Chart Your Course to Success

Written by NAMA on Thursday, December 12, 2019 , 10:03 am

The 2020 Conference program has been announced! Register by December 31, 2019 for the 2020 Agri-Marketing Conference and you’ll be entered to win a $250 Southwest Airlines Gift Card.

This year NAMA will feature four keynote speakers.

Kelly McDonald
How Your Ag Business Can Market, Sell And Service Customers To Grow In New
Ways

OPENING GENERAL SESSION
Thursday, April 16, 9:00 a.m.

Charlie Plumb
The Power of Choice
SECOND GENERAL SESSION
Thursday, April 16, 11:00 a.m.

Marty Neumeier
The Brand Flip: Position Your Company for the Meaning Economy 
BONUS KEYNOTE
Friday, April 17, 8:30 a.m.

Frank Miles
Laugh at Fear
CLOSING GENERAL SESSION
Friday, April 17, 9:45 a.m.
Register online at nama.org/amc/2020-amc-home

Equipping Your Small Marketing Department to Survive and Thrive

Written by NAMA on Thursday, December 12, 2019 , 10:03 am

Do you have an in-house or small marketing department? Join NAMA on Wednesday, April 15 from 12:00 to 3:00 p.m. in San Diego for an afternoon of programming geared towards you.

Visit https://nama.org/amc/2020-pre-conference-session for more information on presentations and speakers. No need to register separately for this programming, it’s included in your conference registration fee.

Last Chance to Win a Registration to the 2020 Conference

Written by NAMA on Thursday, December 12, 2019 , 10:03 am

Recruit someone to be a member by 12/16/19 and you will be entered in a drawing for a registration* to the 2020 Agri-Marketing Conference.

Simply tell your recruit to join at nama.org and add your name and company in the box titled “Referred by.”

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

*Registration is non-transferable.

Nomination Deadline Approaching

Written by NAMA on Thursday, December 12, 2019 , 10:02 am

NAMA provides great opportunities for professional recognition. Do you have a candidate in mind for one, or all, of these awards? Go ahead and nominate someone today! January 17, 2020 is the nomination deadline for the following awards. These awards will be presented at the 2020 Agri-Marketing Conference in San Diego

Ag Association Leader of the Year
About the Award
The Ag Association Leader of the Year award recognizes outstanding achievement in an association or commodity organization.
Click here for the online nomination form.


Agribusiness Leader of the Year
About the Award
The Agribusiness Leader of the Year award recognizes leadership achievement in agriculture and the food and fiber industry. This award honors agribusiness leaders and leaders in private, public or academic service.
Click here for the online nomination form.


NAMA Marketer of the Year
About the Award
NAMA will recognize its active members with senior management of marketing and/or sales responsibilities with the NAMA Marketer of the Year award. This award is the most prestigious honor awarded to an active member of the association and honors outstanding accomplishments in the field of agri-marketing.
Click here for the online nomination form.


Next Gen NAMA Award
About the Award
To thrive in the future, the NAMA community needs to develop and support the next generation of members. NAMA’s Next Gen Award honors active NAMA members under 35 years of age that show great potential in the industry.
Click here for the online nomination form.

Best of NAMA Regional Chapter Events

Written by NAMA on Thursday, December 12, 2019 , 10:02 am

Did you enter your work? Be sure to attend the Regional and Chapter Best of NAMA events. See below for a complete listing.

January 9 Region 2 Best of NAMA Event
Grand Street Café
4740 Grand Ave., Kansas City, MO
Tickets: $85. Register here for Event.
A block of rooms is available at
Kansas City Marriott Country Club Plaza
4445 Main St., Kansas City, MO
Room rate: $149. Click here for reservations

January 15 Region 3 Best of NAMA Event
McNamara Alumni Center
University of Minnesota, 200 Oak St., SE., Ste. 100, Minneapolis, MN 55455
Tickets: $75. Register here for Event.
A block of rooms is available at 
The Graduate Hotel
615 Washington Ave., SE., Minneapolis, MN 55414
Room rate: $129. Click here for reservations.

January 21, Midsouth Best of NAMA Event
Napa Café
5101 Sanderlin Ave., Memphis, TN 38117
Additional details available soon.

January 23 Region 4 Best of NAMA Event
Milwaukee Brewing Company
1130 N. 9 St., Milwaukee, WI 53233
Tickets: $85. Register here for Event.
A block of rooms is available at
Brewhouse Inn & Suites
1215 N. 10 St., Milwaukee, WI 53205
Room rate: $139. Click here for reservations and enter the code NAMA0123.

January 23, Florida / Southeastern Best of NAMA Event
Atlanta, GA area
Additional details available soon.

February 10, Region 1 Best of NAMA Event
World Ag Expo, Tulare, CA 
Additional details available soon.

Still Time to Support Student NAMA Through the Online Auction

Written by NAMA on Thursday, December 12, 2019 , 10:02 am

There are still some great items available through the NAMA Foundation Online Auction. The deadline to purchase one of these items is December 31, 2019.

Proceeds from the Online Auction support Student NAMA and the future of agri-marketing.

The Online Auction can be accessed through the NAMA website. Click here to view the packages and start bidding!

For questions, call the NAMA office at (913) 491-6500 or email Sherry Pfaff.

NAMA Job Network

Written by NAMA on Thursday, December 12, 2019 , 10:01 am

Are you looking to start a new position in agri-marketing? Check out the list of available jobs on the NAMA Job Network.

Click here to view the current list of jobs. You will need to log into the NAMA website, as this is located in the Member’s Only Section. Once logged in, click on Job Postings.

Are you needing to hire someone new? You can also post relevant jobs to the NAMA Job Network to speed up your hiring process. Click here to post your company’s position. Again, you will need to log into the NAMA website to post a job. Once logged in, click on Post a Job.

Welcome New Members

Written by NAMA on Thursday, December 12, 2019 , 10:01 am

Welcome new NAMA members since October 1, 2019.

AT LARGE
Chanda Scheuring, Farmers National Company
Haley Stark, Corteva Agriscience

BADGER
Renea Heinrich, MorganMyers

CAMA ONTARIO
Lasse Jakobsen, Protekta Inc.

CHESAPEAKE
Johanna Rohrer, MidAtlantic Farm Credit

CHICAGO
Marissa Bellard, Oil-Dri Corporation of America

CORNBELT
Audrey Lester

CORNHUSKER
Cheri Duryea, Canary and Coal

FLORIDA
Gabriel Mnayarji, BAI-SI.ORG

GATEWAY
Julia Ahrens, Paradowski Creative
Taylor Bartley, Paradowski Creative
Brandy Cullen, Bayer
Cindy Knebel, Paradowski Creative
Jennifer Luchte, Green Field Solutions
Emily Roberts, MFA, Inc.
Allison Schaefer, Paradowski Creative
Christine Tew, Missouri Soybean Association
Brandelyn Twellman, Missouri Soybean Merchandising Council

GREAT PLAINS
Glen Jantzen, U.S. Custom Harvesters, Inc.

HEARTLAND
Blair Bruns, Rooster Strategic Solutions, LLC
Abby Glazik, BRANDT

IOWA
Nate Brown, TRILIX
Jana Morrisey, Meredith Agrimedia
Andi Riem, New Leader Manufacturing
Jesse Scott, Meredith Agrimedia

MID-AMERICA
Torrie Ward, Purdue University

MISSOURI-KANSAS
Cheryl Bergeron, The Sandbox Agency
Darren Brickel, The Sandbox Agency
Aaron Gilbertie, Sage
Neil Robertson, The Center for Food Integrity
Hannah Thomas, Woodruff

NORTH CENTRAL
Alex Bruggeman, South Dakota State University
Michael Jung, Big Reach Network
Marie Niehues, DTN/Progressive Farmer

NORTHERN PRAIRIE
Leah Halverson, Ten Acre Marketing
Kevin Jones, AGI

OHIO
Katharyne Riggs, Kalmbach Feeds
Ashley Vetter, Ashley Vetter Design

SOUTHEASTERN
Marzia Akbari, Bekaert Corporation

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