ABEF Success at 2015 AMC

Written by NAMA on Friday, April 24, 2015 , 12:24 pm

The Agri-Business Educational Foundation (ABEF) had great success with three fundraising opportunities at this year’s Agri-Marketing Conference.

On Tuesday, April 14; 40 golfers hit the green at The Deuce at the National Golf Course. It was a perfect day for a golf outing. The golfers enjoyed lunch before their golf games and rounded up the day with a reception and award ceremony for the winning teams. Below are the winners from the 2015 ABEF Golf Outing.

1st Place: Bob Brunker, Brittany Hanson & Colin Pennington.

2nd Place: Patrick Gottsch, Jonnie Rodgers, Tim Mullan & Michael LaBroad.

3rd Place: Matt Herman, Ted Haller, Brad Roberts & Adam Marcshel.

Closest to the Pin Competition Winners:

Men’s Winner: Patrick Gottsch

Women’s Winner: Jan Johnson


ABEF launched a new fundraiser this year that tied into the NAMA Student Marketing Competition. The “Sensational Six” competition allowed participates to guess the winner of the student competition for a chance to win a $500 Visa gift card! The big winner was Steve Tomac, John Deere, who correctly guessed that Cal Poly – San Luis Obispo would be the big winner at this year’s competition. Check out the Student Marketing Competition Finals Presentations on the NAMA YouTube page.


The ABEF Silent Auction also had great success this year. With about 45 donations, attendees had a wide variety of items to bid on. The final amount made on the auction is still being compiled, but it was definitely a success.


And finally, ABEF had HUGE success with the 2015 Century Club sign up. Before the start of conference, only 40 people had donated the $100 to be a part of Century Club. But by the end, ABEF had 105 names on the list! Out of those 105 names, Amy Bugg, Verdesian Life Sciences, was the big winner of this year’s Wall of Wine! Thanks to everyone who donated, ABEF is very excited for the fundraising success and to give back to the future of agri-business. Click here to see the 2015 Century Club List.

NAMA Membership Video

Written by NAMA on Friday, April 24, 2015 , 12:23 pm

Check out NAMA’s new membership video courtesy of GROWMARK, Inc.

Make sure to share the video with all your industry friends so they know how great a NAMA membership is!

Win an iPad Mini from NAMA!

Written by NAMA on Friday, March 13, 2015 , 11:12 am

Recruit someone you know to become a NAMA member and be entered into a drawing for an iPad Mini!

The “Member-Get-A-Member” campaign runs from March 1
through April 1, 2015. The drawing will take place in the Silent Auction Area in the Connection Point of NAMA’s Annual Conference on Thursday, April 16.

Simply tell your recruit to join online at https://nama.org/NAMA.OrchardWeb/MemberRegistration/Register and add your name and company in the box titled “Referred By.”  They can also call the NAMA office at (913) 491-6500 to join – just remind them to say they were referred by you.

The more members you recruit, the more your name will be entered into the drawing!

NAMA Welcomes New Employee

Written by NAMA on Tuesday, March 3, 2015 , 9:39 am

National NAMA is excited to announce their newest employee, Jena Mealy. Jena is the new Administrative Assistant for NAMA and we are so excited to have her join our team. She “was a stay at home mom for 10 years, a preschool teacher for the last 5 and was ready for an opportunity to work with adults.” She is “enjoying being part of the wonderful, fantastic NAMA team.”  Please help us welcome Jena to the NAMA team!

NAMA/AAEA at 2015 Commodity Classic

Written by NAMA on Tuesday, March 3, 2015 , 9:38 am

NAMA and AAEA sponsored a reception in conjunction with the 2015 Commodity Classic in Phoenix, Arizona, with the support of the Great Plains and Rocky Mountain NAMA chapters.  After hours of standing in the Trade Show, approximately 80 people took advantage of the opportunity to mix and mingle with fellow NAMA and AAEA members.  Check out some pictures of the event on the NAMA Flickr site

NAMA Website Updates!

Written by NAMA on Monday, February 16, 2015 , 10:37 am

NAMA has made many improvements to the NAMA website, including updating the Members Only Section. We want to make sure everyone has access to these updates, so make sure you clear out your cache and your old bookmarks and update them to the new and improved site www.nama.org.

If you haven’t done so already, make sure you go online and create a username and password to gain access to the Members Only Section. If you run into any issues, don’t hesitate to call the National office at (913) 491-6500 or email laureng@nama.org.

NAMA and AAEA at Commodity Classic

Written by NAMA on Monday, February 16, 2015 , 10:36 am

You are invited to a joint cocktail reception hosted by AAEA and the National Agri-Marketing Association at Commodity Classic.

When: Friday, February 27, 2015

Where: Phoenix Convention Center, North Room 127 A

Time: 4:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Stop by after the trade show closes but before you head out to dinner!

No cost or registration necessary.

Click for more information on Commodity Classic.

Thanks to BASF, Great Plains NAMA and Rocky Mountain NAMA. 

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New NAMA Members!

Written by NAMA on Monday, February 16, 2015 , 10:33 am

New Member List:
Welcome our new members for January 2015:

CHICAGO
Samantha Koon
Mary Pawlowski

CORNHUSKER
Megan O’Hare

IOWA
Jocelyn Shaffer
Brad Snyder
Ashley Stewart

MISSOURI-KANSAS
Preston Lagemann

NORTH CENTRAL
Naomi Mortensen

NORTHERN PRAIRIE
Elizabeth Bird

OHIO
Abigail Anderson

ROCKY MOUNTAIN
Michele Murray

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