Join NAMA and NAFB at Ag Media Summit

Written by NAMA on Thursday, June 1, 2017 , 3:31 pm

Join NAMA for a reception at the Ag Media Summit on July 24 at 9:00 p.m. at the Snowbird Resort. Stop by after dinner for drinks and networking. There is no need to register and no need to be a NAMA or NAFB member.

The reception will be co-sponsored by the National Association of Farm Broadcasting. The entire Ag Media Summit takes place July 22-26 at the Snowbird Ski and Summer Resort. For more information on AMS visit

NAMA Accepting Nominations for PDA Awards

Written by NAMA on Thursday, June 1, 2017 , 3:30 pm

The Professional Development Awards of Excellence honor NAMA members based on outstanding achievement in each of the Professional Development Areas (PDA). Awards of Excellence will be presented in the areas of (1) Marketing Communications, (2) Product/Species Management, (3) Public Relations and (4) Sales.

The deadline for submitting nominations for the Professional Development Awards of Excellence is July 21, 2017.  These awards will be presented at the 2017 Fall Conference, September 19 – 21, in Milwaukee, WI.

Nominees for the Awards of Excellence must be NAMA members. Nominators should target individuals with direct planning and execution responsibilities in the respective Professional Development Area from agribusiness and related companies. If you have any questions regarding these awards, please contact Jenny Pickett at

Please fill out the online nomination form.

View the rules and regulations and past winners on the NAMA website.

June Webinar: AgRisk, AgPolitics & AgTech

Written by NAMA on Thursday, June 1, 2017 , 3:29 pm

Join NAMA and Connectiv’s Ag Committee on June 29th for a deep dive into trending issues shaping the Ag Business.

The AgTrending webinar offers three timely topics from the editor’s perspective on markets, Washington policy and technology. All three sessions will be moderated by Willie Vogt, Executive Director, Content and User Engagement, Penton Agriculture.

1. AgRisk
Bryce Knorr, Senior Grain Market Analyst at Penton’s Farm Futures Magazine, discusses what’s moving the markets. He reviews production, price, financial, institutional and personal risks as well as the yields, prices, weather, government policies, global markets, and other factors that impact the commodities trade. He also previews the impact of the June 30 USDA Report, which is the first look at 2017 acreage estimates.

2. AgPolitics
Chris Clayton, Ag Policy Editor of DTN/The Progressive Farmer, analyzes Washington policies governing the ag business. He will discuss debate around the upcoming farm bill and the impact on commodity programs, crop insurance and conservation. He will also touch on other issues affecting agriculture in Washington, including the renegotiation of NAFTA, the health-care bill and tax reform efforts.

3. AgTech
Susan Skiles Luke, Editor of Farm Journal and Editorial Director of Farm Journal Media, will cover the excitement and innovation going on in the ag technology space. This includes a look at some of the most innovative on-farm technologies just around the corner, farmer adoption (or lack of it), main challenges and the role of investors.

Please join us on June 29th at 1pm CST for this engaging and insightful webinar. Click here to register.

We look forward to you joining us on June 29th.

New NAMA Members!

Written by NAMA on Thursday, June 1, 2017 , 3:28 pm

New Member List:
Welcome our new members for May 2017:

Anthony Gindin, Think Shift
Courtney Love
Lisa Smith, Alltech, Inc.

Lauren Baker, University of Wisconsin – Madison
Mitchell Giebel, Didion Milling
Erin O`Toole, University of Wisconsin – Platteville
Dakotah Walker, University of Wisconsin – Madison

Elizabeth Gaston, AgBiome Innovations
Ray Hoyum, Advantage International
Emilia Villacis, Nufarm

Erin Mullen, University of Delaware

Michelle Nickrent, Rhea + Kaiser
Lillian Pogue, Muscular Dystrophy Assoc.

Megan Clancy, Dairy Farmers Of America

Shelby Mullins, Abraham Baldwin Ag. College

Sam Detwiler, Monsanto

Emily Helsen, John Deere
Kelli LeClair, Fastline Media Group, LLC
Angela Sommers, Wilbur-Ellis Company

Michael Buckley, Mississippi State University

Evangeline Armstrong, Networks Plus
Kathleen Cuddy, Midwest Dairy Association
Paul Meinecke
Morgan Zumpfe, Cargill Animal Nutrition

Marcia Cripps, Syngenta

Elizabeth Edwards, Horizon Ag

Olivia Evans, Great American Insurance Company
Jordan Moyers, Abraham Baldwin Ag. College

Beatriz Perez

Badger Chapter Event

Written by NAMA on Thursday, June 1, 2017 , 3:28 pm
More and more dairy farms are installing robotic milking systems every day.  Learn the why and how of these systems – and see them firsthand – on this Badger NAMA study tour.

Join the Badger NAMA Chapter on Wednesday, June 14.

11:30 a.m. | Enjoy lunch at Johnny’s Italian Steakhouse (8390 Market St., Middleton, Wis.) followed by guest speakers who will teach about the logistics and financial considerations that come with this technology.

1:30 p.m. | Carpool to Laufenberg Farms (10-minute drive to 6988 Meffert Rd., Waunakee, Wis.) to see the farm’s DeLaval robotic milkers in action.  Luke Laufenberg will give a tour and explain why his dad and uncle, Dave and Fred Laufenberg, decided to install robots on the farm.  You will also have a chance to see and learn about the farm’s automated calf feeders.

Costs | $35 members, $50 non-members and $15 students

Register | Visit by Wednesday, June 7 to register for this event.

Questions | Contact Andrea Bloom, Badger NAMA vice president, via email ( or phone (608.250.4257)


Chicago Chapter Event

Written by NAMA on Thursday, June 1, 2017 , 3:28 pm

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