NAMA is Heading to Milwaukee

Written by NAMA on Thursday, July 20, 2017 , 1:53 pm

Make sure to watch your mailbox, the 2017 Fall Conference brochure is mailing soon. Or check out the digital version now!

Cruise into Milwaukee for the 2017 NAMA Fall Conference. This late-in-the-year gathering of ag professionals has grown into a can’t miss combo of educational sessions and unbeatable networking. You’ll go beyond the “why” and get right to the “here’s how” with experienced leaders prepared to talk strategy and get real about ROI.

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Listen in as our keynote and breakout speakers lead useful sessions that apply to the work you do every day. Customer perception. Marketing budgets. Analyzing social platforms and forecasting the workplace of the future. These are professional level presentations that skip the fluff and dive right into the deep end.

People Make the World Go Round
NAMA has built in ample opportunities to meet new people and reconnect throughout the Fall Conference. From the Welcome Reception after the Ag Tour to the offsite get-together at the new Bader Rutter offices, your dance card is full. The Professional Development Awards of Excellence will also be presented. Prepare to cheer.

It’s all happening this September! Mark your calendars and register today to go Full Throttle with NAMA. Find out even more on the Fall Conference website. We hope to see you in Milwaukee!

Boot Camp Cutoff Coming Soon

Written by NAMA on Thursday, July 20, 2017 , 1:53 pm

The cutoff date for the Boot Camp hotel has been extended to Wednesday, July 26. Make your reservations at the Sheraton Crown Center Hotel in Kansas City by Wednesday to lock in the discounted room rate. Reservations made after July 26 are subject to higher rates and potential unavailability. Make your reservation today!

July 26 is also the cutoff for the early bird discount on Boot Camp registration which will save you $50. Register today and join NAMA, August 8-10, in Kansas City!

For more information about this year’s NAMA Boot Camp, visit the Boot Camp website.

Who Should Attend?

  • •  Agency account executives
  • •  Media professionals
  • •  Art directors
  • •  Copywriters
  • •  Marketing professionals
  • •  Sales professionals
  • •  Previous Boot Camp attendees

Join NAMA and NAFB Next Week at Ag Media Summit

Written by NAMA on Thursday, July 20, 2017 , 1:53 pm

Join NAMA and NAFB for a reception at the Ag Media Summit on Monday, July 24 at 9:00 p.m. at the Snowbird Resort on the Atrium Patio in the Cliff Lodge. Stop by after dinner for drinks and networking.

There is no need to register and NAMA members and non-members are all welcome. Stop by and network with your NAMA and NAFB friends.

The Ag Media Summit takes place July 22-26 at the Snowbird Ski and Summer Resort in Snowbird, UT.

Click here for more information on this year’s Ag Media Summit.

We look forward to seeing you!

Join NAMA at the Farm Progress Show

Written by NAMA on Thursday, July 20, 2017 , 1:53 pm

Are you attending the Farm Progress Show in Decatur, IL?  If so, join other NAMA members at a reception hosted by the Chicago, Gateway, Heartland and Mid-America NAMA chapters.

It’s a great opportunity to take a break and interact with other NAMA members on Wednesday, August 30, 2017, from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. in the Exhibitor Tent, located near Gate 6 on the corner of East and Sixth.

Appetizers and drinks will be provided (yes, adult beverages, too).

If you have any questions, please contact Wendy Pinkerton at or at 217.255.2548.

For more information on the Farm Progress Show, visit

Deadline for Nominations is Tomorrow

Written by NAMA on Thursday, July 20, 2017 , 1:53 pm

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 tomorrow, July 21, 2017.  These awards will be presented at the 2017 Fall Conference, September 19 – 21, in Milwaukee, WI.

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.

July Webinar: Pulling Back the Curtain on Data and Targeting in the Programmatic Landscape

Written by NAMA on Thursday, July 20, 2017 , 1:53 pm

Pulling Back the Curtain on Data and Targeting in the Programmatic Landscape

Leveraging data to better target your consumer holds a lot of promise, and when planned and executed properly it can really and truly drive your business, as we at Brighton have witnessed first-hand.

However, we live in an age where the promise of what data can do is sometimes too good to be true, especially when evaluated without the right level of skepticism or activated without sufficient transparency. Don’t fall prey to a promise that will never be realized or let another vendor sell you dubious inventory.

Kristin Rohlfing, Director of Integrated Marketing at the Brighton Agency, will tell us how to ask the right questions, seek the truth and start realizing the true power of data.

When: Thursday, July 27, 2017

Time: 2:00 p.m. (Central)

Cost: $40 for members and $50 for non-members

Click here to register for this webinar!

Badger Chapter Event

Written by NAMA on Thursday, July 20, 2017 , 1:52 pm

Come experience an insider’s tour

America’s favorite past time isn’t always just fun and games, there are a lot of people making your game day experience memorable. From the grounds crew to the broadcast booth and everything in between, there are stories just waiting to be told. Join the Badger NAMA chapter and get a behind-the-scenes look at the ballpark including a meet and greet with the director of grounds, Michael Boettcher.

We’ll also get a firsthand look at the Visitor’s Clubhouse, bullpen, Uecker’s Broadcast Booth and many more areas of the ballpark that aren’t available to the public on game day.

Don’t miss your opportunity for Badger NAMA to take you out to the ballpark on July 27:

3:00 pm | Meet at the left field gate (Hot Corner/Friday’s entrance)
3:15 pm | Tour
4:45 pm | Drinks, apps and networking on the TGIFriday’s patio

Cost: $30 for Badger NAMA members, $35 for non-members and $15 for students

Click here to register!

Questions | Contact Sarah Kutz at

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