NAMA Introduces New Sponsorship Levels

Written by NAMA on Thursday, December 17, 2009 , 12:56 pm

10sustainingNAMA is introducing a new level of sponsorship;  Sustaining Partners

The NAMA Sustaining Partner would provide maximum exposure for a company seeking to align themselves more closely throughout the year with NAMA.  The program delivers extensive overall promotional benefits and exposure at all three key NAMA events (Conference, Boot Camp and Trends in Agriculture).  The partnership provides the ability to carry marketing objectives to new levels while assuring that NAMA has a more stable means of sponsorship income throughout the year.  The baseline commitment is $10,000 over the course of one full year.

The NAMA Sustaining Partner will receive all the sponsorship benefits of a Platinum Level Sponsor, plus the following:

  • Use of Strategic Partner logo in advertising and promotion
  • Web banner ad on NAMA web site that rotates with other Strategic Partners on an equal basis
  • One comp registration at each of the three key NAMA meetings
  • One comp NAMA membership
  • Ad on digital signage at annual Conference
  • Logo recognition as a partner on promotional materials for all three key NAMA events
  • Verbal recognition at all three key events

For more information contact Jennifer Pickett at jennyp@nama.org.

For a list of opportunities and other sponsor information visit www.nama.org/amc.

Register by Dec. 31 & Be Entered to Win…

Written by NAMA on Thursday, December 17, 2009 , 12:55 pm

nama2010Get the skills and strategies you need to grow professionally and lead in challenging times at the 2010 Agri-Marketing Conference, April 21-23, in Kansas City, Mo.

Remember, if you register by December 31, you’ll be entered into a drawing for a flip video camcorder!

• Learn how to get ag’s message out using groundbreaking new media
• Discover how companies are forging unique partnerships to build trust
• Gain a renewed sense of pride in the promise of American agriculture

meermanTake a trip to the Heartland for unbeatable networking and a line-up of internationally known keynote speakers.

David Meerman Scott
Receive a step-by-step plan to harness the power of new media and web-based communication. Using detailed case studies and real-world examples, David will explain how to tell compelling stories that turn tryers andrewsinto buyers.

Andy Andrews
A trusted advisor to corporations, organizations—even presidents and military leaders—Andy Andrews will tell you how to excel in even the toughest economic climate.

Paul Mobley
mobleyAcclaimed photographer Paul Mobley shares portraits from his book American Farmer: The Heart of Our Country. Rekindle your zest for American agriculture and end the 2010 conference on an inspiring high note.

To register, visit http://www.nama.org/ConferenceRegistration/Default.aspx?confid=8.

Nomination Deadline Approaching

Written by NAMA on Thursday, December 17, 2009 , 12:54 pm

The deadline for submitting nominations for the Agribusiness Leader and NAMA Marketer of the Year awards is January 15, 2010. Both awards will be presented at the 2010 Agri-Marketing Conference, April 21-23, in Kansas City, Missouri.

Agribusiness Leader of the Year
The Agribusiness Leader of the Year is NAMA’s highest honor. The award honors an outstanding leader in agribusiness, education, government service or other agribusiness related areas. Nominees do not need to be NAMA members.

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.

NAMA Marketer of the Year
NAMA recognizes its active members with senior management of marketing and/or sales responsibilities with the NAMA Marketer of the Year award. This award is the most prestigious honor awarded to an active member of the association and honors outstanding accomplishments in the field of agri-marketing directly to ag producers. Nominees MUST be NAMA members.

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.

Attend a Best of NAMA Event!

Written by NAMA on Thursday, December 17, 2009 , 12:54 pm

nama2010logoMark your calendars to save the date of a Best of NAMA ceremony near you! The following regions and chapters will be hosting events.

Region II ~ January 7
This Best of NAMA event will take place on January 7, 2010, at Boulevard Brewing Company in Kansas City, MO.

Cost for the event is $65. The event 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.

To register for the Region II Best of NAMA event visit http://www.nama.org/ConferenceRegistration/Default.aspx?confid=9.

A block of rooms is being held at the Hyatt Regency Crown Center and the Hyatt Shuttle will be available to take you to and from Boulevard Brewing. The hotel cut-off date is December 29. Make your reservations by calling 816-421-1234. Make sure you mention “NAMA” to receive the discounted rate of $109.

For more information visit www.nama.org/amc/bon/region2.htm.

Region III ~ January 14
The Region III Best of NAMA ceremony will take place on January 14, 2010, at the Varsity Theater in Minneapolis, MN.

Cost for the event is $70. The program will begin with a reception at 5:30 p.m., followed by dinner at 6:30 p.m. and the awards presentation at 7:30 p.m.

To register for the Region III Best of NAMA ceremony visit http://www.nama.org/ConferenceRegistration/Default.aspx?confid=10.

Rooms are being held at the Radisson University Hotel, 615 Washington Ave., SE, Minneapolis, MN 55414. Call 1-800-395-7046 to make your reservations. Make sure you mention NAMA to receive the $99 rate. The hotel cut-off date is Dec. 31.

For more information visit www.nama.org/amc/bon/region3.htm.

Region IV ~ January 21
The Region IV Best of NAMA ceremony will take place on January 21, 2010, at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Madison, WI.

The cost of this event is $65. The program will begin with a reception at 6:00 p.m., followed by dinner at 7:00 p.m. and the awards presentation at 8:00 p.m.

To register for the Region IV Best of NAMA ceremony visit http://www.nama.org/ConferenceRegistration/Default.aspx?confid=11.

You can make hotel reservations at the Crowne Plaze by calling 200-404-7630. Make sure you mention “NAMA” to get the special rate of $104. The hotel cut-off date is January 7.

For the latest information on the Region IV Banquet visit www.nama.org/amc/bon/region4.htm.

Carolinas/Virginia NAMA ~ January 26
The Carolinas/Virginia NAMA chapter will hold their Best of NAMA event at the Chatham Hill Winery in Morrisville, NC. There will be wine tasting reception at 5:30 p.m., followed by dinner and the awards program.

More information on this event will be coming soon…stay tuned to www.nama.org/amc/bon/carvir.html.

Western Pacific NAMA ~ February 9
Western Pacific NAMA will be hosting a Best of NAMA event at the VIP tent at the World Ag Expo in Tulare, CA.

The event will be a reception/mixer from 12:30 – 2:00 p.m.

More details about the cost for this event are on the way. Visit www.nama.org/amc/bon/westpac.htm for the latest information.

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