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.

Managing an Effective Exhibit Marketing Program

Written by NAMA on Thursday, June 3, 2010 , 10:41 am

treadway_cyndiAre you planning to implement or revitalize your trade show marketing effort?  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 on the next NAMA Webinar, Thursday, June 24 at 1:00 p.m. (CST).

Presentation Highlights:

Planning Budgets
Concurrent Show Logistics
Designing the Right Exhibit
Rental Property Integration
Pre-Show Promotion
Booth Staffing

About the Presenter:  Cyndi Treadway, Exhibit Resources, Inc.
Cyndi’s experience includes more than 15 years with Exhibit Resources as Senior Account Manager and currently as director of Client Services in addition.  Cyndi and her dedicated team manage over 100 trade shows and events.

Registration fee:  $50.  Cancellations three or more days prior to the event are entitled to a full refund.

To register for this webinar visit

Upcoming Chapter Events

Written by NAMA on Thursday, June 3, 2010 , 10:40 am

Mark your calendars to check out an upcoming chapter event for the spring/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.

Badger NAMA ~ June 8, 2010

Hoard’s Dairyman 125th Anniversary Celebration – Join the staff of Hoard’s Dairyman and the Badger NAMA chapter as they celebrate 125 years of excellence in Dairy publishing. Enjoy lunch, networking and a panel discussion as leaders in Dairy media address issues in their ever-changing industry. Stay for a tour of the Hoard’s dairy facility.

The cost is Free for students, $15 for NAMA members and $25 for non-members. To register and pay online visit –

If you do not wish to signup online, please contact Maria McGinnis to RSVP at

Carolinas/Virginia NAMA ~ June 8, 2010

Increased Scrutiny in the Ag Industry ~ The agriculture industry is facing increased scrutiny.  Now more than ever, many consumers are demanding to know exactly where their food came from and the conditions under which it was produced.  How should the agriculture industry respond, and how can we as agri-marketers help our clients?  Join us to hear comments from Bryan K. Blinson of N.C. Cattlemen’s Association on these issues and more.

The event will begin at 4:30 with dinner followed by the guest speaker at 5:30 p.m. Cost is $15 for NAMA members and students and $20 for guests.

For questions contact Courtney Beck at or via phone at (919) 844-2708.

Heartland NAMA ~ June 14, 2010

Plan to attend our next meeting at the Normal Corn Belters on Monday, June 14th. The meeting and game will take place at The Normal CornBelters home stadium, The Corn Crib on June 14th at 4:00 p.m.  Dinner will follow in the IL Corn Suite, with 7:00 p.m. ball game. Normal CornBelters staff will give a tour of the ballpark and talk about the stadium marketing plans, etc. Tricia Braid Terry of IL Corn will talk about the IL Corn Marketing Board’s naming rights sponsorship. Please RSVP to Tricia Braid Terry at by 12:00 noon on Friday, June 11, to ensure your spot in the suite and enough food.

Cornbelt NAMA ~ June 16, 2010

Marketing the Cedar Rapids Kernels ~ Join Cornbelt NAMA for a brief presentation from the Kernels Director of Community Relations on how they “market” the Kernels. The event also includes great seats for the Kernels vs. Snappers baseball game. Seating is limited so RSVP early!

Cost is $15 for members and $25 for non-members. The cost includes game ticket, lunch and admission to the suite.

Send your RSVP to Terry Reilly, Iowa Farmer Today at You will receive a reply confirming you have a seat along with additional details on where to pickup your tickets, directions, etc.

Ohio NAMA ~ June 17, 2010

Ohio NAMA Golf Outing ~ Ohio NAMA is pleased to officially invite you to Ohio NAMA’s summer event, scheduled for Thursday, June 17, 2010.

It’s a day reserved to catch up with other Ohio Ag Professionals and enjoy a great round of golf with a lunch/networking session to follow. For reservations and tee-times, please indicate your attendance by Friday, June 4, 2010. To view the invitation for this event, visit

To RSVP for the events, please contact Mike Krouse at (419)532-3130 ext. 1269 or via email at or contact Becky Anway at (614) 889-1309 or via email at

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

Sponsorships Available for the NAMA Boot Camp

Written by NAMA on Thursday, June 3, 2010 , 10:39 am

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

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

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