Join the National Agri-Marketing Association for the 10th annual NAMA Boot Camp, August 14 – 16, at the Sheraton Crown Center in Kansas City.
All attendees will receive a notebook packed with ag terminology, facts, case studies and speaker presentations. This notebook has become one of the most popular aspects of the Boot Camp experience.
Boot Camp is hosting two networking sessions including a group dinner at the Sheraton Crown Center and a reception at Snow & Co (an artful frozen cocktail bar). Meeting sessions include:
Agency Client Communications
A View From The Air
Trade Show Strategies
Lessons Learned from a Career in Crisis Management
The Evolution of Social Media
Managing Up – Managing Sideways
Come in early and attend the optional MoKan Ag Tour! The tour is an on-farm experience where attendees will tour as well as learn about different operations.
For more information on the NAMA Boot Camp and hotel information visit http://www.nama.org/programs/index.html.
To register for the NAMA Boot Camp and/or the MoKan Ag Tour, please visit
If you are interested in sponsoring a session or event at the NAMA Boot Camp, please fill out the sponsorship confirmation form at www.nama.org/programs/bootcamp-spo.htm or contact Jenny Pickett at 913-491-6500 or via email at email@example.com.]]>
The Professional Development Awards of Excellence honor NAMA members based on outstanding achievement in each of the Professional Development Areas (PDA). Awards of Excellence will be presented in the areas of (1) Marketing Communications, (2) Product/Species Management, (3) Public Relations and (4) Sales.
The deadline for submitting nominations for the Professional Development Awards of Excellence is July 26, 2013. These awards will be presented at the 2013 Fall Conference, September 17 & 18, at the Ritz-Carlton in St. Louis, Missouri.
Below is a list of the past Awards of Excellence recipients:
2012 – Troy Schroeder
2011 - Margaret Fogarty
2010 – Scott McClure
2009 – Lou Ireland
2008 – Paul Redhage
2007 – Pete Kovac
2006 – Steve Engle
2005 – Bev Larson
2004 – Neil DeStefano
2003 – Sarah Vacek
2002 – Ken Anderson
2001 – Doug Headley
2012 – Kevin Bien
2011 – Stephanie Gable
2010 – Elena Lindemann
2009 – Gary Robertson
2008 – No award was given in this area
2007 – Klaas Okkinga
2006 – No award was given in this area
2005 – Dennis Gehler
2004 – Wendy Elliott
2003 – Brian Markwardt
2002 – Tony Klemm
2001 – Tony Solon
2012 – Justin Funk
2011 – Chuck Zimmerman
2010 – Sue Otten
2009 – Deron Johnson
2008 – Beth Andersen
2007 – Greg Smith
2006 – Barry Nelson
2005 – Janice Person
2004 – Kendal Frazier
2003 – Mike Ricciuto
2002 – David Buchholz
2001 – Ken Gordon
2012 – John Rozum
2011 – Sue Lee
2010 – Marvin Kokes
2009 – Pete Weil
2008 – Vernon Benes
2007 – Bill Heffron
2006 – Anita Vanderwert
2005 – Margaret Wallace Oldham
2004 – Allen Barkve
2003 – Cliff Becker
2002 – Bob Deiss
2001 – Tom Taylor
Nominees for the Awards of Excellence must be NAMA members. Nominators should target individuals with direct planning and execution responsibilities in the respective Professional Development Area from agribusiness and related companies. If you have any questions regarding these awards, please contact Jenny Pickett at firstname.lastname@example.org.
To download the nomination form in an Adobe .PDF format, visit http://www.nama.org/awards/PDAapplication.pdf
You can also fill out the form on-line at http://www.nama.org/awards/pdaonlineform.htm.]]>
Mark your calendars for September 17 – 18, Ritz-Carlton, St. Louis, MO. If you can’t get enough of the Agri-Marketing Conference, then we’ve got great news for you. NAMA’s Fall Conference is inspired by everything people love about the April conference:
Sessions and speakers to be announced soon.
Special Note – This meeting replaces the “Trends” meeting typically held in November.]]>
It was also the second year of the Hack ‘n’ Slash event on the Hawk’s View Executive Par-3 course. The event is for those who really aren’t golfers, but want to enjoy the camaraderie of the sport without any of the pressure. All event participants enjoyed beverages on the course courtesy of Penton Media and cocktails courtesy of AG CONNECT Expo & Summit prior to dinner and awards.]]>
Blogs – Strategizing, Executing and Impacting your Target Market
In the increasingly noisy marketplace, every organization needs to state its messages clearly. A blog is one of the cornerstones of a modern communications strategy, but not like an ad, a newsletter, or an email. Blogging requires a different set of skills, a different publishing cadence, and a different messaging strategy from traditional media. Adrian Blake is CEO of Social Media Contractors, an Omaha outsourced social media agency that creates and manages blogs for clients from Massachusetts to California. He is also the former Publisher of The Progressive Farmer and understands the ag space well. Adrian will talk about how to develop a strategy for your blog, how to execute that strategy, and how to ensure that your blog has impact with your target market.
Join NAMA on Thursday, June 13, 2013, at 1:00 pm central time. To register, please visit: https://secure.confertel.net/tsregister.asp?course=567304.]]>
Mark your calendars! The 10th Annual NAMA Boot Camp dates are August 14th - 16th at the Sheraton Crown Center in Kansas City. Whether you’ve just entered the working world or been through the NAMA Boot Camp drill before, learn more about the latest trends in the agri-marketing industry.
This year the Boot Camp will take it to a new level expanding on marketing and agriculture basics. All attendees will receive a notebook packed with agricultural terminology, facts, case studies and speaker presentations. This notebook has become one of the most popular aspects of the boot camp experience.
Session titles include “Ag 101″ and “Client Communications 101″, this is the place managers and directors need to send their new hires. And for industry veterans who want to sharpen their skills, there are also sesssions on making the most of trade shows, social media and management.
More details to follow. Sponsorship packages are available. If interested, contact Jenny Pickett at 913-491-6500 or email@example.com.
And looking farther down the road, mark your calendar for the 2013 NAMA Fall Conference, September 17-18 at the Ritz-Carlton in Clayton, Missouri (St. Louis area).]]>