Nominations Now Open for Professional Development Awards

Written by NAMA on Wednesday, May 16, 2018 , 9:14 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 20, 2018.  These awards will be presented at the 2018 Fall Conference, September 18-20, in Minneapolis, MN.

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 Wednesday, May 16, 2018 , 9:14 am

Join NAMA & NAFB for a reception at the Ag Media Summit on August 6 at 9:00 p.m. at the Westin Kierland Resort & Spa. Join us after dinner for drinks and networking. The reception will be co-sponsored by the National Association of Farm Broadcasting. No need to register and no need to be a NAMA or NAFB member.

The Ag Media Summit takes place August 4-8 in Scottsdale, AZ at the Westin Kierland Resort & Spa. For more information on AMS visit

Register Now for NAMA Boot Camp!

Written by NAMA on Wednesday, May 16, 2018 , 9:14 am

Join the National Agri-Marketing Association for the 15th annual NAMA Boot Camp, August 15-17 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 and the schedule-at-a-glance on the Boot Camp Website. Speakers are currently getting finalized so check back often for updates.


Get Your Company Noticed at Boot Camp

Written by NAMA on Wednesday, May 16, 2018 , 9:14 am

The upcoming NAMA Boot Camp provides several opportunities to get in front of great professionals new to the industry and to NAMA. Take a look!

— Opening Night Dinner = $1,500

— Opening Night Reception = $1,000

— Opening Keynote Speaker =  $1,000

— Luncheon = $1,500

— Second Night Reception = $1,500

— Boot Camp Ag Information Notebook = $800

— Breakfast = $750

Contact Jenny Pickett at for more information.

NAMA is Heading to Minneapolis

Written by NAMA on Wednesday, May 16, 2018 , 9:13 am

The 2018 NAMA Fall Conference will take place in Minneapolis, MN, September 18-20. Mark your calendars now so you don’t miss it!

Registration is now open! Speakers and sessions are being finalized now, so keep checking the website for more details.


18 in ’18!

Written by NAMA on Wednesday, May 16, 2018 , 9:13 am

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

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 We’ll draw names of “Referrers” each month for a special gift.

We’ll update this chart each month.

Iowa & Cornbelt Chapter Event

Written by NAMA on Wednesday, May 16, 2018 , 9:13 am

Join the Iowa and CornBelt NAMA chapters for a tour event including a luncheon and presentation, tours of the Vermeer corporate headquarters and Lely North American headquarters in Pella, and optional tours of the companies’ factories and social hour.

Vermeer is the manufacturer of iconic yellow iron seen on industrial jobsites and farm fields worldwide. Learn about Vermeer’s strategy to market innovative products for niche markets.

Lely creates innovative solutions that help farmers excel in sustainable milk production to feed the world.Their innovations achieve efficient farm management including sustainable milk and meat production and energy generation.

WHEN: Thursday, May 17 at 11:30 AM to 3:45 PM

WHERE: Vermeer Corporate Headquarters, 1210 Vermeer Rd E, Pella, IA 50219

COST: $25 for NAMA Members, $35 for Non-Members, $15 for  Young Professionals and Free for Current Students


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