June Webinar: AgRisk, AgPolitics & AgTech

Written by NAMA on Thursday, June 15, 2017 , 2:32 pm

Join NAMA and Connectiv’s Ag Committee on June 29th for a deep dive into trending issues shaping the Ag Business.

The AgTrending webinar offers three timely topics from the editor’s perspective on markets, Washington policy and technology. All three sessions will be moderated by Willie Vogt, Executive Director, Content and User Engagement, Penton Agriculture.

1. AgRisk
Bryce Knorr, Senior Grain Market Analyst at Penton’s Farm Futures Magazine, discusses what’s moving the markets. He reviews production, price, financial, institutional and personal risks as well as the yields, prices, weather, government policies, global markets, and other factors that impact the commodities trade. He also previews the impact of the June 30 USDA Report, which is the first look at 2017 acreage estimates.

2. AgPolitics
Chris Clayton, Ag Policy Editor of DTN/The Progressive Farmer, analyzes Washington policies governing the ag business. He will discuss debate around the upcoming farm bill and the impact on commodity programs, crop insurance and conservation. He will also touch on other issues affecting agriculture in Washington, including the renegotiation of NAFTA, the health-care bill and tax reform efforts.

3. AgTech
Susan Skiles Luke, Editor of Farm Journal and Editorial Director of Farm Journal Media, will cover the excitement and innovation going on in the ag technology space. This includes a look at some of the most innovative on-farm technologies just around the corner, farmer adoption (or lack of it), main challenges and the role of investors.

Please join us on June 29th at 1pm CST for this engaging and insightful webinar. Click here to register.

We look forward to you joining us on June 29th.

Chicago Chapter Event

Written by NAMA on Thursday, June 15, 2017 , 2:32 pm

Cornhusker NAMA Gets LinkedIn

Written by NAMA on Thursday, June 15, 2017 , 2:31 pm

As an integral part of our daily personal and professional lives, Cornhusker NAMA members were treated to an informative and energizing discussion about how to maximize their LinkedIn profiles to realize their greatest potential. LinkedIn Senior Community Support Specialist, Janae Kaska, provided members with valuable insights on how to get the most out of the popular professional networking site and shared recent enhancements to the site that help more than 500 million LinkedIn members network more effectively. Ms. Kaska also presented ideas on how to maximize economic opportunities and employment offerings.

Janae Kaska, Senior Community Support Specialist, LinkedIn, shared suggestions with Cornhusker NAMA members on how to maximize economic and professional networking opportunities while providing tips on how to get the most out of LinkedIn profiles.

Chesapeake NAMA Gets a Jump on Dairy Month

Written by NAMA on Thursday, June 15, 2017 , 2:31 pm

Chesapeake NAMA got a leg-up on June Dairy Month with a dairy-themed meeting in May. The group visited the PA Center for Dairy Excellence (CDE) at the Pennsylvania Dept. of Agriculture building in Harrisburg.

Stephanie Roscinski, Communications & Marketing Manager, and Mary Foote, Dairy Education Programs Manager, highlighted the organization’s activities, including considerable community outreach on behalf of Pennsylvania dairy farmers. A public-private partnership in existence for 11 years, CDE provides resources, support and coordination for the 8th-ranked dairy state in the U.S.

In addition, Tom Mainzer, Agricultural Trade Specialist for the Pennsylvania Dept. of Agriculture, detailed his group’s support of Pennsylvania food-related companies and agricultural commodities. The Bureau of Market Development assists with international and domestic trade, as well as providing grants for state fairs and other agricultural community support.

Attendees included three Penn State University representatives and students; former National NAMA president Matt Coniglio, from Penton Ag; Andrew Dellava, from Hoard’s Dairyman; and Autumn Rausch, from Certis USA; as well as chapter president Kathy Johnson, treasurer Sonia Wasco and program coordinator Debbie Clayton.

Midsouth NAMA at Wiseacre Brewing Co.

Written by NAMA on Thursday, June 15, 2017 , 2:31 pm

On Thursday May 25th, the Midsouth NAMA chapter gathered at a popular Memphis watering hole – the Wiseacre Brewing Company. What made this special is that they brew the beer on site, and offered us a special behind-the-scenes tour. Grains are the essence of this popular beverage, and the members got a complete schooling on the art of using different grains in craft beer.

We learned the basic principles of beer making but also what Wiseacre does to make it their own. Did you know that brewers must work their recipes around the water source they use, and that Memphis has some of the best beer making water in the world? Take that Colorado! After the tour, and the sampling, the members enjoyed more beverages and snacks. It was a great way to end the year!

Annual Golf Outing with Badger and Chicago NAMA

Written by NAMA on Thursday, June 15, 2017 , 2:30 pm

The Badger and Chicago chapters got together on June 1 in Lake Geneva, WI for the annual golf outing. Those that participated were treated to amazing weather, fantastic golfing conditions and some great camaraderie. This was the 17th year in a row that the group has had this outing at Hawk’s View Golf Course in Lake Geneva.

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