NAMA Names Professional Development Award Winners

Kelly Marshall

The National Agri-Marketing Association (NAMA) has announced the winners of the 2017 Professional Development Awards, recognizing the top performers in marketing communication, product/species management, public relations, and sales. Linda Frerichs earned the 2017 Marketing Communications Award. Frerichs serves as Head of Global and North American Communications at Arysta LifeScience, and says her farm roots and career path influence her daily …

Award, NAMA

Keynote for NAMA Fall Conference

Chuck Zimmerman

More and more details are coming out about this year’s National Agri-Marketing Association Fall Conference. Here’s an announcement on one of the keynote speakers. Brian Carter is one of the fantastic keynote speakers that NAMA has lined up for Fall Conference this year. He will be presenting the first Keynote Session as well as the Pre-Conference Workshop on September 20. …


AEM Names Curt Blades as Senior VP AG Services

Cindy Zimmerman

The Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) has named Curt Blades as senior vice president, AG services, replacing Charlie O’Brien, who announced his retirement from AEM earlier this year. Beginning August 1, Blades will be responsible for strategic direction of agriculture programs and services for the AEM membership, and will serve as primary liaison with ag-specific industry organizations, customer groups and …

AEM, Agribusiness, AgWired Animal, AgWired Precision, Audio, NAMA, Publication

Registration Open for NAMA Boot Camp & Fall Conference

Chuck Zimmerman

It’s that time. More NAMA registering to do. First up is the NAMA Boot Camp. Join the National Agri-Marketing Association for the 14th annual NAMA Boot Camp, August 8-10 in Kansas City. Whether you’ve just entered the rough working world or one who’s been through the NAMA Boot Camp drill before, sign up for this program today to learn more …


Another NAMA 60 Year Perspective

Cindy Zimmerman

Another active member of the National Agri-Marketing Association (NAMA) who has been around for at least two-thirds of the organization’s 60 years is Carroll Merry of Countryside Marketing. Carroll has been a member of NAMA since November 1976 and in our reminiscing interview he talks about how NAMA started – and definitively solves the question of how it should be …

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NAMA Reflections From Lynn Henderson

Cindy Zimmerman

The National Agri-Marketing Association (NAMA) is celebrating 60 years as a professional organization dedicated to the business of agricultural marketing. Lynn Henderson with AgriMarketing Magazine has been involved with NAMA for the last 41 of those 60 years so we sat down with him at the recent annual conference to hear some of the history of the organization and how …

Agribusiness, Audio, Marketing, NAMA, ZimmCast

AEM’s John Rozum Elected to NAMA Leadership

Jamie Johansen

The National Agri-Marketing Association (NAMA) has elected John Rozum, director of ag events for the Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM), to the NAMA Executive Committee. Rozum was elected a vice president of the executive committee and is president of the NAMA Badger chapter who received the Outstanding Professional Chapter Award from the Student NAMA organization during the 2017 Agri-Marketing Conference. …

AEM, Ag Group, NAMA

Celebrating 60 years of NAMA

Cindy Zimmerman

The National Agri-Marketing Association (NAMA) is celebrating 60 years as the nation’s largest professional association for professionals in marketing and agribusiness so we decided to check in with a couple of the more “seasoned” professionals at the annual conference last week on how the organization has grown over the years. The first person we talked to was Gary Vorpahl with …

Agribusiness, Hoard's Dairyman, NAMA, Video

Meet the Student #NAMA17 Winners

Jamie Johansen

The 2017 Agri-Marketing Conference is more than just home to professional development and networking for those already in the field of ag marketing. Student NAMA chapters from across the country come to compete in the Student Marketing Competitions. Chapters spend the entire school year on a marketing project that gives them a taste of what it will be like once …

Ag Group, NAMA, Social Media, Video

Passing of the NAMA Gavel

Cindy Zimmerman

Just back off the agriblogging highway from the 2017 AgriMarketing Conference in Dallas Texas where we talked a lot about podcasting and agriculture’s virtual newsroom AgNewsWire. We also did a lot of Facebook Live video from NAMA this year – the first time Best of NAMA and Student NAMA finals have ever been broadcast live. The annual conference marks the …

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