Fall In To a Chapter Meeting

Written by NAMA on Thursday, August 30, 2007 , 12:55 pm

The 2007-2008 program year is underway and a couple of NAMA Chapters have set meetings for September and October.

See What’s New in the Cornbelt!
The Cornbelt NAMA chapter invites everyone to a meeting and tour at the recently opened Heartland Acres Agribition Center in Independence, IA, on Thursday, September 20, 2007.

Shannon Textor, director of market development for Iowa Corn will discuss the Iowa Corn Indy 500. The event drew standing-only crowds, elected officials, national television coverage, local press stories and much attention about ethanol. Textor will share why they sponsored the race, what they did to get the most from their investment and how they catered to members, potential members and a large consumer audience.

Bruce Neeley is the executive director of the Heartland Acres Agribition Center. The new $7 million attraction includes hands-on exhibits showing both old and new agricultural techniques plus a 22,500-square-foot events hall. Neeley will share the inspiration behind the new center, how funds were generated, what’s planned for the future and the initial results that they’ve seen thus far. A tour of the facility is included.

Cost for this Cornbelt event is $15 for members and students and $20 for non-members. This price includes the tour and lunch. If you’d like to attend, please contact Luann Pisarik at luann@jlfarmakis.com or 319-895-6723 by Sept. 10.

Mark your calendars for the next Cornbelt NAMA meeting and tour on Thursday, November 1st. It will feature speakers from Diamond V and Kirkwood Community College.

Legislative Meeting
The Chesapeake, Eastern and Carolinas/Virginia NAMA chapters would like to extend an invitation to everyone for a legislative meeting at the Phoenix Park Hotel, in Washington, DC on Monday, October 1.

You’ll enjoy some networking time with members from Eastern, Chesapeake and Carolinas/Virginia chapters followed by a luncheon and a session with House, Senate and USDA representatives who will review key farm bill and farm policy initiatives.

More information on this event and how to register will be available soon, keep checking the NAMA Calendar for up-to-date information.

If your chapter has an upcoming event planned that is not listed on the NAMA Calendar, please send the program information to Kathi Conrad at the NAMA Office at kathic@nama.org.

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