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  • 08 Aug 2013 10:18 AM | Anonymous
    The theme for the 2014 Ag Day Essay Contest is “Agriculture: 365 Sunrises and 7 Billion Mouths to Feed”

    Ag Day Essay Contest Rules & Entry Form

    The Agriculture Council of America (ACA) calls on ninth- to 12th-grade students to submit an original, 450-word essay or a two-minute video essay about the importance of agriculture. This year’s theme is “Agriculture: 365 Sunrises and 7 Billion Mouths to Feed” and the deadline is January 31, 2014. The ACA asks teachers and parents to encourage student participation.

    The theme, “Agriculture: 365 Sunrises and 7 Billion Mouths to Feed,” presents an opportunity for students to address how the agriculture industry is an endless source of opportunity for growth and development. Entrants may choose to either write an essay and/or create a video focusing on how today’s growers are overcoming challenges to provide a safe, stable food supply and sustain the significant role agriculture plays in everyday life.

    “CHS enthusiastically supports rural youth and is proud to showcase their ideas,” says Annette Degnan, marketing communications director, CHS Inc., one of this year’s essay contest sponsors. “The essay and video contests provide an engaging platform for their voices, vision and dreams to be shared with a broader audience.’”

    The national written essay winner receives a $1,000 prize and round-trip ticket to Washington, D.C., for recognition during the Celebration of Ag Dinner held March 25 at Whitten Patio at the USDA. During dinner, the winner will have the opportunity to read the winning essay as well as join with industry representatives, members of Congress, federal agency representatives, media and other friends in a festive ag celebration. The video essay winner wins a $1,000 prize, and the winning video will play during the Celebration of Ag Dinner.

    This is the 41st anniversary of National Ag Day. The goal of the ACA is to provide a spotlight on agriculture and the food and fiber industry. The ACA not only helps consumers understand how food and fiber products are produced, but also brings people together to celebrate accomplishments in providing safe, abundant and affordable products.

    The Ag Day Essay Contest is sponsored by CHS Inc., The Council for Agricultural Science and Technology, High Plains/Midwest Ag Journal, National Association of Farm Broadcasting, National Agri-Marketing Association, Country Living Association, Farm Progress Companies and McCormick Company.

    All written entries should be sent to: 2014 Ag Day Essay Contest, Agriculture Council of America, 11020 King Street, Suite 205, Overland Park, KS 66210, or submitted by e-mail to essay@agday.org. Students may upload video essays at http://agday.leapfile.net and follow the directions on the page, or students may choose to mail video entries on a compact disc to the address above. Visitwww.agday.org or http://www.hpj.com/agdayessay to read official contest rules and for more details regarding entry applications.

  • 19 Jul 2013 10:19 AM | Anonymous

    Friday, August 2, 2013 at 7:05pm

    Farmers Night

    • Discounted Tickets for All
    • Live Music in the Plaza Beginning at 5pm
    • T-Shirt Giveaway for the First 1000 Fans in Attendance

    Presented by Cotton Farming

    For more information or to reserve tickets

    Contact: Matt Szczupakowski
    901-722-0285
    matt.szczupakowski@memphisredbirds.com

  • 14 Jun 2013 10:19 AM | Anonymous

    The June meeting was a ton of fun at AutoZone Park even if our Redbirds didn’t beat the Zephyrs! Wish you were there!

    Hope everyone has a great summer. Look forward to seeing everyone again in the Fall!


  • 28 May 2013 10:21 AM | Anonymous

    Get ready for some peanuts, Cracker Jacks and good times at the June NAMA Chapter event with the Memphis Redbirds!  Enjoy the sun and bring a friend to introduce them to NAMA!

    Pre-Game Program – meet at the Will Call office by 10:30 a.m.:

    For those who can come early before the game, we will meet with a representative of the Redbirds to learn unique ways on how they market this team.  Also, for anyone who arrives at this time, join us for an on-the-field photo before the game starts!

    Game – opening pitch is at 11:00 a.m.:

    If you can only make the game, join us at 11:00 for a great game against the New Orleans Zephyrs!  Our seats will be in the Party Deck section.

    Date/Time: Thursday, June 13 – pre-game program starts at 10:30 a.m.; game at 11

    Cost: $25/ticket – includes lunch and soft drinks – Please note: since we have to purchase the tickets ahead of time, these tickets are non-refundable and must be pre-paid.  THANKS!

    Registration: http://www.nama.org/store/index.php?p=product&id=152&parent=21

    How to pick up your tickets:       Once you have reserved/purchased tickets via the link, please pick them up on June 13 at the Will Call office.  They will be saved there under your name.  Any issues, call Lesley at 225-335-4209 or Emily at 901-371-6872.

    Directions:                                          http://www.milb.com/content/page.jsp?sid=t235&ymd=20100310&content_id=8744634&vkey=team1

    Downtown Parking Options:      http://www.downtownmemphis.com/parking.asp

  • 15 Apr 2013 10:22 AM | Anonymous

    The USDA crop plantings intentions report is out, and Rob Westmoreland, executive vice president at Informa Economics, Inc. will be joining us to provide analysis and interpretation that Informa is known for among our industry.

    Please save the date and join us for some good barbecue over at the Agri-Center while we all get better Inform-a-ed!

    More about Rob:

    Rob oversees the Informa Economics grains, oilseeds, and other crop and food ingredient economic research and forecasting functions. His many food and agribusiness consulting assignments include commodity market planning, price risk management, and business strategic planning for a wide spectrum of US and international food, agribusiness, and investment companies. He is also director of Informa’s education and training programs in commodity marketing and risk management.  Mr. Westmoreland joined Informa, formerly Sparks Companies, in 1987 and was previously an executive of The Pillsbury Company.  He is an economics graduate of Rice University and of the Stanford University Graduate School of Business.  He and his wife Shirley reside in Germantown, Tennessee.

    More about Informa:

    Informa Economics, Inc., a division of Informa plc, is a world leader in comprehensive agriculture, food industry, agribusiness and commodity research, information, analysis and consulting. With a core team of research analysts and consulting specialists, Informa Economics serves many of the world’s leading agribusinesses. Headquartered in Memphis, Tennessee, the company has offices in Washington, D.C.; Grand Rapids, Michigan; St. Paul, Minnesota; and Winnipeg, Canada, Sao Paulo Brazil, London and Brussels. It is the company’s economic expertise and client base that combine to provide unique insights and strategic and long-term planning for agribusinesses around the world. For more information, visit the Informa Economics website at www.informaecon.com.

    Any questions?  Please contact llandry@archermalmo.com

    Where:        Agricenter International;  7777 Walnut Grove Rd, Memphis, TN 38120 –  Link to MAP

    • When:          Thursday, April 25;  11:30 a.m.
    • Cost:              $15

    RSVP:

    PAY AT THE DOOR:   Click here to RSVP, checks/cash/credit cards accepted at the door

    Any questions?  Please contact llandry@archermalmo.com

  • 12 Feb 2013 10:22 AM | Anonymous

    Each year, the student NAMA chapters at Mississippi State University and the University of TennesseeundefinedMartin visit us to present their marketing plans, and graciously accept our feedback!  This year we are getting them in a little bit earlier in the game so our feedback can be more impactful.  Please save the date and join us at the Butcher Shop for a little “fresh meat”!

    We will send out a reminder next week that will include the student’s provided marketing plans in their current state, so they can be reviewed prior to the meeting.

    Learn more about the overall student competition: http://nama.org/student/guidelines.htm

    Any questions?  Please contact llandry@archermalmo.com

    • Where:        The Butcher Shop;  107 S. Germantown Pkwy, Cordova, TN 38018 –  Link to MAP   ***Please note, at The Butcher Shop’s request, please park in lot across the driveway to the left of the restaurant
    • When:          Friday, February 22;  11:30 a.m.
    • Cost:              $25

    RSVP Options: (our apologies, the credit card link is forthcoming, please still RSVP with the link for now)

  • 07 Jan 2013 10:23 AM | Anonymous

    Hello, MidSouth NAMA members and guests:

    We are excited to remind you of the details for next week’s Best of NAMA celebration.  Do you have what it takes to stand out from the rest of the flock?

    This year, we have a wide variety of award winners – more than 20 different companies, organizations and agencies will “strut their stuff” for their work in MidSouth agriculture.  It promises to be a good event for the entire chapter!

    Best of NAMA Award Ceremony and Banquet

    RSVP and Payment

    Now here’s the best deal of the year!  This eveningundefinedcomplete with an excellent Texas de Brazil dinnerundefinedwill only cost you $35 per guest.

    We look forward to seeing you next week!

  • 24 Nov 2012 10:24 AM | Anonymous

    After almost four decades in the business, Paul Jewell, marketing director for The Commercial Appeal, will address the challenges facing the newspaper in the current economic and disruptive digital environment.

    • Where:        Owen Brennan’s;  6150 Poplar Avenue Memphis, TN 38119 –  Link to MAP
    • When:          Thursday, December 6;  4  p.m. (We will convene at 4 and have Paul speak for 15-20 minutes and then happy hour with heavy apps.)  PLEASE NOTE AFTERNOON TIME
    • Details:        $25 for the afternoon

    RSVP Options:

  • 24 Nov 2012 10:24 AM | Anonymous

    Don’t forget!  Beltwide is just around the corner and so is the deadline for the early registration!

    Learn more now:  http://www.cotton.org/beltwide/index.cfm?page=registration

  • 20 Oct 2012 10:25 AM | Anonymous

    ‘To kick things off this fall, our November meeting at the Spaghetti Warehouse was definitely: Cloudy with a chance of meatballs! 

    Weather has played a critical role in recent seasons and, therefore, the performance of the markets. And with the MidSouth still in drought conditions, 2013 promises to be another interesting ride. Jim Belles, supervisory meteorologist with the National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) at Agricenter International, will be joined us to talk about what could be on the weather horizon and what we as marketers and communicators should be braced for in the coming season.

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