Hotel Cutoff Fast Approaching

Written by NAMA on Wednesday, March 15, 2017 , 3:50 pm

If you haven’t booked your room at the Sheraton Dallas Hotel yet, make sure you do so before Friday, March 24! This is the cutoff for the hotel – if you don’t reserve a room by that date, you will not be able to save money on the NAMA room rate! The hotel is filling up so make your reservations today!

The early bird registration cutoff is Monday, April 3! Make sure to register by that date for the 2017 Agri-Marketing Conference, April 26-28, in Dallas, TX.

Ray Starling to Speak at the Ag Day Press Club Event

Written by NAMA on Wednesday, March 15, 2017 , 3:50 pm

We have confirmed that Ray Starling – Special Assistant to the President for Agriculture, Trade, and Food Assistance will be speaking at the Ag Day Press Club event!

This event takes place on Tuesday, March 21 from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m.

Click here to register.

Full Schedule for National Ag Day:

Tuesday, March 21
Press Club Event
8:30 – 10:30 a.m.
529 14th Street NW
Washington, DC 20045

Panel Discussion
Smart Farming: Producing Sustainable, Nutritious Food for Life

Moderator: Greg Horstmeier, DTN/The Progressive Farmer

Chip Bowling, NCGA Chairman, USFRA Vice Chair, Maryland Crop Farmer
Lauren Schwab, USFRA Face of Farming & Ranching, Ohio Pig Farmer
Dr. Bob Young, American Farm Bureau Federation
Beverly Flores, North American Media Relations and Communications, John Deere

Contest Winners & Outstanding Young Farmers Honored

Sponsored by AAEA, NAFB & USFRA
Click here to RSVP. 

Taste of Ag Reception
4:30 – 6:00 p.m.
Capitol Visitor Center
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Other Events in D.C.:

Monday, March 20
Agri-Pulse Reception
5:30- 7:30 p.m.
National Press Club
More information at

Wednesday, March 22
Council for Agricultural Science and Technology Seminar
The Need for Agricultural Innovation to Sustainably Feed the World by 2050: Plant Breeding and Genetics
Speakers: Dr. Stephen Baenziger, University of Nebraska-Lincoln; and Dr. Rita Mumm. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
10:00 a.m., 12:00 p.m., and 2:30 p.m.
Click here for more information.

Find out more information about National Ag Day at!

And check out the 2017 Ag Day Blog for great articles that celebrate American agriculture.

NAMA Webinar: Database Marketing in an Increasingly Digital and Impatient World

Written by NAMA on Wednesday, March 15, 2017 , 3:49 pm

Key shifts in Ag Marketing are driving the urgency to act. This is caused by: Ongoing emergence of big data, shift of power to the farmer, increasing pressure to do more with less, recognition that loyalty drives performance and farmers are better informed today.

Traditional direct marketing, including direct mail, is still highly effective but should be combined with digital marketing and communications that integrates the messaging around a 4W (Who, What, Where and When) strategy for maximum efficacy.  Defining the Who, What, Where and When of Digital Marketing is key and a database strategy is essential.  Steven Rao, with Farm Market iD, will address.

  1. What is Database Marketing?
  2. The promise and potential of Database Marketing
  3. How does Digital factor into this?
  4. Marketing in a down Economy

Steven is a strategic executive with deep expertise in marketing, data and analytics with a broad industry background.  His expertise and knowledge, ranging from venture-backed enterprises to Fortune 500 companies, is valuable when working with clients to develop data solutions that will help achieve their strategic goals.  He brings a unique perspective to database marketing in agriculture due to his broad experience in delivering database marketing solutions across many industries.

Cost: $40 NAMA Members and $50 Non-members

Date: Thursday, March 30, 2017

Time: 1:00 p.m. Central Time

Click here to register!

Commodity Classic Reception

Written by NAMA on Wednesday, March 15, 2017 , 3:49 pm

NAMA and AAEA sponsored a reception in conjunction with the 2017 Commodity Classic in San Antonio, TX, with the support of the Chesapeake, Great Plains and Rocky Mountain NAMA chapters and BASF.

After hours of standing in the Trade Show, approximately 75 people took advantage of the opportunity to mix and mingle with fellow NAMA and AAEA members.

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