Register Now for NAMA Boot Camp!

Written by NAMA on Tuesday, June 21, 2016 , 10:21 am

2016 LogoJoin the National Agri-Marketing Association for the 13th annual NAMA Boot Camp, August  9-11 in Kansas City. Whether you’ve just entered the rough working world or one who’s been through the NAMA Boot Camp drill before, sign up for this program today to learn more about the agri-marketing industry.

You can find hotel information, the full schedule, Ag Tour details and much more on the Boot Camp Website.


NAMA is Heading to Raleigh

Written by NAMA on Tuesday, June 21, 2016 , 10:20 am

2016-LogoThe 2016 NAMA Fall Conference will take place in Raleigh, NC on September 20-22. Mark your calendars now so you don’t miss it!

Find everything you need to know on the Fall Conference website including: hotel information, details on the Carolinas/Virginia Ag Tour and the schedule of events!

Register today!

Fall Conference Sponsorship Opportunities

Written by NAMA on Tuesday, June 21, 2016 , 10:19 am

Get your company noticed at NAMA’s Fall Conference! Check out the sponsorship opportunities that are still available!

• Kick Off reception – Tuesday evening – $4,000

• Second Keynote Speaker – $2,000

• Closing Session Speaker – $2,000

• Closing Luncheon (co-sponsor with Penton Agriculture) – $2,000

• Pre-Conference Workshop – $1,000

• Breaks – $1,000 each (Wed. afternoon and Thurs. morning)

• Signage sponsor – $1,000

• Registration Brochure – $1,000

• Breakout Sessions – $500

• Name Badges – $500

• Program Guide Ads: Full Page – $1,000; Half Page – $500; Quarter page – $250


• Logo and name listed on the web site, promotional brochure, emails, program guide and on signage.

• If sponsoring a reception or break, the ability to use your own signage or distribute items.

• If sponsoring a speaker, the opportunity to introduce them.

• First right of refusal for next year’s event.

Have a different idea? Contact Jenny Pickett with any questions regarding sponsorship.

Nominations Now Open for Professional Development Awards

Written by NAMA on Tuesday, June 21, 2016 , 10:18 am

The Professional Development Awards of Excellence honor NAMA members based on outstanding achievement in each of the Professional Development Areas (PDA). Awards of Excellence will be presented in the areas of (1) Marketing Communications, (2) Product/Species Management, (3) Public Relations and (4) Sales.

The deadline for submitting nominations for the Professional Development Awards of Excellence is July 22, 2016.  These awards will be presented at the 2016 Fall Conference, September 20 – 22, at the Sheraton Raleigh Hotel in downtown Raleigh, NC.

Nominees for the Awards of Excellence must be NAMA members. Nominators should target individuals with direct planning and execution responsibilities in the respective Professional Development Area from agribusiness and related companies. If you have any questions regarding these awards, please contact Jenny Pickett at

Please fill out the online nomination form.

View the rules and regulations and past winners on the NAMA website.

Join NAMA and NAFB at Ag Media Summit

Written by NAMA on Tuesday, June 21, 2016 , 10:18 am

Join NAMA for a reception at the Ag Media Summit on July 25 from 9-11 p.m. at RED Bar at the Hyatt Regency St. Louis at the Arch. Stop by for an after dinner cocktail and dessert. There is no need to register and no need to be a NAMA or NAFB member. Just bring your colleagues and friends for an evening of networking.

The reception will be co-sponsored by the National Association of Farm Broadcasting. The entire Ag Media Summit takes place July 23-27 at the Hyatt Regency at the Arch. For more information on AMS visit

Badger Chapter Event

Written by NAMA on Tuesday, June 21, 2016 , 10:18 am

United Fresh, Global Cold Chain Expo, FMIConnect and International Floriculture Expo
We have all worked our fair share of trade shows for our companies and clients. See what’s next in the food chain after the crops leave the field. This is your chance to experience four large trade shows in one place and be inspired with new trade show ideas. Our hosts are United Fresh (United Fresh Produce Association), who is introducing its all new Global Gold Chain Expo (field to market logistics) this year. Those two events are co-located with FMIConnect (Food Marketing Institute) and the International Floriculture Expo. Four shows, one place, one badge!

Wednesday, June 22 Chicago, Illinois

Location:  McCormick Place
2301 S. King Drive
Chicago, Illinois 60616

Cost:  Member rate: $20 • Non-member rate: $40 • Student rate: $10
Motorcoach transportation from Madison and Milwaukee areas is included

7:00 am / 8:00 am Bus leaves Madison/Milwaukee
10:00 am – 1:00 pm Walk the trade show floor
Grab lunch as you go
1:00 pm – 1:45 pm Program/Q&A with John Toner, VP Convention & Industry Collaboration of United Fresh, Room S404A
2:00 pm Bus departs

Questions?  John Rozum
Badger NAMA
(608) 692-8913

North Central Chapter Event

Written by NAMA on Tuesday, June 21, 2016 , 10:18 am

Join North Central NAMA and a panel of local producers and growers for a discussion on local agriculture and how food gets from the farm to the consumer. Gastrotruck will be providing food that will be comprised of ingredients grown by panel members! Q & A session to follow.

Where: Able Seedhouse & Brewery

1121 Quincy Street NE

Minneapolis, MN 55413

When: Monday, July 18th, 5:30-8:30PM

Cost: This event will be $10 or free with the donation of a non-perishable food item.

Register here or email if you plan on bringing a non-perishable food item.

Please contact Hannah Johnson with any questions about the event.

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