Culver’s Manager to Speak at NAMA Fall Conference

Written by NAMA on Wednesday, August 2, 2017 , 11:45 am

NAMA is proud to announce the Closing Session at the upcoming Fall Conference will feature Jessie Corning, Senior Marketing Manager, Culver’s, as the keynote speaker.

2017 marks Culver’s fifth year of the ‘Thank You Farmers’ cause marketing initiative, which benefits national and local FFA programs and other agricultural organizations. It is designed to thank the farm families who are responsible for Culver’s success today and provide financial support for young people looking for a career in agriculture.

Jessie Corning is a Senior Marketing Manager for Culver Franchising System, Inc. (CFSI), the franchisor for over 620 Culver’s Frozen Custard & ButterBurgers restaurants.  Jessie joined Culver’s in 2011. Her areas of experience range from website best practices, digital promotions, social media, and local restaurant marketing. Jessie is responsible for the seamless digital experience for Culver’s guests that matches the highly-lauded offline hospitality. Specifically, the website, mobile app, text program, and email program, are each components that Jessie manages. She also leads the ‘Thank You Farmers’ cause marketing initiative and works with the National FFA Foundation as well as local ag organizations and Culver’s restaurants on fundraising for Ag Education.

Mark your calendars and register today to go Full Throttle with NAMA. Find out even more on the Fall Conference website. We hope to see you in Milwaukee!

Fall Conference Keynote Sneak Peek

Written by NAMA on Wednesday, August 2, 2017 , 11:28 am

Brian Carter is one of the fantastic keynote speakers that NAMA has lined up for Fall Conference this year. He will be presenting the first Keynote Session as well as the Pre-Conference Workshop on September 20.

Get a first look at his presentations in this promo video. We hope to see you all in Milwaukee!

Mark your calendars and register today to go Full Throttle with NAMA. Find out even more on the Fall Conference website. We hope to see you in Milwaukee!

NAMA Boot Camp Next Week

Written by NAMA on Wednesday, August 2, 2017 , 11:27 am

We are just one week away from the 14th Annual NAMA Boot Camp, but don’t worry, it’s not too late to register!

The 2017 Boot Camp will take place August 8-10 in Kansas City at the Sheraton Crown Center.

This event is filled with great opportunities whether you are just starting out in the working world or if you’ve been through Boot Camp many times before. If this is your first time in the agriculture business then you are in luck; you will get a beginner’s course about the business including a notebook packed with agricultural terminology, facts and case studies. If you are a more seasoned veteran, you can choose from a variety of different breakout sessions and pick the one that interests you most.

Aside from the great speakers lined up for you this year, we also have some fun scheduled into the program. The first night of Boot Camp there will be a networking reception where you’ll have the opportunity to meet a wide variety of people. In today’s working world, meeting the right people can make a huge difference in growing your career – you never know who you could meet! The next night we will have an off-site reception at Brick House in the Martini Corner. Enjoy a beer or cocktail while networking with your peers.

Find a complete schedule of this year’s activities on the Boot Camp website. And be sure to sign up today so you don’t miss out on these amazing opportunities. Register online or call the NAMA office at (913) 491-6500.

MoKan Ag Tour

Written by NAMA on Wednesday, August 2, 2017 , 11:26 am

Join us for the MoKan NAMA Ag Tour on Tuesday, August 8! The MoKan NAMA Ag Tour is a one-day, on-farm experience where attendees will tour and learn about different nuances of agricultural operations in the surrounding area. Our first stop will be a 15,000-acre corn/soy operation to learn about new technologies going into today’s agronomy, equipment and farm management.  Next, we will visit Shatto Milk Company and dairy for a full tour and lunch.  We’ll finish at Jowler Creek Vineyard & Winery for a look (and taste) of their local grapes and how they market their business.

Breakfast and lunch will be served as part of the tour and is included in the cost of registration.

Cost:  $75/person (same cost for members & non-members)

Dress: Casual, wear closed-toed shoes (no flipflops or heels).

Time:  7:00 AM depart from hotel, return to hotel at 3:00 PM

Please note: The MoKan Ag Tour is prior to the NAMA Boot Camp. While we hope that you’ll attend both, you do not need to be registered for Boot Camp to attend the Ag Tour. Check out the Boot Camp website for more information on both! Register today!

Join NAMA at the Farm Progress Show

Written by NAMA on Wednesday, August 2, 2017 , 11:26 am

Are you attending the Farm Progress Show in Decatur, IL?  If so, join other NAMA members at a reception hosted by the Chicago, Gateway, Heartland and Mid-America NAMA chapters.

It’s a great opportunity to take a break and interact with other NAMA members on Wednesday, August 30, 2017, from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. in the Exhibitor Tent, located near Gate 6 on the corner of East and Sixth.

Appetizers and drinks will be provided (yes, adult beverages, too).

If you have any questions, please contact Wendy Pinkerton at wendy.pinkerton@zoetis.com or at 217.255.2548.

For more information on the Farm Progress Show, visit farmprogressshow.com.

August Webinar: Move Over Content. Here Comes Connectivity. The Shifting Landscape of Communications

Written by NAMA on Wednesday, August 2, 2017 , 11:26 am

Move Over Content. Here Comes Connectivity. The Shifting Landscape of Communications

Tina Charpentier and Megan Fairchild Anderson, Padilla, will provide an overview of implications and insights into the ever-evolving communications landscape — moving past the era of “content is king” and into deeper connection strategies.

The presentation will include a discussion of where these changes are happening, who is driving them, and the role of communications pros.

When: Thursday, August 17, 2017

Time: 2:00 p.m. (Central)

Cost: $40 for members and $50 for non-members

Click here to register for this webinar!

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