Early Registration/Hotel Cut-Off Next Week

Written by NAMA on Friday, March 26, 2010 , 7:54 am

We’re excited to announce that the registration numbers for the 2010 Agri-Marketing Conference are up compared to previous years. Don’t hesitate, register today!

The early registration deadline for the 2010 Agri-Marketing Conference is Wednesday, March 31. Please register by March 31 to receive the early registration rate for the conference.

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

Hotel Cut-Off Date
The Hotel Cut-off date for making reservations at the Hyatt Regency Crown Center is Tuesday, March 30. Reservations made after March 30 are subject to higher rates and potential unavailability.

With our registration numbers being up, the block is filling up fast, so please make your reservations today! Reservations can be made by calling the Hyatt at (816) 421-1234, please mention NAMA when making your reservations. You can also reserve your room online. We have 2 room blocks at the Hyatt, one for professionals and one for students.

Professionals online reservations – http://crowncenter.hyatt.com/groupbooking/mkcrknagr2010

Student online reservations – http://crowncenter.hyatt.com/groupbooking/mkcrknags2010

ABEF Golf Outing Sign-Up Deadline Approaching

Written by NAMA on Friday, March 26, 2010 , 7:53 am

Gather your foursomes together, the sign-up deadline for the ABEF Golf Outing at The National Golf Club is April 9. The golf outing will take place on Tuesday, April 20. A chartered bus will leave the hotel at 11:30 a.m. to take everyone to the golf course and a boxed lunch will be provided. Tee time begins at 1:00 p.m. An awards ceremony and reception will cap your day on the greens.

If you need or want to register for the golf outing and for the conference at the same time, please visit http://www.nama.org/ConferenceRegistration/Default.aspx?confid=8.

If you’ve already registered for conference but want to add the ABEF Golf outing, please visit, www.nama.org/amc/golfregister.htm.

Sponsors Needed!
Show your support and sponsor a hole. Hole sponsorships are now available as well as reception and beverage cart sponsorships. To sign up for a sponsorship on-line visit, http://www.nama.org/amc/golfsponsor.htm or contact Jenny Pickett at 913-491-6500 or via e-mail at jennyp@nama.org. Thank you for your support of the ABEF!

Get ready to play R+K Q+A!

Written by NAMA on Friday, March 26, 2010 , 7:52 am

What’s the longest recorded flight of a chicken? How many muscles does the average, garden-variety caterpillar have in its head? What’s a flink?

Look for these and other R+K Q+A questions during the 2010 Agri-Marketing Conference and text your responses to Rhea + Kaiser. For every text received during the conference, R+K will make a donation to the Agri-Business Educational Foundation (ABEF). You don’t even have to be right for your text to count! Oh, and you’ll also be entered to win a super-duper prize.

Curious? Find answers to these questions at rkconnect.com.

Silent/Online Auction Donations Roll In

Written by NAMA on Friday, March 26, 2010 , 7:51 am

abef-logoSupport promising agri-business students as you mingle with exhibitors in the Connection Point. The Agri-Business Educational Foundation (ABEF) Silent Auction and Raffle benefit NAMA’s Student Careers Program and the ABEF respectively.

Bid on auction items while making your way through the exhibit area and buy your raffle ticket.

ABEF will conduct an On-Line auction of media packages, Web related donations, and other services as part of its annual Silent Auction. Donors will be recognized in the Silent Auction area of the trade show during the 2010 Agri-Marketing Conference.

Below is a list of just a few of the auction donations we’ve received. Special thanks to everyone’s support!

Limited edition Terry Redlin Print
A Custom Research Study
T-Shirts & Clothing Items
Wisconsin Cheeses
Limited edition framed poster
Media Packages for the online auction
Airport Security friendly laptop case
Duffle bag, hat, and blanket
Golf Package including umbrella, golf balls, shirt, etc.

Donations Are Still Needed! To donate items to the auction, fill out the online form at http://www.nama.org/abef/silentauction/pledgeform.htm or contact Jenny Pickett at jennyp@nama.org, 913-491-6500.

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