The following is a schedule of networking opportunities and events that will take place at Trends In Agriculture:
3:30 – 4:00 p.m. – Break
Enjoy a refreshment break and network with your peers at the break sponsored by the National Cotton Council.
5:30 – 7:30 p.m. – Welcome Reception/Best of NAMA Entry Viewing/ABEF Sports Night
Relax and network with friends and colleagues while viewing the Best of NAMA entries from the regional judging. This reception will also feature the first annual ABEF Sports Night. Try your hand at games such as basketball, electronic darts, pool and foosball while helping raise funds for the ABEF. This event is sponsored by John Deere, DTN/The Progressive Farmer, and Martin Williams.
Can’t make it to the entire Trends In Agriculture meeting? No problem, you can just join us for the Welcome Reception/Entry Viewing/ABEF Sports Night! Just visit http://payment.nama.org/trends.htm to register!
8:00 – 8:30 a.m. – Breakfast
Get focused on the day with your peers and a hearty breakfast before the sessions for the day begin.
10:00 – 10:30 a.m. – Break
Discuss the morning session over some coffee with your peers courtesy of CHS, Inc.
11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. – Professional Development Awards of Excellence Program & Luncheon
NAMA honors its members with hands-on responsibility in each of the Professional Development Areas (PDA). This year, awards will be given in the areas of Marketing Communications, Public Relations and Sales. The recipients will share their thoughts on the challenges and opportunities in agri-marketing at the luncheon. Join us as we honor Paul Redhage, FMC Agricultural Products, with the Marketing Communications award; Beth Andersen, Charleston/Orwig, with the Public Relations award; and Vernon Benes, Beck Ag Inc., with the Sales award.
The Luncheon is sponsored by Truffle Media Networks and the Professional Development Awards of Excellence are sponsored by Farm Progress Companies.
3:00 – 4:00 p.m. – Meet & Greet with the Speakers/Reception
This is your chance to talk to the speakers of the Trends In Agriculture Meeting after the final session. In addition, you’ll have the opportunity to network with some attendees of the NAFB Convention. Special thanks to the MoKan NAMA Chapter & Quarry Integrated Communications for sponsoring this event.