Win a Free Conference Registration

Written by NAMA on Wednesday, October 19, 2016 , 11:54 am

buttonRecruit someone you know to become a NAMA member and be entered into a drawing for complimentary registration* to the Agri-Marketing Conference next April. The campaign will run from October 15 through December 15. The drawing will take place December 16.

Simply tell your recruit to join at 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.

Future Agri-Marketing Conference Dates

Written by NAMA on Tuesday, August 2, 2016 , 10:30 am

Get a jump start on your calendars for NAMA’s Agri-Marketing Conference. We have the schedule set all the way until 2022! Check out where we will be and get a sneak peak at the hotels.

April 26-28, 2017 | Dallas, TX
Sheraton Dallas Hotel
Click here for hotel information.

April 11-13, 2018 | Kansas City, MO
Sheraton Kansas City Hotel at Crown Center
Click here for hotel information.

April 10-12, 2019 | Kansas City, MO
Sheraton Kansas City Hotel at Crown Center
Click here for hotel information.

April 15-17, 2020 | San Diego, CA
Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina
Click here for hotel information.

April 21-23, 2021 | Kansas City, MO
Sheraton Kansas City Hotel at Crown Center
Click here for hotel information.

April 6-9, 2022 | Kansas City, MO
Sheraton Kansas City Hotel at Crown Center
Click here for hotel information.

New Ideas From the Ground Up with NAMA

Written by NAMA on Thursday, April 21, 2016 , 10:15 am

Exhilarating Speakers and Unbeatable Networking at the 2016 Agri-Marketing Conference

NAMA promises and delivers once again with yet another memorable lineup of keynote speakers, new breakout sessions and novel networking opportunities at the 2016 Agri-Marketing Conference.

The Best of NAMA awards celebrated the agencies that contributed the most thought-provoking and successful campaigns of the year. This annual awards ceremony always sets the stage for a fun and upbeat conference experience.

Conference goers were back at it the next day starting with two keynote speakers who pushed the envelope on customer experience and what social science can teach us about behavior change and being more effective marketers. A new flagship video produced by Scenic Road Productions stirred the audience, hailing NAMA as the definitive connecting network for agri-marketing professionals.

The dual opening sessions also gave NAMA the chance to present some very prestigious NAMA awards to two very deserving longtime leaders in the agriculture industry. W. Dwight Armstrong, Ph.D., Chief Executive Officer of the National FFA Organization received the Agribusiness Leader of the Year. Dan Fanger, Vice President—Sales and Marketing, Unverferth Manufacturing Co., Inc. was awarded the distinction of NAMA Marketer of the Year.

Next level ideas and concepts continued throughout the breakout sessions presented by storytellers, specialty crop growers and media leaders. Breakouts also included special sessions led by the morning keynoters that offered a deep dive into the content they introduced earlier in the day.

Attendees appreciated the fast pace and ample opportunities to learn from presenters and one another.

“As a second-year attendee I was pleased to see the lineup of speakers and workshops continued to provide valuable content and new marketing strategies relevant to the agriculture industry,” shared Sarah Bishop, Marketing Specialist, Helena Chemical Company.

“Most importantly, I appreciated the opportunity to spend several days with our agri-marketing peers learning about new trends, sharing ways to overcome marketing challenges and being inspired by the marketing successes (NAMA Awards) over the past year. NAMA truly is a multi-dimensional learning experience.”

A closing reception with exhibitors in the Connection Point where attendees could wind down and bid on items in the ABEF Silent Auction finished out the first full day of the conference.

At the Closing Brunch, baseball legend Jim Morris candidly shared his life story and ascent from high school teacher to major league pitcher. His story was showcased in the the film “The Rookie,” where he was played by Dennis Quaid. He urged the audience to avoid dream killers and keep on pursuing their dreams, even if the odds aren’t in their favor.

Check out some great photos from NAMA’s week in KC on the NAMA Flickr page!

The six finalists’ presentations of the Student Marketing Competition will be showcased on the NAMA YouTube page. Check back soon for the videos.

If you missed out on one of the sessions, or if you want to see it again, click here.

NOTE: This webpage is in the Member’s Only Section of the website. You will need to log in to your account first. After you are logged in, go to the Member Dashboard and click on 2016 AMC Presentations. We will be updating this page as we get permission from the speakers, so make sure to check back often.

ABEF at the 2016 Agri-Marketing Conference

Written by NAMA on Thursday, April 21, 2016 , 10:14 am

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

On Tuesday, April 12, 48 people took part in the new twist on the ABEF Golf Outing. It was a perfect day at Topgolf, in Overland Park, where attendees enjoyed cocktails and appetizers while they hit micro chipped golf balls to marked targets on the green. Check out some photos of the fun!

Topgolf Outing Winners:

Amy Bugg
Sheri Seger
Kenna Rathai
Matt Coniglio
Amber Wiebelhaus
Sarah Duwe

ABEF continued the “Sensational Six” fundraiser this year which tied into the NAMA Student Marketing Competition. This competition allowed participates to guess the winner of the student competition for a chance to win a Visa gift card! The big winner was Jane Griswold, Hoard’s Dairyman, who correctly guessed that the University of Wisconsin – Madison would be the big winner at this year’s competition. The Student Marketing Competition Finals Presentations will be posted on the NAMA YouTube page soon, check back often to get a look at the winning presentations.

The 2016 Century Club sign up was another big fundraiser put on by ABEF. By the end of the conference, there were 84 names on the list! Out of those names, Matt Meyers, Agri-View, 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 2016 Century Club List.

And finally, ABEF had HUGE success with the ABEF Silent Auction. With over 60 donations, attendees had a wide variety of items to bid on. This year was one of the most profitable years for this fundraiser, with over $7,500 raised for the Student NAMA Careers Program! Thanks to everyone who bid.

NAMA Video Premiered at Conference

Written by NAMA on Thursday, April 21, 2016 , 10:12 am

Click below for a look at NAMA’s brand new recruitment video that premiered at the Agri-Marketing Conference in Kansas City. Make sure to share it with your friends and colleagues!

Video produced by Scenic Road Productions. 

Winner of the Member-Get-A-Member Contest

Written by NAMA on Thursday, April 21, 2016 , 10:09 am

Congratulations to Laura Lines, Krone North America for winning an iPad Mini from NAMA on April 1. This was announced at the Connection Point Closing Reception on April 14 in Kansas City. Laura’s name was included in a drawing because she referred a new member to NAMA.

Join NAMA in Kansas City Next Week

Written by NAMA on Tuesday, April 5, 2016 , 10:33 am

image001[1]It’s not too late! You can still register for the 2016 Agri-Marketing Conference in Kansas City, April 13-15!

With outstanding keynote speakers, groundbreaking breakout sessions and countless networking opportunities, you do not want to miss out on this experience. Go online and register now!

Check out this updated list of who will be in Kansas City next week!

Support ABEF and Student NAMA

Written by NAMA on Tuesday, April 5, 2016 , 10:32 am

Do you want to put support behind your alma mater? Have you met some NAMA students who go above and beyond? Does a certain school give you that feeling they could be this year’s winner?

Now you can join in on the fun and excitement of the NAMA Student Marketing Competition by playing “Sensational Six” …… Powered by ABEF!

Click here to make your prediction for a chance to win a $250 Visa gift card!

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