Great Plains NAMA at Boot Hill Distillery

Written by NAMA on Wednesday, November 29, 2017 , 9:11 am

The Great Plains NAMA chapter met in Dodge City, KS at Boot Hill Distillery to tour and taste their product. Several people attended to network and learn about the newest distillery Dodge City has to offer.

Rocky Mountain NAMA at NCBA

Written by NAMA on Wednesday, November 29, 2017 , 9:11 am

The Rocky Mountain NAMA Chapter gathered at the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association office in Centennial, CO on November 9 to view the “Synergy Between Marketing and Sales to Dominate Your Market” webinar. There were 11 people in attendance and lunch was served by the “Beef. It’s What’s for Dinner” Culinary Center.

NAMA Announces 2018 Agri-Marketing Conference Keynote Speakers

Written by NAMA on Thursday, November 16, 2017 , 9:47 am

Get ready to Power Up and electrify your agri-marketing career at the 2018 Agri-Marketing Conference!

We’ve recruited the first female F-14 Tomcat Fighter Pilot to serve in the U.S. Navy, a business author acclaimed by The New York Times, and a successful Hollywood actor to serve as keynote presenters.

Carey Lohrenz
Lessons in Leadership

Carey Lohrenz knows what it takes to win in one of the highest pressure, extreme environments imaginable: the cockpit at Mach 2. As the first female F-14 Tomcat Fighter Pilot to serve in the U.S. Navy, Carey is used to working in fast-moving, dynamic environments, where inconsistent execution can generate catastrophic results.

The same challenges are found in business. Markets change, customer needs evolve, and marketers need to adapt quickly. Carey will share the fundamentals that helped her succeed in the cockpit and will help your team triumph in the high-risk, time-crunched business world.

Joe Calloway
Becoming a Category of One—How Extraordinary Companies Create and Sustain Success

Dive into the mindset of market leaders with Joe Calloway. In this interactive session, Joe will share the attitudes and ideas top performers bring to the business world every day, including:

  • •  Game-changing ideas that drive results
  • •  Decisive action on ideas to improve results and drive growth
  • •  An approach that emphasizes what the customer values most

Steve Ford
Inside the White House and Hollywood: Getting to the Top with Character

Steve Ford will re-frame how you think about character, integrity and overcoming adversity. Steve has lived a unique life. From growing up as a teenager in the White House to building a successful 20-year career as an actor in Hollywood, his diverse experiences have given him distinct insight into what it takes to find personal success.

His unique perspective on life as former First Son encompasses a broad range of subjects, including being 18 years old and having 10 Secret Service agents, his father’s pardon of President Nixon, and the two assassination attempts on his father’s life.

Save the Dates: Regional Best of NAMA Celebrations

Written by NAMA on Thursday, November 16, 2017 , 9:46 am

Regional Events:

Region I
(Western Pacific Chapter)
December 6, 2017
11:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Bayer Crop Science Biologics & Vegetable Seeds Research Site
West Sacramento, CA
Click here for more information and to RSVP.

Region II
(Cornhusker, Gateway, Great Plains, Missouri-Kansas, Rocky Mountain and Southwest Chapters)
January 10, 2018
6:00 p.m.
Grand Street Café
Kansas City, MO
Tickets: $75
Click here to register.

Region II Hotel:
Kansas City Marriott Country Club Plaza
4445 Main Street
Kansas City, MO 64111
Guest Room: $149
To reserve: 1-800-810-3708 and identify as NAMA group
Cutoff Date: December 20, 2017

Region III
(Cornbelt, Iowa, North Central and Northern Prairie Chapters)
January 18, 2018
6:00 p.m.
Securian Club at CHS Field
St. Paul, MN
Tickets: $75
Click here to register.

Region III Hotel:
Intercontinental Saint Paul Riverfront
11 Kellogg Boulevard East
St. Paul, MN 55101
Guest Room: $139
To reserve: (651) 292-1900 and identify as NAMA group
Cutoff Date: December 21, 2017

Region IV
(Badger, Chicago, Heartland and Mid-America Chapters)
January 25, 2018
6:00 p.m.
The Orpheum Theater
Madison, WI
Tickets: $85
Click here to register.

Region IV Hotel:
Madison Concourse Hotel and Governor’s Club
One West Dayton St.
Madison, WI 53703
Guest Room: $139
To reserve: 800-356-8293 and identify as NAMA group
Cutoff Date: January 5, 2018


Chapter Events:

Carolinas/Virginia Chapter
January 17, 2018
Durham, NC

Southeastern and Florida Chapters
January 25, 2018
Suwanee, GA

Visit the NAMA calendar frequently for updated information and links.

If you have any questions, please call us at (913) 491-6500.

Save on Your Ad Budget and Support Student NAMA

Written by NAMA on Thursday, November 16, 2017 , 9:45 am

Buy some of your advertising for next year from the best ag media companies at prices more competitive than normal while donating to a great cause!

The Agri-Business Educational Foundation Media Auction is open for bidding! The deadline to submit your bids is December 15, 2017.

Proceeds from the Media Auction support the Student NAMA Careers Program. ABEF is the backbone of Student NAMA. ABEF is ensuring a strong future for the agri-marketing industry by providing students with the tools they need to succeed.

The Media Auction is available online through the NAMA website. Click here to view the media packages and start bidding!

For questions, call the NAMA office at (913) 491-6500 or email Sherry Pfaff.

Win a Free 2018 Agri-Marketing Conference Registration

Written by NAMA on Thursday, November 16, 2017 , 9:44 am

Recruit a new NAMA member and be entered into a drawing for complimentary registration to the Agri-Marketing Conference next April. The campaign through December 15 and the drawing will take place December 18.

Tell your recruit to join at and add your name and company in the box titled “Referred by.”

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

2018 National Ag Day

Written by NAMA on Thursday, November 16, 2017 , 9:43 am

March 20, 2018 is the 45th anniversary of National Ag Day. The goal of the ACA is to provide a spotlight on agriculture and the food and fiber industry. The ACA not only helps consumers understand how food and fiber products are produced, but also brings people together to celebrate accomplishments in providing safe, abundant and affordable products.

The ACA encourages everyone to get involved in National Ag Day. If you can’t make it to Washington D.C. to participate at the national level, there are many ways you can get involved with National Ag Day in your local communities. Visit the website to learn how you can get involved today.


National Ag Day would not be possible without the help of our sponsors. Thank you to all our 2017 sponsors! There are still sponsorship opportunities available, if you would like to get involved please contact Jenny Pickett, (913) 491-6500.

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