Best of NAMA Awards Events

Written by NAMA on Wednesday, January 16, 2013 , 8:00 am

NAMA Regions and Chapters are making plans for their individual Best of NAMA Awards events.

We know you won’t want to miss these fun events, so we’re providing the various dates so you can add as many as you’d like to your calendar.

Region I (Desert Southwest and Western Pacific Chapters) – February 12, 2013,  in the Wine and Cheese Pavilion at the World Ag Expo, Tulare, CA, with a reception from 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm.  Visit

Region II (Cornhusker, Gateway, Great Plains, Missouri-Kansas, Rocky Mountain, and Southwest Chapters) – January 28, 2013, at Boulevard Brewing Company, 2501 Southwest Boulevard, Kansas City, MO  64108, at 6:00 pm.  For more details, visit  You can also register online at

Region III (Cornbelt, Iowa, North Central, and Northern Prairie Chapters) –  January 31, 2013, at the Embassy Suites Des Moines Downtown, 101 East Locust, Des Moines, IA  50309, starting at 6:00 pm.  Visit for hotel and registration information.

Region IV (Badger, Chicago, Heartland, and Mid-America Chapters) – January 24, 2013, at the Eaglewood Resort & Spa, 1401 Nordic Road, Itasca, IL  60143, starting at 6:00 pm.  Visit for hotel and registation information.

Carolinas/Virginia Chapter – January 22, 2013, in the Dogwood Room, of the Hamner Conference Center at the North Carolina Biotechnology Center, 15 T. W. Alexander Drive, Research Triangle Park, NC 27709, at 5:30 pm.   Online registration for the banquet is available at  Visit for banquet details.

Midsouth Chapter – January 17, 2013,  event will be held at the Texas de Brazil, 150 Peabody #103, Memphis, TN 38103  (901)-526-7600.  Register at

Southeastern Chapter – January 24, 2013, at The Norcross Station Café, 40 South Peachtree Street, Norcross, GA  30017, at 6:00 pm.  Online registration for the banquet is available at

Visit the NAMA calendar frequently ( for updated information and links.

If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact us at 913-491-6500.

NAMA & NAFB Host Reception at AgConnect Expo

Written by NAMA on Wednesday, January 16, 2013 , 7:55 am

Join NAMA & NAFB for a joint reception on Wednesday, January 30, 2013 at the AgConnect Expo & Summit in Kansas City.

Time:  5:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Location:  Room 3501-G
(below Bartle Exhibition Hall)

No Cost or Registration Necessary.

For any non-exhibitor, non-media person coming to the reception, complimentary admission to AG CONNECT is available by registering online using the code: NA13

Hosted by the National Association of Farm Broadcasting and the National Agri-Marketing Association and their MoKan Chapter.

NAMA hosting Producer Panel at NCBA Convention

Written by NAMA on Wednesday, January 16, 2013 , 7:51 am

Wednesday, February 6

National NAMA will be hosting a producer panel at the Cattle Industry Convention in Tampa, Florida.

For more information on the upcoming convention visit

Date: Wednesday, February 6

Time: 1:00 – 2:30 p.m.
Moderator: Gary Cooper, Southeast AgNet

Location: Marriott Tampa Waterside
Meeting Rm 8

Sponsored by Great Plains NAMA & Florida NAMA

Apple Gift Card Winner!

Written by NAMA on Wednesday, January 16, 2013 , 7:42 am

Congratulations to Betsy Freese, Living the Country Life, the winner of the drawing for an Apple Gift Card.  She registered for the 2013 Agri-Marketing Conference by December 31, 2012!

Award Nomination Deadline January 18

Written by NAMA on Wednesday, January 16, 2013 , 7:40 am

A few days are left to nominate the cream of the crop – Agribusiness Leader of the Year and NAMA Marketer of the Year.

Click here to view a list of current and past winners for Agribusiness Leader of the Year and NAMA Marketer of the Year.

The winners of these prestigious awards will be honored at the 2013 Agri-Marketing Conference, April 17 – 19, in Kansas City.  Celebrate the achievements and impressive careers of the very best in agriculture with NAMA.

Submission deadline is January 18, 2013.  Visit and click “Awards” to find nomination forms.

CAMA Webinar – Creating Killer Social Media Strategies

Written by NAMA on Wednesday, January 16, 2013 , 7:34 am

CAMA Ontario is very excited to announce the next CAMA webinar on January 29 at 12:00 pm EST with one of the leading North American social media consultants, Jay Baer, as he shares his insights and knowledge on creating effective social media strategies.

Why Before How: Creating Killer Social Media Strategies in 7 Steps
The goal isn’t to be good at social media, the goal is to be good at business because of social media. In this dynamic, entertaining presentation Jay Baer demonstrates his 7 step process for cutting through the tools and technology and creating sound, effective social media strategies that are sustainable long-term. This strategic process is in use in dozens of major corporations and agencies, and shows you how to BE social as a company, not just how to DO social media.

Keynote Speaker

Jay Baer is a hype-free content strategist, speaker, and author. He founded the social and content accelerator firm Convince & Convert in 2008.

Jay is a renowned and popular social media keynote speaker, delivering as many as 100 presentations each year to groups as large as 5,000.

He’s also co-author of The NOW Revolution, 7 Shifts to Make Your Business Faster, Smarter, and More Social (Wiley, 2011) a leading book on social business, and an Amazon category best-seller.

Jay has consulted with more than 700 companies on digital marketing since 1994, including Caterpillar, Nike, Visit California, Billabong, and 29 of the Fortune 500. He was named one of America’s top social media consultants by Fast Company magazine, and his Convince and Convert blog is ranked as the world’s #1 content marketing resource. He’s also co-host of the popular weekly Social Pros podcast.

Webinar Details
Date: Tuesday, January 29, 2013
Time: 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM EST (11:00 AM – 12:00 PM CDT, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM MST)
Cost: $30 per person (CAD)

Click here to register for the webinar.

Florida Chapter presents “Total Strategies to Market Florida Agriculture”

Written by NAMA on Wednesday, January 16, 2013 , 7:32 am

Florida NAMA – Lunch & Learn Event
January 17 – Noon
Cost – $40
Hilton Melbourne Beach Oceanfront Hotel

The Florida NAMA Chapter presents “TOTAL STRATEGIES TO MARKET FLORIDA AGRICULTURE” featuring Susan Nardizzi, Division Marketing Director at the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS).  The Lunch and Learn Event will take place on Jan. 17, 12:00 p.m. at the Hilton Melbourne Beach Oceanfront Hotel.

Learn exciting news soon to go public  in Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam’s most aggressive effort yet to market Florida Agriculture Products.  Take away something meaningful from the presentation, whether you are in Florida agri-business, or involved in advertising and promotions in any way.

Susan Bond Nardizzi was appointed to her post in December 2011 by Commissioner Adam Putnam to lead what he believes is one of the most important functions of the Department: marketing to increase exposure for and the value of Florida Agicultural products.  She brings a wealth of experience and a solid track record of marketing success to her role. At FDACS, Susan is the leader of a division encompassing marketing for “Fresh From Florida”— both agricultural and seafood products — and the FAPC membership efforts.  She’s responsible for a staff of 165 who work in six bureaus, including development and information for in-state, national and international trade, education and communication, state farmer’s markets, agricultural dealers licensing, and agricultural statistics.

For more details visit Florida NAMA or call 561-855-3010.

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