NAMA Boot Camp Registration Now Open!

Written by NAMA on Thursday, June 17, 2010 , 10:52 am

The NAMA Boot Camp will take place August 17-19, 2010 at the Hyatt Regency Crown Center in Kansas City.

Enlist in the Boot Camp to learn more about agri-marketing! Did you attend last year? If so, we want you back! This year’s program is a perfect continuation of the previous programs. Topics will include:

Producer Panel
Marketing to the Animal Health Industry
Little Red Writing Hood
Marketing to the Row Crop Industry
Crisis Management Case Studies
Social Media Research Study
Advocating for Ag Panel

Come in early and attend the optional MoKan Ag Tour! All Boot Camp attendees will receive a notebook packed with ag terminology and facts as well as case studies and speaker presentations.

For more information on the NAMA Boot Camp, visit

To register for the NAMA Boot Camp and/or the MoKan Ag Tour, please visit

If you are interested in sponsoring a session or event at the NAMA Boot Camp, please fill out the sponsorship confirmation form at or contact Jenny Pickett at 913-491-6500 or via e-mail at

NAMA’s Next Webinar ~ June 24

Written by NAMA on Thursday, June 17, 2010 , 10:52 am

treadway_cyndiNAMA’s next webinar, Managing an Effective Exhibit Marketing Program, will take place at 1:00 p.m. (Central time) on Thursday, June 24.

Round up several people into a conference room, bring your lunches, sit back and enjoy the webinar.

Many factors, from design to logistics, contribute to making a powerful impact at the show and result in exhibiting success.  Cyndi Treadway, with Exhibit Resources, will suggest some strategies to meet the challenges of today’s agri-business event marketing program.

The registration fee for the webinar is  $50.  Cancellations three or more days prior to the event are entitled to a full refund.

To register for this webinar visit

Awards of Excellence Deadline Has Changed

Written by NAMA on Thursday, June 17, 2010 , 10:52 am

The deadline for submitting nominations for the 2010 Professional Development Awards of Excellence is now July 20. The awards will be presented at the 2010 Trends In Agriculture meeting which will be held October 5-6 rather than in November.

Nominees for the Awards of Excellence must be NAMA members. Nominators should target individuals with direct planning and execution responsibilities in the respective Professional Development Area from agribusiness and related companies. If you have any questions regarding these awards, please contact Jenny Pickett at

To download the nomination form in an Adobe .PDF format, visit

You can also fill out the form on-line at

Upcoming Chapter Events

Written by NAMA on Thursday, June 17, 2010 , 10:52 am

Mark your calendars to check out an upcoming chapter event for the summer!

If you have any write-ups or photos from your previous events, please send the information to Kathi Conrad at to get it in the NAMA e-News.

Northern Prairie NAMA ~ June 22, 2010

Celebrating North Dakota Commodities ~ Northern Prairie NAMA invites you to a Wine & Cheese event on June 22 from 5:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Rodney Hogen, the owner of Red Trail Vineyards will be giving us a background on how to raise grapes in ND’s climate. Gary Hoffman, Executive Director of the ND Dairy Coalition will also be speaking about the current efforts of dairy producers.

To RSVP for this event,  visit (Please note: you must be logged in to your Facebook account to view the event.)

Florida NAMA ~ July 14, 2010

Navigating the Changing Ag-Media Market ~ This is a luncheon co-sponsored by the Florida NAMA chapter and Southeast AgNet in conjunction with the Florida Fertilizer & Agrichemical Association Summer Meeting.

The meeting will include a delicious Luncheon Sandwich Buffet – Breakers Style; a brief annual report from UF/NAMA student chapter members; Ted Haller’s entertaining and thought-provoking talk, “Navigating the Changing Ag-Media Market,” will reveal cutting-edge audience research of high interest to the agri-marketing community and ag inputs industry leaders (CCA Professional Development CEU approved); and a Q & A session.

Thanks to co-sponsorship from Southeast AgNet for this educational opportunity, your $60 admission fee will go directly to support Florida NAMA and the UF Student Gator-NAMA chapter. Gator NAMA is part of ongoing agri-marketing education at the university level in Florida, which needs the industry’s support. If not registering to attend as part of FFAA meeting attendance, NAMA members may RSVP and pay in advance for this luncheon by calling Southeast AgNet at 352-671-1909 or e-mail

North Central NAMA ~ July 26, 2010

This years North Central NAMA Golf event is being held in conjunction with the 2010 Ag Media Summit Golf outing that is being held in St. Paul this year. We encourage NAMA members and guests to enjoy a day of golf and to participate in the Ag Media Summit events. For a full schedule visit this link 2010 Agricultural Media Summit.

The Golf Outing will take place at Keller Golf Course in Maplewood, MN. Cost for the outing is $125 per player ($500 per foursome) and includes: golf, cart, range balls, lunch and great prizes.

To register online please go to the following link Golf Registration and you’ll find the golf registration toward the middle of the page or download the registration form (Microsoft Word format) and send or email it to me. If you have questions about registration please contact Bill Pool at or at 763-257-6877.

Badger Members Help Celebrate 125 Years of Hoard’s Dairyman

Written by NAMA on Thursday, June 17, 2010 , 10:51 am

hoards1More than 130 dairy industry enthusiasts gathered at the Hoard’s Dairyman Farm in Fort Atkinson on June 8, to celebrate the 125th anniversary of the Hoard’s Dairyman magazine.

It was in January of 1885 when William Dempster Hoard wrote his first issue of a “journal devoted to dairy farming” as a supplement to The Jefferson County Union weekly newspaper. A commemorative issue will be hitting mailboxes. On the cover will be artist Bonnie Mohr’s updated version of the famous “Foster Mothers of the Human Race” painting.

hoards2During the event, panelists from all media avenues, discussed topics about communications changes and the challenges throughout the history of the dairy industry. The day wrapped up with a tour of the largest and longest continually registered Guernsey herd in the United States. The farm was recently expanded and added Jerseys in late 2009.

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