2015 NAMA Boot Camp

Chuck Zimmerman

Registration is now open for the 2015 National Agri-Marketing Association Boot Camp. The 2015 NAMA Boot Camp is a great way to cap off your summer. Boot Camp will take place on August 18-20; mark your calendars now so you don’t miss it! The Hotel: The Sheraton Crown Center in Kansas City, MO. The room rate is $137.00 and the …


Hoard’s Dairyman’s Acquisition of Hay & Forage Grower

Chuck Zimmerman

A company with a long history of innovating in the dairy world is taking over a publication that covers a wide variety of feed for cattle, especially in the dairy realm. Hoard’s Dairyman magazine recently bought Hay & Forage Grower, including the publication’s database. I met with Gary Vorpahl, Vice President at Hoard’s, during the Agri-Marketing Conference to talk about …

Audio, Dairy, Forage, Hay, Media, NAMA

Why FMC Joined Field to Market

Chuck Zimmerman

During the Agri-Marketing Conference my Mini Golden ZimmComm Microphone for iPhone got a workout that included an interview with Aaron Locker, FMC Marketing Director. Aaron stopped by the ZimmComm Connection Point booth so I asked him to talk about the reasons FMC has joined Field to Market: The Alliance for Sustainable Agriculture. This is a multi-stakeholder initiative working to define, …

Agribusiness, Audio, FMC, NAMA, Sustainability

GROWMARK Highlights Intern Program at NAMA

Cindy Zimmerman

GROWMARK has one of the oldest and most successful internship programs in the agriculture business so they were a popular stop for student NAMA attendees during the Connection Point trade show at the Agri-Marketing Conference last week in Kansas City. “We’re going on our 56th year with the internship program,” said GROWMARK University Relations Manager Allison Stephey. “We have a …

AgCareers, Audio, GROWMARK, Internship, NAMA

#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