Nomination Deadline Approaching

Written by NAMA on Monday, July 2, 2018 , 2:49 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 Marketing Communications, Product/Species Management, Public Relations and 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 & NAFB at Ag Media Summit

Written by NAMA on Monday, July 2, 2018 , 2:49 pm

Join NAMA & NAFB for a reception at the Ag Media Summit on August 6 at 9:00 p.m. on the Stargazer Terrace 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

NAMA Reception at Farm Progress Show

Written by NAMA on Monday, July 2, 2018 , 2:49 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).

New NAMA Members

Written by NAMA on Monday, July 2, 2018 , 2:49 pm

New Member List:
Welcome our New Members for June 2018:

Kathryn Kendall

Samantha Stender, Macleod & Co.

Stephanie Cocchiara, Balchem
Kat McGinty
Allison Ramos, Zoetis

Pam Kistner, John Deere

Meri Hutchison, Fastline Media Group

Corinna Hodson, K·Coe Isom

Kasey Heath, Padilla
Scott Krynski, intRAtrain
Samantha Liebhard, broadhead.
Sam Romain, Dominate with SEO

Emily Brinkman, Generation 6 Marketing
Katie Nolfi, FMC

Emily Hereford, Boehringer Ingelheim
Averi Whitfield, DTN/The Progressive Farmer

Dale Hanke, Stoller USA

Laura Gordon, ABS Global
Caitlin Stevenson

MoKan Chapter Event

Written by NAMA on Monday, July 2, 2018 , 2:48 pm

2018 NAFB Agribusiness Luncheon

Join the MoKan NAMA Chapter and the National Association of Farm Broadcasting for networking, lunch, and guest speaker Terri Moore with the Center for Food Integrity.

WHEN: Tuesday, July 10 at 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM

WHERE: KC Chamber Board Room, Union Station Kansas City, 30 W. Pershing Rd., Kansas City, MO 64108

COST: FREE, however, no-shows will be invoiced $50.


Chicago Chapter Event

Written by NAMA on Monday, July 2, 2018 , 2:48 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


North Central Chapter Event

Written by NAMA on Monday, July 2, 2018 , 2:48 pm

North Central NAMA will be gathering for their annual night at the ball park at the Craft Beer Bullpen. Your ticket will include entry to the game, food, and drinks – a great value! Please invite your friends and family!

WHEN: Friday, August 3 at 5:30 to 9:00 PM

WHERE: CHS Field, 360 North Broadway Street, Saint Paul, MN 55101

COST: $35


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