NAMA Boot Camp – Register Today!

Written by NAMA on Wednesday, August 15, 2012 , 12:03 pm

Hurry Before You Miss Your Chance!

There is still time to register for Boot Camp, August 21 – 23 in Kansas City.  You’re going to want to be a part of every fast-paced minute of what we have planned.

All attendees will receive a notebook packed with agricultural terminology, facts, case studies and speaker presentations. This notebook has become one of the most popular aspects of the Boot Camp experience.

There will be plenty of opportunities for networking during the reception on Tuesday, in addition to during the Opening General Session. Network during lunch on Wednesday and during the reception at the Boulevard Brewery!

Don’t forget the MoKan NAMA Chapter will be hosting the Ag Tour prior to the kick-off of the Boot Camp. The tour includes a trip to Shoal Creek Land and Cattle, Green Dirt Farm, and Jowler Creek Winery, Missouri’s premier sustainable vineyard and winery. This tour is optional.

You won’t want to miss the 2012 NAMA Boot Camp! To register for the NAMA Boot Camp or the MoKan Ag Tour now, visit

Check out a list of this year’s Boot Camp attendees at

The 9th Annual NAMA Boot Camp will take place at the Sheraton Crown Center in Kansas City. Out-of-town attendees are responsible for making their own reservations.

For reservations contact:
Sheraton Crown Center
2345 McGee
Kansas City, MO 64108
Phone: 816-841-1000
Fax: 816-398-4610

Make sure you mention “NAMA” when making your reservations.

Register Today for NAMA’s New Fall Conference

Written by NAMA on Wednesday, August 15, 2012 , 12:02 pm

Join NAMA in Minneapolis to take your career to the next level and celebrate NAMA leadership, September 25 – 26.

The Fall Conference is NAMA’s newest signature event, and we want you to be a part of the action. Looking for fresh ideas to increase your professionalism? Want to fine-tune your critical leadership skills? The Fall Conference is the place for you!

Here’s what’s in store …

Insightful Keynote Speaker. Steve Schussler, founder of Rainforest Café, is living proof that setting your goals high and staying focused pays off! He’ll share his secrets to success.

Next Level Breakout Sessions. Created especially for agri-marketers ready to move up the career ladder and acquire game-changing professional development skills.

Classic NAMA Networking. Rub shoulders with NAMA leadership and expand your circle of influential agri-marketing professionals.

We’re packing as much learning, networking and good times into the Fall Conference as possible.

“Celebrating Leadership” will be a prominent theme throughout the Fall Conference. Join us to hone your leadership skills through innovative sessions and learn how NAMA can help you succeed in your career and at your organization. You’re also invited to a momentous celebration of NAMA leaders throughout the generations.

Join the North Central NAMA Chapter  on a tour showcasing unique aspects of Minnesota agriculture and agribusiness. Snacks, drinks and networking are all on the agenda for Monday afternoon. End the day at a Twin Cities brewery! (optional) Note:  There has been a time change in the start time for this tour.  Buses leave the hotel at 12:30 p.m.

To register for the 2012 Fall Conference, visit

For more information on the Fall Conference and hotel, visit

Sponsorships are now available for the Fall Conference. If you are interested in sponsoring a session, please contact Jenny Pickett at or call 913-491-6500.

Support Your Student NAMA Chapter

Written by NAMA on Wednesday, August 15, 2012 , 8:25 am

Student NAMA Chapter planning is underway with the Marketing Plan Competition at the forefront. The AgriBusiness Educational Foundation (ABEF) is one way NAMA supports that competition, as well as supporting student scholarships, mentoring, student chapter development, etc. Please join us in this effort by adding just $10 to your NAMA dues, joining the Century Club with a $100 donation (less than $9/month), or joining in with other contributors and companies who have made lasting impacts on the lives of students and young professionals. Click here to find out more.

Iowa and Cornbelt NAMA Chapters Hosting Reception

Written by NAMA on Wednesday, August 15, 2012 , 8:20 am

Are you attending the Farm Progress Show? If so, the Iowa and Cornbelt NAMA Chapters are co-sponsoring a reception there for you.  They’ll provide an opportunity to take a break and interact with other NAMA members on Wednesday, August 29, 2012, from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. at the Exhibitor Tent.  Appetizers and drinks provided (yes, adult beverages too).

The reception will be held in the Exhibitors’ Tent, which is actually housed in a building rather than a tent this year.  Look for the big white and green building, just outside of gate 6 at the south end of 6th Street.

Questions about the reception? Contact Kurt Lokenvitz at or at 309.944.2184.

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