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Agrimarketing : January-Febuary 2010
HIGHLIGHTED CONFERENCE ACTIVITIES And the Winner Is. . . The conference gets underway with the Best of NAMA awards. Awards are presented in 59 categories. It's an evening ceremony that leaves you in a celebratory mood---and concludes in time to dine with key clients and customers! Accolades continue into the second day of the conference. You're invited to attend the General Sessions to celebrate the winners of several prestigious NAMA awards: Agribusiness Leader of the Year, NAMA Marketer of the Year and NAMA Leadership award winners. ABEF---Support the Future of Our Industry Support promising agri-business students as you mingle with exhibitors in the Connection Point. The Agri-Business Educational Foundation (ABEF) Silent Auction and Raffle benefit NAMA's Student Careers Program and ABEF respectively. Bid on auction items while making your way through the exhibit area and buy your raffle ticket. To donate items to the auction, contact Jenny Pickett at firstname.lastname@example.org, 913-491-6500. ABEF Golf Outing Tuesday, April 20, 2010 Gather your foursome and enjoy a relaxing day of golf. The ABEF Golf Outing will take place at The National Golf Course. A chartered bus will leave the hotel at 11:30 a.m. to take everyone to the golf course and a boxed lunch will be provided. Tee time begins at 1:00 p.m. An awards ceremony and reception will cap your day on the greens. $150 per golfer Register online at www.nama.org/amc/golf.htm CLOSING SESSION/BRUNCH American Farmer: The Heart of Our Country Paul Mobley Paul's intimate portraits convey the strength, compassion and vulnera- bility of the human spirit. In his first book, American Farmer: The Heart of Our Country, Paul honors the rich history and boundless future of American agriculture with over 150 portraits from farmers and ranchers all over the country. Join your colleagues for this inspiring closing session of the conference. Reignite your passion for ag as Paul leads you through his journey to nearly 200 farms to capture the grit and spirit of rural life. These are the men and women who nurture and sustain the land. The farmers who feed nations around the world. You owe it to yourself to take part in this stirring celebration of American agriculture. Paul began his photography training at Detroit's Center for Creative Studies. He continued to refine his craft in the New York studios of legends like Annie Leibovitz. Paul's clients have included American Express, Sony, Citigroup, Ford and many others. He was recently awarded the 2009 Western Heritage Award for "best photography book" from the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum. Thursday, April 23 10:30 a.m.--Noon Sponsored by Cattlemen's Beef Board and Elanco Animal Health It's Called "Connection Point" for a Reason The social epicenter of the conference, the Connection Point is the place to meet new faces, reconnect with old friends and forge new relationships. Schedule plenty of time in your conference plan to visit the over 60 exhibiting companies and mingle with industry leaders. You'll get a first look at the latest products and services entering the industry. Plus, most booths host drawings for door prizes and other giveaways. Expand your network, peruse new technology and services and win cool stuff---see you there. Exhibit Booths at the Connection Point Put your company front and center in the Heartland. With nearly 1,200 professionals in attendance, there's no better way to get noticed. Influencers and decision-makers will take note when you purchase booth space on this trade show floor. Lunch and refreshment breaks are scheduled to maximize traffic and draw the clients and customers you want to meet! 44 Agri Marketing January/February 201044 AgriMarketing January/February 2008
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