Bill Benjamin: Emotional Intelligence and Performing Under Pressure

Written by Paulsen AgriBranding on Wednesday, September 23, 2015 , 4:01 pm

The 2015 NAMA Fall Conference in Denver kicked off with two sessions on emotional intelligence. Bill Benjamin is a founding partner of the Institute for Health and Human Potential. He talks about how leaders can learn to manage their emotions and others when they are under pressure and how that will help you do your best when it matters most.

NAMA Fall Conference is Next Week

Written by NAMA on Tuesday, September 15, 2015 , 12:26 pm

The 2015 NAMA Fall Conference is next week! But you don’t have to wait a week to see who will be there. Check out the registration list now for a sneak peek!

Do you still need a room in Denver? NAMA has a small group of rooms available at The Curtis Hotel at the discounted NAMA rate! If you still need to reserve a room, please send us an email or call the office at (913) 491-6500.

Even if you haven’t registered yet, there is still time to claim your spot in Denver! Register today!

Check out the Fall Conference Website for all the information you will need in Denver!

Best of NAMA Call for Entries

Written by NAMA on Tuesday, September 15, 2015 , 12:24 pm

Logo_001Best of NAMA:
Creative Feed

The Call for Entries is now live on the NAMA website! Click here to access all the information you need to submit your best work.

New for 2016!
As you look over the Call for Entries you’ll notice some changes. Over the past several months a special task force met and has made enhancements and updates to the Best of NAMA Program. We think the changes reflect what’s happening in the industry today. Of course if you have questions or need category clarifications, please call us at (913) 491-6500. The deadline to submit your work is October 9, 2015.

Special thanks to Colle+McVoy for creating the Call for Entries!

Join NAMA and ABM at the NAFB Convention

Written by NAMA on Tuesday, September 15, 2015 , 12:23 pm

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.

Rocky Mountain NAMA Chapter Event

Written by NAMA on Tuesday, September 15, 2015 , 12:22 pm

Rocky Mountain NAMA invites you to the next networking event on Wednesday, September 16 at the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association.  Rocky Mountain NAMA is excited to partner again with the Colorado Ag Network and Anadarko Petroleum to host this reception.  Join them for an evening of great conversation and food!

Event Details

Date: Wednesday, September 16th

Time: 5:30 PM – 8:30 PM

Location: National Cattlemen’s Beef Association, 9110 East Nichols Avenue, Suite 300, Centennial, CO 80112

Beef & Beverage Pairing

The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association is home to several culinary experts that work to provide the industry with new beef cuts, product innovation and recipe ideas.  At this event, attendees will have the opportunity to explore the Association’s state-of-art culinary center as well as sample several beef appetizers that can be paired with your choice of selected wines and brews. 

Guest Speakers        

Kimberly Wathke – Title Analyst, Anadarko Petroleum

Robert Schutzius – Reserves Manager, Anadarko Petroleum
Come learn about Anadarko Petroleum Corporation and responsible oil and gas development in the State of Colorado. Anadarko employees Robert Schutzius and Kimberly Wathke will provide a general overview of the industry, a technical explanation of the life cycle of an oil and gas well and the effects of the oil and gas industry on Colorado’s economy.

Marvin Kokes – President, National Agri-Marketing Association
Longstanding member and current President, Marvin Kokes will speak to professional development and learning opportunities that NAMA provides to its members.

For questions or to RSVP, please contact:
Beka Gill –

As always, please share this invite with co-workers and friends that would be interested in attending and learning more about the Rocky Mountain NAMA Chapter and the Colorado Ag Network. 

Cornbelt NAMA Chapter Event

Written by NAMA on Tuesday, September 15, 2015 , 12:21 pm

Cinnamon Ridge Farms Ag Tour

It’s a family owned, family run farm where they milk Jersey dairy cows using robots, raise beef cattle, pigs, goats, chickens and produce corn, soybeans and winter wheat.  They also make cheese from the milk produced on the farm.

When: Thursday, September 17

Where: Cinnamon Ridge Farms, Donahue, IA

Cost: $10 per person

Registration information will be available soon.

Midsouth NAMA Chapter Event

Written by NAMA on Tuesday, September 15, 2015 , 12:20 pm

Spring Valley Farms (SVF) Ag Tour
A true gate to plate operation.

Friday, September 25th

  • 8:00 a.m. – Depart from Showplace Arena next to AgriCenter on chartered bus
  • 10:30 a.m. – Arrive John & Debra’s house, enjoy refreshments on the front porch
  • 11:00 a.m. – Enjoy a truly homemade lunch complete with ½ pound burgers made from SVF beef and Debra’s homemade potato salad and dessert
  • 12:30 p.m. – Load the bus for a tour of the farms where John & Debra will share the history of their farms and discuss their current operations. Highlights include:
    —Cattle herds – How are they bred, raised, and sold direct to consumers
    —Debra’s bee operation – How are they cared for and  how the honey is produced
    —General farm sites including old log barns
  • 2:30 p.m. – Depart for Memphis
  • 5:00 p.m. – Arrive back at Showplace Arena

When: Friday, September 25th

Where: Meet up at Showplace Arena

Cost: $60

Register to Attend

Don’t worry…there will be wi-fi on the bus for all you workaholics. Additional details regarding parking and other logistics will be sent closer to the event.

Registration/Payment Policy: Registration will remain open until the Tuesday before the event (September 22). Due to the nature of this event, no refunds will be available for cancellation within two weeks of the event (Friday, September 11).

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