Sponsorships Soar for Boot Camp

Written by NAMA on Monday, July 16, 2007 , 2:10 pm

Sponsors have come out in full force to support the 2007 NAMA Boot Camp, August 21-23, at the Hyatt Regency Crown Center in Kansas City. More sponsorship dollars have been raised this year than in previous years. Please join us in thanking the 2007 NAMA Boot Camp sponsors:

Associations, Inc.
Bayer CropScience
Broadhead + Company
Farm Credit
Farm Industry News
Fastline Publications
High Plains Journal
Hoard’s Dairyman Magazine
John Deere
Martin Williams
Mosaic Company
Osborn & Barr Communications
Pioneer Hi-Bred Intl., Inc.
Rhea & Kaiser Marketing Communications
Successful Farming/Agriculture Online
The Western Producer/Acreage Life
Truffle Media Networks
ZimmComm New Media

If you are interested in sponsoring a session or event at the NAMA Boot Camp, please fill out the sponsorship confirmation form at www.nama.org/programs/bootcamp-spo.htm or contact Jenny Pickett at 913-491-6500 or via e-mail at jennyp@nama.org.

The Boot Camp will kick-off with an optional Ag Tour, sponsored by the MoKan NAMA Chapter. The tour will leave the Hyatt Regency at 7:30 a.m. on Tuesday, August 21 and will make its first stop at Schweizer Orchards in St. Joseph, MO followed by a boxed lunch and tour of the Shatto Milk Company in Osborn, MO. The last stop will be Jowler Creek Vineyard & Winery in Platte City, MO. After the tour, the Boot Camp will kick-off at 5:00 p.m. with a welcome reception followed by dinner and the opening session on Networking.

Wednesday, August 22 begins with a continental breakfast followed by a Producer Panel led by moderator Jim Patrico, The Progressive Farmer. Morning breakout sessions include Little Red Writing Hood and the Big, Scary Communications Plan presented by Carol Anderson, Anderson/Fallon and Beth Burgy, Broadhead + Company and Maximizing Your Trade Show R.O.I. with Scott Hanna, Skyline Displays. Our luncheon on Wednesday will feature Successful AgriTourism with Errie Raasch, Liberty Corn Maze/Carolyn’s Country Cousins. After lunch, choose from one of two breakout sessions on BioSecurity or Shifting Demographics in Agriculture with Rhett Hawkins, Osborn & Barr Communications. After the breakouts, join moderator, Cliff Becker, Food 360, for a Client/Agency Panel discussion. Following this session, network with other attendees at a reception at the Cashew in downtown Kansas City.

Thursday, August 23 begins with a continental breakfast and two breakout sessions to choose from, the Farm Bill Update or New Media with Michael Lundgren, VML. Following the breakout sessions will be the Boot Camp Closing Session on Ethanol – Today and Tomorrow with Robert White, Ethanol Promotion and Information Council (EPIC).

For session times and registration and hotel information, visit, http://www.nama.org/programs/bootcamp.htm.

To register for the Boot Camp visit, http://payment.nama.org/bootcamp07.htm.

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