NAMA/AAEA at 2016 Commodity Classic

Written by NAMA on Tuesday, March 15, 2016 , 10:50 am

25543458635_1d5b56d51d_o 25247847160_5232a742ef_o 25424917402_7e19167c65_o 25543463955_19e67c4a02_oNAMA and AAEA sponsored a reception in conjunction with the 2016 Commodity Classic in New Orleans, LA, with the support of the Chesapeake and Great Plains NAMA chapters and BASF.

After hours of standing in the Trade Show, approximately 75 people took advantage of the opportunity to mix and mingle with fellow NAMA and AAEA members.

Thanks to ZimmComm New Media, LLC for the great photos! 

Sneak Peek at the Closing Keynote Speaker

Written by NAMA on Tuesday, March 15, 2016 , 10:49 am

Everyone faces obstacles in life. The key to success is in how you respond. The 2016 Closing Keynote Speaker is living proof that you can completely transform your life. Speaking about second chances, Jim Morris’ story is a testimony that goals can be achieved, even if the odds aren’t in your favor. Jim’s inspiring rise from 35-year-old high school teacher to flame throwing major league pitcher in three months made cinematic history with the release of “The Rookie” starring Dennis Quaid. Get inspired by Jim’s story with NAMA.

Click the video below for a sneak peek at Jim Morris! #NAMA16

Only 6 days left to save!

The early bird registration cutoff is Monday, March 21! Make sure to register before then for the 2016 Agri-Marketing Conference on April 13-15, in Kansas City, MO.

If you haven’t booked your room at the Sheraton Crown Center yet, make sure you do so before March 21 as well! That is also the cutoff 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! The hotel is filling up so make your reservations today!

Win an iPad Mini from NAMA

Written by NAMA on Tuesday, March 15, 2016 , 10:48 am

iPadMini-Press-02-970-80Recruit someone you know to become a NAMA member and be entered into a drawing for an iPad Mini. The Member-Get-A-Member campaign will end on April 1. The drawing will take place at the Silent Auction Area in the Connection Point of NAMA’s Annual Conference on Thursday, April 14.

Simply tell your recruit to join online and add your name and company in the box titled “Referred By.” They can also call the NAMA office (913) 491- 6500 to join; remind them to say they were referred by you.

The more members you recruit, the more your name will be entered into the drawing!

Happy National Ag Day!

Written by NAMA on Tuesday, March 15, 2016 , 10:47 am

NewAgDay_MedToday is the 43rd Annual National Ag Day! The Agriculture Council of America is celebrating American Agriculture with events in Washington D.C.! If you can’t make it to the Nation’s Capital to celebrate, we hope you can celebrate in your community or local NAMA Chapter!

For more information on Ag Day and to find local events, visit

Happy Ag Day!

Best of NAMA Award Scam

Written by NAMA on Tuesday, March 15, 2016 , 10:46 am

The NAMA office was notified about an awards company sending emails to our members about ordering Best of NAMA plaques. If you receive a phone call or email from SHOWMARK MEDIA, LLC, please ignore it! Do not give them any credit card or contact information as this is not a NAMA sanctioned awards company.

As always, the NAMA office will order the awards for Best of NAMA and they will be handed out at the 2016 Agri-Marketing Conference.

Cornhusker Chapter Event

Written by NAMA on Tuesday, March 15, 2016 , 10:45 am

Date: March 15, 2016

Time: 3:00-5:00 PM

Topic: Communicating about GMO’s

Location: Firespring Offices, 1201 Infinity Court, Lincoln, NE 68512 |  Map

Communicating About GMO’s

Biotechnology is complicated. But it’s an important technology that allows farmers to produce more food with fewer pesticides, in a way that offers more protection for the environment. Farmers see it as an important tool in the larger goal of feeding a growing world population.

Some consumers see it as something to avoid. In the extreme, it’s blamed for cancer and other medical conditions. There’s a call to label foods produced using biotechnology.

This event features two scientists who work in this area:

– Dr. Tom Hoegemeyer is a University of Nebraska Adjunct Professor in Agronomy and Horticulture. But first he is a plant breeder in his family business, Hoegemeyer Hybrids.

– Dr. Tom Clemente is a Biotechnology Professor at the University of Nebraska Center for Plant Science Innovation.

– Kim Lang is Social Media Lead for the Global Farmer Network, a non-profit that engages in telling the story of ag in order that farmers be allowed to retain their technology tools.

Moderator Randy Happel, of Bader Rutter, is a long-time ag PR practitioner.


Midsouth Chapter Event

Written by NAMA on Tuesday, March 15, 2016 , 10:45 am
Please join the Midsouth NAMA Chapter on Tuesday, March 15th as they celebrate National Ag Day!

Building on the success of last year, the Midsouth NAMA Chapter will once again partner with Agricenter International for their Ag Day luncheon. Each year, the Agricenter Board offers area schools and students the chance to participate in an Ag Day Poster Contest. The luncheon will be a ceremony to acknowledge the winners of this contest. Parents and teachers are encouraged to attend with the winning students.  In addition to this, Mayor Luttrell will participate and several other local and state dignitaries have been invited to attend, including TN Commissioner of Ag, Julius Johnson.

Midsouth NAMA is proud to partner as a sponsor for this event and they encourage all of their members to attend this special luncheon. It will be a great way to celebrate the agricultural industry in our region!

Event Details:
Tuesday, March 15th 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Agricenter Banquet Room
Luncheon cost is $15 per person


Learn more about National Ag Day

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