ABEF GOLF OUTING
The ABEF hosted its annual Golf Outing during the 2011 Agri-Marketing Conference to help raise money for the Student NAMA Careers Program. The ABEF Golf Outing took place on Tuesday, April 12, at WinterStone Golf Course in Independence, MO.
Golfers enjoyed a beautiful day for the golf outing. Taking third place in the golf outing was Jason Weil, Kansas Agriculture Network; John Shostak, Kansas Farm Bureau; and Dennis Miner, Penton Media. Second place went to Troy Schroeder, Broadhead; Randy Groff, Mosaic Company; Heidi Nelson, Harvest PR & Marketing; and Heather Rossow, Penton Media. First place winners were Bob Bunker, J.L. Farmakis; Chet Slump, iNet Solutions; Ted Haller, Teddy Media; and Bill Farmakis, J.L. Farmakis.
Special thanks also to the sponsors of the ABEF Golf Outing: Penton Media, Bock & Associates, Successful Farming and Mosaic Company. We look forward to another successful Golf Outing next year in Kansas City!
The ABEF Silent Auction and Online Media Auction raised over $25,700 for the Student Careers Program. Items in the auctions ranged from wine to media packages to iPods. Special thanks to all who donated and bid on items in the Auctions this year!
ABEF STUDENT RAFFLE
Attendees had a chance to win a Vizio 55″ Flat Screen TV courtesy of Penton Media at the 2011 Agri-Marketing Conference. NAMA Student chapters sold tickets in advance as well as at the conference for a chance to win the TV. The winning raffle ticket was sold by Jacklyn Schroeder with Delaware Valley College to Tim Kantz.
Over $5,110 was raised from the Student Raffle and schools received $5.00 for each ticket sold, meaning $2,555 of that money will be returned to the student chapters to help cover expenses to next year’s conference. The school that sold the most raffle tickets received $100 and the second place school received $50. In addition, the student who sold the most tickets received an additional cash prize of $100. This year’s top selling school was University of Florida and second place honors go to Delaware Valley College. The student selling the most raffle tickets was Bethany Coon, University of Florida.