NAMA Website Reminder

Written by NAMA on Monday, August 17, 2015 , 11:40 am

NAMA unveiled a new website last October.  Make sure you have deleted your old bookmarks and created new ones to ensure you’re looking at the most recent, up-to-date information!

Update your bookmarks now:

NAMA Boot Camp This Week!

Written by NAMA on Monday, August 17, 2015 , 11:39 am

NAMA-2015-Bootcamp-170x170The 12th Annual NAMA Boot Camp starts tomorrow! We hope to see you all there! If you’re not signed up, you can still register today or onsite!

This event is filled with great opportunities whether you are just starting out in the working world or if you’ve been through Boot Camp many times before. If this is your first time in the agriculture business then you are in luck; you will get a beginner’s course about the business including a notebook packed with agricultural terminology, facts and case studies. If you are a more seasoned veteran, you can choose from a variety of different breakout sessions and pick the one that interests you most. Aside from the great speakers lined up for you this year, we also have some fun scheduled into the program. The first night of Boot Camp there will be a networking reception where you’ll have the opportunity to meet a wide variety of people. In today’s working world, meeting the right people can make a huge difference in growing your career – you never know who you could meet! The next night we will have an off-site reception at Boulevard Brewing Company. Enjoy some of Kansas City’s finest beer and wine while networking with your peers.

Find a complete schedule of this year’s activities on the Boot Camp website. You can still register! Register online or call the NAMA office at (913) 491-6500.

Join Heartland and Chicago NAMA at Farm Progress

Written by NAMA on Monday, August 17, 2015 , 11:38 am

Are you attending the Farm Progress Show in Decatur, IL?  If so, join other NAMA members at a reception hosted by Chicago and Heartland NAMA.

It’s a great opportunity to take a break and interact with other NAMA members on Wednesday, September 2, 2015, from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. in the Exhibitor Tent, located near Gate 6 on the corner of East and Sixth.

Appetizers and drinks will be provided (yes, adult beverages, too).

If you have any questions, please contact Wendy Pinkerton, (217) 637-1428.

Join NAMA and ABM at the NAFB Convention

Written by NAMA on Monday, August 17, 2015 , 11:37 am

NAMA, the AgriBusiness Media Council and the MoKan NAMA chapter will co-host a reception at the NAFB Convention, Wednesday, November 11, 2015. It will take place at the Westin Crown Center on the Garden Terrace in Kansas City from 5-6 p.m. Watch your email for more details.  For more information visit the NAFB Convention website.


Fall Conference Keynote Speakers

Written by NAMA on Monday, August 17, 2015 , 11:36 am

The 2015 NAMA Fall Conference will be here before you know it! Don’t miss out on the great keynote speakers NAMA has lined up for you this year in beautiful Denver, CO. Here is a sneak peak:

Bill Benjamin is one of the original partners at the Institute for Health and Human Potential (IHHP). Prior to joining IHHP, Bill was Vice President of a computer software firm, leading the sales, consulting and marketing divisions. His passion and enthusiasm for Emotional Intelligence and its impact on leadership development will leave you inspired and wanting more. Bill has delivered leadership programs to diverse groups that include the US Army, NASA, Intel and Goldman Sachs.

Kelli Vrla is a Rocky Mountain based corporate communications consultant who has enlightened and “entertrained” thousands through her dynamic presentations. She spent 16 years as a broadcast sales executive in radio and 14 years as CEO of her own people development firm. She’ll show you how to own your job and get others to own theirs. Learn to handle change before it handles you and deal successfully with even the most challenging personalities in your organization.

Scott Williams has been Cabela’s Executive Vice President, Chief Marketing and E-Commerce Officer since October 2011. He joined Cabela’s after serving as the President of Fanatics, Inc., a vertically integrated online retailer of team and league licensed sports apparel and collectibles.Scott was a Corporate Vice President of Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., from 2006 to May 2010. He will give you an inside look at business and e-commerce in this year’s “Through the Lens of a Leader.”

See you in Denver on September 22-24 for the best Fall Conference yet!

For a full schedule, registration details, hotel information and everything else you need to know, visit the Fall Conference website.

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