New Presentations Available

Written by NAMA on Tuesday, May 16, 2006 , 12:13 pm

AMC LogoNew mp3′s Audio presentations from the Agri-Marketing Conference are available to hear. If you were a registered attendee or participant of an event, you were sent the password to access the files. If you do not have the password, contact the NAMA office at lindas@nama.org.

If you did not attend the event, visit http://www.namablog.org/?page_id=86 and click on “Purchase” at the side of the event to order the file or password.

Boot Camp Enlistment Open

Written by NAMA on Tuesday, May 16, 2006 , 12:13 pm

Boot CampMark your calendars to enlist in the 3rd Annual NAMA Boot Camp, August 22-24, in Kansas City!

This year’s Boot Camp will kick-off on Tuesday, August 22, at 8:00 a.m. with an optional day-long farm tour. Following the tour, registration for the Boot Camp will open along with a chance to network at the welcome reception. After the reception, enjoy dinner followed by a Producer Panel Discussion.

Wednesday, August 23, begins with breakfast and a general session on Ag Policy and How it Relates to Your Job. After the general session, line up for the breakout sessions featuring: A Year in the Life of a Crop Producer and A Day in the Life of a Livestock Producer. Join us for lunch with a speaker after the breakouts. The afternoon continues with breakouts on Internal Marketing Tools, Working with Checkoff Boards, Evaluating Media and Measuring ROI, and Dealing with Activists. A poolside networking reception will end the evening.

Thursday, August 24, will kick-off with breakfast followed by Client and Agency panel discussions. Concluding the Boot Camp will be Hugh Whaley, Senior Vice President, Osborn & Barr Communications with The Future of Agriculture.

To register for the 2006 NAMA Boot Camp visit, https://nama.org/programs/bootcamp-register.htm.

If you are interested in sponsoring a session or event at the NAMA Boot Camp, please contact Eldon White at (913) 491-6500 or via e-mail at eldonw@nama.org.

For more information on the NAMA Boot Camp visit, http://www.nama.org/programs/bootcamp.htm.

Directory Update

Written by NAMA on Tuesday, May 16, 2006 , 12:13 pm

If you’ve moved or changed phone numbers, etc., make sure we have your correct information so that you will be listed in our membership directory appropriately.

Just visit the membership directory on the NAMA Web Site and check your record, if changes need to be made, simply click the “submit change” button and make any changes you need.

To look up your record visit, http://www.nama.org/directory/index.html.

Lead the Way…

Written by NAMA on Tuesday, May 16, 2006 , 12:12 pm

Make the most of your membership by taking a committee role at the chapter or national level. Gain hands-on leadership experience that will benefit you in your professional and personal life.

National and chapter committee leaders are currently recruiting committee members. If you are interested in becoming a member of a national or chapter committee fill out the on-line form at http://www.nama.org/leader/leaderform.htm.

Warm Up With NAMA

Written by NAMA on Tuesday, May 16, 2006 , 12:12 pm

It’s been a long, cold winter and now it’s time for some summer fun and networking with your friends and peers on the golf course or at your local chapter meeting.

This spring and summer is host to plenty of golf outings and chapter meeting to keep you out of the office and in the warmth of a NAMA event. Check out the NAMA Calendar of Events at http://www.namablog.org/?page_id=16 to locate a Golf Outing or Chapter Meeting near you!

Awards of Excellence

Written by NAMA on Tuesday, May 16, 2006 , 12:12 pm

Forum LogoIt’s time to begin thinking about who to nominate for the 2006 Professional Development Awards of Excellence. The deadline for submitting nominations is September 1, 2006.

These awards will be presented at the 2006 Agribusiness Forum, November 14-15, at the Hyatt Regency Crown Center in Kansas City.

These awards honor NAMA members based on outstanding achievement in each of the Professional Development Areas (PDA): (1) Marketing Communications; (2) Product/Species Management; (3) Public Relations; and (4) Sales. Nominees 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.

The deadline for submitting nominations is September 1. If you have any questions regarding these awards, please contact Eldon White at eldonw@nama.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.

Jazzed!

Written by NAMA on Monday, May 8, 2006 , 11:33 am

AMC LogoThe 2006 Agri-Marketing Conference & Trade Show is over! If you haven’t already, please take a few minutes to fill out the on-line survey at http://www.nama.org/amc/survey.htm. Your feedback will help in the planning of the 2007 Agri-Marketing Conference & Trade Show, April 11-13 in Dallas!

On another note, we would like to thank all of our conference sponsors that helped to make this conference a success. We couldn’t have done it without you! For a complete listing of this year’s sponsors visit, http://www.nama.org/amc/sponsor/sponsors.htm.

If you’re interested in signing up for a sponsorship for the 2007 Agri-Marketing Conference & Trade Show in Dallas, e-mail Eldon White at the NAMA office at eldonw@nama.org to convey your interest

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