18 in ’18!

Written by NAMA on Thursday, February 15, 2018 , 9:37 am

We’ve set a goal of 1800 NAMA members by the end of 2018 – 18 in ’18.

Keep up the good work! We are up 20 new members this month. Thanks for your hard work and keep recruiting! 

Our latest membership survey proves that word-of-mouth marketing is the best way to let people know about the great programming and networking opportunities in NAMA.

We challenge everyone in the organization to recruit a new member. Just have your recruit(s) list your name in the “Referred by” field on the registration page https://nama.org/NAMA.OrchardWeb/MemberRegistration/Register. We’ll draw names of “Referrers” each month for a special gift.

We’ll update this chart each month.

Faces of NAMA

Written by NAMA on Thursday, February 15, 2018 , 9:36 am

We caught up with NAMA members and asked them to share their best NAMA experiences. They also told us how NAMA has helped their careers and advanced their professional development.

Check out more of these quick, engaging videos on nama.org. Use them to help promote your chapter’s events—or just help spread the word about the benefits of NAMA membership to your agri-marketing colleagues.

Be sure to tag NAMA when you share!

“The number one reason people join NAMA is for the networking…I’ve had the opportunity to really form long-lasting relationships. If I need feedback at my day job, I’ll call one of my NAMA colleagues and just talk it through. You get such great insight.” – Amy Bradford, Corporate Relations Manager at GROWMARK and 2017-2018 NAMA President

Sneak Peek at the Second Keynote Speaker

Written by NAMA on Thursday, February 15, 2018 , 9:36 am

Joe Calloway will share his secrets to help your company not only create success, but sustain that success. “Power Up” with NAMA at the 2018 Agri-Marketing Conference, April 11-13 in Kansas City!

Click the video below to watch a sneak peek of Joe Calloway’s presentation. Register now! 

Find out more information about the 2018 Agri-Marketing Conference on the website. #NAMA18

MoKan NAMA Taste of KC Tour

Written by NAMA on Thursday, February 15, 2018 , 9:36 am


Savor, sip and share on NAMA’s flavor tour of Kansas City. The food and drink are sure to be on-par with the conversation and networking at The Roasterie and Rye. You’ll feel finer than a Prohibition-Era politician when you end the day with cocktails at Tom’s Town, a 1920’s-style Kansas City Speakeasy!

In the morning, your regularly scheduled caffeine buzz will get a jolt with a behind-the-scenes tour of The Roasterie factory. Attendees will learn secrets of brewing the best at-home coffee, and receive a complimentary Roasterie pub glass – not to mention a sample of The Roasterie’s
mouthwatering Nitro, Cold Brew or Iced Tea.

We’ll keep the fun moving and get back to the roots of agri-marketing with a delicious meal at Rye on the Plaza. After chowing down, attendees will get the chance to learn about Rye’s farm-to-table philosophy, as well as their partnerships with local farmers who provide the ingredients for top-tier American fare.

Then, bootleg the spirit of Kansas City Prohibition-Era Spirits at the beautiful art deco lounge of Tom’s Town Distilling Co., a local speakeasy that draws its roots from the infamously crooked politician, Tom Pendergast. Sip one of Tom’s Town’s award-winning craft cocktails after a tour of the distillery and barrel room. Because, as Tom Pendergast loved to say, “the people are thirsty.”

Register today so you can savor the aroma of the coffee business, share a farm-to-table meal and conversation, and flout prohibition with your NAMA friends and colleagues!

Cost for the tour is $75. 

Wednesday, April 11
9:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Click here to register.

Join NAMA & AAEA at Commodity Classic

Written by NAMA on Thursday, February 15, 2018 , 9:27 am

You are invited to a joint cocktail reception hosted by the American Agricultural Editors’ Association and the National Agri-Marketing Association at Commodity Classic in Anaheim!

When: Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Where: Room: 304A, Anaheim Convention Center

Time: 4:30 – 6:00 p.m.

Stop by after the trade show closes but before you head out to dinner!
We encourage you to bring a prospective member or guest to the reception.

No cost or registration necessary.

For any questions, contact Barb Ulschmid at (952) 758-6502 or email aaea@gandgcomm.com.

Sponsorship help provided by BASF and NAMA’s Rocky Mountain & Western Pacific Chapters.


Going, Going, Gone: ABEF Media Auction

Written by NAMA on Thursday, February 15, 2018 , 9:27 am

Buy advertising from the best ag media companies at great prices while donating to a great cause! The Agri-Business Educational Foundation Media Auction is closing soon!

Proceeds from the Media Auction support the Student NAMA Careers Program.

The Media Auction is available online through the NAMA website. Click here to view the media packages and to purchase!

For questions, call the NAMA office at (913) 491-6500 or email Sherry Pfaff.

Register for 2018 Ag Day Events

Written by NAMA on Thursday, February 15, 2018 , 9:26 am

The 2018 National Ag Day is next month! See below for a schedule of all 2018 Ag Day activities. We hope to see you in D.C.!

Tuesday, March 20

Press Club Event
1:00 to 3:30 p.m.
529 14th Street NW
Washington, DC 20045

The Consumer, the Farmer and Sustainability
Consumers want to be more in touch with where their food comes from now more than ever. And research shows Americans are increasingly confident with the way farmers and ranchers grow and raise food in the U.S. However, is agriculture’s voice still missing from the conversation, and are consumers privy to the sustainable practices of today’s farmers and ranchers? The word “sustainability” brings ire from some, support from others, but what does sustainability actually mean? In this forward-thinking panel, panelists will discuss how they see the change in this definition is altering how they do business; and defining new opportunities for their operations.

Sustainability is a hot topic that many farm and consumer groups continue to debate. It’s a topic that agriculture can use to inspire others, elevating farmers, ranchers and the future of our industry. This special Ag Day panel will help define the “rules of engagement” for discussing this key issue and ways that people in agriculture can spark impactful dialogue.

Panel Moderator: Max Armstrong
Panelists to be announced

Essay Contest Winner Honored
Secretary Sonny Perdue (invited)

Sponsored by AAEA & NAFB
Click here to register.

Taste of Ag Reception
5:00 to 6:30 p.m.
Montpelier Room at the Library of Congress
James Madison Memorial Building
Independence Avenue, between 1st and 2nd Streets
Washington, DC 20540
Click here to register.

Hotel Information
Holiday Inn Capitol
550 C Street, SW
Washington, DC 20024
T: (202) 479-4000
Room Rate: $289
Cutoff Date: Friday, February 16

Find out more information about National Ag Day at www.agday.org!

2018 Ag Day Essay Contest Winners

The Agriculture Council of America has announced the winners of the 2018 National Ag Day video and written essay contest. The winners were chosen based on the theme: How Will Agriculture Feed the World.

The national written essay winner for 2018 is Rio Bonham from Tishomingo, Oklahoma. He will receive a $1,000 prize and travel to Washington, D.C., for recognition during the National Press Club Event on March 20, 2018.

The national video essay winner for 2018 is Zoey McCormick from Carlisle, Indiana. She will win a $1,000 prize for her video.

Congratulations to both of our winners. Check out agday.org to view the winning entries.

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