Chicago Chapter Event

Written by NAMA on Tuesday, June 19, 2018 , 1:51 pm

Agriculture and Culture in Asia

Join the Chicago NAMA Chapter for a discussion and reception at The Climate Corporation. Sean Arians, Director of Product Marketing: Data and Insights for The Climate Corp., will discuss his recent international experience as part of the Illinois Ag Leadership Program, then the group will take a tour of the office and partake in some networking and light refreshments.

Sean recently returned from an international seminar as part of the Illinois Ag Leadership Program. The seminar allowed Sean to experience agriculture and culture in a few key U.S. trading partners in Asia. The trip consisted of visits to Hong Kong, Vietnam and Taiwan. Sean will share some of the experiences and takeaways of how the agriculture industry is impacted, as well as the personal impact of the 14-day experience.

WHEN: Thursday, July 12 at 3:30 PM

WHERE: The Climate Corp., 1330 West Fulton Market, Suite 400, Chicago, IL 60607

COST: $10 for members and $15 for non-members


Professional Development Awards of Excellence

Written by NAMA on Tuesday, June 5, 2018 , 12:28 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 20, 2018.  These awards will be presented at the 2018 Fall Conference, September 18-20, in Minneapolis, MN.

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.

Join NAMA and NAFB at Ag Media Summit

Written by NAMA on Tuesday, June 5, 2018 , 12:27 pm

Join NAMA & NAFB for a reception at the Ag Media Summit on August 6 at 9:00 p.m. at the Westin Kierland Resort & Spa. Join us after dinner for drinks and networking. The reception will be co-sponsored by the National Association of Farm Broadcasting. No need to register and no need to be a NAMA or NAFB member.

The Ag Media Summit takes place August 4-8 in Scottsdale, AZ at the Westin Kierland Resort & Spa. For more information on AMS visit

Farm Progress Show NAMA Reception

Written by NAMA on Tuesday, June 5, 2018 , 12:26 pm

Are you attending the Farm Progress Show in Boone, Iowa this year? If so, make plans to join other NAMA members at a reception hosted by the Cornbelt and Iowa NAMA Chapters.

It will be a great opportunity to take a break and interact with other NAMA members on Wednesday, August 29, from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. in the Exhibitor Food Building. It’s located outside of Gate #6 on the south end of Sixth Street and is part of the Van Wall building. Appetizers and drinks will be provided, compliments of the Cornbelt and Iowa Chapters.

If you have any questions, please contact Carly Cummings (, (515) 210-5372) or Luann Pisarik (, (319) 631-2383).

Register Now for Boot Camp

Written by NAMA on Tuesday, June 5, 2018 , 12:25 pm

Join the National Agri-Marketing Association for the 15th annual NAMA Boot Camp, August 15-17 in Kansas City.

Whether you’ve just entered the rough working world or one who’s been through the NAMA Boot Camp drill before, sign up for this program today to learn more about the agri-marketing industry.

You can find the full program, hotel information and registration information on the Boot Camp website.


Mark Your Calendars for Fall Conference

Written by NAMA on Tuesday, June 5, 2018 , 12:24 pm

The 2018 NAMA Fall Conference will take place in Minneapolis, MN, September 18-20. Mark your calendars now so you don’t miss it!

Registration is now open! Speakers and sessions are being finalized now, so keep checking the website for more details.


NAMA Webinar: Coping with Comments: Handling Negative Social Media Conversations

Written by NAMA on Tuesday, June 5, 2018 , 12:23 pm

Coping with Comments: Handling Negative Social Media Conversations

Social media allows organizations to have conversations with consumers. But sometimes these conversations go south in a hurry. How should your organization respond? Participants will have the opportunity to consider various ways of handling social media conversations and negative comments.

Our presenters are Katie Hayward, Senior Copywriter at Paulsen, and Clara Jacob, Creative Director at Paulsen. Katie is one of Paulsen’s social media experts. Her experience includes social media strategy, planning and execution along with handling U.S. social media for a global dairy organization. As a member of Paulsen’s social media team, Clara provides social media strategy and recommendations for some of Paulsen’s largest clients.

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

Date: Thursday, June 21, 2018

Time: 12:00 p.m. Central Time

Click here to register!

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