Join NAMA and ABM at the NAFB Convention

Written by NAMA on Thursday, October 15, 2015 , 9:49 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.

2016 Ag Day Poster Art Contest

Written by NAMA on Thursday, October 15, 2015 , 9:48 am

2016 National Ag Day Art Contest Rules & Guidelines

Official Topic: “Agriculture: Stewards of a Healthy Planet”

2016 Rules (Microsoft Word .doc format)
2016 Entry Form (Microsoft Word. doc format)

Section I – General Information
The National Ag Day Poster Art 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.

Judging will be conducted under the direction of the Board of Directors.

Contest theme: Agriculture: Stewards of a Healthy Planet

Section II – Awards

  • The winning entry will be published as the official National Ag Day Poster
  • The winning artist will receive $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.
  • Prints will be on display during the Ag Day events in DC.

Section III – Rules

The file format of all entries must be a PDF submitted via photograph or scan of the original art.  Original art can be any medium.  Please do not frame your original art.  Original art should be no smaller than 8” x 10”.

  1. Winning artwork will include themes celebrating modern agriculture in the United States and in the spirit of the current Ag Day theme.
  2. To submit the entry, visit and follow the directions as guided on the page, OR the entry may be a DVD or CD and mailed to:  2016 Ag Day Poster Contest, Agricultural Council of America, 11020 King St., Ste. 205, Overland Park, KS 66210
  3. All entries must be accompanied by an entry form. If entry is uploaded at, please submit an accompanying entry form to in Word or PDF format. If the entry is burned to a DVD or CD and mailed to the address above, please include an accompanying entry form within the package. Please submit entry via mail or upload site – not both. Entry forms are available to download at Entries must be received at the address listed above no later than midnight CST, October 30, 2015.
  4. The ACA cannot confirm receiving entries sent via email.
  5. Entry must have been done in 2015. Each student should submit only one entry.
  6. Each entry will be judged on the originality of concept, presentation, adherence to the theme, design technique and total impact.
  7. Failure to adhere to the rules may result in disqualification at the discretion of the Ag Council.
  8. All entries become the property of the Agriculture Council of America.
  9. Contestants must be a U.S. citizen. Contestants must meet all requirements to compete.
  10. Entries must not violate any copyrights or trademarks.

Section IV – Judging  

  • Students must be in high school or college in the United States.

Section V – Timeline

  • October 30 – All entrants due
  • December 1 – Winner Notified
  • December 31 – Official posters available for distribution


Win an iPad Mini from NAMA!

Written by NAMA on Thursday, October 15, 2015 , 9:47 am

iPadMini-Press-02-970-80Recruit someone you know to become a NAMA member and be entered into a drawing for an iPad Mini. The member-get-a-member campaign will run from October 15 through December 10. The drawing will take place December 11.

Simply tell your recruit to join at and add your name and company in the box titled “Referred By.” They can also call the NAMA office (913) 491- 6500 to join; remind them to say they were referred by you.

The more members you recruit, the more your name will be entered into the drawing!

MoKan NAMA Chapter Event

Written by NAMA on Thursday, October 15, 2015 , 9:46 am

TopGolf-Logo-Trademarked-Vertical-WhiteMoKan NAMA logo_2 copyJoin MoKan NAMA on Thursday, October 22nd at 6:00 p.m. for a social and charity event at Topgolf in Overland Park, KS. Topgolf is the perfect atmosphere for networking and fun with excellent food and drinks. No golf skills required! Students from Mizzou and K-State NAMA chapters will be joining us as well.

Since October 22nd is National Hunger Day, we ask you bring non-perishable food items for donation. All those who donate food will be entered into a door prize drawing.

This event will serve as our annual golf outing and we would like to use this opportunity to raise funds for our student chapters. Sponsorship opportunities are available for $150 which covers the cost of one hitting bay. Each bay hosts up to six people. This would be similar to a hole sponsorship at our previous golf outings.

BCS Communications has sponsored our beverage cart at past golf outings. Thank you for sponsoring the beverages at Topgolf.

Date: Thursday, October 22, 2015

Time: 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Location: Topgolf, 10611 Nall Ave, Overland Park, KS 66207

Registration: $50 per person (includes golf, food and drinks)

Sponsorships: $150 per hitting bay (up to 7 bays available)

Registration & a Sponsorship: $200

Click here to RSVP and/or sponsor this event. For questions, contact Bob Brunker at (816) 746-8814. We hope you will show your support for our student chapters and become a sponsor. Remember there are only 7 hitting bay sponsors, so sign-up or call today.

Thank you in advance for your support of MoKan NAMA and don’t forget to bring a food item for National Hunger Day!

Judges Needed for FFA Convention

Written by NAMA on Thursday, October 15, 2015 , 9:45 am

Share your marketing expertise with FFA members.

The Marketing Plan Career Development Event committee is looking for volunteer judges for the 2015 competition. The event will be held during the National FFA Convention in Louisville, KY, October 29 and 30.

If interested, please contact Mike Gustafson at

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