Deadline Approaching for Award Nominations

Written by NAMA on Monday, July 1, 2019 , 7:50 am

The deadline is approaching for nominations for the NAMA Professional Development (PDA) Awards.

The Professional Development Awards of Excellence honor NAMA members based on outstanding achievement in each of the Professional Development Areas (PDA). Awards of Excellence will be presented in the areas of (1) Marketing Communications, (2) Product/Species Management, (3) Public Relations and (4) Sales.

The deadline for submitting nominations for the Professional Development Awards of Excellence is July 19, 2019.  These awards will be presented at the 2019 Fall Conference, October 7-9 in St. Louis.

Nominees for the Awards of Excellence must be NAMA members. Nominators should target individuals with direct planning and execution responsibilities in the respective Professional Development Area from agribusiness and related companies. If you have any questions regarding these awards, please contact Jenny Pickett at

Please fill out the online nomination form.

View the rules and regulations and past winners on the NAMA website.

NAMA/Connectiv Webinar: The New Ag Census and What it Means to Agri-Marketers

Written by NAMA on Monday, July 1, 2019 , 7:28 am

Dr. Michael Gunderson, Professor and Director at the Purdue Center for Food and Agricultural Business, will present key findings from the recently released 2017 Ag Census and explain how they will impact agri-marketers. Dr. Gunderson will highlight key data and trends in both the crop and livestock sectors. 

July 18, 2019, 2 pm CT
Click here to register.  Use the code NAMA to register for free.

Networking Reception at Ag Media Summit

Written by NAMA on Monday, July 1, 2019 , 7:28 am

Headed to Ag Media Summit? Join NAMA and NAFB for a post-dinner reception on Monday, July 29, from 9-11 p.m. at TGI Fridays Patio (Next to Doubletree Bloomington), 7730 Normandale

This is a great way to network with colleagues and meet other NAMA members. This event is free to all and there’s no need to register.

Join NAMA at the Farm Progress Show

Written by NAMA on Monday, July 1, 2019 , 7:28 am

Join NAMA members at a reception hosted by the Chicago, Gateway, Heartland and Mid-America NAMA chapters during the Farm Progress Show.

What a great opportunity to take a break and visit with other NAMA members on Wednesday, August 28, 2019, from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. in the Exhibitor Food Tent, located near Gate 6 on the corner of East and Sixth.

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

For more information on the Farm Progress Show, visit

Learn the Industry at NAMA Boot Camp

Written by NAMA on Monday, July 1, 2019 , 7:28 am

The 16th annual Boot Camp takes place August 14-16 in Kansas City. Whether you’re new to marketing or new to ag, sign up for this program today to learn more about the industry. This year the Boot Camp will take it to a new level expanding on marketing and agriculture basics.

Who should attend?

  • Agency Account Executives
  • Media Professionals
  • Art Directors
  • Copywriters
  • Marketing Professionals
  • Sales Professionals
  • Previous Boot Camp Attendees

Plan to come early for the Ag Tour. This tour will be sponsored by the MoKan Chapter of NAMA. Whether you’re new to the industry or a seasoned veteran, the Agri-Marketing Boot Camp will give you the tools you need to more professionally market to the ag industry.


Wednesday, August 14

8:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.Ag Tour (optional)
4:00 p.m.Boot Camp Registration
5:00–7:30 p.m. 
Welcome Reception and Dinner

Thursday, August 15

8:30–9:00 a.m.Continental Breakfast
9:00–10:30 a.m.Producer Panel
10:30–11:00 a.m. 
11:00 a.m.–NoonGeneral Session
Noon–1:30 p.m.Lunch
1:30–2:45 p.m.Breakout Sessions
2:45–3:00 p.m.Break
3:00–4:00 p.m.Breakout Sessions
4:30 to 6:30 p.m.Offsite Reception

Friday, August 16

8:30–9:00 a.m.Continental Breakfast
9:00–10:00 a.m.General Session—Growing Your Career
10:00–10:15 a.m. 
10:15–11:15 a.m.Mentor Panel / Closing Session
11:30 a.m.Boot Camp Adjourns

The Hotel

Boot Camp will take place at the Kansas City Marriott Country Club Plaza, located at 4445 Main Street, Kansas City, MO 64111. Room rates begin at $159.  Hotel Cutoff date is July 23, 2019.
Reserve your room today!

Register now for Boot Camp 2019

Mark Your Calendars for Fall Conference

Written by NAMA on Monday, July 1, 2019 , 7:28 am

NAMA Fall Conference moves to October this year.  Mark your calendars for October 7-9 at the Ritz Carlton in Clayton, Missouri.  Keynote speaker details will be available soon.

Sponsorship opportunities are available and are a great way to get your company noticed. Contact Jenny Pickett, for more details.

Cornhusker NAMA at the Storm Chasers

Written by NAMA on Monday, July 1, 2019 , 7:27 am

Join Cornhusker NAMA agri-marketing professionals for Agriculture Night at Werner Park! Cornhusker NAMA invites members and spouse, significant other, kids and friends to cheer on the Omaha Storm Chasers versus the Memphis Redbirds on Farm Bureau Ag Night. Join your fellow agri-marketing friends and make new connections during a relaxing, fun night at the ball park.

WHEN: Friday, July 19, 2019 First pitch @ 7:05 pm

WHERE: Werner Park 12356 Ballpark Way, Papillion, NE 68046

COST: Cornhusker NAMA is covering cost for all individual box seat tickets and food (Classic picnic menu)! Beverages and parking will be attendee responsibility

RSVP: Email your name and specific number of tickets requested by July 12 @ noon to: Wade Critser Randy Happel Tickets will be available at Will Call window. Ask for Cornhusker NAMA group box and provide your name when you arrive

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