• 31 Oct 2013 9:52 AM | Anonymous

    Early registration discount ends today for the 2013 Agricultural Retailers Association (ARA) Conference & Expo, Play Like A Champion: Winning Strategies for Ag Retail. This conference provides attendees a place to meet, network, and learn practical ideas and management solutions to improve their businesses.

    The 2013 ARA Annual Conference & Expo will be held at Trump’s Doral Resort & Spa in Miami, FL December 3-5, 2013.  All Conference registrations allow you to hear from industry leaders during the general session, participate in breakout sessions, and visit over 85 exhibit spaces showcasing a variety of products and services in the tradeshow. Registration also covers breakfast and lunch on Dec. 4-5, and two receptions that give you the opportunity to network with customers and suppliers in the exhibit hall.  Click here to view the Registration Brochure.

    More Information
  • 29 Oct 2013 9:53 AM | Anonymous

    Food Dialogues panel: A Frank Discussion about Food
    November 19, 2013
    7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

    The Food Dialogues signature events are designed to bring together farmers, ranchers, industry experts, pundits, media and consumers together for dynamic panel discussions on some of today’s most pressing topics related to food and food production. Since its launch in 2011, the U.S. Farmers & Ranchers Alliance has hosted five major events, including 13 panels across the country that streamed live online. To watch content from past events, visit and follow USFRA on Twitter @USFRA using #FoodD.

    Food Dialogues®: Iowa, A Frank Discussion about Food, is your chance to join the conversation about where your food comes from and how it is produced. Farmers and industry leaders will be on hand to answer your questions on GMO’s as well as local and organic foods.


    Food Dialogues®: Iowa is being planned in collaboration with the Iowa Corn Promotion Board (ICPB) and Iowa Corn Growers Association (ICGA).

    Find out more.

  • 23 Oct 2013 9:54 AM | Anonymous

    The Agriculture Council of America (ACA) will host National Agriculture Day on March 25, 2014. This will mark the 41st anniversary of National Ag Day which is celebrated in classrooms and communities across the country. The theme for National Ag Day is “Agriculture: 365 Sunrises and 7 Billion Mouths to Feed.”

    On March 25, 2014. The ACA will host major events in the nation’s capital including the Mix-and-Mingle Luncheon and the National Celebration of Agriculture Dinner. Additionally, the ACA will bring approximately 100 college students to Washington to deliver the message of Ag Day to the Hill.

    These events honor National Agriculture Day and mark a nationwide effort to tell the true story of American agriculture and remind citizens that agriculture is a part of all of us. A number of producers, agricultural associations, corporations, students and government organizations involved in agriculture are expected to participate.

    National Ag Day is organized by the Agriculture Council of America. ACA is a nonprofit organization composed of leaders in the agricultural, food and fiber community, dedicating its efforts to increasing the public’s awareness of agriculture’s role in modern society.
    The National Ag Day program encourages every American to:

    • Understand how food and fiber products are produced.
    • Appreciate the role agriculture plays in providing safe, abundant and affordable products.
    • Value the essential role of agriculture in maintaining a strong economy.
    • Acknowledge and consider career opportunities in the agriculture, food and fiber industry.

    In addition to the events in Washington, DC on March 25, the ACA will once again feature the Ag Day Essay Contest as well as the 2014 Ag Day Poster Art Contest.

    Keep checking for more information on National Ag Day in 2014.

  • 16 Oct 2013 9:56 AM | Anonymous

    How are Ag Marketers Different Than Those in Other Industries?

    Presented by Jan Johnson, Millennium Research

    Ag marketers use print ads more than other industries. And, they rely on repeat customers more than any other industry.

    When you are talking to people you already know, what’s the best thing to say?

    What is the best way to communicate, connect and motivate prospective customers?

    Join Millennium Research as it presents 10 keys to capture attention and increase advertising effectiveness.

    Register to attend NAMA’s next webinar on Thursday, October 24, 2013, at 1:00 pm central time.

  • 14 Oct 2013 9:57 AM | Anonymous

    Mid-South Farm & Gin Show is accepting Exhibitor Applications for the 2014 show scheduled for February 28 – March 1, 2014 in Memphis, TN. 

    Also, the space deadline for advertising in the 2014 show program is December 17, 2013. Don’t worry, we will remind you again as the date gets closer.

    The 62nd Annual Mid-South Farm & Gin Show
    February 28 – March 1, 2014
    The Memphis Cook Convention Center

    The Mid-South Farm & Gin Show is one of the South’s largest indoor tradeshows and feature interactive exhibits from across the nation. The show attracts thousands from a multi-state region for a first-look at innovative technology and the latest information on the challenging issues in the agricultural industry. The Mid-South Farm & Gin Show is sponsored by The Southern Cotton Ginners Association and Foundation and Delta Farm Press.

  • 11 Oct 2013 9:58 AM | Anonymous

    One of our MidSouth NAMA Chapter member companies, Helena Chemical Company, is looking for an Advertising Specialist. Please read the description below. If you are interested or know someone who would be qualified, please use the information link at the bottom to see the post on

    Helena Chemical Company, a national agricultural chemical company, has an immediate opening for an Advertising Specialist in Memphis, TN.


    1. Bachelor’s degree preferably in Communications and/or Marketing and 2 years of work experience. Agricultural experience is a plus.
    2. Excellent knowledge of the latest communications tools, procedures and methodologies.
    3. Excellent interpersonal and problem resolution skills.
    4. Excellent computer skills including knowledge of the Microsoft Office package.
    5. Ability to proofread, with strong attention to detail.
    6. Ability to effectively review and judge graphic designs and layouts.
    7. Excellent spelling and grammar skills.
    8. Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
    9. Ability to organize and prioritize work.
    10. Photographic ability and knowledge.


    1. Development and execution of advertising materials (magazine ads, brochures, flyers, direct mail, press releases, e-mail blasts, videos, etc.) to support sales of HPG products.
    2. Assists the A&P Manager in the execution of the HPG advertising and communication plans
    3. Develop advertising and communication materials for Business Unit marketing groups, Division Product Managers and HPG Brand Managers.
    4. Anticipates all advertising needs based on thorough understanding of HPG goals.
    5. Assists with editorial / graphics content for Helena’s electronic advertising including HCC website and social venues.
    6. Develop and update content and structure of Helena Resources internet site and other media communication tools.
    7. Develop presentations for various HPG staff members that are standardized and consistent in delivery of product messages.
    8. Track print media to ensure delivery of scheduled ads

    More information?

  • 08 Oct 2013 10:00 AM | Anonymous

    Our own MidSouth NAMA member, Margaret Oldham, and her team have been selected as finalists for a Constellation SuperNova Award.

    The teamundefinedwho is responsible for bringing a secure online community for those in agricultureundefinedis a finalist for the prestigious award from Constellation Research that celebrates and recognizes leaders and teams who have overcome the odds to successfully apply emerging and disruptive technologies for their organizations.

    Beck Ag is one of 13 finalists in the Future of Work category, and the only ag finalist among other companies such as Nationwide insurance, TGI Friday’s and Dollar General.

    The final SuperNova award recipients will be chosen partly by public vote and partly by a group of judges. To ensure that the ag industry is represented, please consider voting for Margaret Oldham and Beck Ag, Inc.

    Vote NowundefinedVoting closes October 9! Margaret Oldham, Beck Ag, Inc. is listed in Category 5 – Future of Work.

    Learn more about the nomination.

  • 08 Oct 2013 9:59 AM | Anonymous

    Consumers claim to want their food to be grown with more environmentally friendly, “natural” products but how practical are bio-derived products for agribusiness?  And could this trend affect all facets of agriculture and agribusiness?

    FBSciences’ Jessica Skinner will discuss the challenges bio-derived products present to manufacturers, dealers, and farmers and whether these products serve the goals of sustainable agriculture and the needs of an increasingly hungry world.  She’ll lead a discussion about this trend and the possible cost to agribusiness to develop a chemical pesticide and generic market.

    Date/Time:   Thursday, October 17, 11:30 a.m.

    Location:       Grove Grill, 4550 Poplar Ave., Memphis, TN

    Cost:               $25

    Pay Ahead: You may always pay at the door or pay online in advance by credit card

  • 07 Oct 2013 10:01 AM | Anonymous

    This is it! Best of NAMA submissions are due this Friday! If you haven’t reviewed your work from this year and picked out a couple of winners, you don’t have much time left. Find out how to prepare and submit your entries.

    Don’t forget…the MidSouth Chapter receives a portion of each entry fee! This is a great way to support the chapter and make sure we have the resources needed to bring you quality programs and activities…and you have a chance to win an award too.

    What is Best of NAMA?
    The Best of NAMA awards program honors the best work in agricultural communications. Actually, the best of the best, since companies/agencies must first qualify through regional competition in order to advance to the national level. The national awards ceremony will take place April 9, 2014, at the Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront. More info.

  • 04 Oct 2013 10:02 AM | Anonymous

    Recruit someone you know to become a NAMA member and be entered into a drawing for an iPad Mini!

    The member-get-a-member campaign will run from October 3 to December 9. The drawing will take place on December 10.

    The more members you recruit, the more your name will be entered into the drawing!

    Visit our Get Involved page or for more info on joining NAMA!

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