Marvin Kokes Steps Down as NAMA President

Kelly Marshall

The National Agri-Marketing Association has kicked off its 2016 annual meeting and AgWired caught our first interview with Marvin Kokes, the outgoing President of NAMA.  Kokes comes from the National Cattlemens Beef Association and looks forward to focusing his time and efforts there once again, but but believes NAMA is truly an amazing organization. The conference will feature some great …

Agribusiness, NAMA

#ZimmieZebra is Zelfie Ready

Jamie Johansen

#ZimmieZebra made it to her temporary home this weekend and jumped at the chance to stretch her legs after her long journey. Tomorrow Zimmie and I will make the trip to Kansas City for the 2016 Agri-Marketing Conference, but wanted to make sure she wasn’t camera shy and ready for the many Zelfies to come. Thankfully, she thoroughly enjoyed getting …

Agribusiness, Company Announcement, NAMA, Nufarm, ZimmComm Announcement

Zimmie the Zebra Looking for New Home at #NAMA16

Chuck Zimmerman

Meet Zimmie the Zebra. This rare pygmy zebra has been homeless for some time as habitat in her native land of Zambia has been disappearing. When I found out about this I called Brian Rund, Nufarm, because he and I had worked on a zebra home placement project during Potato Expo earlier this year. During that show we helped Chip, …

Animal Agriculture, Animal Health, Audio, Livestock, NAMA, Nufarm

NAMA Announces Marketer of the Year

Kelly Marshall

Dan Fanger has been announced the 2016 National Agri-Marketing Association (NAMA) Marketer of the Year. 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 been promoting excellence in the industry for more than 50 years and this year’s presentation will be held at …

Agribusiness, Award, NAMA

NAMA Releases Slate of Events for 2016

Kelly Marshall

Save the date!  National Agri-Marketinig Association is announcing their schedule of events so you won’t have to miss anything.  The NAMA calendar will also be updated regularly, so check back for new information. Region I (Western Pacific Chapter) January 27, 2016 San Diego, CA Region II (Cornhusker, Gateway, Great Plains, Missouri-Kansas, Rocky Mountain and Southwest Chapters) January 14, 2016 6:00 – …

Agribusiness, Events, NAMA

NAMA Professional Development Awards

Cindy Zimmerman

NAMA announced the winners of this year’s Professional Development Awards at the recent Fall Conference in Denver. Each year, NAMA recognizes industry leaders in the areas of marketing communications, sales and public relations. The 2015 Marketing Communications award recipient is Christine Hart-Nieland, Senior Account Manager at Brighton Agency. An agri-marketing veteran of nearly 25 years, today Chris is on the …

Agency, NAMA

2015 NAMA Fall Conference

Chuck Zimmerman

The 2015 National Agri-Marketing Association Fall Conference is underway in Denver. Daily reports are once again being posted to YouTube by Max Armstrong. His first one is below. Like many of us who would like to be at the conference I’m following when I can on social media. Isn’t it great? I hope so. Even though you may not be …

Ag Group, NAMA, Video

Rocky Mountain Ag Tour 2015

Chuck Zimmerman

The Rocky Mountain Chapter of the National Agri-Marketing Association conducted a tour just prior to this week’s NAMA Fall Conference. Titled, “Fun, Flour and Farm-to-Table,” this group visited Rock Creek Farm, Ardent Mills and Linger Restaurant. Photos from the tour can be found here. After an opening reception last night the program kicks off with meetings and beginning workshops. The …

NAMA

NAMA Honors Professional Development Winners

Kelly Marshall

National Agri-Marketing Association (NAMA) recognizes leaders from each of three fields; marketing communications, sales and public relations.  They are pleased to announce the 2105 Professional Development Award winners. The 2015 Marketing Communications award recipient is Christine Hart-Nieland, Senior Account Manager at Brighton Agency. A veteran of nearly 25 years, today Chris is on the Brighton Ag Leadership team and directs …

Agribusiness, Award, NAMA

What Does Sustainable Mean to the Consumer?

Jamie Johansen

The 2015 NAMA Bootcamp was again held in Kansas City, MO. The event attracts those new to the world of agri-marketing or simply new to the agriculture community. Sustainability and the consumer was one breakout session which discussed how farmers and ranchers can communicate with food connectors and millennials about sustainability. U.S. Farmers & Ranchers Alliance (USFRA) CEO, Randy Krotz, …

Ag Group, Audio, Food, NAMA, Sustainability, USFRA