NAMA Webinar Date Set

Written by NAMA on Friday, October 17, 2014 , 11:29 am

The next NAMA Webinar is set for Thursday, November 20, 2014. Watch your email for more details to come!

Remembering Stanley Bird

Written by NAMA on Friday, October 17, 2014 , 11:28 am

Stanley E. Bird, 84, formerly of Oakfield, passed away on Saturday, October 4, 2014, surrounded by his family. He was born on February 19, 1930, in Fond du Lac County, the son of the late Bennett and Ethel (Kintzler) Bird, and on May 26, 1951, he was united in marriage to Kathleen Kolterman at the Oakfield United Methodist Church. Stanley began his adult life operating a dairy farm and remained true to his roots throughout his life. After receiving his Journalism degree at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, he went on to become executive publisher of Holstein World overseeing a family of dairy magazines. He was a key long term member of the organizing committees for the World Dairy Expo and World Ag Expo. Stanley was a gregarious person who made friends whereever he went. He will be missed by all. He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Kathleen; four children, William (Linda) Bird of Germantown, David (Janet) Bird of Edgerton, Thomas (Karen) Bird of Uxbridge, Massachusetts and Barbara (Bruce) Schmidt of Buffalo, Minnesota; eight grandchildren; two great-granddaughters; a brother, Robert Bird of Fond du Lac; two sisters, Jeanne (Arthur) Culver of La Palma, California and Ruth (Stephen) Scholly of Glenview, Illinois. Memorials will be donated to one of Stan’s favorite charities. Additional information and guest book may be found at the Kietzer-Miller Funeral Home website.

Planning for Ag Day 2015

Written by NAMA on Friday, October 17, 2014 , 11:26 am

fall meeting board picPlanning is underway for Ag Day 2015! The National Ag Day Board met in the Better Homes & Gardens Test Kitchens at the Meredith offices in Des Moines. Picture here from left to right: Curt Blades, Meredith Agrimedia; Lynn Henderson, Agri-Marketing magazine; Tracy Zeorian, US Custom Harvesters; Tres Bailey, Wal-Mart; Kent Schescke, FFA; Lesly McNitt, Farm Journal Foundation; Colin Woodall, NCBA; Jennifer Pickett, ACA; Barry Nelson, John Deere; Nancy Barcus, AFA & Don Tourte, Penton Farm Progress.

National Ag Day Poster Contest Deadline

Written by NAMA on Friday, October 17, 2014 , 11:25 am

NationalAgDay-colorThe National Ag Day Poster Art Contest deadline is in two weeks! All entries need to be received by midnight on Friday, October 31.

This contest is designed to showcase the talents of young artists who share a passion for modern agriculture.  A winning original piece of art will be chosen as the official National Ag Day poster.  The contest is open to all amateur artists enrolled in high school or college.

Entries will be screened by a nine-member jury.  Finalists will then be judged through online voting to determine one winner.

The 2015 contest theme is “Agriculture: Sustaining Future Generations.” The winning entry will be published as the official National Ag Day Poster and the winning artist will receive a $1,000 scholarship sponsored by Meredith Agrimedia. Artwork and profile of the artist will be prominently featured in Successful Farming magazine and Ag Day correspondence.  Media releases will also be sent to all Ag Day sponsors and supporters. The original artwork will be on display in a public location.

For more information on the contest, rules and to submit a poster, go to

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