NAMA Happenings and Update

Chuck Zimmerman

The Executive Committee of the National Agri-Marketing Association met yesterday and even though I could not make it thanks to plane problems and weather I got all caught up with President Kenna Rathai this morning. So this week’s program is our conversation in which Kenna talks about what the committee discussed or did during the quarterly meeting. First up is …

Ag Group, Audio, NAMA, ZimmCast

NAMA Exec Comm Meets

Chuck Zimmerman

Thanks to our fearless National Agri-Marketing Association President, Kenna Rathai, I can share a photo from today’s Executive Committee Mtg. I should be there. But I’m not. I want to be there. But I’m not. And it’s not Delta’s fault. I got as far as Atlanta today. My flight to the meeting in Chicago was delayed and after we boarded …

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Next NAMA Webinar

Chuck Zimmerman

This one is titled, “Why You Don’t Work in Agriculture Anymore.” It will be held on June 26, 2pm eastern, for 1 hours. Cost is $50. Register here. Today, consumer perceptions about everything from animal welfare and antibiotics to GMOs and government regulations can have a substantial impact on farming operations of all kinds and sizes. If agricultural marketers hope …

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NAMA Trade Show Through ZimmGlass

Chuck Zimmerman

Google Glass got a lot of attention during the Connection Point at this year’s Agri-Marketing Conference. Here’s Bruce Rasa, TekWearAg, doing a demo with Karen and Cliff from GROWMARK. Bruce patiently conducted countless demos during his time working with us in the ZimmComm booth. We really appreciate his participation and have enjoyed a great relationship as we work on ideas …

Ag Group, Glass, NAMA, Video

Cal Poly Wins NAMA Student Competition

Cindy Zimmerman

Six outstanding student NAMA teams made it to the final round of the competition last week and the final winner was California Polytechnic State University – Cal Poly. Congratulations to the teams from Illinois State University, Michigan State University, Iowa State University, University of Florida, and to the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. It was a great competition this year …

Agribusiness, NAMA, Video

Pancake Ray Heats up NAMA

Chuck Zimmerman

Pancake Ray’s secret is out. His secret ingredient for the After the After Party by Rhea + Kaiser is Really Killer Hot Sauce. It’s made with actual blood, sweat and tears. Your face will get burnt off and you will LIKE IT. At least that’s what Ray claims. I’m taking mine home to try out this weekend. We had some …

Agency, NAMA, RheaKaiser

Brownfield Honky Tonks With NAMA

Chuck Zimmerman

It was honky tonk time at the Brownfield NAMA Party at Maverick’s in Jacksonville last night. Or should I say this morning? Pretty much a little of both! Here’s the Brownfield staff just having fun like you knew they would. It was a packed house as Agri-Marketing Conference attendees stopped by to relax and share some fun with friends and …

Ag Group, Brownfield, NAMA

NASS Census Division Director at NAMA

Cindy Zimmerman

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) announced it will publish the 2012 Census of Agriculture full report on May 2. The announcement was made this week as NASS Census and Survey Division Director Renee Picanso was attending the National Agri-Marketing Association conference in Jacksonville, Florida. “Agribusinesses are highly represented here and they are definitely big users …

Audio, Government, NAMA, USDA

NAMA Honors Marketer and Leader of the Year

Cindy Zimmerman

The NAMA Marketer and Agribusiness Leader of the year were honored today at the NAMA conference in Jacksonville. Sonny Beck, president of Beck’s Hybrids, was named the 2014 Agribusiness Leader of the Year, NAMA’s highest honor. As the largest family-owned seed company in the United States, Beck’s Hybrids is now the sixth largest seed company in the U.S. Under Sonny’s …

Agribusiness, Audio, NAMA