NAMA, the MoKan NAMA Chapter and ABM will co-host a reception at the NAFB Convention, Wednesday, November 12, 2014. It will take place at the Westin Crown Center in Kansas City on the Garden Terrace from 5-6 p.m. No registration or RSVP is necessary for this event. Watch your email for more details. For more information about the NAFB Convention visit www.nafb.com.
The next NAMA Webinar is set for Thursday, November 20, 2014. Watch your email for more details to come!
Stanley E. Bird, 84, formerly of Oakfield, passed away on Saturday, October 4, 2014, surrounded by his family. He was born on February 19, 1930, in Fond du Lac County, the son of the late Bennett and Ethel (Kintzler) Bird, and on May 26, 1951, he was united in marriage to Kathleen Kolterman at the Oakfield United Methodist Church. Stanley began his adult life operating a dairy farm and remained true to his roots throughout his life. After receiving his Journalism degree at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, he went on to become executive publisher of Holstein World overseeing a family of dairy magazines. He was a key long term member of the organizing committees for the World Dairy Expo and World Ag Expo. Stanley was a gregarious person who made friends whereever he went. He will be missed by all. He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Kathleen; four children, William (Linda) Bird of Germantown, David (Janet) Bird of Edgerton, Thomas (Karen) Bird of Uxbridge, Massachusetts and Barbara (Bruce) Schmidt of Buffalo, Minnesota; eight grandchildren; two great-granddaughters; a brother, Robert Bird of Fond du Lac; two sisters, Jeanne (Arthur) Culver of La Palma, California and Ruth (Stephen) Scholly of Glenview, Illinois. Memorials will be donated to one of Stan’s favorite charities. Additional information and guest book may be found at the Kietzer-Miller Funeral Home website.
Recruit someone you know to become a NAMA member and you will be entered to win an iPad Mini!
The “Member-Get-A-Member” campaign will run from October 15 to December 10. The drawing will take place on December 11.
Simply tell your recruit to join NAMA online at http://www.nama.org/register.aspx and add your name and company in the “Referred By” box at the bottom of the page. They can also call the NAMA office, (913) 491-6500, to become a member, just remind them to mention you as their referral.
The more members you recruit, the more your name will be entered into the drawing and the better your chances are of winning the iPad Mini!
Planning is underway for Ag Day 2015! The National Ag Day Board met in the Better Homes & Gardens Test Kitchens at the Meredith offices in Des Moines. Picture here from left to right: Curt Blades, Meredith Agrimedia; Lynn Henderson, Agri-Marketing magazine; Tracy Zeorian, US Custom Harvesters; Tres Bailey, Wal-Mart; Kent Schescke, FFA; Lesly McNitt, Farm Journal Foundation; Colin Woodall, NCBA; Jennifer Pickett, ACA; Barry Nelson, John Deere; Nancy Barcus, AFA & Don Tourte, Penton Farm Progress.
This contest is designed to showcase the talents of young artists who share a passion for modern agriculture. A winning original piece of art will be chosen as the official National Ag Day poster. The contest is open to all amateur artists enrolled in high school or college.
Entries will be screened by a nine-member jury. Finalists will then be judged through online voting to determine one winner.
The 2015 contest theme is “Agriculture: Sustaining Future Generations.” The winning entry will be published as the official National Ag Day Poster and the winning artist will receive a $1,000 scholarship sponsored by Meredith Agrimedia. Artwork and profile of the artist will be prominently featured in Successful Farming magazine and Ag Day correspondence. Media releases will also be sent to all Ag Day sponsors and supporters. The original artwork will be on display in a public location.
For more information on the contest, rules and to submit a poster, go to http://www.agday.org/media/pr4.php.
Join MoKan NAMA on Tuesday, October 21 at 12:00 p.m. for a lunch and panel discussion on “Traditional Media Strategy.” Panelists Scott Mortimer, Mindy Oberly and Pat Rosner, and moderator, Kyle Bauer will discuss and answer your questions on traditional media strategy and opportunities to help you engage your audiences.
Date: Tuesday, October 21, 2014
Time: Check in at 11:45 a.m.
Lunch served at 12:00 p.m.
Panel: 12:30 – 1:30 p.m.
Location: Lidia’s Kansas City
101 W. 22nd St., Kansas City, MO
Cost: $15/person (members and guests)
About the Panel
Scott Mortimer, Vice President/Group Publisher, Meredith Corporation
Scott Mortimer is a vice president/group publisher at Meredith Corporation, where he is responsible for the overall strategic direction and corporate financial contributions of Meredith Agrimedia, the Better Homes and Gardens Crafts Group and WOOD magazine. The core products he works with include print, digital, market research, custom publishing, e-marketing, television, mobile, database, radio and events. He graduated from Iowa State University with an Agricultural Business degree.
Mindy Oberly, Marketing and Communications Manager, National Association of Farm Broadcasting (NAFB)
Mindy has a strong background in agricultural marketing, account management and client services. Prior to joining NAFB, she was with McCormick Company for 12 years directing account activities for large ag clients. She started her agency career at Valentine-Radford in 1998. Mindy graduated from Michigan State University with a degree in Agriculture and Natural Resources Communications.
Pat Rosner, Director, Insights/Planning, Paradowski
Pat brings more than 25 years of strategic media planning, insight and negotiation to Paradowski. Her background offers a mix of categories, enabling her to positively impact a client’s business. She is well versed in addressing challenges such as traffic generation, new product introductions, re-branding and audience analysis. Pat is a graduate of the University of Missouri’s School of Journalism.
Kyle Bauer, General Manager, KFRM Radio
Kyle Bauer is the general manager at KFRM radio, the largest farm station in Kansas and northern Oklahoma as well as one of a few fulltime farm stations in the nation. KFRM covers 120,000 square miles in Kansas, Oklahoma and Nebraska representing more than 64 million acres of agricultural land. He graduated from Kansas State University with a degree in Ag Economics. He has an extensive background in agribusiness and production agriculture.
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