New NAMA President Matt Coniglio

Chuck Zimmerman Leave a Comment

The Agri-Marketing Conference has come and gone for this year and hopefully everyone has recovered. I think I have. The last item on my agenda for this year’s conference, put on by the National Agri-Marketing Association, was to interview the new President, Matt Coniglio, Penton Agriculture. In the photo you can see Matt is real happy to receive the gavel …

Ag Group, Audio, Media, NAMA, ZimmCast

2016 NAMA Student Marketing Competition Winners

Jamie Johansen Leave a Comment

I hope we have all recovered from all the happenings during the 2016 Agri-Marketing Conference. But I will go out on a limb and say the students who have spent the last year preparing for the student marketing competition and won are still on cloud nine. Congratulations to the University of Wisconsin-Madison students for taking those 1st place honors. The …

Ag Group, Marketing, NAMA

Who is NAMA? We are NAMA!

Chuck Zimmerman

During the Agri-Marketing Conference the National Agri-Marketing Association premiered a new video to help promote the NAMA brand. Who is NAMA? We are NAMA. That’s the clear message you’ll get when you watch it. This video is part of the effort undertaken by the board and executive committee to come up with ideas for helping promote and encouragement membership in …

Ag Group, NAMA, Video

Congratulations to Farm Burea Photo Contest Winners

Kelly Marshall

The American Farm Bureau Federation has selected twelve photographs as winners of the 2015 Farm Bureau Photo Contest.   Ten Farm Bureau members and staff chose winners in each of four categories; Consumer Outreach, Family Farm, Farm Labor, and Technology.  The winning photos reflect farm and ranch life and their efforts to reach consumers. This year’s winners are: Consumer Outreach: …

AFBF, Ag Group, Contest, Photography

2016 NAMA Agribusiness Leader of the Year

Chuck Zimmerman

The National Agri-Marketing Association bestowed its highest honor on W. Dwight Armstrong, Ph.D, during the Agri-Marketing Conference. Dwight is the CEO of the National FFA Organization. During his remarks Dwight said, “You know, when you get this type of recognition, it’s not about you, it’s about the people you surround yourself with.” He said that as he thought about what …

Ag Group, Audio, FFA, NAMA

Fanger Awarded Agri-Marketer of the Year

Jamie Johansen

Dan Fanger was awarded the 2016 National Agri-Marketing Association (NAMA) Marketer of the Year earlier this year and during the “From the Ground Up” Agri-Marketing Conference he was presented with his award. Fanger, who is the Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Unverferth Manufacturing, Co., Inc., has earned this honor for his outstanding accomplishment in agri-marketing. The award has …

Ag Group, Audio, Marketing, NAMA

Vilsack Joins Forum on Rural Poverty

Kelly Marshall

Poverty affects families and communities in rural areas in a disproportional way.  On Monday, April 18 the Farm Foundation Forum is hosting a discussion on the role of public policy in the fight against poverty.  Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack will open the discussion and be joined by Bill Bynum, CEO of Hope Enterprise Corporation/Hope Credit Union of Jackson, Mississippi and …

Ag Group, Farm Foundation, Rural Lifestyle

CommonGround Recognized at NAMA

Kelly Marshall

The National Agri-Marketing Association recognized the advocacy group, CommonGround during their National Awards Ceremony. The group won first place in the Social Tactic category, as well as Best of Show- Digital and the first-ever NAMA Grand Champion award for their video, “Ask a Farmer.” Their newly redesigned website also won first place in the Website Directed to Consumers category. CommonGround …

Ag Group, Agribusiness, Award, NAMA

Farmers Face Financial Pressure, AFBF Tells Congress

Kelly Marshall

The continued commodity price slump is hurting American farmers and Zippy Duvall is trying to make sure Congress understand just what that means to agriculture.  The American Farm Bureau Federation President (AFBF) explained to the Agriculture Subcommittee that, while all farmers and ranchers will be affected, new and young farmers will struggle most as they work to build equity, write …

AFBF, Ag Group, Government

Corn Prices Projected to Decrease

Kelly Marshall

While optimists hoped the increased demand for ethanol would help drive corn prices, the USDA reports say it won’t be enough to off-set other factors.  Demand estimates are lower by 24 million bushels of corn, and ending stocks are higher by 25 million bushels.  Production estimates remain unchanged from March. “U.S. corn farmers have indicated their intention to grow another …

Ag Group, Corn, Marketing, Markets, NCGA, USDA