Trends In Agriculture Sponsorships Available

Written by NAMA on Monday, July 6, 2009 , 10:41 am

Sponsorships are now available for the 2009 Trends In Agriculture meeting, November 10-11, at the Hyatt Regency Crown Center in Kansas City.

As a sponsor of Trends In Agriculture, your organization will be noted as a front runner in supporting up-to-the-moment industry information.

Additional benefits include:

  • Recognition in the program booklet and from the podium during the session;
  • Recognition by signage at the sponsored event (if applicable);
  • Recognition in post-Trends articles in the Agri Marketing magazine;
  • Recognition on the NAMA Trends In Agriculture Web site page;
  • and, first right of refusal for sponsorship of the same item for the 2010 Trends In Agriculture.

If you are interested in sponsoring a session or event at this year’s meeting, contact Jenny Pickett in the NAMA office at (913) 491-6500 or via e-mail at

The Trends In Agriculture takes place prior to the National Association of Farm Broadcasting (NAFB) convention. Trends In Agriculture will take place at the Hyatt Regency Crown Center which is near the NAFB hotel.

Eastern NAMA Announces Student Award Recipients

Written by NAMA on Monday, July 6, 2009 , 10:39 am

The Eastern Chapter of the National Agri-Marketing Association (NAMA) and Gibbs & Soell Public Relations recently awarded $500 scholastic grants to Katherine Vegas and Nigel Calderon, two Future Farmers of America (FFA) students graduating from the John Bowne High School class of 2009.

The grants, sponsored by NAMA and Gibbs & Soell Public Relations, were presented to Vegas and Calderon for their outstanding scholastic achievement and contributions to the FFA program at the school. Making the presentation was Catherine Wang, NAMA Eastern Chapter president and an agribusiness communications professional at Gibbs & Soell.

John Bowne High School, located in Flushing, N.Y., has a specialized agriculture program that is nationally recognized as an outstanding urban agricultural education offering. The school’s agriculture program is the most extensive of its kind in the state.

A graduating senior of the animal science program, Vegas has been an FFA member for her entire four years of high school. She plans to study wildlife management at the State University of New York – Cobleskill. As an agriculture major, Calderon gained broad experience in animal health studies on the Small Animal Care and Exotic Animal teams at John Bowne. He plans a career in zoology or veterinarian medicine.

“Katherine, Nigel and the other John Bowne High School students represent the future of the agriculture industry,” Wang said. “By recognizing the achievements of these hard-working students, we hope that they are encouraged to vigorously pursue their careers in animal health.”

MoKan Golf Outing

Written by NAMA on Monday, July 6, 2009 , 10:38 am

mok6-25-091Nearly 30 golfers participated in the annual MoKan NAMA Golf Classic on June 25 at Falcon Lakes Golf Course in Basehor, KS.

The MoKan Golf Classic is an annual fund-raiser event that helps provide additional financial support for both of the MoKan Student NAMA chapters; Kansas State and Northwest Missouri State.

mok6-25-09-21Coming in third place at the outing was:

Laurie Whittington, McCormick Company
Sue Lee, Farm Journal Media
Scott Lynn, Osborn & Barr Communications
Bob Brunker, J.L. Farmakis

Second Place honors go to:

Ken Dean, High Plains/Midwest Ag Journal
Jim Martin, High Plains/Midwest Ag Journal
Wes Lynch, Jayhawk Sports Marketing
Jason Kramer, Jayhawk Sports Marketing

And the first place team at the 2009 MoKan Golf Classic consisted of:

Laurie Langstraat, Natl. Crop Insurance Services
Mike Langstraat, Falcon Lakes Golf
Shane Weaver, Natl. Crop Insurance Services
Mike Sieben, Natl. Crop Insurance Services

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