Badger NAMA Chapter at World Dairy Expo

Written by NAMA on Monday, September 29, 2014 , 11:21 am

Join the Badger NAMA Chapter for a NAMA Reception at World Dairy Expo 2014

Where: Alliant Energy Center Exhibition Hall Balcony

When: Thursday, October 2

4:30 to 6:30 p.m.

Hosted drinks and light hors d’oeuvres

Open to all NAMA members and marketing friends

Check out the event on Facebook. 

Questions? Contact Katie Dogs at

Cornhusker NAMA Mentor a Student Event

Written by NAMA on Thursday, September 25, 2014 , 11:22 am


Date: Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Time: 5-6 PM

Topic: Mentor a Student

Location: University of Nebraska – Lincoln East Campus Union | Lincoln, NE | Map

The meeting room will be posted on the Union kiosks and metered parking is available north of the Union.

Here’s your chance to give back! The student NAMA chapter invites you to visit campus to help them prepare for the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources career fair on October 2. One of students’ biggest questions about the career fair is “How do I talk to an employer?” Join us on UNL’s East Campus to help answer that question and many more. You’re the expert at this Cornhusker NAMA meeting. The student chapter is planning a casual networking event and can’t wait to host you.

Questions? Contact Kara Heideman at or 402-472-2757.

RSVP by Friday, September 26, 2014.

Cost is $15/person for Cornhusker NAMA members; $20/person for non-members.

Mark Your Calendars!

Written by NAMA on Monday, September 22, 2014 , 3:04 pm

15AMCLogoMark your calendars for the 2015 Agri-Marketing Conference!

This year’s conference will be in Kansas City, April 15 – 17. You do not want to miss out on “Growing Greatness,” so mark your calendars now and save the date!

2014 Fall Conference a Success!

Written by NAMA on Monday, September 22, 2014 , 3:02 pm

14FallblogThe 2014 NAMA Fall Conference exceeded expectations on many levels. From the attendance numbers to the fantastic line-up of speakers, this Fall Conference fulfilled its expectations and then some. This year’s conference had record breaking attendance with over 200 people who joined NAMA in the Windy City. Attendees received a wide range of useful information; on presentation tips, insights on new drone technology and keys to building better relationships.

This year’s Fall Conference lived up to its theme and got all attendees growing to greater heights.

Scroll down on the NAMA Blog to view the highlights of the Fall Conference courtesy of Paulsen. You can also check out photos on Flickr.

Chicago Ag Tour Recap

Written by NAMA on Monday, September 22, 2014 , 2:54 pm

Attendees had a fantastic time on the Chicago Ag Tour at Fair Oaks Farms! There was a full bus with 55 attendees on the drive to Fair Oaks, Indiana. Once there, attendees got to see a baby calf only minutes after her birth in the Fair Oaks Birthing Barn.

Afterwards, attendees went to the new Pig Adventure to see the growing, farrowing and gestation barns. There they had a one-on-one interview with a pig expert who was holding a newborn piglet.

Next, the group toured the Dairy Adventure. The bus drove through the open bars and educated the passengers on Fair Oaks’ unique, sustainable process. The group also saw their amazing rotary milking parlor where they can milk 75 cows at a time!

To finish off the day, attendees had dinner in the Farmhouse Restaurant. Carl Bruggemeier, restaurant managing partner, and Gary Corbett, CEO, shared the story of the making of their operation.

Check out photos of the Ag Tour and the Fall Conference on Flickr.

ABEF Online Media Auction is Open for Bidding

Written by NAMA on Monday, September 22, 2014 , 2:54 pm

abef-newThe Agri-Business Educational Foundation will conduct an online auction of media packages from September 16 to October 15. Proceeds from this auction support the NAMA Student Careers Program.

If a bid is received on an item within the last 30 minutes of the auction, the auction will remain open on that item through the next business day until 5:00 p.m. (central time). This process will continue until no bids are received within 30 minutes of the bid closing.

The purchaser of the item is obligated to pay the purchase price to the ABEF even if the item is not used. Any resolution of conflict between the buyer and donating company will not remove the obligation of the buyer to pay the purchase price to ABEF.

To place your bids now visit,

For more information please contact Jenny Pickett in the NAMA office at (913) 491-6500 or e-mail to

Best of NAMA Call for Entries

Written by NAMA on Monday, September 22, 2014 , 2:53 pm

The Best of NAMA Call for Entries deadline is October 10!

The Best of NAMA awards program honors the best work in agricultural communications. Actually, the best of the best, since companies/agencies must first qualify through regional competition in order to advance to the national level. The national awards ceremony will take place April 15, 2015, at the Sheraton Crown Center in Kansas City.

Make sure you enter your best work to compete for top honors. Visit the Call for Entries website at to view the categories and print off a pdf.

Thank you to AdFarm for donating the creative on the Call for Entries.

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