2015 Agri-Marketing Conference Registration Open!

Written by NAMA on Wednesday, December 17, 2014 , 1:12 pm

Registration is now open for the 2015 Agri-Marketing Conference, April 15-17, in Kansas City, MO. Visit the AMC homepage for conference, hotel and registration details.

We’re growing new connections … new ideas … and raising the bar on professional development and leadership.

Join us in Kansas City and discover how to:

–Anticipate patterns to capitalize on change

–Elevate leadership to make the most of all the talent on your team

–Influence your organization and those around you in an energizing, positive way

Featuring Keynoters for 2015:

Hank.Moore3Hank Moore, Futurist and Corporate Strategist™

Hank advises top CEOs at companies like Disney, Marriott, Hewlett-Packard, AT&T and Texaco. Join NAMA at the Pre-Conference Workshop for a rare opportunity for you to get a first look at emerging business trends, learn how to deal with challenges and take advantage of opportunities from one of the world’s leading business gurus.


Jim-Crupi3Dr. Jim Crupi, President and founder of Strategic Leadership Solutions, Inc.

Dr. Crupi will reveal the key underlying forces shaping the future and discuss what they mean in a practical way for managing organizations and people. Forces he’ll discuss include Demographics, Resource Scarcity, Technology and Conflict. You’ll never look at the world the same way again.


Jackie-Freiberg-head-shot3Dr. Jackie Freiberg, Keynote Speaker,
Bestselling Author, and Leadership Expert

Dr. Freiberg has dedicated her career to helping executives and managers practice the art of leadership and build great companies, where great people can do great work. In her presentation, she will reframe leadership in the agri-marketing industry for today and beyond. She has been recognized as one of the “Top 30 Best Minds on Leadership” by Leadership Excellence Magazine.


Keni Thomas, Motivational Speaker,keni-thomas3 Author, and Veteran

Keni will command your attention from beginning to end as he tells the incredible story of extraordinary individuals and how they fought to bring each other home. Keni will empower you to choose to have a positive impact on those around you every day. He will inspire you to achieve greatness by stressing the importance of outstanding leadership on every level.


 Plus, check out our lineup for the 2015 Breakout Sessions:

–If I Take Away Your Title, Will They Follow You?

–Bringing Consumer Digital into the Ag World

–Video Content is King

–Tapping Pivotal Talent to Stay Ahead of the Curve

–Brand You: Ten Strategies to Re-Image You

–Multi-sensory Marketing for Maximum Impact

–DIY Video: Tips for Production

–Going Native: Can Multi-Media Advertising Pass Media Ethics Sniff Test

–The Drive to Feed the World


–Ads in the Crosshairs: Editorial & Advertising in this New Multi-Media Age

Looking for opportunities to place your company’s products and services before decision-makers in the ag marketplace? NAMA’s Connection Point is for you. Contact Lauren Giarratano to book your booth today.

Looking for other ways to get noticed? Get in touch with Jenny Pickett for sponsorship opportunities.

Register today to save money and get a jump on your 2015 calendar! #NAMA15

Agribusiness Leader/Marketer of the Year Awards

Written by NAMA on Wednesday, December 17, 2014 , 1:09 pm

Don’t forget to nominate the cream of the crop – Agribusiness Leader of the Year and NAMA Marketer of the Year.  Check out a list of current and past winners for Agribusiness Leader of the Year and NAMA Marketer of the Year.

Winners of these prestigious awards will be honored at the 2015 Agri-Marketing Conference, April 15 – 17 in Kansas City, MO.  Celebrate the achievements and impressive careers of the very best in agriculture with NAMA.

Agribusiness Leader of the Year Application:

Please download the application in Adobe PDF format here. Or fill out the online nomination short form here.

NAMA Marketer of the Year Application:

Please download the application in Adobe PDF format here. Or fill out the NAMA Marketer of the Year online nomination form here.


Submission deadline is January 16, 2015.

If you have any questions about these awards, please contact Jenny Pickett at (913) 491-6500 or jennyp@nama.org.

Leadership Changes for 2015

Written by NAMA on Wednesday, December 17, 2014 , 1:07 pm

A special thanks to all of the leaders that served this past year.  A special note of thanks to Kenna Rathai, Kenna B. Rathai Communications and Chuck Zimmerman, ZimmComm, who will be leaving the NAMA Executive Committee.  And welcome to Sara Steever, Paulsen and Gary Sakin, Monsanto who join the Executive Committee in 2015. We look forward to the coming year.

Winner of the Member-Get-A-Member Contest

Written by NAMA on Wednesday, December 17, 2014 , 1:06 pm

Congratulations to Chris Wood, Meredith Agrimedia, for winning an iPad Mini from NAMA on December 10.  Chris’ name was included in a drawing because he referred a new member to NAMA.

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