Lobbying NAMA Style

Chuck Zimmerman

One of the greatest benefits to attending a NAMA convention is networking with your peers. In between meetings, the trade show, meals or just about anytime, you’ll see agrimarketing professionals talking. This benefit alone makes attending the convention a must for anyone who’s serious about their profession.

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Here you can see Katana Ewbank, AdFarm, chatting with Al Pell, Farm Journal Media. This is where the real work gets done!


Southwest Water Issues Discussed At ARC Spring Fling

Chuck Zimmerman

Another ARC Spring Fling note from Carroll Merry.

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Herb Guenther, Director of the Arizona Department of Water Resources, speaks with members of the Ag Relations Council at the organization’s Spring Fling meeting held April 19 at the Phoenix Hyatt Regency Civic Plaza. Guenther told the group about the challenges of balancing the water needs for consumer and industrial use with those of Arizona’s agricultural producers. He noted that through cooperation between state and local governments and farm water districts, accomodations are being made such that the needs of all are being met.


Ag Relations Council Spring Fling

Chuck Zimmerman

Prior to the start of the NAMA Convention, the Agricultural Relations Council held a day long meeting here at the Hyatt.

Carroll Merry, Countryside Marketing, sent me a couple of pictures to share with you.

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Jeri Omernik, president, Rocky Mountain Communications and president of the Agricultural Relations Council, welcomes members to the organization’s Spring Fling meeting which was held April 19 at Phoenix’ Hyatt Regency City Center. The focus of the meeting was on issues facing agriculture in the arid Southwest.


Name Badge Required To Get In Here

Chuck Zimmerman

The Trade Show will be well guarded but I still didn’t leave my notebook computer at my booth.

NAMA Trade Show Entrance

I’ll be back over there in a couple hours. Gotta eat lunch!

Since the only internet access I’ve got is relatively slow from my Sprint PCS card I’m planning on using NAMA’s Cyber Cafe they set up which has a few extra connections for a notebook computer. The only challenge is that it’s wayyyy down the hall across the convention center and not at the trade show entrance area.

I guess I need my exercise anyway.