Watch Your Mailbox for the 2020 Conference Brochure

Written by NAMA on Thursday, January 2, 2020 , 2:19 pm
The brochure for the 2020 Agri-Marketing Conference will hit your mailbox soon! Chart your course to success in San Diego, April 15-17.

You won’t want to miss the special Pre-Conference workshop on Wednesday, April 14. This workshop is geared towards in-house and small marketing departments.

In addition to the great breakout sessions, the conference will feature four keynote speakers.

Kelly McDonald
How Your Ag Business Can Market, Sell And Service Customers To Grow In New Ways
OPENING GENERAL SESSION
Thursday, April 16, 9:00 a.m.

Charlie Plumb
The Power of Choice
SECOND GENERAL SESSION
Thursday, April 16, 11:00 a.m.

Marty Neumeier
The Brand Flip: Position Your Company for the Meaning Economy 
BONUS KEYNOTE
Friday, April 17, 8:30 a.m.

Frank Miles
Laugh at Fear
CLOSING GENERAL SESSION
Friday, April 17, 9:45 a.m.
Register online at nama.org/amc/2020-amc-home

Happy New Year

Written by NAMA on Thursday, January 2, 2020 , 2:19 pm

Happy New Year from the NAMA staff. Looking forward to an exciting 2020!

Watch your email for exciting news about our new website and member interface. It’s been months in the making. The new changes will make it easier to register for events, update your record and more.

Thank you for making 2019 great.

Wendy Brannen Wins Southwest Gift Card

Written by NAMA on Thursday, January 2, 2020 , 2:19 pm

All members who registered for conference prior to December 31 were entered into a drawing for a $250 Southwest Gift Card. The drawing took place on December 31. Wendy Brannen with American Soybean Association is the winner. See you in San Diego!

Member-Get-a-Member Campaign

Written by NAMA on Thursday, January 2, 2020 , 2:19 pm

Congratulations to Ryan Hassebrook, Servi-Tech, for winning the Member-Get-a-Member promotion that took place the last quarter of 2019. Ryan recruited new member Monica Springer and was entered into a drawing for a free conference registration.

Nominate a Client or Colleague

Written by NAMA on Thursday, January 2, 2020 , 2:19 pm

NAMA provides great opportunities for professional recognition. Do you have a candidate in mind for one, or all, of these awards? Go ahead and nominate someone today! January 17, 2020 is the nomination deadline for the following awards. These awards will be presented at the 2020 Agri-Marketing Conference in San Diego

Ag Association Leader of the Year
About the Award
The Ag Association Leader of the Year award recognizes outstanding achievement in an association or commodity organization.
Click here for the online nomination form.


Agribusiness Leader of the Year
About the Award
The Agribusiness Leader of the Year award recognizes leadership achievement in agriculture and the food and fiber industry. This award honors agribusiness leaders and leaders in private, public or academic service.
Click here for the online nomination form.


NAMA Marketer of the Year
About the Award
NAMA will recognize its active members with senior management of marketing and/or sales responsibilities with the NAMA Marketer of the Year award. This award is the most prestigious honor awarded to an active member of the association and honors outstanding accomplishments in the field of agri-marketing.
Click here for the online nomination form.


Next Gen NAMA Award
About the Award
To thrive in the future, the NAMA community needs to develop and support the next generation of members. NAMA’s Next Gen Award honors active NAMA members under 35 years of age that show great potential in the industry.
Click here for the online nomination form.

Chapter & Regional Best of NAMA Events

Written by NAMA on Thursday, January 2, 2020 , 2:18 pm

Awards season isn’t over yet! There are still chapter and regional Best of NAMA events later this month. See below for a complete listing.

January 21, Midsouth Best of NAMA Event Napa Café
5101 Sanderlin Ave., Memphis, TN 38117 Cocktails & Hors d’oeuvres at 6:00pm, Awards at 6:30pm Register Now!

January 23 Region 4 Best of NAMA Event
Milwaukee Brewing Company
1130 N. 9 St., Milwaukee, WI 53233
Tickets: $85. Register here for Event.
A block of rooms is available at
Brewhouse Inn & Suites
1215 N. 10 St., Milwaukee, WI 53205
Room rate: $139. Click here for reservations and enter the code NAMA0123.

February 10, Region 1 Best of NAMA Event
World Ag Expo, Tulare, CA 
Additional details available soon.

Midsouth NAMA Hosts Lunch & Learn

Written by NAMA on Thursday, January 2, 2020 , 2:18 pm

Midsouth NAMA met in November for a lunch and learn about Mississippi State’s new online Masters of Agribusiness Management Program presented by the program’s director, Matt Janzen. An interdisciplinary degree between the College of Agriculture and the College of Business, it’s the only one in the nation that can be taken completely online.

In addition, we heard pitches from MSU’s student NAMA team and provided feedback to prepare them for the national competition. Everyone was impressed with the team’s presentation, and we look forward to meeting with them again before the 2020 NAMA Conference.

North Central Celebrates the Holidays

Written by NAMA on Thursday, January 2, 2020 , 2:18 pm

North Central NAMA gathered on December 4 for a Gathering and Giving holiday event at Brit’s Pub in Downtown Minneapolis. They kicked off the season in style with a night of socializing and catching up with colleagues – complete with cookies and cheer! Party goers enjoyed drinks and appetizers courtesy of NC NAMA.

Members and friends were encouraged to bring non-perishable food items to be donated to Second Harvest Heartland. In addition, the chapter raffled off tickets to the Anaheim Ducks vs Minnesota Wild game on December 10, 2019, with proceeds going to Second Harvest Heartland as well.

Photo by Mike Braunlin.

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