one of the the onsite restaurants and allow time for browsing.

Syngenta Biotechnology Inc., Innovation Center | Here, we’ll see how one of the world’s leading agricultural companies is bringing technology to bear on the challenges of providing food and fiber for the world.

Cotton, Inc. World Headquarters | The center for textile research and development to maintain and build cotton’s position as the world’s favorite fiber.

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