#NAMA15 Special Appearance – Derek Klingenberg

Chuck Zimmerman

Stories from the 2015 Agri-Marketing Conference continue as this week’s ZimmCast features a conversation by world famous farmer Derek Klingenberg. Derek made a surprise stage appearance during a general session as you can see from this photo. The only thing he told the audience was, “Shhh.” Then he sat down in his lawn chair and we watched his cattle serenade …

Animal Agriculture, Audio, Farming, NAMA, Social Media

2015 Best of NAMA

Cindy Zimmerman

Russell Nimitz of the Northern Ag Network was the host for our industry’s version of the Oscars – the 56th annual Best of NAMA. A total of 62 awards were presented, topped off with the overall Best of Show: Advertising: Syngenta – Martin/Williams Public Relations: Driscoll’s Berries – The Baddish Group Zoetis walked away with a total of seven awards …


NAMA Agribusiness Leader of Year – Clint Lewis

Chuck Zimmerman

During the 2015 Agri-Marketing Conference the National Agri-Marketing Association presented the Agribusiness Leader of the Year Award to Clint Lewis, Executive Vice President and President, U.S. Operations, Zoetis. This award, which is NAMA’s highest honor, recognizes outstanding leadership in private, public or academic service and is conferred each year to a senior agribusiness executive who not only exemplifies excellence in …

Agribusiness, Animal Health, Audio, Award, NAMA

NAMA Student Competition Showcases Top Talent

Taylor Truckey

The annual Student Marketing Competition held in conjunction with the NAMA Agri-Marketing Conference brought students from NAMA chapters all over the country to Kansas City this week. NAMA President Marvin Kokes, NCBA, remarked during the student awards ceremony that this year’s competition offered perhaps the highest caliber of teams, marketing plans, and product presentations than any year prior. Students are …

Marketing, NAMA

NAMA Marketer of the Year Paul Redhage

Chuck Zimmerman

Have to admit to being surprised that former NAMA president and life-long agri-marketing professional Paul Redhage had never been named Marketer of the Year – but he is now! Paul just retired from a long and distinguished career in January and has been taking some well deserved grandpa time after 30 years in the business, starting with Kenrick Advertising in …

Audio, NAMA

#TractorTweet120 at #NAMA15

Jamie Johansen

New Holland is spending the entire year celebrating 120 years for the next generation. At this year’s Agri-Marketing Conference, they have once again equipped all attendees with little tractors challenging us all to tweet pictures using the #TractTweet120. The contest ends tomorrow and the most creative will win a New Holland branded iPad. I caught up with New Holland’s Rebecca …

Agribusiness, Audio, NAMA, New Holland, Tractor

Agri-Marketers Flock to Connection Point

Jamie Johansen

The 2015 Agri-Marketing Conference is in full swing and last night attendees flocked to the Connection Point for some key networking. Agri-marketers young and old took the opportunity to interact with dozens with of decision-makers and influences in the ag media community. The Connection Point also runs through today ending with a reception tonight before the notorious Brownfield After Party. …

Agribusiness, NAMA

NAMA Presidents Get Together

Chuck Zimmerman

Each year the current NAMA president gets together with the executive committee and past presidents are invited to join for a dinner of fellowship and to remember good times. This year we went to Manny’s for the best margaritas in town and good food. Do you know who these past presidents are? Leave their names in comments. The man in …


Tweet Your New Holland Tractor – #TractorTweet120

Chuck Zimmerman

Here’s Our Tractor of Perpetual Help at Mass this morning during the Agri-Marketing Conference. He’s providing you with early inspiration to get creative with the New Holland tractor in the registration bags for the conference. New Holland will pick one winner a day this week and a Most Creative winner with the prizes being new iPads! So, get started. Another …

NAMA, New Holland, Video