• 29 Sep 2013 10:04 AM | Anonymous

    The 2013/14 chapter meeting schedule is now loaded into the website calendar. The only exception is the January Best of NAMA meeting. There is a conflict with the original date so it is being rescheduled. Free free to contact us if you have questions about future chapter events or if you know of a major conflict with any of the dates. Details about each month’s meeting will be posted closer to the meeting date.  Can’t wait for another great year!

    Thursday, October 17
    Thursday, November 14
    Thursday, December 19
    Mid-January – Best of NAMA
    Thursday, February 20 – Student Meeting
    Thursday, March 20
    Thursday, April 17
    Thursday, May 15

  • 27 Sep 2013 10:04 AM | Anonymous

    The Best of NAMA entry deadline is October 11, 2013! That means you have 2 weeks left to pick out your best work, prepare your entry, and send it in!

    Support Your Local NAMA Chapter! Your local chapter receives $20 per regional entry. So, enter your work in Best of NAMA and support your local chapter at the same time.

    More Info?
    Call for Entries

  • 24 Sep 2013 10:05 AM | Anonymous

    Saturday, September 28 is the opening reception of the Cotton Museum’s newest temporary art exhibit, Rotan Switch: an Exhibit of Photographs by Lisa McCord. Through compelling and personal photographs, the collection documents life on one of the last tenant run cotton farms to operate along the Mississippi River. During the opening reception from 6pm to 9pm guests will have the opportunity to meet the artist, sip beer from the local High Cotton Brewery, and enjoy live music by the Swamp Katz. The event is free and open to the public.

    The event is part of the Cotton Museum’s “Making the Delta” program, supported by Arts Memphis, the Tennessee Arts Commission and the Downtown Memphis Commission. The exhibit will remain on view at the Cotton Museum (65 Union Avenue) through October 20, 2013. The opening reception is at 6pm on September 28 and is free and open to the public.

    Making the Delta is funded by an Arts Build Communities grant – a program funded by the Tennessee General Assembly and administered in cooperation with the Tennessee Arts Commission and ArtsMemphis.

    See The Cotton Museum website for more info. 

  • 20 Sep 2013 10:10 AM | Anonymous
    Groupon has a current offer for reduced admission to The Cotton Museum. The discount varies depending on the number of tickets you purchase but could be as much as 76% off. Only 5 days left to buy! Want more details?

    According to The Cotton Museums’ website, There is a free admission day tomorrow (Saturday, September 21st) as well!

    The Cotton Museum at the Memphis Cotton Exchange building showcases the cotton’s industry’s past and future through interactive exhibits, documentary films, and oral histories telling the story of the plant that built the Bluff City.

  • 18 Sep 2013 10:13 AM | Anonymous

    During the concluding lunch to the 2013 NAMA Fall Conference, Chuck Zimmerman from AgWired had a chance to talk to the 2013 NAMA Professional Development Award winners and find out what the award means to them.  Read more and listen to the remarks.

    Congratulations to this year’s recipients:

    • Marketing Communications – Gary Sakin, Monsanto
    • Public Relations – Linda Romander, broadhead
    • Product/Species Management – Zach Hetterick, Case IH
    • Sales – Jay Carlson, Penton Media – BEEF Magazine
  • 17 Sep 2013 10:15 AM | Anonymous

    The 2013 Fall Conference kicked off yesterday with nearly 200 attendees in St. Louis, MO. Check out photo’s of Monday’s Gateway Ag Tour on Flickr and follow the Fall Conference on Twitter at #namafall13!

  • 11 Sep 2013 10:15 AM | Anonymous

    One Month Left!!!

    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.

    What’s Eligible? If you’re a NAMA member, you’re eligible to submit your company’s communications materials produced for first use in 2013. (If entered in 2012, the EXACT SAME entry will not be eligible in 2013.) Additions or modifications to an ongoing campaign will not be eligible year after year. You must enter through chapters where your company has a member. Entries are open to agricultural, ornamentals, turf, livestock veterinarians, and any other ag-related products or services whose primary audience is farmers, ranchers and growers (except as otherwise noted). Each entry should be submitted through one region only.

    Best of NAMA operates on a regional judging format. Entries are sent directly to the national NAMA office and judged by industry professionals at a regional level for possible advancement to national competition. A minimum point standard will be used and enforced at the regional level. Work that is not above a certain point standard will not be eligible to be advanced. If you place first or merit at the regional competition and score above the minimum point standard, you are eligible to advance to the national competition. The NAMA office will notify you by Feb. 1, 2014, regarding entries eligible for advancement. An entry fee at the regional and national levels is required. If your entry advances to national, however, it will not be necessary to create another entry.

    Support Your Local NAMA Chapter!
    Your local chapter receives $20 per regional entry. So, enter your work in Best of NAMA and support your local chapter at the same time.

    Additional Submission Details

  • 06 Sep 2013 10:16 AM | Anonymous

    Ohio Farm Science Review NAMA Social

    What: Ohio Farm Science Review NAMA Social Gathering
    When: September 17, 2013 (Tuesday of the show)
    Where: Tobin Building at the Ohio Farm Science Review Show Site, London, Ohio
    Time: Starts at 4:00 p.m. – ?

    Snacks and drinks will be provided! Please stop by, enjoy some food and drink and network with fellow NAMA members. Hope to see you there!

    Questions? If so, please contact Andy Unverferth, Ohio NAMA President, at

  • 05 Sep 2013 10:17 AM | Anonymous


    It’s time for a new year of NAMA!  And what better way to start the season than with a chance to meet your peers in MidSouth agri-marketing?  And bring a guest for FREE!

    Last year, we had a significant number of new members join our chapter.  So our September meeting will focus on MidSouth Networking undefined NAMA style.   Join us for an afternoon happy hour where you will have a chance to meet individuals from some of the most important companies, organizations, agencies and media groups in not only MidSouth agriculture, but around the globe.  We’ll even do a take on “speed networking” undefined a fun opportunity for you to get to know the new faces in our chapter as well as those NAMA veterans with a long presence in the organization.

    And special for our September meeting kickoff, you may bring a guest for FREE!  What better way to introduce others to MidSouth NAMA?

    Date/Time:   Thursday, September 19, 4 p.m.

    Location:     Owen Brennan’s Memphis, 6150 Poplar Avenue, Memphis, TN

    Cost:    $25 per person; BRING A GUEST FOR FREE

  • 01 Sep 2013 10:17 AM | Anonymous

    Agri-marketers are always looking for opportunities to learn more … to challenge themselves and get better at what they do. The NAMA Fall Conference does all that and more. Take advantage of this chance to reconnect with colleagues and clients and sharpen up your skill set before the end of the year.

    Inspired by the best of Agri-Marketing Conference, the Fall Conference was created to provide outstanding professional development opportunities and help you take your career to the next level.

    How is it different? The breakouts are more specific and in-depth. You’ll find presentations on mobile digital strategy and dealing with data storage in the Cloud. The ag topics are also anything but run of the mill. We’ll be talking policy and climate change.

    So get ready to engage with high level content and high level leadership … energize your career and amp up your professional development … and empower yourself to take it to the next level.

    Another excellent Fall Conference is just around the corner.

    Want more information?

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