Best of NAMA Events

Written by NAMA on Wednesday, January 4, 2012 , 3:22 pm

Regional and chapter Best of NAMA Awards events will be taking place in January and February. We know you won’t want to miss these fun events, so we’re providing the various dates so you can add as many as you’d like to your calendar and easily register for more than one.

January 12, 2012 – Region II (Gateway, Great Plains, Midlands, Missouri-Kansas, Rocky Mountain, and Southwest Chapters) at Boulevard Brewing Company, 2501 Southwest Boulevard, Kansas City, MO  64108, beginning at 6:00 pm.  For more details, visit http://www.nama.org/amc/bon/region2.htm.  You can also register online at http://www.nama.org/ConferenceRegistration/Default.aspx?confid=39.

January 19, 2012 – Region IV (Badger, Chicago, Heartland, and Mid-America Chapters) at the Crowne Plaza Madison, 4402 East Washington Avenue, Madison, WI  53704 starting at 6:00 pm.  For more details, visit http://www.nama.org/amc/bon/region4.htm. Online registration for the banquet is available at http://www.nama.org/ConferenceRegistration/Default.aspx?confid=41.A block of rooms has been secured at the Crowne Plaza Madison.  To book a room, call 1-888-233-9527 or, to reserve a room online, go to https://resweb.passkey.com/Resweb.do?mode=welcome_ei_new&eventID=7906469.  Make sure you mention NAMA to receive the $99 discount rate.  The hotel cutoff is January 11, so if you need a room be sure to make a reservation quickly.

January 24, 2012 – Carolinas/Virginia Chapter at Mez Contemporary Mexican, 5410 Page Road, Durham, NC  27703, starting at 5:30 pm.  Online registration for the banquet is available at http://www.nama.org/store/index.php?p=catalog&parent=16&pg=1.  For more details, contact Mary Cameron (mcameron@gibbs-soell.com), Lela Griffin (lgriffin@gibbs-soell.com) or Jennifer Gwyn (Jennifer.gwyn@sscoop.com).

A Midsouth Chapter event will be planned and further details will be forthcoming.

January 25, 2012 – Southeastern Chapter at The Norcross Station Café, 40 South Peachtree Street, Norcross, GA  30017, starting at 6:00 pm.  Online registration for the banquet is available at http://www.nama.org/store/index.php?p=catalog&parent=20&pg=1.  For more details, contact Kim Maloney (kmaloney@freebairn.com).

January 26, 2012 – Region III (Cornbelt, Iowa, North Central, and Northern Prairie Chapters) at the Walker Art Center, 1750 Hennepin Avenue, Minneapolis, MN  55403, starting at 6:00 pm.  For more details, visit http://www.nama.org/amc/bon/region3.htm.  Online registration for the banquet is available at http://www.nama.org/ConferenceRegistration/Default.aspx?confid=40.

A block of rooms has been secured at the Hyatt Regency Minneapolis, 1300 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis, MN  55403.  To book a room, call 1-888-421-1442 or, to register online, click on the following link:  https://resweb.passkey.com/Resweb.do?mode=welcome_ei_new&eventID=8116620.  Make sure you mention NAMA to receive the $120 rate.  The hotel cutoff is January 12.

February 14, 2012 – Region I (Desert Southwest and Western Pacific Chapters) in the Wine and Cheese Pavilion (Corner of “S” Street & Expo Lane/by Seminar Center) at the World Ag Expo, Tulare, CA, with a reception scheduled to start at 11:00 am.

If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact us at 913-491-6500.

Award Nomination Deadline January 20

Written by NAMA on Wednesday, January 4, 2012 , 3:21 pm

The deadline for submitting nominations for the Agribusiness Leader and NAMA Marketer of the Year awards is January 20, 2012. These awards will be presented at the 2012 Agri-Marketing Conference, April 18-20, 2012, in Kansas City.

NAMA Marketer of the Year

NAMA will recognize an active member 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.

Nominees are solicited from agribusiness and related companies with overall marketing and/or sales responsibilities. Nominees must be NAMA members.

To nominate someone for the NAMA Marketer award, download the application in an Adobe .pdf format at http://www.nama.org/awards/mktrapplication.pdf or fill out the online application at http://www.nama.org/awards/namamarketerform.htm.

Agribusiness Leader of the Year

The Agribusiness Leader of the Year award recognizes leadership achievement in agriculture and the food and fiber industry. This award is for agribusiness leaders and leaders in private, public or academic service. Nominees do not have to be NAMA members.

The Agribusiness Leader of the Year award is NAMA’s highest honor. The award honors an outstanding leader in agribusiness, education, government service or other agribusiness related area. Solicited from senior level position holders in private, public or academic service, nominees should exemplify excellence in agribusiness by their significant contributions to the industry.

To nominate someone for the Agribusiness Leader of the Year award, download the application in an Adobe .pdf format at http://www.nama.org/awards/agbusapplication.pdf or fill out the online application at http://www.nama.org/awards/agribusinessform.htm.

Upcoming NAMA Events

Written by NAMA on Wednesday, January 4, 2012 , 2:02 pm

Wednesday, February 1

National NAMA will be hosting a producer panel at the Cattle Industry Convention in Nashville, TN.

For more information on the upcoming convention visit http://www.beefusa.org/abouttheconvention.aspx

Date: Wednesday, February 1

Time: 1:00 – 2:30 p.m.
Moderator: Gary Cooper, Southeast AgNet

Location: Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center
2800 Opryland Drive
Nashville, TN 37214
(888) 777-OPRY (6779)
(615) 883-2211


Friday, March 2

Joint reception with AAEA at Commodity Classic.

Co-hosted by Midsouth NAMA Chapter and National NAMA

Time: 4:00-5:30 p.m.

Location: Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center
2800 Opryland Drive
Nashville, TN 37214
(888) 777-OPRY (6779)
(615) 883-2211

Sign up for a Connection Point Booth Today

Written by NAMA on Wednesday, January 4, 2012 , 2:01 pm

The 2012 Agri-Marketing Conference planning is underway and it’s time to sign up to be an Exhibitor in the Connection Point! The conference will be held April 18-20, 2012, at the Sheraton Kansas City Hotel at Crown Center (formerly the Hyatt Regency Crown Center).

Meet your customers in The Connection Point.  If your company has products and services to put before decision-makers in the ag marketplace, NAMA’s Connection Point is for you.  Over 90% of the exhibitors return each year!

You’ll get a first look at the latest products and services entering the industry. Plus, most booths host drawings for door prizes and other giveaways. Expand your network, peruse new technology and services and win cool stuff—see you there.

Put your company front and center in the Heartland. With nearly 1,200 professionals in attendance, there’s no better way to get noticed. Influencers and decision-makers will take note when you purchase booth space on this trade show floor. Lunch and refreshment breaks are scheduled to maximize traffic and draw the clients and customers you want to meet!

The Connection Point will be open Wednesday, April 18 from 6:00–7:30 p.m., Thursday, April 19 from 12:30–2:00 p.m., 3:00–4:00 p.m. and 5:00–7:00 p.m.

Booth space price (10’ x 10’ space) is $475 (includes one exhibit hall only pass). Trade in your exhibit hall only pass and receive $100 off one full conference registration. Additional exhibit hall only passes are $250 with a maximum of two per booth space.

Multiple space discount:
2 spaces = 10% off of the single booth price for a total of $855
3 spaces = 15% off of the single booth price for a total of $1,210
4 spaces = 20% off of the single booth price for a total of $1,520
5 or more spaces—call for price

Exhibitor Fees Include:
• One 10’ x 10’ exhibit space
• Uniform back wall and side rails (both draped)
• One-line company identification sign

To sign up for a booth in the Connection Point, visit http://www.nama.org/amc/ts/signup.htm or contact Jan Cichello at janc@nama.org or call 913-491-6500.

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