Join the National Agri-Marketing Association for the 17th Annual NAMA Boot Camp, August 10-12 in Kansas City. Whether you've just entered the rough working world or are one who's been through the NAMA Boot Camp drill before, sign up for this program today to learn more about the Agri-Marketing Industry. Bottom line: if you're new to ag or new to marketing, you need to be at Boot Camp! And, non-members who register receive a free year of membership!
And don't forget the networking! Boot Camp provides plenty of opportunities to get to know your industry peers during the course the event.
Who Should Attend?
Agency Account Executives
Resources All attendees will receive access to valuable ag information and facts. This compilation of resources has become one of the most popular aspects of boot camp!
Sponsorship Check out the great sponsorship opportunities available for Boot Camp! This is a great way to get in front of potential employees! For more information contact Jenny Pickett at (913) 491-6500 or email Jennyp@nama.org.
Boot Camp Ag Tour (optional) This is a one-day, on-farm experience where attendees will tour and learn about different nuances of agricultural operations in the surrounding areas. This four-stop tour will leave the hotel at 7:30 a.m. and return by 4:00 p.m. in time for the Boot Camp kick-off reception. The cost is $125/person and includes breakfast and lunch.
Tour stops: Valley Oaks Angus, Grain Valley, MO: Attendees will tour a cattle barn and a feedlot. Varner Brothers Farms, Odessa, MO: Tour grain storage facilities and nearby fields. Ag-Power, Inc., Higginsville, MO: Take a look around this John Deere dealership and learn about the equipment. Ricketts Farm Supply, Lexington, MO: Tour the store and learn about the business from the general manager.
Ag Tour presented by Farm Journal.
5:00 p.m. Boot Camp Kick-Off Reception
6:00 - 7:30 p.m. Dinner and Networking Kick off the NAMA Boot Camp with a networking dinner designed to help you get to know fellow attendees.
Thursday, August 11 8:30 a.m. Continental Breakfast
9:00-10:30 a.m. Producer Panel Moderator: Matt Herman, DTN/Progressive Farmer A boot camp favorite! Learn how to communicate effectively with producers. Attendees won't want to miss the valuable insights from producers. Producers: Kyle Durham, Jeff Jorgenson & ShayLe Stewart
10:30 a.m. Break
11:00 a.m. Trends in Agriculture Richard Fordyce, Business Growth Director - Agriculture, OBP
Noon Networking Lunch Farm Radio Connects - Tom Brand & Erin Nash, NAFB Farmers are information seekers in order to make decisions for today, tomorrow and the future. Enjoy lunch and learn how farm broadcasting continues to connect with producers coast-to-coast.
1:30 p.m. Ag 101: A Year in the Life Mindy Ward, Farm Progress This interactive session teaches the basics of the industry. Learn about challenges and issues that producers face. Hear about the decisions they make and the actions they take.
2:45 p.m. Break
3:00-4:00 p.m. Growing Your Career - Sara Steever, Paulsen Get the best practical career advice shared by over leaders in agribusiness.
4:30 - 6:00 Reception at Cafe Trio Enjoy a reception featuring fun, games, drinks & appetizers at Cafe Trio, just steps away from the Plaza Marriott. MoKan NAMA members will be joining Boot Camp attendees for some added networking. Sponsored by the MoKan NAMA Chapter.
Friday, August 12 8:30 a.m. Breakfast
9:15 a.m. Great Marketing: Best of NAMA Grand Champion Case Study Trista Thompson, Wyffels Hybrids Jill Carlson, Wyffels Hybrids The best of the best and what it took to get there. This session will feature a case study of the Grand Champion winning Best of NAMA entry.
10:15 a.m. Break
10:30 a.m. Mentor Panel Moderator: Deron Johnson, Curious Plot Panelists: Brian Torrey, John Deere; Jayma Appleby, VMLY&R; Melanie Rice, Brownfield This interactive session features successful agribusiness professionals providing practical advice, success stories and tips that you can apply to get the most out of your career.
11:30 a.m. Adjourn
Boot Camp Registration
Whether you’re an agribusiness veteran or just starting out, NAMA has something for you August 10-12, in Kansas City. Grow your network and career. Prepare to lead in an ever-changing industry.
Note: The Non-member Rate includes a free year of NAMA membership.
On or Before July 29 Member $395
Non Member $575
Ag Tour $125
After July 29 Member $495
Non Member $695
Ag Tour $125
Cancellations until July 18 are entitled to a full refund. Cancellations from July 19 -29 will receive a 50 percent refund. No refunds for cancellation after July 29. All refunds will be subject to a $25 processing fee.