NAMA Turns Sixty

Chuck Zimmerman

No, I was not at the founding meeting. But I’ve been involved with NAMA for a lot of years. Congratulations to the National Agri-Marketing Association for reaching the big 6-0!

The National Agri-Marketing Association (NAMA) proudly marks 60 years of advancing the professional development of agri-marketers across the country this year. Since 1957, when a small group of ag marketers joined in Chicago to talk shop, NAMA has grown to include over 1,700 professional members and 22 chapters. This includes 34 student chapters that sprang from the success of NAMA’s first student chapter at Cal Poly-San Luis Obispo in 1968.

NAMA National President, Matt Coniglio, Penton Agriculture praises the vision of NAMA’s founders and looks forward to what the future holds for the organization.

“From the start, NAMA has attracted the most dedicated and forward thinking members of the agri-marketing industry,” says Coniglio. “We look back with pride on the founding and growth of NAMA. Today’s leadership is energized to move ahead in that same spirit.”