Award Nomination Deadline Today!

Written by NAMA on Tuesday, January 15, 2008 , 2:35 pm

The deadline for submitting nominations for the Agribusiness Leader and NAMA Marketer of the Year awards is 5:00 p.m. today, January 15.

The Agribusiness Leader of the Year award honors an outstanding leader in agribusiness, education, government service or other related areas. Solicited from senior level position holders in private, public or academic service, nominees should exemplify excellence in agribusiness by their significant contributions to the industry. Nominees do not need to be NAMA members.

If you would like to nominate someone for the Agribusiness Leader of the Year award, please fill out the nomination form on-line now at http://www.nama.org/awards/agribusinessform.htm or download the Agribusiness Leader Nomination form in an Adobe .PDF format by visiting,
http://www.nama.org/awards/agbusapplication.pdf.

For more information on the Agribusiness Leader of the Year award visit, http://www.nama.org/awards/agribusinessleader.htm.

The NAMA Marketer of the Year award is the most prestigious honor awarded to an active member of the association and honors outstanding accomplishments in the field of agri-marketing. Nominees are solicited from agribusiness and related companies with overall marketing and/or sales responsibilities. Nominees must be NAMA members.

If you are interested in nominating someone for the NAMA Marketer of the Year award, please fill out the nomination form on-line now at http://www.nama.org/awards/namamarketerform.htm or download the NAMA Marketer of the Year nomination form in an Adobe .PDF format by visiting, http://www.nama.org/awards/mktrapplication.pdf.

For more information on the NAMA Marketer of the Year Award, visit, http://www.nama.org/awards/namamarketer.htm.

Region IV Best of NAMA Ceremony Jan. 17

Written by NAMA on Tuesday, January 15, 2008 , 2:35 pm

The Region IV Best of NAMA Ceremony will take place this Thursday, January 17 at The Abbey Resort, 269 Fontana Blvd., Fontana, WI 53125 (on the western shore of Lake Geneva).

The Region IV Ceremony will begin at 5:30 p.m. with a reception, followed by dinner at 6:30 p.m. and the awards presentation at 7:30 p.m.

To book a room at the Abbey Resort call 1-800-709-1323. Make sure you mention NAMA to receive the $109 discount rate.

Cost for the ceremony is $65.00 per person.

Register on-line at http://www.nama.org/amc/bon/register.htm or by calling 913-491-6500.

Region II Best of NAMA Ceremony Jan. 22

Written by NAMA on Tuesday, January 15, 2008 , 2:35 pm

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 http://www.nama.org/amc/bon/register.htm or by calling 913-491-6500.

Upcoming Chapter Events

Written by NAMA on Tuesday, January 15, 2008 , 2:34 pm

In addition to the Regional Best of NAMA Ceremonies, mark your calendars for these upcoming chapter Best of NAMA Ceremonies and other events:

January 17, 2008
Midsouth NAMA

The Midsouth Best of NAMA Ceremony will take place January 17, 2008. The evening will kick-off with cocktails at 6:00 p.m. with a dinner and awards presentation following.

Please join Midsouth NAMA at the Equestria Restaurant, 3165 Forest Hill Irene Road, Germantown, TN, ph. 901-869-2663.

Please RSVP for the Midsouth Best of NAMA Ceremony today at http://survey.archermalmo.com/TakeSurvey.aspx?PageNumber=1&SurveyID=96KMm88.

Badger NAMA
Prior to the Region IV Ceremony, Badger NAMA will be hosting the Wisconsin Ag Outlook Forum from 12:30 – 5:30 p.m. at the UW-Madison Campus, 1550 Linden Drive, Madison
Microbial Sciences Building, Room 1520.

Bruce Jones, a UW-Madison Agricultural Economics professor will provide a summary of the financial outlook for Wisconsin’s agriculture industry, and moderate a discussion on other subject areas found in the 2008 report, including:

Dairy, Bob Cropp
Livestock, Patrick Luby
Specialty Crops, A.J. Bussan

Hot Topic Discussions
Today’s emerging issues will also be discussed during the second portion of the Forum. Providing their insights on these selected topics will be:

Bio-energy, Pat Walsh
Land Use, Alan Turnquist
Farm Labor, Jill Harrison
Farm Bill, Bruce Jones

Badger NAMA is co-sponsoring the event along with the Wisconsin Farm Bureau, UW-Madison College of Ag & Life Sciences, UW-Extension and the Wisconsin Federation of Cooperatives.

The Ag Outlook Forum is open to all, so feel free to invite co-workers and friends.

January 22, 2008
Midlands NAMA

Please join Midlands NAMA for a panel discussion with Lindsay Corporation’s vice president of marketing, Dirk Lenie and Jim Farrell, president and chief executive officer of Farmers National.

They will address where the agriculture industry is headed, what technologies will lead the charge and how their companies are adapting to lead the marketplace.

Where: 11516 Nicholas St. # 100, Omaha, NE 68154
When: Tuesday, Jan. 22 – 3:30 to 5:00 p.m.

We look forward to seeing you there for the discussion. Please feel free to forward this invitation to anyone else in the ag industry who you think should attend. Meetings are $15 for chapter members and $20 for non-members.

Please RSVP to Vernon Benes at vbenes@beckag.com or call 402-991-6338.

For more information, visit www.midlandsnama.com.

January 31, 2008
Carolinas/Virginia

Make plans now to attend the 2008 Carolinas/Virginia Chapter Best of NAMA Awards Banquet on Thursday evening, January 31, 2008. Expand your plans to include the Southern Farm Show on Thursday afternoon or Friday morning.

Time: 4:30 p.m. – Registration & Networking; 5:30 p.m. – Awards Program; 7:00 p.m. – Dinner; 7:45 p.m. – Best of Show Awards; 8:00 p.m. – Adjourn.

Mark your calendars and share this date with your colleagues as we will assemble at the NC State University Club (map), 4200 Hillsborough Street, Raleigh, NC, to view some of your best work of the past season.

Option: Southern Farm Show – in the afternoon before the NAMA Awards Banquet or the following morning.

Lodging: Ramada Inn, 1520 Blue Ridge Rd., Raleigh, NC

Cost: $40 members; $50 Guests; $20 Students; $60 at the door (Cash bar available)

Registration: To register for the Carolinas/Virginia Best of NAMA Banquet visit, http://payment.nama.org/chapter.htm.

February 12, 2008
Central California NAMA

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 dee@capca.com.

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