The Magic Happens At The VooDoo – Region II Best of NAMA

Written by NAMA on Tuesday, December 18, 2007 , 9:11 am

Even if you aren’t the seventh son of the seventh son, you’ll want to see who captures the gold at the 2008 Region II Best of NAMA Awards. Enjoy the awards ceremony and rubbing elbows with your peers, then try your luck in the casino.

The Region II Best of NAMA Awards will take place, Tuesday, January 22, 2008, at the VooDoo Lounge at Harrah’s Casino, One Riverboat Drive, North Kansas City, MO 64116.

Cost for the Awards Ceremony is $65/person. A block of rooms is available at Harrah’s for $99 for out-of-towners. For reservations call: 1-800-HARRAHS (800-427-7247) and make sure you mention NAMA to receive the special rate.

The Banquet will begin at 6:00 p.m. with cocktails followed by dinner at 6:30 p.m. and the awards presentation at 7:00 p.m.

Register on-line at or by calling 913-491-6500.

Midsouth NAMA Helps Students Prepare For Marketing Competition

Written by NAMA on Tuesday, December 18, 2007 , 9:10 am

Now is your chance to help tomorrow’s agrimarketers. The Midsouth Chapter is inviting students from the University of Tennessee-Martin and Mississippi State University to practice their NAMA New Products Marketing presentations before the April Student Marketing competition in Kansas City.

You can help support these students with feedback and encouragement in practice sessions in the coming months. Please email Brad Allen at or Megan Klein at, if you are interested in helping.

Join Central California NAMA at the World Ag Expo!

Written by NAMA on Tuesday, December 18, 2007 , 9:10 am

Make plans to attend the NAMA Mixer at World Ag Expo, Tuesday, February 12, 3:30 – 5:00 p.m. in the Alta California Booth #DSI48.

Take the opportunity to network with colleagues, marketing professionals, and make new friends.

There is no better way to kick-off your week in Tulare, CA!

Cocktails and appetizers will be served. RSVP by calling Dee Monsen at 916-928-1625 ext. 203 or e-mail

Chesapeake Holds First Webinar To Meet Member Needs

Written by NAMA on Tuesday, December 18, 2007 , 9:09 am

“The Chesapeake NAMA chapter held its first in a series of webinars in an effort to meet members’ meeting preferences and travel needs,” reports Paul Redhage, Chesapeake program chairman. Joanna Schroeder, director of communications for EPIC, the Ethanol Promotion and Information Council, served as the guest speaker during the event. Ethanol and Agriculture was the topic for the interactive program that included participation by over 25 NAMA members. Microsoft Live Meetings web software allowed Chesapeake and members from several other chapters to log into the visual portion of the presentation and listen and ask questions via an 800-number.

“Since we have Chesapeake members scattered across a six-state area, the webinar approach allows more members to participate who might not be able to travel to a specific event,” Redhage states. “We combine webinars with actual in-person meetings to foster an improved membership experience throughout the year. Our previous in-person meeting was a Tri-NAMA chapter ag legislative update in Washington, DC in October.”

The next webinar is scheduled for Monday, February 4, at 11 am eastern and will highlight a marketing case history success story. The event is open to all NAMA members and guests. If you would like to receive an invitation, please send an email to

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