Spring Sizzles

Written by NAMA on Tuesday, May 15, 2007 , 1:09 pm

Get out of the office and into the warm spring sun with an upcoming chapter event. Check out the events below:

Chicago & Heartland NAMA Chapters Joint Meeting
The NAMA Chicago and Heartland Chapters are having a joint, half-day event highlighting the best practices to enhance advocacy efforts in agriculture. Two guest speakers with successful experience will help you increase your understanding of how to become an advocate for agriculture. This is more important than ever with the new Farm Bill and Energy Policy currently being developed in Washington, D.C. The half-day event will take place on May 17, 2007 at the Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites Bolingbrook from 1:30 to 4:00 PM. A networking reception will take place immediately following conclusion of the event.

There is no cost to attend and all are invited to bring a guest. Please R.S.V.P to Kim Lynch, President, Chicago Chapter of NAMA at 630-505-1100 or kim_lynch@rkconnect.com or Amy Bradford, President, Heartland Chapter of NAMA at 309-557-6116 or abradford@growmark.com.

North Central NAMA Presents The Cabela’s Model: A Diverse Marketing Mix
Get an insider’s look into the world of Cabela’s marketing, including a discussion on target audiences, store location strategy and the overall marketing mix strategy. Plus there’ll be an open Q&A for you to take your best shot at better understanding Cabela’s market strategy.

Set your compass due Northwest of the Twin Cities to the Cabela’s store in Rogers, MN, on Thursday, May 17. Registration begins at 3:30 p.m. and the event is free! Please RSVP to Josh Krenz at jrkrenz@landolakes.com.

Iowa NAMA Golf Outing
Join Iowa NAMA for the 2007 Iowa NAMA Golf Outing, May 24, 2007. Even if you don’t golf, you are welcome to come out for the social event. Your participation at every level helps to raise funds for your Iowa NAMA Chapter’s student scholarship program. Golfers will participate in a shotgun start and tee-off is 11:00 a.m. There will be prizes for a number of different achievements, like closest to the pin, longest drives, best group score and more. So come for the golf or just come for the fun. Either way, if you show up, the Iowa NAMA student scholarship program wins. The social is from 4-7 p.m.

Get your teams together or we can place you in a group. Simply fill out the registration form and fax it to 515-222-4414, or call REL at 515-224-6389 and simply say, “I’m signing up for the golf outing.” You can also go to www.relonline.com and click on the Iowa NAMA Golf Outing link in the news section and complete your registration form electronically.

Golf Package includes – $100 per person:

  • 18 holes of golf w/ carts (GPS)
  • 3 Drink Tickets
  • Social, Dinner and Awards Event

Social Package includes – $40 per person:

  • 3 Drink Tickets
  • Social, Dinner and Awards Event

Badger/Chicago NAMA Golf Outing
This year’s Badger/Chicago NAMA Golf and Dinner Outing will be held on Thursday, May 31, 2007, at the popular Hawks View Golf Club in Lake Geneva, WI. Cost is: Golf and Cookout: $95.00; Golf Only: $80.00; Cookout Only: $20.00. Please RSVP by May 23 to Jon Anderson at 414-227-1000 or via email at janderson@openroads-bgdn.com. Download the Golf Outing Brochure and reservation form at www.nama.org/chapters/badcnagolf.pdf.

Midlands NAMA Golf Outing
Join Midlands NAMA, Tuesday, June 5, 2007 at the Iron Horse Golf Club in Ashland, NE. Bring a foursome or we’ll pair you up. Everyone is welcome, including non-members! Bring co-workers, clients or spouses. A day full of fun, prizes, lunch, cart and green fees all for $70! For complete registration information contact: (RSVP by Thursday, May 31st) Jim Martin, jmartin_hpj@hotmail.com, 402.289.1734.

Iowa NAMA Field-To-Food Run
Preparations are in motion and the date is set for the 2007 Iowa NAMA Field to Food Run. The event will take place on June 15, 2007, at 6:00 p.m. Iowa NAMA will be partnering with Johnston Green Days, an annual community celebration held in Johnston, IA. Through this partnership, the Run will be incorporated into the festivities for Green Days instead of being a stand-alone event. Iowa NAMA is looking for involvement with promotion, race setup, sponsorship, and food. Please contact Roxi Beck for details at roxi@cmakc.com.

North Central Golf Outing
Join North Central NAMA for their 2007 Golf Outing, Thursday, June 21 (the first official day of summer!). Registration begins at 9:00 a.m. and tee-off time is 11:00 a.m. This will be a 4-person scramble format and the cost is $100 per player. Cost includes golf, cart, range balls, dinner and great prizes. If you would just like to attend the dinner, the cost is $30. Hole Sponsorships are available for $200 (includes one golf registration and a hole sign with logo). For more information or to register a team, contact Troy Schroeder, Broadhead + Co., at tschroeder@broadheadco.com or at 612.617.7930.

MoKan Ag Tour
MoKan NAMA will again host an Ag Tour prior to the NAMA Boot Camp on Tuesday, August 21. The tour will depart from the Hyatt Regency Crown Center at 8:30 a.m. The tour will return to the hotel by 4:00 p.m. and includes lunch and refreshments. The cost for the tour is $45.

For more information on the Ag Tour and the NAMA Boot Camp, visit http://www.nama.org/programs/bootcamp.htm.

To register visit, https://nama.org/programs/bootcamp-register.htm.

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