Fall Conference Keynote Speakers

Written by NAMA on Monday, August 17, 2015 , 11:36 am

The 2015 NAMA Fall Conference will be here before you know it! Don’t miss out on the great keynote speakers NAMA has lined up for you this year in beautiful Denver, CO. Here is a sneak peak:

Bill Benjamin is one of the original partners at the Institute for Health and Human Potential (IHHP). Prior to joining IHHP, Bill was Vice President of a computer software firm, leading the sales, consulting and marketing divisions. His passion and enthusiasm for Emotional Intelligence and its impact on leadership development will leave you inspired and wanting more. Bill has delivered leadership programs to diverse groups that include the US Army, NASA, Intel and Goldman Sachs.

Kelli Vrla is a Rocky Mountain based corporate communications consultant who has enlightened and “entertrained” thousands through her dynamic presentations. She spent 16 years as a broadcast sales executive in radio and 14 years as CEO of her own people development firm. She’ll show you how to own your job and get others to own theirs. Learn to handle change before it handles you and deal successfully with even the most challenging personalities in your organization.

Scott Williams has been Cabela’s Executive Vice President, Chief Marketing and E-Commerce Officer since October 2011. He joined Cabela’s after serving as the President of Fanatics, Inc., a vertically integrated online retailer of team and league licensed sports apparel and collectibles.Scott was a Corporate Vice President of Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., from 2006 to May 2010. He will give you an inside look at business and e-commerce in this year’s “Through the Lens of a Leader.”

See you in Denver on September 22-24 for the best Fall Conference yet!

For a full schedule, registration details, hotel information and everything else you need to know, visit the Fall Conference website.

Rocky Mountain NAMA Ag Tour

Written by NAMA on Monday, August 17, 2015 , 11:35 am

Get to Fall Conference early for the Rocky Mountain NAMA Ag Tour! We will be starting early on Tuesday, September 22 to get a unique perspective on some of the most enterprising ag operations in the Centennial State. We’ll visit three unique spots and enjoy tours led by their owners. Get ready to hear the inside scoop on agri-tainment, listen to an international spin on the milling and bakery business and see the latest in vertical farming. Check out the full schedule here!

The first stop will be to Rock Creek Farm. Rock Creek Farm’s U-Pick-Em pumpkins and corn mazes are part of the Miller family’s business plan. The tour begins here where agri-tainment meets traditional ag just outside Denver.

After that it’s on to Ardent Mills. Supported by 40 flour mills, three bakery-mix facilities and specialty bakeries located across the U.S., Canada and Puerto Rico, the company has deep roots in communities throughout North America. Ardent Mills is headquartered in Denver and employs more than 100 certified millers, supporting thousands of local jobs and contributing billions of dollars to local economies. Look forward to a full tour of the flour mill just outside Denver in Commerce City.

Then we move to Dirtless Farms. Owner Evan Premer grew up surrounded by fields. His family had small gardens and ranches, so farming has always been a part of his life. As an adult, Evan went to another field—the Army—where he completed tours of duty in Germany and Iraq. After he completed his service, he gained valuable agricultural training at Circle Fresh Farms, with the help of Farmer Veteran Coalition’s partner in Colorado, Veterans to Farmers. Evan now operates Dirtless Farms – a vertical farm that grows a variety of leaf greens for restaurants across the Denver-metro area.

After a tour of Dirtless Farms, get a taste of the delicious greens grown there as the tour stops for lunch at Linger, a farm to table restaurant that Evan supplies with fresh produce.

Cost:  $75/person and includes breakfast and lunch (same cost for members & non-members)

Dress: Casual, wear closed-toed shoes (no flipflops or heels) and long pants. Ardent Mills requires long pants and closed-toed shoes to go on the tour.

Time:  7:30 AM depart from hotel, return to hotel at 3:00 PM

Please note: The Rocky Mountain Ag Tour is prior to the NAMA Fall Conference. While we hope that you’ll attend both, you do not need to be registered for Fall Conference to attend the Ag Tour. Check out the Fall Conference website for more information on both! Register today!

“Reach New Peaks” with the NAMA Fall Conference

Written by NAMA on Wednesday, August 5, 2015 , 10:12 am

Summer is coming to an end…but that can be a good thing because that means it is almost time for the NAMA Fall Conference!

This year NAMA is taking you to Downtown Denver for your next dose of agri-marketing education. We have a great line-up for you that you do not want to miss.

The keynote speakers will teach you how to perform your best under pressure and how to stay focused and juggle every aspect of your life. Plus, get an inside look at business and e-commerce with this year’s “Through the Lens of a Leader.”

This year’s breakout sessions will focus on what’s going on in agribusiness in today’s changing world. Sessions will include: how social media will change in coming years, the importance of body language in the work place, the current and future impact of the legalization of marijuana and much more. Plus you will have a great opportunity to meet the right people at the Networking Reception, sponsored by Brighton Agency. Unwind after the first day of Fall Conference on the deck of The Curtis Hotel and enjoy the scenic views Denver has to offer.

See you in Colorado on September 22-24 for the best Fall Conference yet!

For a full schedule, registration details, hotel information and anything else you need to know, visit the Fall Conference website.

Rocky Mountain NAMA Ag Tour

Written by NAMA on Wednesday, August 5, 2015 , 10:11 am

Get to Fall Conference early for the Rocky Mountain NAMA Ag Tour! We will be starting early on Tuesday, September 22 to get a unique perspective on some of the most enterprising ag operations in the Centennial State. We’ll visit three unique spots and enjoy tours led by their owners. Get ready to hear the inside scoop on agri-tainment, listen to an international spin on the milling and bakery business and see the latest in vertical farming. Check out the full schedule here!

The first stop will be to Rock Creek Farm. Rock Creek Farm’s U-Pick-Em pumpkins and corn mazes are part of the Miller family’s business plan. The tour begins here where agri-tainment meets traditional ag just outside Denver.

After that it’s on to Ardent Mills. Supported by 40 flour mills, three bakery-mix facilities and specialty bakeries located across the U.S., Canada and Puerto Rico, the company has deep roots in communities throughout North America. Ardent Mills is headquartered in Denver and employs more than 100 certified millers, supporting thousands of local jobs and contributing billions of dollars to local economies. Look forward to a full tour of the flour mill just outside Denver in Commerce City.

Then we move to Dirtless Farms. Owner Evan Premer grew up surrounded by fields. His family had small gardens and ranches, so farming has always been a part of his life. As an adult, Evan went to another field—the Army—where he completed tours of duty in Germany and Iraq. After he completed his service, he gained valuable agricultural training at Circle Fresh Farms, with the help of Farmer Veteran Coalition’s partner in Colorado, Veterans to Farmers. Evan now operates Dirtless Farms – a vertical farm that grows a variety of leaf greens for restaurants across the Denver-metro area.

After a tour of Dirtless Farms, get a taste of the delicious greens grown there as the tour stops for lunch at Linger, a farm to table restaurant that Evan supplies with fresh produce.

Cost:  $75/person and includes breakfast and lunch (same cost for members & non-members)

Dress: Casual, wear closed-toed shoes (no flipflops or heels).

Time:  7:30 AM depart from hotel, return to hotel at 3:00 PM

Please note: The Rocky Mountain Ag Tour is prior to the NAMA Fall Conference. While we hope that you’ll attend both, you do not need to be registered for Fall Conference to attend the Ag Tour. Check out the Fall Conference website for more information on both! Register today!

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