NAMA Fall Conference Next Week

Written by NAMA on Thursday, September 15, 2016 , 12:20 pm

2016-LogoThe 2016 NAMA Fall Conference is next week! But you don’t have to wait a week to see who will be there. Check out the registration list now for a sneak peek!

Do you still need a room in Raleigh? NAMA has a small group of rooms available at the Sheraton Raleigh Hotel for 9/20 to 9/22! If you still need to reserve a room, please send us an email or call the office at (913) 491-6500.

Even if you haven’t registered yet, there is still time to claim your spot in Raleigh! Register today!

Check out the Fall Conference Website for all the information you will need in Raleigh!

North Carolina Ag Tour

Written by NAMA on Thursday, September 15, 2016 , 12:20 pm

Sweet Potatoes, Farmers’ Markets, Cotton and Tech in the Land of Sweet Tea

North Carolina is home to a huge and diverse ag sector. In addition to being a leader in production of a wide range of commodities, it’s also home to some of the biggest names in ag inputs, and the breeding ground for a great deal of innovation in chemistry, biotechnology and textiles.

The Ag Tour will give you insight into this vibrant scene, with an agenda that will span from the field to the lab and beyond. Along the way, we’ll learn about how consumer preferences shape changes in ag production, research and technology.

The cost for this tour is $75. Tour departs the Sheraton at 7:30 a.m. and returns by 4:00 p.m. See below for the schedule of the day’s activities.

Does this sound like a great way to start off your Fall Conference experience? Register Now!

Barnes Farming Corporation | A world leader in sweet potato production, packing and marketing. This large operation, just 45 minutes from Raleigh, has brought many innovations to marketing of the crop and helped to establish North Carolina sweet potatoes as a major player in export markets.

North Carolina State Farmers’ Market | The North Carolina Department of Agriculture for many years has operated a string of farmers’ markets across the state to showcase North Carolina ag products and connect consumers directly to growers. We’ll visit the granddaddy of them all – a 75-acre site with dozens of vendors, wholesale produce distribution and more. We’ll enjoy lunch at one of the the onsite restaurants and allow time for browsing.

Syngenta Biotechnology Inc., Innovation Center | Here, we’ll see how one of the world’s leading agricultural companies is bringing technology to bear on the challenges of providing food and fiber for the world.

Cotton, Inc. World Headquarters | The center for textile research and development to maintain and build cotton’s position as the world’s favorite fiber.

Best of NAMA Call for Entries Now Open

Written by NAMA on Thursday, September 15, 2016 , 12:19 pm

standoutbestofnama2016Best of NAMA:
Stand Out

The Call for Entries is now live on the NAMA website! Click here to access all the information you need to submit your best work.

If you have questions or need category clarifications, please call us at (913) 491-6500. The deadline to submit your work is October 7, 2016.

Special thanks to Brighton Agency for the 2016 Theme and Call for Entries design!

Join NAMA and Connectiv at NAFB Convention

Written by NAMA on Thursday, September 15, 2016 , 12:19 pm

NAMA and Connectiv Agri Media Committee will co-host a reception at the NAFB Convention, Wednesday, November 9, 2016. It will take place at the Westin Crown Center on the Garden Terrace in Kansas City from 5-6 p.m. Watch your email for more details.  For more information visit the NAFB Convention website.

Ohio Chapter Event

Written by NAMA on Thursday, September 15, 2016 , 12:19 pm

Are you planning to attend the Ohio Farm Science Review near London, OH?  If so, take a break after the show and let the traffic clear out while networking with your fellow members at the NAMA reception on Tuesday, September 20th.  Members and guests are welcome and cold drinks and snacks will be provided.  Feel free to stop in at any time!

What:   NAMA Reception at the Ohio Farm Science Review

When:  Tuesday, September 20, 2016, from 4 pm – 6 pm

Where: The Tobin Building at the Farm Science Review, 135 SR 38 NE, London, OH 43140

Don’t miss this opportunity to network with fellow NAMA members and bring your ideas to the table. Some points of discussion will be future Ohio NAMA events and how to attract new members.

If you have any questions please feel free to contact Andy Unverferth.  If you would like to learn more about the Ohio Farm Science Review, please visit

Midsouth NAMA Chapter Event

Written by NAMA on Thursday, September 15, 2016 , 12:19 pm

Addie McGowan, Senior Digital Marketing Specialist at Archer Malmo, answers your questions on Social Media!

Addie has over 8 years of digital marketing, communication, and speaking experience. She joined Archer Malmo two years ago to develop digital strategies for clients like University of Memphis, Massage Envy and Zoetis. She quickly moved to the agency’s agriculture practice as the lead strategist on accounts like Valent USA, Stoller USA, Indigo Ag, Capital Farm Credit, The Cotton Board and more. She continues to feel a fascination for the intersection the ancient trade of Ag has with the latest in tech, innovation, and startups.

There is so much to say about Social Media!  Addie will keep you up -to-date on current trends, but she wants to answer your burning questions as well.  If you have interest in a particular topic or have a particular question, send an email to

When: Thursday, September 22nd 11:30am – 1:00pm
Where: Archer Malmo Offices, 65 Union Ave, 5th Floor
Cost: $25

Free parking is available in the Parking Can Be Fun garage next door to Archer Malmo. Remember to bring your parking ticket with you to the meeting so it can be validated.

Register to Attend

MoKan Chapter Event

Written by NAMA on Thursday, September 15, 2016 , 12:19 pm

Join the MoKan NAMA chapter for its 2016 Fall Kickoff event at Tom’s Town.

We will tour the distillery in groups of 20, alternating between happy hour/networking and the tour.

Please park along the street or in the honor-box lot at Anton’s ($5).  Attendees also are encouraged to utilize the (free!) Kansas City Streetcar as Tom’s Town is right on the Main St. route.

When: September 27 at 4:00 p.m.

Cost:  $25

Click here for more information and to register.

Questions can be directed to Erin Nash.

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