Who Won Big at Region III Best of NAMA

Written by NAMA on Monday, January 15, 2007 , 8:03 am

Region III Best of Show PROver 80 attendees braved temperatures in the negative numbers to celebrate the Best of Region 3 at the Marriott Courtyard in Moorhead, Minnesota.

Hosted by the Northern Prairie chapter of NAMA, the event honored the best work of the North Central, Iowa, Cornbelt and Northern Prairie Chapters. The region had 319 entries and the judging was held in Kansas City in November.

Emcees, Roger Reierson, AdFarm and Cliff Meyer, Farm & Ranch Guide/MN Farm Guide, kept the group entertained and the show moving along.

First and merit awards were given in 61 categories and 3 best of shows were awarded. Best of Show Awards are as follows:

Advertising
Category: Brochures, Catalogs-directed to dealers, distributors or sales reps
National Pork Board
The Richards Group
The Other White Album
Public Relations
Category: Customer Events
Minneapolis Grain Exchange
Idea Outpost
Minneapolis Grain Exchange 125th Anniversary Celebration

Specialty Categories
Wyeth Animal Health
Adculture Group Inc.
LeptoVax and Duramune

All first and merit winners are eligible to advance to the national competition. Winners will be notified by February 1 on how to advance their entries.

Thanks to all of the Region 3 sponsors:

Gold Sponsors
Farm & Ranch Guide/Iowa Farmer Today/Minnesota Farm Guide/Tri-State Neighbor
Padilla Speer Beardsley
Strategic America

Silver Sponsors
Adculture Group, Inc.
AdFarm
Broadhead + Co.
CHS Inc.
Farm Progress Companies
J.L. Farmakis
Learfield Communications
Nationwide Agribusiness
Osborn & Barr Communications
Pioneer Hi-Bred International
Successful Farming/Agriculture Online/Living the Country Life
Syngenta
Two Rivers Marketing

Bronze Sponsors
Associations Inc./CNA
Colle+McVoy
John Deere Credit
Morgan&Myers
Paulsen Marketing Communications

NAMA Welcomes New Student Chapter

Written by NAMA on Monday, January 15, 2007 , 8:02 am

Colorado State UniversityColorado State University recently established a student NAMA chapter on its Fort Collins campus. The NAMA chapter was developed under the CSU Agribusiness Association (ABA) and is funded by ABA and the CSU Department of Agriculture and Resource Economics. ABA was originally established following NAMA guidelines some years ago, and CSU is excited to reintroduce a NAMA student chapter to the campus.

Members have the opportunity to join the agri-marketing team, participate on committees, go on ag-industry tours, learn from guest speakers, assist in community outreach programs and host an annual Rocky Mountain Oyster Fry! And with the addition of a student NAMA chapter, members have access to new and exciting networking and professional opportunities!

Implications for Agribusiness

Written by NAMA on Monday, January 15, 2007 , 8:01 am

Terry BarrGateway NAMA kicked off the new year with “Implications for Agribusiness with an Updated Outlook of the U.S. Economy” on January 9 at the Sherton Westport Plaza in St. Louis. Over 60 people attended this meeting that was held in conjunction with the St. Louis AgriBusiness Club.

Terry Barr, Chief Economist for the National Council of Farmer Cooperatives (NCFC) and Vice President of the Cooperative Business Center in the NCFC was the presenter for the event. Barr spoke about the outlook for the U.S. and global economy and the implications for agriculture and agribusiness.

Included in his talk were factors shaping the rapid structural transformation of the U.S. and global food, fiber as well as agriculture business systems and the implications for farm policy, agriculture trade policy and rural infrastructure. Barr made a lot of forecasts that included potential doubling of ethanol production within 4 years and a doubling of how much corn is being used to make ethanol.

Company Web Site Link Update

Written by NAMA on Monday, January 15, 2007 , 8:00 am
We are currently updating the Member Company Web Site page of the NAMA web site. Check to see if your company is listed and the web link is correct on the Member Company Web Site page at http://www.nama.org/links/links-index.html. If not, please complete the on-line form at http://www.nama.org/companylinks.htm to send your company’s link to NAMA to post on the web site.We appreciate your help!

Don’t Miss the Best of NAMA!

Written by NAMA on Monday, January 8, 2007 , 8:05 am

Best of NAMAThe regional and chapter Best of NAMA ceremonies are just around the corner. These ceremonies are celebrations of those entries that won first or merit in the regional competition that took place in November.

Information for the regional/chapter ceremonies is below:

January 11 – Region III Best of NAMA Ceremony
This ceremony will take place in the Grand Ballroom at the Courtyard by Marriott in Moorhead, MN. The event begins with a reception at 5:30 p.m. Cost is $65. For more information on the event and how to register visit, www.nama.org/amc/bon/region3.htm.

January 16 – Carolinas/Virginia Best of NAMA Ceremony
The Carolinas/Virginia NAMA chapter ceremony will take place at the North Carolina State Fairgrounds in the new Martin Building. For more information annd how to register for the event visit, www.nama.org/amc/bon/carvir.html.

January 18 – Midsouth Best of NAMA Ceremony
The Midsouth NAMA chapter ceremony will take place at the Tower Room American Grille in Memphis, TN. Cocktails will kickoff the event at 7:00 p.m.
For more information and how to register visit, www.nama.org/amc/bon/midsouth.html.

January 18 – Region IV Best of NAMA Ceremony
This ceremony will take place at the Sofitel Chicago O’Hare in Rosemont, IL. The event will begin with a reception at 5:30 p.m. Cost for the event is $75 per person. For more information and how to register for the event visit, www.nama.org/amc/bon/region4.htm.

January 23 – Region II Best of NAMA Ceremony
This event will take place at the VooDoo Lounge at Harrah’s Casino & Hotel in North Kansas City, MO. The event will begin with cocktails at 6:00 p.m. Cost is $65 for the event. For more information and how to register visit, www.nama.org/amc/bon/region2.htm.

Entries that win first or merit at the regional competition and score above the minimum point standard are eligible to advance to the national competition in February. Winners of the national competition will be announced at the national Best of NAMA ceremony which kicks off the 2007 Agri-Marketing Conference & Trade Show, Think Big, April 11, in Dallas, Texas.

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