Win and iPad Mini from NAMA

Written by NAMA on Monday, November 2, 2015 , 11:39 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!

NAMA November Webinar

Written by NAMA on Monday, November 2, 2015 , 11:38 am

How Marketers Can Respond in a Down Ag Economy

It’s no secret that the U.S. ag economy is in a downturn. But what many ag marketers don’t know is that the economic slump presents a wealth of opportunity – both for farmers and agri-business. How bad is the ag economy? What can marketers do? Learn more at this webinar, featuring interviews with Richard Brock, President of Brock Associates, which publishes The Brock Report, and Steven D. Johnson, PhD, Farm and Agriculture Business Management Specialist at Iowa State University Extension.



Greg Guse, Executive Vice President, Industry Analyst and Clara Jacob, Creative Director, both with Paulsen


Date:  Thursday, November 19

Times: 2:00 p.m. Eastern
1:00 p.m. Central
12:00 p.m. Mountain
11:00 a.m. Pacific

Cost:  $50.00

Click here to register for this webinar!

New NAMA Members

Written by NAMA on Monday, November 2, 2015 , 11:36 am

New Member List:
Welcome our new members for October 2015:

Aimee Culbert
Kirk Evans
Rebecca Shaw

Bobbi Burow

Chris Marcocci

Debra Gangwish

Brittany Day

Kelley Fornoff

Jeremy Bielski

Tammy Epple
Lily Sanders

Nikki Fechner

Mariah Chacon
Michelle Morisette

Great Plains NAMA Chapter Event

Written by NAMA on Monday, November 2, 2015 , 11:35 am

The Great Plains NAMA Chapter is inviting you to a Webinar scheduled for Tuesday, November 10 at noon central. Mark Vierthaler, Director of Communications for Servi-Tech, Inc. and Great Plains Chapter President, will be discussing the importance of integrating your traditional marketing and advertising efforts with your digital presence in order to reach across generational lines with producers.

Topic: A Market in Flux: Reaching All the Generations of Farmers

Time: Nov. 10, 2015 12:00 PM (GMT-5:00) Central Time (US and Canada)

Join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android:

Or join by phone: +1 415 762 9988 (US Toll) or +1 646 568 7788 (US Toll) Meeting ID: 631 169 920

For more information about the Webinar, contact Mark Vierthaler at (620) 390-9535 or email him at

MoKan NAMA Chapter Event

Written by NAMA on Monday, November 2, 2015 , 11:34 am

Join MoKan NAMA on Wednesday, November 11, 2015 at 11:30 a.m. for a lunch and learn on Inte-GREAT-ed Marketing. Put the Great Into Your Marketing Strategies. Learn how to integrate NOW with concepts and strategies you can apply to your business today!

With the digital landscape transforming at an unprecedented rate, learn tips and tricks to leverage audience data through integrated marketing and personalize these experiences to drive business outcomes. Hear Joe Douthitt, VP of Marketing and Sales from Boelte-Hall, walk through the integrated landscape, the shift in consumer engagement strategies and how you can get started with your business’s revolution and apply these concepts in real time.

Joe Douthitt has more than 17 years of professional experience with specialized expertise in areas such as integrated marketing strategy, sales, advertising agency leadership and business management.

He has provided marketing and communications leadership for a variety of partners such as Sprint Nextel, Proctor & Gamble, Castrol, Yellow Transportation, Bayer, NationsRent and Burger King. Joe has managed teams providing a wide range of products and services such as advertising, sponsorships, marketing and print. Joe is currently the Vice President of Sales & Marketing at Boelte-Hall, a full-line commercial printer and print integration services provider based in Roeland Park, Kansas.  He is a 1997 graduate of Pittsburg State University in Pittsburg, KS, where he has since been nominated in 2012 as an Outstanding Alumni for his professional accomplishments.



Wednesday, November 11, 2015






11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.




Google Fiber Space Lounge
1814 Westport Rd, Kansas City, MO 64111





Limited guest parking in their lot, but additional parking on streets nearby. All is on a first come-first serve basis. Parking is prohibited in the nearby church and bank parking lot.


Cost: $15/person (members and guests)

Click here to RSVP for this event by Friday, November 6th. For questions, please contact Klaire Madden at


Cornhusker NAMA Tours Prairieland Dairy

Written by NAMA on Monday, November 2, 2015 , 11:33 am

Prairieland 21 Prairieland 20 Prairieland 18 Prairieland 16 Prairieland 9 Prairieland 8 Prairieland 7The Cornhusker Chapter toured Prairieland Dairy in Firth, NE on October 20th. Dan Rice, owner of Prairieland, did an exceptional job sharing the history of how he started in dairy and explained the dairy industry functionality of his operation.  This is a 1300 head Holstein dairy cow operation that produces its own milk, ice cream and a growing compost business.

Dan is truly an innovator among his dairy peers.  He has spent a lot of time developing and testing the A2 protein the Holstein cow has within their DNA.  Most dairy cows carry either an A1 or A2 protein, which has proven to be an effective positive in those consumers affected by the complications due to the A1 protein which makes it difficult to consume.  People have praised Mr. Rice on his A2 product that allows them to drink his milk without ANY adverse complications and taste the same as normal milk.  Dan is extremely passionate about human health and states his operation is a ‘functional’ operation aimed at consumer health… not a high volume dairy production commodity.

Dan also spends his time soil sampling to better understand and improve their corn feed.  He is concerned about the soil fertility & nutrient balance NPK (nitrates/phosphorus/potassium) and works closely with the University of Nebraska to improve the quality of the soil.  He also receives a 97% score from the Dairy Association’s annual audit.  Quite impressive!

Badger NAMA at World Dairy Expo

Written by NAMA on Monday, November 2, 2015 , 11:32 am

Badger WDE 10 2015What is one of the best things about World Dairy Expo in Madison, WI? Networking with fellow NAMA members, of course! The Badger NAMA chapter hosted a reception on Thursday, October 1, 2015 for NAMA members and friends from across the U.S. and Canada who were exhibiting at the show. Also in attendance were student NAMA members from University of Wisconsin-Madison and University of Wisconsin-Platteville chapters.

Each year, members look forward to easy conversation with friends in the industry that they don’t get to see very often or meeting new friends while enjoying Wisconsin cheese and beverages.

“After a long day of working the show, it’s nice for our members to have a place to gather with colleagues in the heart of the action,” said first-time reception attendee, Sarah Duwe with MorganMyers.

This year there was an impressive turnout by the student NAMA members. The students were challenged with an activity to meet professionals and practice their networking and conversation skills.

“It’s great to see the students who are the future of the ag industry, networking with potential future colleagues or employers,” said Kelly Smith, careers co-chair for the UW-Platteville student chapter. “I learned a lot during my student NAMA days, and I hope to give back some of those same great lessons I learned.”

The Badger NAMA Chapter thanks all members and friends who attended. Please join us again next year for our World Dairy Expo networking reception. Watch the Badger NAMA Facebook page for future event details.

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