Sessions for the 2007 NAMA Boot Camp, August 21-23 in Kansas City, have been finalized. The Boot Camp begins with a reception on Tuesday evening followed by dinner and Networking speaker, Matt Anderson, with the Referral Authority. One of the most important aspects of business is networking. Anderson has grown his business exclusively by referrals, relationship building, and networking. He specializes in training and coaching sales professionals on how to build referral-based businesses.
Wednesday, August 22 begins with a continental breakfast followed by a Producer Panel. This panel will feature owners/operators of a diversified farming operation, a cattle feeder/buying operation and owners of a diversified farm with country marketing. This panel will be moderated by Jim Patrico, editor, The Progressive Farmer. Morning breakout sessions include Little Red Writing Hood and the Big, Scary Communications Plan presented by Carol Anderson, Anderson/Fallon and Beth Burgy, Broadhead + Company and Maximizing Your Trade Show R.O.I. with Scott Hanna, Skyline Displays. The luncheon on Wednesday will feature Successful AgriTourism with Errie Raasch, Liberty Corn Maze/Carolyn’s Country Cousins. Raasch is the co-owner/operator of the Liberty Corn Maze, a 23-acre, interactive corn maze and agritourism operation. The corn maze is in its 4th year of operation with more than 20,000 visitors each year. The corn maze is operated in conjunction with Carolyn’s Country Cousins Pumpkin Patch. Relax over lunch and learn more about this segment of the industry.
After lunch, choose from one of two breakout sessions on BioSecurity or Shifting Demographics in Agriculture with Rhett Hawkins, Osborn & Barr Communications. After the breakouts, join moderator, Cliff Becker, Food 360, for a Client/Agency Panel discussion. This session will consist of both client and agency representatives and will give you insight into client/agency relationships. Following this session, network with other attendees at a reception at the Cashew in downtown Kansas City.
Thursday, August 23 begins with a continental breakfast and two breakout sessions to choose from, the Farm Bill Update or New Media with Michael Lundgren, VML. Following the breakout sessions will be the Boot Camp Closing Session on Ethanol – Today and Tomorrow with Robert White, Ethanol Promotion and Information Council (EPIC). This presentation will discuss ethanol’s role in motorsports including the IndyCar® Series and the American Le Mans Series. White will also discuss the current landscape of ethanol including availability and distribution, the future of ethanol and challenges. In addition, he will discuss E85 and EPIC’s retail, automotive, and marketing programs surrounding E85.
Don’t miss this year’s Boot Camp! For session times and registration and hotel information, visit, http://www.nama.org/programs/bootcamp.htm.
To register for the Boot Camp visit, http://payment.nama.org/bootcamp07.htm.
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 e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.