Equip Your Small Marketing Department to Survive and Thrive

Written by NAMA on Friday, January 31, 2020 , 5:41 am

Set sail for San Diego and join NAMA for a special Pre-Conference Workshop especially for smaller teams on April 15.

There’s no extra fee for this powerhouse session. Simply register for #NAMA20 now and make this a stop on your voyage to new agri-marketing know-how. 

Expert navigators will provide tips and strategies to help you weather the unique challenges common to small crews. Hear a panel of industry leaders share advice on earning media coverage, using co-op funds and making the most of every opportunity. Get media strategies for any budget—learn how much you should pay and how to plan, prioritize and measure results. Participate in roundtable discussions on best practices for budgeting, digital and social media, direct marketing and lead generation. Steer yourself and your team in the right direction. Don’t miss this new workshop before the 2020 Agri-Marketing Conference.

Companies Support Student Sales Competition

Written by NAMA on Friday, January 31, 2020 , 5:41 am

Student NAMA is planning year two of the Sales Competition. Last year, 20 students participated in the pilot program in Kansas City. GROWMARK is the premier, four-star sponsor of this program and has the opportunity to provide judges for the event and the right to craft the scenario for the student participants. This year, GROWMARK is joined by AgReliant Genetics as a four-star sponsor. AgReliant will also provide contest judges and plan the scenario for part of the contest. The NAMA Sales competition is a basic sales call skills challenge and students compete individually for top honors.

Representatives from GROWMARK talk about their experience here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kQLc6omMMmk . To see the list of winners from last year and view recordings of the winning presentations, visit https://nama.org/sales-competition .

Get Your Company Noticed in San Diego

Written by NAMA on Friday, January 31, 2020 , 5:41 am

There are still many great sponsorship opportunities available at the Agri-Marketing Conference in San Diego. Items are available for any size budget. Everything from Breakout Sessions to Keynote Speakers. There’s even an opportunity to host a late night breakfast! For information contact jennyp@nama.org.

Celebrate National Ag Day in Washington, DC.

Written by NAMA on Friday, January 31, 2020 , 5:40 am

Be part of the experience as we celebrate the American farmers who work and preserve the land to feed millions. Celebrate National Ag Day in Washington, DC.

National Ag Day Schedule: Tuesday, March 24

Ag Day Proclamation Event
8:30 a.m.
USDA Whitten Patio RSVP for Proclamation Event

U.S. Capitol Celebration of Ag Day
5:00 – 6:30 p.m.
Library of Congress
Montpelier Room RSVP for Capitol Celebration

Other Events in DC:

March 23: 2020 Agri-Pulse Ag & Food Policy Summit
8:00 a.m.– 5:00 p.m.
National Press Club
Registration information

March 23 & 24: A Celebration of Ag Day on the National Mall
No registration necessary 

Visit agday.org for more details. And be sure to follow Ag Day on Twitter and Facebook for the latest information!

Mark Your Calendars to Network at Commodity Classic

Written by NAMA on Friday, January 31, 2020 , 5:40 am

Planning to be in San Antonio for Commodity Classic? Mark your calendars to attend a reception hosted by NAMA, NAFB & AAEA on February 28 from 4:30-6:00 p.m. in Room 211 of the San Antonio Convention Center. All are welcome and there is no need to register. Sponsored by the Mid-America and Southwest NAMA Chapters.

Region Four Celebrates Best of NAMA in Milwaukee

Written by NAMA on Friday, January 31, 2020 , 5:40 am

The Badger, Chicago, Heartland and Mid-America Chapters celebrated their Regional Best of NAMA winners on January 23 at the Milwaukee Brewing Company. Visit https://nama.org/best_of_nama_home for a list of all regional winners. View pictures of this and other Regional events at https://www.flickr.com/photos/namaflickr/albums .

The time is now to advance your winning entries! If you won a first or a merit at the Regional level, you should have received an email with an option to advance your winning entry to the National judging. Contact sherryp@nama.org if you have questions.

Happenings in the Iowa NAMA Chapter

Written by NAMA on Friday, January 31, 2020 , 5:31 am

The Central Iowa NAMA Chapter has had an extremely active January. It started with an excellent presentation by Mark Core, Chief Marketing Officer with Vermeer Corporation. The luncheon attracted more than 30 participants to attend, despite deteriorating weather conditions. Mark did not disappoint, delivering many first-hand marketing experiences that have enabled Vermeer Corp. to become true visionaries in many respective industries.

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