2015 Agri-Marketing Conference Registration Open!

Written by NAMA on Wednesday, December 17, 2014 , 1:12 pm

Registration is now open for the 2015 Agri-Marketing Conference, April 15-17, in Kansas City, MO. Visit the AMC homepage for conference, hotel and registration details.

We’re growing new connections … new ideas … and raising the bar on professional development and leadership.

Join us in Kansas City and discover how to:

–Anticipate patterns to capitalize on change

–Elevate leadership to make the most of all the talent on your team

–Influence your organization and those around you in an energizing, positive way

Featuring Keynoters for 2015:

Hank.Moore3Hank Moore, Futurist and Corporate Strategist™

Hank advises top CEOs at companies like Disney, Marriott, Hewlett-Packard, AT&T and Texaco. Join NAMA at the Pre-Conference Workshop for a rare opportunity for you to get a first look at emerging business trends, learn how to deal with challenges and take advantage of opportunities from one of the world’s leading business gurus.


Jim-Crupi3Dr. Jim Crupi, President and founder of Strategic Leadership Solutions, Inc.

Dr. Crupi will reveal the key underlying forces shaping the future and discuss what they mean in a practical way for managing organizations and people. Forces he’ll discuss include Demographics, Resource Scarcity, Technology and Conflict. You’ll never look at the world the same way again.


Jackie-Freiberg-head-shot3Dr. Jackie Freiberg, Keynote Speaker,
Bestselling Author, and Leadership Expert

Dr. Freiberg has dedicated her career to helping executives and managers practice the art of leadership and build great companies, where great people can do great work. In her presentation, she will reframe leadership in the agri-marketing industry for today and beyond. She has been recognized as one of the “Top 30 Best Minds on Leadership” by Leadership Excellence Magazine.


Keni Thomas, Motivational Speaker,keni-thomas3 Author, and Veteran

Keni will command your attention from beginning to end as he tells the incredible story of extraordinary individuals and how they fought to bring each other home. Keni will empower you to choose to have a positive impact on those around you every day. He will inspire you to achieve greatness by stressing the importance of outstanding leadership on every level.


 Plus, check out our lineup for the 2015 Breakout Sessions:

–If I Take Away Your Title, Will They Follow You?

–Bringing Consumer Digital into the Ag World

–Video Content is King

–Tapping Pivotal Talent to Stay Ahead of the Curve

–Brand You: Ten Strategies to Re-Image You

–Multi-sensory Marketing for Maximum Impact

–DIY Video: Tips for Production

–Going Native: Can Multi-Media Advertising Pass Media Ethics Sniff Test

–The Drive to Feed the World


–Ads in the Crosshairs: Editorial & Advertising in this New Multi-Media Age

Looking for opportunities to place your company’s products and services before decision-makers in the ag marketplace? NAMA’s Connection Point is for you. Contact Lauren Giarratano to book your booth today.

Looking for other ways to get noticed? Get in touch with Jenny Pickett for sponsorship opportunities.

Register today to save money and get a jump on your 2015 calendar! #NAMA15

Agribusiness Leader/Marketer of the Year Awards

Written by NAMA on Wednesday, December 17, 2014 , 1:09 pm

Don’t forget to nominate the cream of the crop – Agribusiness Leader of the Year and NAMA Marketer of the Year.  Check out a list of current and past winners for Agribusiness Leader of the Year and NAMA Marketer of the Year.

Winners of these prestigious awards will be honored at the 2015 Agri-Marketing Conference, April 15 – 17 in Kansas City, MO.  Celebrate the achievements and impressive careers of the very best in agriculture with NAMA.

Agribusiness Leader of the Year Application:

Please download the application in Adobe PDF format here. Or fill out the online nomination short form here.

NAMA Marketer of the Year Application:

Please download the application in Adobe PDF format here. Or fill out the NAMA Marketer of the Year online nomination form here.


Submission deadline is January 16, 2015.

If you have any questions about these awards, please contact Jenny Pickett at (913) 491-6500 or jennyp@nama.org.

Win a Free Registration for the 2015 Agri-Marketing Conference!

Written by NAMA on Monday, November 17, 2014 , 11:05 am

Win a Free Registration for the 2015 Agri-Marketing Conference!

Want a chance to win a complimentary registration for the 2015 Agri-Marketing Conference?

Watch your email this week for a membership survey from NAMA.

As a reward for completing this survey about NAMA membership, you will be entered in a drawing to win a free registration for the 2015 Conference, April 15-17 in Kansas City.  Drawing will be made December 1.


Mark Your Calendars!

Written by NAMA on Monday, September 22, 2014 , 3:04 pm

15AMCLogoMark your calendars for the 2015 Agri-Marketing Conference!

This year’s conference will be in Kansas City, April 15 – 17. You do not want to miss out on “Growing Greatness,” so mark your calendars now and save the date!

Best of NAMA Call for Entries

Written by NAMA on Monday, September 22, 2014 , 2:53 pm

The Best of NAMA Call for Entries deadline is October 10!

The Best of NAMA awards program honors the best work in agricultural communications. Actually, the best of the best, since companies/agencies must first qualify through regional competition in order to advance to the national level. The national awards ceremony will take place April 15, 2015, at the Sheraton Crown Center in Kansas City.

Make sure you enter your best work to compete for top honors. Visit the Call for Entries website at http://nama.org/amc/bon/index.htm to view the categories and print off a pdf.

Thank you to AdFarm for donating the creative on the Call for Entries.

Media Packages Still Available!

Written by NAMA on Thursday, May 15, 2014 , 9:21 am

The Agri-Business Educational Foundation is continuing the sale of select packages. For convenience, the auction is available on-line.

The Media auction is available through the NAMA Web Site. To view media packages and bid on-line, visit http://www.nama.org/abef/silentauction/bidco.htm.

If you have any questions call the NAMA Office at 913-491-6500 or email kathic@nama.org.

Proceeds From DELTAPINE® Song Celebrating American Cotton Farmers to Support Agri-Business Education

Written by NAMA on Thursday, May 15, 2014 , 8:05 am

ST. LOUIS (April 30, 2014) – In 2013, Deltapine wanted to celebrate the dedication and hard work of the American cotton farmer in a big way. As a result, the song “Where Heroes Are Made” was written and produced as a special tribute to America’s cotton producers and Deltapine New Product Evaluators, a large group of growers who evaluate the performance potential and geographic fit of precommercial Deltapine cotton seed. The song was made available for purchase on iTunes last summer, and to further applaud cotton farmers for their hard work, Deltapine decided to contribute the funds raised by sales of the song to the future generation of agriculture.

All proceeds from the sales of “Where Heroes Are Made” were recently donated in the form of a $2,500 scholarship to the Agri-Business Educational Foundation (ABEF). The backbone of Student NAMA, ABEF serves to ensure a strong future for the agri-marketing industry by providing students with the tools, education, and experiences they need to succeed.

“On behalf of ABEF, I am extremely grateful for the contribution from Deltapine cotton to our student scholarship program,” said Russ Parker, ABEF volunteer chair. “ABEF relies on the generosity of ag leaders to invest in the future of agri-marketing, and this gift enables us to continue helping students build leadership skills and networks that will help them advance their careers in agrimarketing.”

The $2,500 scholarship from Deltapine cotton was awarded to Sarah McKay, a junior at Virginia Tech, on April 9, 2014 at a luncheon hosted for student NAMA members at the 2014 Agri-Marketing Conference in Jacksonville, FL. Sarah is majoring in Agricultural and Applied Economics, International Trade and Development Option and Animal Science, and Livestock Management Option. She is minoring in Civic Agriculture and Marketing.

For more information about Deltapine cotton or to view the “Where Heroes Are Made” music video, please visit www.Deltapine.com/Heroes.

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