Important Hotel Notice for Conference

Written by NAMA on Monday, February 16, 2015 , 10:38 am

The NAMA Block at the Sheraton Crown Center is NOT FULL!

There are still plenty of rooms available in both the Professional and Student Blocks. If you try to reserve a room and have any issues with the hotel stating that the block is full, please call the National office immediately (913) 491-6500 or email We will either fix the issue or book your room directly. If you call the hotel to reserve your room, please make sure to specify if you are a student or professional in order for you to get the correct room type. To book a room online, please follow one of the links below:
Professional Block

Student Block

NAMA Website Updates!

Written by NAMA on Monday, February 16, 2015 , 10:37 am

NAMA has made many improvements to the NAMA website, including updating the Members Only Section. We want to make sure everyone has access to these updates, so make sure you clear out your cache and your old bookmarks and update them to the new and improved site

If you haven’t done so already, make sure you go online and create a username and password to gain access to the Members Only Section. If you run into any issues, don’t hesitate to call the National office at (913) 491-6500 or email

NAMA and AAEA at Commodity Classic

Written by NAMA on Monday, February 16, 2015 , 10:36 am

You are invited to a joint cocktail reception hosted by AAEA and the National Agri-Marketing Association at Commodity Classic.

When: Friday, February 27, 2015

Where: Phoenix Convention Center, North Room 127 A

Time: 4:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Stop by after the trade show closes but before you head out to dinner!

No cost or registration necessary.

Click for more information on Commodity Classic.

Thanks to BASF, Great Plains NAMA and Rocky Mountain NAMA. 


Ag Day Essay Contest Winners Announced

Written by NAMA on Monday, February 16, 2015 , 10:35 am

AG_DAY_WEBThe Agriculture Council of America has announced the winners of the 2015 National Ag Day video and written essay contest winners. The winners were chosen based on the 2015 theme, Agriculture: Sustaining Future Generations.

The theme presented an opportunity for students to address how the agriculture industry is rising to the challenges of feeding a growing population. Entrants chose to either write an essay and/or create a video focusing on how today’s growers are overcoming challenges to provide a safe, stable food supply and sustain the significant role agriculture plays in everyday life.

“CHS enthusiastically supports rural youth and is proud to showcase their thoughts and creativity,” says Annette Degnan, marketing communications director, CHS Inc., one of this year’s essay contest sponsors. “The essay and video contests provide the perfect platform for their visions and dreams to be shared with a broader audience.”

The national written essay winner, Theresa Seibel from Roanoke, Virginia, receives a $1,000 prize and round-trip ticket to Washington, D.C., for recognition during the Celebration of Ag Dinner held March 18 at Whitten Patio at the USDA. During dinner, she will have the opportunity to read the winning essay as well as join with industry representatives, members of Congress, federal agency representatives, media and other friends in a festive ag celebration. Video essay winner, Harshin Sanjanwala from Madison, Mississippi, wins a $1,000 prize and his winning video will be posted to the Ag Day web site.

This is the 42nd anniversary of National Ag Day. The goal of the ACA is to provide a spotlight on agriculture and the food and fiber industry. The ACA not only helps consumers understand how food and fiber products are produced, but also brings people together to celebrate accomplishments in providing safe, abundant and affordable products.

The Ag Day Essay Contest is sponsored by CHS Inc., High Plains/Midwest Ag Journal, National Association of Farm Broadcasting and Penton Farm Progress Companies.

National Ag Day is organized by the Agriculture Council of America and celebrated in classrooms and communities across the country. ACA is a nonprofit organization composed of leaders in the agricultural, food and fiber community, dedicating its efforts to increasing the public’s awareness of agriculture’s role in modern society.

Founded in 1973, National Ag Day encourages every American to:

—Understand how food and fiber products are produced.

—Appreciate the role agriculture plays in providing safe, abundant and affordable products.

—Value the essential role of agriculture in maintaining a strong economy.

—Acknowledge and consider career opportunities in the agriculture, food and fiber industry.

Follow this link to read the winning essay and to view the winner of the video essay contest: Learn more and register for events at

Register for the 2015 Agri-Marketing Conference!

Written by NAMA on Monday, February 16, 2015 , 10:34 am

AMCLogoColorDateThe early bird registration cut-off is just about a month away! Make sure to register before March 19, 2015  for the 2015 Agri-Marketing Conference on April 15-17, in Kansas City, MO.

If you haven’t booked your room at the Sheraton Crown Center yet, make sure you do so before March 19th as well! That is also the cut-off date for the hotel – if you don’t reserve a room by that date, you will not be able to save money on the NAMA room rate!

Connection Point:

Looking for opportunities to place your company’s products and services before decision-makers in the ag marketplace? There is still booth space available in NAMA’s Connection Point! Put your company front and center. With nearly 1,200 professionals in attendance, there’s no better way to get noticed. Influencers will take note when you purchase booth space on this trade show floor. Lunch and refreshment breaks are scheduled to maximize traffic and draw the clients and customers you want to meet! Contact Lauren Giarratano to book your booth or reserve your space online today!


Looking for other ways to get noticed? Get in touch with Jenny Pickett for sponsorship opportunities.

Visit the AMC homepage for conference, hotel and registration details.

Use #NAMA15 for all your tweets about this year’s conference!

New NAMA Members!

Written by NAMA on Monday, February 16, 2015 , 10:33 am

New Member List:
Welcome our new members for January 2015:

Samantha Koon
Mary Pawlowski

Megan O’Hare

Jocelyn Shaffer
Brad Snyder
Ashley Stewart

Preston Lagemann

Naomi Mortensen

Elizabeth Bird

Abigail Anderson

Michele Murray

Cornhusker Chapter Event

Written by NAMA on Monday, February 16, 2015 , 10:33 am

Photo Basics

There are many tools and techniques to master when it comes to design and photography. Learn from the pros at Ervin Photography ( as they share their insight on photography. These seasoned pros will help you understand the importance of keeping photos simple, framing subjects, using light and composing photos with care.

Date: Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Time: 3:00 – 5:00 PM

Cost: $15 for Cornhusker NAMA members & $20 for non-members.

Location: Robert Ervin Photography
4383 Nicholas Street, Ste 200, Omaha, NE

RSVP to Chris Sidles at

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