Professional Development Awards: Nominate a Friend or Colleague

Written by NAMA on Wednesday, May 29, 2019 , 5:40 pm

Nominate a friend or colleague for the Professional Development Awards of Excellence. These awards 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.

Awards will be presented at the NAMA Fall Conference, October 7-9 at the Ritz Carlton in Saint Louis.

Nominating someone is as easy as filling out a form. Click here to view the award criteria, nomination form and a list of past winners.

The deadline for nominations is July 19.

NAMA Webinar: Building Effective Social Media Strategy for Ag Brands

Written by NAMA on Wednesday, May 29, 2019 , 5:40 pm

Social media holds a lot of potential for members of the agriculture community to connect with each other and for brands to connect with their target audiences. But social media has changed more rapidly in the past year than at any time in its brief history. 

Casey Mills, social media manager at the Nebraska-based ad agency Swanson Russell, will share updates on the industry’s social media landscape and where opportunities for engagement exist. He’ll also discuss where risk factors loom large and how to avoid potential problems. 

June 13, 2019, 2 pm CT
Click here to register.

Register Now for Boot Camp 2019

Written by NAMA on Wednesday, May 29, 2019 , 5:39 pm

The 16th annual Boot Camp takes place August 14-16 in Kansas City. Whether you’re new to marketing or new to ag, sign up for this program today to learn more about the industry. This year the Boot Camp will take it to a new level expanding on marketing and agriculture basics.

Who should attend?

  • Agency Account Executives
  • Media Professionals
  • Art Directors
  • Copywriters
  • Marketing Professionals
  • Sales Professionals
  • Previous Boot Camp Attendees

Plan to come early for the Ag Tour. This tour will be sponsored by the MoKan Chapter of NAMA. Whether you’re new to the industry or a seasoned veteran, the Agri-Marketing Boot Camp will give you the tools you need to more professionally market to the ag industry.

Schedule-at-a-Glance

Wednesday, August 14

8:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.Ag Tour (optional)
4:00 p.m.Boot Camp Registration
5:00–7:30 p.m. 
Welcome Reception and Dinner

Thursday, August 15

8:30–9:00 a.m.Continental Breakfast
9:00–10:30 a.m.Producer Panel
10:30–11:00 a.m. 
Break
11:00 a.m.–NoonGeneral Session
Noon–1:30 p.m.Lunch
1:30–2:45 p.m.Breakout Sessions
2:45–3:00 p.m.Break
3:00–4:00 p.m.Breakout Sessions
4:30 to 6:30 p.m.Offsite Reception

Friday, August 16

8:30–9:00 a.m.Continental Breakfast
9:00–10:00 a.m.General Session—Growing Your Career
10:00–10:15 a.m. 
Break
10:15–11:15 a.m.Mentor Panel / Closing Session
11:30 a.m.Boot Camp Adjourns

The Hotel

Boot Camp will take place at the Kansas City Marriott Country Club Plaza, located at 4445 Main Street, Kansas City, MO 64111. Room rates begin at $159.  Hotel Cutoff date is July 23, 2019.
Reserve your room today!

Register now for Boot Camp 2019

Mark Your Calendars for Fall Conference

Written by NAMA on Wednesday, May 29, 2019 , 5:39 pm

Fall Conference heads to St. Louis this year. Mark your calendars for October 7-9 at The Ritz Carlton in Clayton. In addition to professional development and great networking opportunities, the Gateway Chapter will be hosting a tour to kick off the event. More details to come soon!

New NAMA Members

Written by NAMA on Wednesday, May 29, 2019 , 5:38 pm

Welcome to all the new members since April 4, 2019.

AT LARGE
Julia Chamberlain, Michigan State University
Shannon Kehoe, Alpha Gamma Rho Fraternity
Sarah Lokey, Michigan State University
Brad Martin, Real Agriculture
Bailey Sinclair, University of Saskatchewan

BADGER
Sydney Brooks, University of Wisconsin – Madison
Molly Hendrickson, University of Wisconsin – Madison
Krystal Ohlhaber, Compeer Financial

CAROLINAS/VIRGINIA
Marc Bridgeman, BASF
Zach Jacobs, Virginia Tech

CHESAPEAKE
Amanda Goslee, Delaware Valley University

CORNHUSKER
Nick Lipp, Beck Ag

EASTERN
Tom Coene, Windmill Farms, LLC.
Daniel Dwyer, Delaware Valley University
Stacey Stearns, University of Connecticut Extension

FLORIDA
Heather Houston, Dalton Agency

GATEWAY
Viviane Delgado, True Media
Kevin Hodges, Crop Science Division at Bayer
Addy Nemes, Paradowski Creative
Erica Strittmatter, HLK

GREAT PLAINS
Lori Bower, BowerComm Marketing Communications

HEARTLAND
Michelle Halpin, Bader Rutter

IOWA
Drew Cox, University of Missouri
Bethany Kroeze, AgVenture, Inc.
Ali Peltier, Meredith Agrimedia

MID-AMERICA
Derek Berkshire, Purdue University
Mallory Hines, Corteva

MIDSOUTH
Amber Hollie, Titan Distributors, Inc.

MISSOURI-KANSAS
Kacie Hoctor, The Sandbox Agency
Maria Kuhns, University of Missouri
Derik Morgan, John Deere

NORTH CENTRAL
Shannon Bjorklund, Minnesota Soybean
Elise Loveless, University of Minnesota
Craig Rhode, Romain Berg

SOUTHEASTERN
Ian Burdick, Huvepharma

SOUTHWEST
Ashley House

WESTERN PACIFIC NAMA
Aldo Hernandez, Cal Poly – San Luis Obispo

North Central NAMA to Host Summer Kick Off: Intern Night

Written by NAMA on Wednesday, May 29, 2019 , 5:38 pm

Join North Central NAMA at the 508 Bar & Restaurant for a networking event with other area interns and professionals. Interns, Post Grads, & Job Seekers – this is your opportunity to get to know professionals in the industry and find out how to prepare for the future! Professionals – this is your chance to meet the “up and comers” in the industry.

A social hour with drinks and appetizers will be followed by a panel comprised of former industry interns discussing how you can make the most out of internships, the job search, and how to prepare for the future! Please RSVP by Thursday, June 6th!

Click here for more information or contact Maria Gallik at mgallik@periscope.com.

The 508 Bar & Restaurant is located at 508 1st Ave N, Minneapolis, MN 55403. Ramp and surface lot parking are available near by, it is also located a short distance from the Warehouse District lightrail station.

Thank you to our sponsors: Broadhead, MN Pork, and Periscope

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