Conference Hotel Cutoff is Next Week

Written by NAMA on Monday, March 11, 2019 , 1:01 pm

If you haven’t booked your room at the Sheraton Crown Center Hotel yet, make sure you do so before Thursday, March 21! 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 Friday, March 29! Make sure to register by that date for the 2019 Agri-Marketing Conference, April 10-12, in Kansas City!

First Look at NAMA’s Second Keynote Speaker

Written by NAMA on Monday, March 11, 2019 , 10:21 am

Go on a journey to discover how to hack your business, your way of doing things and ultimately yourself with Bonin Bough, one of the foremost-awarded marketing executives in his field. Throughout his illustrious career as one of the youngest C-suite executives in a Fortune 50 company, Bough has spearheaded some of the largest global marketing campaigns across digital, mobile, television, print and experiential. Bough will provoke and inspire you to take your marketing to exciting new places.

Join NAMA and Bonin in Kansas City, April 10-12, at the 2019 Agri-Marketing Conference. Register now!

Sponsorship Opportunities: NAMA Student Sales Competition

Written by NAMA on Monday, March 11, 2019 , 10:21 am

This is the inaugural year of the National Agri-Marketing Association Collegiate Sales Competition. This competition seeks to advance the practice and professionalism of selling and the sales profession.

NAMA is seeking sponsors for this upcoming competition. Sponsorship provides exciting opportunities for your team to be involved in the event, gain access to talented students and strengthen your company’s reputation as a leader in the industry.

Contact us now to give your company the opportunity to see this year’s sales presentations at the 2019 Agri-Marketing Conference. Find the list of opportunities below and email Jenny Pickett for more information.

Click here for a list of available sponsorships.

Win a Free Conference Registration

Written by NAMA on Monday, March 11, 2019 , 10:20 am

Recruit someone you know to become a NAMA member and be entered into a drawing for a complimentary registration* to the 2019 Agri-Marketing Conference in April.

The campaign will run from February 25 through March 20. The drawing will take place March 21.

Simply tell your recruit to join at nama.org 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!

*Registration is non-transferable.

Commodity Classic Reception

Written by NAMA on Monday, March 11, 2019 , 10:20 am

NAMA, AAEA and NAFB sponsored a reception in conjunction with the 2019 Commodity Classic in Orlando, FL, with the support of the Florida, 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, AAEA and NAFB members.

Thanks to ZimmComm New Media, LLC for the photos.

NAMA Foundation Silent Auction Items Needed

Written by NAMA on Monday, March 11, 2019 , 10:20 am

Donations needed for the NAMA Foundation Silent Auction at the 2019 Agri-Marketing Conference in Kansas City.

Please join your agri-marketing peers in supporting this worthwhile effort by donating to the auction. Click here for the online pledge form to donate your item. Items must be entered by March 22 to be included in the auction catalog.

The primary goal or mission of the NAMA Foundation is to provide today’s agri-business students the tools they will need to succeed tomorrow.

Celebrate Ag Day This Week

Written by NAMA on Monday, March 11, 2019 , 10:20 am

Celebrate agriculture on March 14 for National Ag Day 2019! Whether you are attending the events in DC or celebrating in your local community, make sure you get involved this week.

National Ag Day Schedule:

Wednesday, March 13
Celebration of National Ag Day
5:30-7:30 p.m.
Capitol Visitor Center
SVC200

Thursday, March 14
Press Club Event
1:00 – 4:00 p.m.
529 14th Street NW
Washington, DC 20045

Featured Speaker: United States Deputy Secretary of Agriculture Stephen Censky

Ag Day Youth Panel Discussion: Observations from the Next Generation of America’s Agriculturists

Moderated by Deputy Secretary Stephen Censky

Panelists:
​• Ridge Hughbanks, National FFA Central Region Vice President
• Zach Jacobs, AFA
• Irene Lewis, MANRRS Region IV Undergraduate Vice President
• Grace Brose, 2019 Essay Contest Winner

Newsmaker Hour
The Current State and Future of US Ag Trade: Challenges and Opportunities

Panelists:
• Ted McKinney, Under Secretary of Agriculture for Trade and Foreign Agricultural Affairs
• David Salmonsen,  Senior Director of Congressional Relations, American Farm Bureau Federation
• Maria Zieba,  Director of International Affairs, National Pork Producers Council
• Hanna Abou-El-Seoud, Government Affairs Representative, Gordley Associates

Click here to register.

Other events in DC:

Council for Agricultural Science and Technology (CAST) Seminar
Enabling Open-source Data Networks in Public Agricultural Research
Monday, March 11, 2019 (time options below)

Noon to 1:00 PM
1300 Longworth House Office Building
9 Independence Ave SE, Washington, D.C.

2:30 to 3:30 PM
328A Russell Senate Office Building
2 Constitution Avenue NE, Washington, D.C.

4:30 to 6:00 PM
Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU)
1307 New York Ave NW #400, Washington, D.C. (Board Room)

Click here to register.

Agri-Pulse Ag & Food Policy Summit
Monday, March 18, 2019 8 AM- 5 PM
National Press Club
529 14th Street NW
Washington, DC 20045

Link to register: https://www.agri-pulse.com/events/114-2019-agri-pulse-ag-food-policy-summit


Find great resources to promote National Ag Day at www.agday.org!

And check out the 2019 Ag Day Blog for great articles that celebrate American agriculture.

New NAMA Members

Written by NAMA on Monday, March 11, 2019 , 10:20 am

New Member List:
Welcome our New Members for February 2019:

AT LARGE
John Mattingly, AgMetrics Research & Consulting
Jeff Rushton, Fastline Media Group
Jack Stambaugh CTB, Inc.
Andre Trepanier, Marrone Bio Innovation

BADGER
Lynn Bartholomew, Kuhn North America

CAROLINAS/VIRGINIA
Loren Lindler, Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College

CHESAPEAKE
Melisa Augusto, Agricultural Retailers Association
Niki Jones, IDEAg Group, LLC

CHICAGO
Amy LaTessa, IDEAg Group, LLC

CORNBELT
Logan Torrance, Archer Daniels Midland

FLORIDA
Jennifer Mizell, Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College

GATEWAY
Elizabeth Davis, Novus International, Inc
Rachel Meyer, Novus International, Inc

HEARTLAND
Caleb Harre, Altorfer Ag

IOWA
Linda Bartling, OBI Creative
Ashlie Chambers, Helena Agri-Enterprises, LLC
Nathan Huss, Two Rivers Marketing
Hanna Plants, Two Rivers Marketing

MID-AMERICA
Mindy Brooks, Chore-Time
Mark Hodges, Hodges Marketing Solutions

MISSOURI-KANSAS
Michelle Brasel, Actagro LLC
Laurel Caes, John Deere
Brenda Fraser, Compass Minerals Plant Nutrition
Cate Galligan, Kansas State University
Karen Hiltbrand, American Angus Association
Hayley Oswald, Ceva Animal Health

NORTH CENTRAL
Ellen Brinn, Yamamoto
Dan Johnson, American Farm Bureau Federation/IDEAg Group, LLC
Kristin Krell, Environmental Tillage Systems
Adam Luckeroth, Modus
Kelly Morrison, IDEAg Group, LLC
Scott Odin, American Farm Bureau Federation/IDEAg Group, LLC
Rachel Oehlke, CHS Inc

OHIO
Jorge Abrego, Meister Media Worldwide
Laura Davis, Peace Corps
Tod McCloskey, Meister Media Worldwide
Makenna Vorst, Unverferth Mfg. Co., Inc.

SOUTHEASTERN
Scott Arnold, Cassin Media & Marketing
Lauren Braddy, Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College
Taylor Mock, Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College

WESTERN PACIFIC
Jennifer Torres, California State University

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