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Agrimarketing : November December 2008
CAMA UPDATE ONTARIONEWS AMONG FARMERS FIRST FIRST AMONG ADVERTISERS $10,000 RAISED FOR THE GINTY JOCIUS “JOURNEY OF GROWTH” FUND Members of the CAMAOntario Chapter recently raised $10,000 for theGinty Jocius “Journey of Growth” fund. In addition to direct cash donations, a live and silent auc- tionwas held in conjunctionwith the CAMAmeeting at Canada’s Outdoor FarmShowin September. All the auction itemswere donated bymembers. Themoney donatedwill go towards helping University of Guelph students pay for travel expenses to events such asNAMA. “The outpour of support from CAMAmembers to raisemoney for the Ginty Jocius fundwas over- whelming, “ says Brenda Trask, organizer of the auction. “It really speaks to the person Gintywas and the respect he had among his peers,” adds Trask. “It waswonderful to see everyone dig deep in their pockets to support the university students.” Full coverage ofWestern Canada every week 100% paid subscriber base Most preferred publication in Western Canada* Strongest readership in Western Canada** First choice for farm management and purchase information** * Stratus Agri-Marketing Study ** Ipsos Reid Ag Communications Review 1-800-667-7776 ALWAYS YOUR FIRST CHOICE 14 AgriMarketing s November/December 2008 FUNK IN-COMING PRESIDENT TheOntarioChapter has a newPresi- dent, Justin Funk. Justin is themanag- ing partner of Agri Studies Inc., an agriculturally- focused educa- tion,marketing research, and strategic planning firm,which he owns and runs in partnershipwith his father,Dr. Tom Funk (University ofGuelph). Funk specializes in developing Justin Funk and delivering sales andmarketing educational programs to the Cana- dian agribusiness industry.He has been instrumental in developing and delivering CAMA’s Certificate in Agri-Marketing programand contin- ues to help to bring CAMAeducation to the industry at large, and introduce newmembers to the association. 2008/09 BOARD OF DIRECTORS President—Justin Funk, Agri Studies Inc. President-Elect—AndrewBawden, Farms.com Past President—Colin Smith, UAP Director ofMembership—Linda Parry, Bark Communications Director &MembershipAsst.—Rob Porchak, PODStrategic Creative Director &MembershipAsst.— Kevin Lord,Ontario Farmer Publications Director at Large—David Kikkert, Bayer CropScience Director at Large—Janette Stewart, Monsanto Canada Inc. Director at Large—Mary-Ellen Willard, Surge Communications Student Director Liaison—Mandy Timmings Executive Director—Mary Thornley BARK COMMUNICATIONS CHOSEN AS CREATIVE AGENCY FOR THE 2009 CAMA AWARDS The Ontario chapter of the Canadian Agri-MarketingAssociation has cho- sen Bark Communications (www.barkcommunications.com) to assist themin the development of the creativework for the 2009 CAMAAwards ceremony. Each chapter hosts the annual awards gala, known as the “Best of CAMA.” The ceremony is the pre- mier event celebrating achievements in excellence in agri-marketing in Canada. “Having been recognized by CAMAin the past for ourwork,we have a really clear understanding of howimportant this association is formarketerswithin the agricul- tural industry,”said Andrew VanderPloeg, Chief Communications Officer at Bark Communications. “As such, it is a great honor to not only have been recognized by the association for the quality of ourwork, but to be chosen to assist with their creativework for the 2009 ceremony.” Formore information about the Ontario Chapter and upcoming events, contactMary Thornley at email@example.com. AM
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