Jan
17
6:00 PM18:00

Region III Best of NAMA

Winning Onwards & Upwards is the theme of this year's Best of NAMA Region III event at Prairie Meadows on January 17 beginning at 6pm. Enjoy cocktails, dinner, and the award ceremony. Watch your email for details and RSVP by Jan. 8!

Region III Best of NAMA Event 6:00 p.m. Prairie Meadows Casino and Hotel Tickets: $75

Region III Hotel:

Prairie Meadows Casino & Hotel, 1 Prairie Meadows Dr., Altoona, IA

Guest Room: $119

To reserve: 515-957-3000 or 800-325-9015 and identify as NAMA group or reserve online and enter group code of 01172019FIE. Cutoff Date: January 8, 2019

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Jan
23
5:00 PM17:00

Metro Marketing Mixter

The Metro’s top communications organizations are joining forces to host the premier Central Iowa networking event for marketing professionals — and you’re invited!

  • Network with likeminded peers
  • Learn about other metro organizations
  • Cultivate new business opportunities
  • Maximize your professional development
  • Recruit new members to your organization

Hors d’oeuvres • Cash bar • Networking • Prizes

Hosted by: American Advertising Federation (AAF) American Marketing Association (AMA), National Agri-Marketing Association (NAMA), Public Relations Society of America (PRSA), Social Media Club: Des Moines (SMCDM)

Admission is FREE to members of the above associations ($10 for non-members). Please register by January 9, 2019.

For sponsorship opportunities, please contact Thomas Woody at woody@screenscapestudios.com.

Thank you to our featured sponsor, Lessing-Flynn!

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Mar
30
8:00 AM08:00

Cold Run for Warm Meals

The National AgriMarketing Association Iowa Chapter is proud to introduce the Cold Run for Warm Meals, a 2.5 mile run or walk benefiting WesleyLife Meals on Wheels. Food insecurity is a challenge that affects an incredible amount of Iowans – over 83,000 seniors in Iowa are threatened by hunger. We ask that you join us to stand against hunger in Iowa by participating in the Cold Run for Warm Meals. Register today!

Complimentary Confluence beverage for all participants!

*Source: Meals on Wheels Association of America, December 2017. (Latest available data.)

RUN DAY SCHEDULE Saturday, March 30, 2019

  • 8 – 9 a.m. – Race day registration and late-packet pickup at Gray’s Lake SW entrance (2100 Fleur Drive)
  • 9 a.m. – Confluence opens for non-runners/walkers
  • 9:20 a.m. – Race lineup
  • 9:30 a.m. – Race start
  • 10 a.m. – After-party begins at Confluence Brewery
  • 10:30 a.m. – Awards and honors begin at Confluence Brewery
  • 11 a.m. – Race course closes

PLACE

Gray's Lake 2100 Fleur Drive Des Moines, IA US 50315 RUN DAY INFORMATION Runners and walkers may meet at the Southwest entrance of Gray’s Lake around the upper-level terraces. The race will begin at 9:30 a.m., Saturday, March 30 at Gray’s Lake, Des Moines, Iowa. Confluence Brewing will open at 9:00 a.m. for individuals meeting participants after the race.

PACKET PICKUP

Registered athletes may pick up their race packets at Confluence Brewing, located at 1235 Thomas Beck Rd., Des Moines, IA, 50315, Friday, March 29, between 4 - 6 p.m., or on the day of the run at the upper level terraces at Gray’s Lake (near the Southwest entrance) from 8 a.m. - 9 a.m. Note: Shirts cannot be guaranteed for registrants who signup after March 1, 2019.

AFTER-PARTY

Celebrate your accomplishment with family, friends and other athletes at the official post-race party hosted by Confluence Brewing Company. Confluence will open at 9 a.m. for all non-runners. Registrant’s first beer will be provided free-of-charge by Confluence. Snacks will be provided and awards will begin at 10:30.

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Jan
10
11:30 AM11:30

Iowa NAMA Luncheon Meeting

What's the Latest in Digital & Social Media Marketing?

Join the Iowa NAMA chapter for an educational luncheon featuring a "Digital & Social Media Marketing" panel moderated by Lynn Henderson, Publisher of Agri Marketing magazine.

Meet the Panelists:

Crystal Olig, Digital Strategist Lessing-Flynn

Jessica Reis, Account Director Meyocks

11:30 a.m. - Lunch & Networking Noon - 1:00 p.m. - Panel & Discussion

WHERE: Machine Shed, 11151 Hickman Rd., Urbandale, IA 50322

Please register by Noon on Monday, January 7th.

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Questions? Contact Ellie Weiss or visit our new website www.namaiowa.com.

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Oct
11
4:00 PM16:00

Iowa NAMA Social & Networking - October

Join the Iowa NAMA chapter on Thursday, October 11th at Peace Tree Brewing Co. from 4 to 6 p.m. to network and enjoy refreshments with your fellow agri-marketers! A photographer will also be on site to shoot complimentary professional headshots for all NAMA members. Please RSVP by October 5th.

Locatin: Peace Tree Brewing Co. - Des Moines Branch, 317 E Court Ave, Des Moines

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Sep
13
11:30 AM11:30

Iowa NAMA September Meeting - Marketing to Women in Agriculture

Join the Iowa NAMA chapter as we kick off our 2018-2019 meetings with a luncheon featuring a "Marketing to Women in Agriculture" panel monitored by Marji Guyler-Alaniz, founder of FarmHer!

Marketing to women in agriculture has become increasingly popular and, arguably, more important in recent years as females have come to the forefront as primary producers, operators, and decision makers.

Join the Iowa NAMA chapter as we kick off our 2018-2019 meetings with a luncheon featuring a "Marketing to Women in Agriculture" panel monitored by Marji Guyler-Alaniz, founder of FarmHer!

Marketing to women in agriculture has become increasingly popular and, arguably, more important in recent years as females have come to the forefront as primary producers, operators, and decision makers.

Marji Guyler-Alaniz Founder, FarmHER

Hear from a panel of women, who run and operate their own farms, on the strategies they pay most attention to. Marji Guyler-Alaniz will moderate the panel and share statistics from FarmHer's most recent survey of women in agriculture

11:30 a.m. - Lunch & Networking

Noon - 1:00 p.m. - Marketing to Women in Ag Panel

Please register by Noon on Monday, September 10th

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Questions? Contact Carly Cummings or visit our website www.namaiowa.com.

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Jun
13
11:30 AM11:30

Director of Industry Resource Development - National Pork Producers Council

Director serving as primary point of contact for Pork Alliance Membership. Responsibilities will include a high level of interaction with NPPC Program areas to support interface with Pork Alliance Membership and other allied industry companies. Activities include membership sales and retention, and the selling of sponsorships, and other business development opportunities. Position requires frequent communication and support of Pork Alliance Members and their contacts, staff, as well as other audiences as necessary. This position requires knowledge of allied industry companies in addition to knowledge of NPPC/Board of Director policies and practices. Regular and reliable attendance is required. Essential Duties and Responsibilities: Serve as primary point of general contact for Pork Alliance Membership companies and their contacts. Coordinate as necessary and support NPPC staff interactions with Pork Alliance Membership to achieve programing needs of the organization. Plan and execute Pork Alliance meetings, may commit association funds according to an approved and prescribed budget. When Pork Alliance Members are involved, assist with the planning and execution of the meeting. Position roles and outreach Sales, retention, recruitment, and servicing of Pork Alliance Membership companies and contacts Sales, development and coordination of the execution of sponsorships for NPPC Sales, development and coordination of the execution of sponsorships for World Pork Expo onsite and offsite events Assist with business development of other/new revenue streams for NPPC Direct the execution of the Pork PAC auction at annual meeting (Forum) and Pork Action Group meeting, assist with sales and coordination of other PAC functions and activities. Support NPPC recruitment of grassroots, committee, and member involvement in NPPC Support other organizational development activities as directed Works closely with other resource development staff as well as accounting, communications, grassroots, and other essential departments Direct, assist, and coordinate as directed by supervisor with coworkers on a number of internal and external projects. Being an effective team leader and reliable teammate is a must. Assists with business development projects Other duties and responsibilities as assigned by supervisor. Qualifications: Must be self-motivated and able to work effectively without direct supervision. Have written and oral communication skills. Needs to be able to work well with others, be flexible and be open to change. Need good organizational skills and able to handle several projects at one time with the ability to make sound decisions, as job responsibilities require. Must possess the ability to coordinate and plan multiple meetings and projects simultaneously. Must have a good working knowledge of Microsoft Office and database operations. Travel: Requires travel (50%) to meet with members, prospects, attend industry meetings, and represent NPPC at other functions as directed by supervisor. Individual must have a valid driver’s license, a good driving record, and current passport. Education and/or Experience: Equivalent of a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, Marketing, Animal Science, Agriculture Business or related applicable degree is required. Related experience will also be accepted. Minimum of 5 years of experience in sales and/or marketing is required. Physical Demands and Working Conditions - Requires light physical effort such as stooping and bending, and occasional lifting of lightweight objects (up to 50 pounds). Location: The position is based out of NPPC Urbandale, IA office and is not eligible for remote work. Apply by June 15th, 2018

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May
17
8:00 AM08:00

May Iowa NAMA Ag Tour - Tours of Vermeer and Lely

Join the Iowa and CornBelt NAMA chapters for a tour event including a luncheon and presentation, tours of the Vermeer corporate headquarters and Lely North American headquarters in Pella, and optional tours of the companies' factories and social hour.

Vermeer is the manufacturer of iconic yellow iron seen on industrial jobsites and farm fields worldwide. Learn about Vermeer's strategy to market innovative products for niche markets.

Lely creates innovative solutions that help farmers excel in sustainable milk production to feed the world.Their innovations acheive efficient farm management including sustainable milk and meat production and energy generation. Fees to Attend: $25 NAMA Member, $35 Non-Member, $15 Young Professional, $0 Current Student

11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Lunch & Presentation

1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Headquarter Tours

2:45 p.m. - 3:45 p.m. Optional Factory Tours

4:00 p.m. Social Hour

Please register by Noon on Monday, May 14th

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Questions? Contact Ellie Weiss or visit our new website www.namaiowa.com.

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Mar
24
9:30 AM09:30

Iowa NAMA Cold Run for Warm Meals

Join Iowa NAMA to Combat Hunger, Register Today! Last year 48,000 older Iowans received help through home-delivered meals from WesleyLife Meals on Wheels, more than 35,000 were left in need. We ask that you join Iowa NAMA to stand against hunger by participating in the Cold Run for Warm Meals - a 2.5 mile run/walk benefiting WesleyLife Meals on Wheels.

When: Saturday, March 24, 2018 Start Time: 9:30 a.m.

Where: GRAY'S LAKE SW Entrance 2100 Fleur Drive Des Moines, IA 50321

Registration: Early registration by Feb. 28 - $25 After Feb. 28 until race day - $35

Register HERE!

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Mar
15
11:30 AM11:30

Iowa NAMA March Meeting - Climate FieldView: Bringing Digital Innovation to Farmers, Faster

Join the Iowa NAMA chapter for an educational luncheon featuring a presentation from Clint Chaffer, Director of Product Marketing at The Climate Corporation. Clint joined Climate in 2014 as a business manager in northwestern Illinois, and having grown up on a farm in the same region has always had a passion for agriculture and technology.

The Climate Corporation is a subsidiary of Monsanto, and Clint will share how the digital ag company reaches farmers through its Climate FieldView™ platform, providing a suite of digital tools to help them make more informed operating decisions to optimize yields, maximize efficiency and reduce risk.

11:30 a.m. - Lunch & Networking

Noon - 1:00 p.m. - Presentation & Discussion

Please register by Noon on Monday, March 19th

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Questions? Contact Ellie Weiss or visit our new website www.namaiowa.com.

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Jan
18
11:30 AM11:30

January Iowa NAMA Meeting

Join the Iowa NAMA chapter for an educational luncheon to learn about "Millennial Farmers: A Deeper Look into Farmers of the Future" with Jan Johnson, President of Millennium Research, Inc.

Location: Meredith Corporation 1716 Locust St. Des Moines, Iowa

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Nov
16
11:30 AM11:30

November Iowa NAMA Meeting - Successful Case Study: Telling the #RealPigFarming Story

Join the Iowa NAMA chapter for an educational luncheon featuring Claire Masker, Director of Public Relations - National Pork Board, as she shares how The Pork Checkoff is helping real farmers share real stories about what happens on their farms through #RealPigFarming.

11:30 a.m. - Lunch & Networking

Noon - 1:00 p.m. - Presentation & Discussion

Please register by Noon on Monday, November 13th

WHERE FFA Enrichment Center 1055 SW Prairie Trail Parkway Ankeny, IA 50023

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Sep
21
11:30 AM11:30

September Iowa NAMA Meeting - A Panel of Ag Association Leaders

Join the Iowa NAMA chapter as we kick off our 2017-2018 meetings with a luncheon featuring a panel of ag association leaders including:

Craig Floss Chief Executive Officer Iowa Corn Growers Association

Matt Deppe Chief Executive Officer Iowa Cattlemen's Association

The panel will discuss the issues and opportunities facing today's agricultural producers.

Bring your questions - there will be time for Q&A!

11:30 a.m. - Lunch & Networking Noon - 1:00 p.m. - Panel of Ag Association Leaders

Please register by Noon on Monday, September 18th

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May
18
3:00 PM15:00

Iowa NAMA May Meeting - Tour of Kemin Headquarters

Join the Iowa NAMA chapter on a tour of the new headquarters of Kemin Industries in Des Moines, IA.

Kemin Industries is not only a worldwide ingredient manufacturer operating in over 100 countries; they are a laboratory, a researcher, a partner to their customers. With products including animal health and human nutrition, they are committed to the sustainable growth of plant-based ingredients and responsibly manufacturing and supplying high-quality ingredients.

Kemin was founded in Des Moines in 1961 and their headquarters remain there today with a newly opened 90,000 square-foot corporate building that employs nearly 600 people locally. Join Iowa NAMA to learn more and tour the facilities.

3 p.m. - Guest Speaker and Tour

4:30 p.m. - 5 p.m. - Networking with refreshments provided

Please register by Noon on Monday, May 15th.

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Mar
25
9:30 AM09:30

Cold Run for Warm Meals

The National AgriMarketing Association Iowa Chapter is proud to introduce the Cold Run for Warm Meals, a 2.5 mile run or walk benefitting WesleyLife Meals on Wheels. Food insecurity is a challenge that affects an incredible amount of Iowans – over 83,000 seniors in Iowa are threatened by hunger. We ask that you join us to stand against hunger in Iowa by participating in the Cold Run for Warm Meals. Register today!

*Source: Meals on Wheels Assocation of America, December 2016. (Latest available data.)

Race Day Schedule Saturday, March 25, 2017

  • 8:00 – 9:00 – Race day registration and late-packet pickup at Gray’s Lake SW entrance (2100 Fleur Drive)
  • 9:00 – Confluence opens for non-runners/walkers
  • 9:20 – Race lineup
  • 9:30 – Race start
  • 10:00 – After-party begins at Confluence Brewery
  • 10:30 – Awards and honors begin at Confluence Brewery
  • 11:00 – Race course closes

Place: Grays Lake, Des Moines, IA US 50315

Race Day Information Runners and walkers may meet at the Southwest entrance of Gray’s Lake around the upper-level terraces. The race will begin at 9:30 a.m., Saturday, March 25 at Gray’s Lake, Des Moines, Iowa. Confluence Brewing will open at 9:00 a.m. for individuals meeting participants after the race.

Packet Pickup Registered athletes may pick up their race packets at Confluence Brewing, located at 1235 Thomas Beck Rd., Des Moines, IA, 50315, Friday, March 24, between 4:00 and 6:00 p.m., or on race day at the upper level terraces at Gray’s Lake (near the Southwest entrance) from 8:00 - 9:00AM. Note: Shirts cannot be guaranteed for registrants who signup after March 1, 2017.

$25 Price increases February 28, 2017 at 11:59pm CST

Post-Race Party Celebrate your accomplishment with family, friends and other athletes at the official post-race party hosted by Confluence Brewing Company. Confluence will open at 9:00 a.m. for all non-runners. Registrant’s first beer will be provided free-of-charge by Confluence. Snacks will be provided and awards will begin at 10:30.

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Mar
16
11:30 AM11:30

Panel of Experts from Ag Marketing Agencies

Join the Iowa NAMA chapter for networking, lunch, and to learn from a panel of ag marketing agency experts discussing how the agency business is evolving. Learn how agencies are adapting to suit the ever-changing needs of their ag industry clients, along with an opportunity to ask the panel what you would like to know.

The panel includes:

Doug Jeske, President and owner of Meyocks, a branding and advertising agency focused on agricultural, food and health brands. Ag brands they work with include: • AgDirect • Agrilabs • Dragotec USA • Farm Credit Services of America

Pat Reese, Senior VP Media Director at Sandbox, an agency group with five locations who's clients include large ag clients including: • Elanco Animal Health • John Deere Ag Equipment • John Deere Financial • Monsanto • National Cattlemen Beef Association • National Pork Producers Council • World Pork Expo

Greg Ehm, Public Relations Director at Two Rivers Marketing, a leading B2B marketing agency based in Des Moines. Their ag clients include: • BASF • Bobcat • John Deere Financial • John Deere Power Systems • Renewable Energy Group • Titan Tire • Zinpro

11:30 a.m. - Networking and Lunch

12 p.m. - 1 p.m. - Panel Discussion and Q&A

WHERE: Screenscape Studios, 4800 Corporate Drive, West Des Moines, IA 50266

Please register by Thursday, March 9th.

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Questions? Contact Ellie Weiss or visit our new website www.namaiowa.com.

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Jan
19
11:30 AM11:30

Elements of a Successful Marketing Case Study

Join the Iowa NAMA chapter for networking, lunch, and a presentation by Dan Alexander, Sr. Marketing Manager - Soybeans with DuPont Pioneer, as he presents on the elements of a successful soybean seed marketing case study.

DuPont Pioneer's Plenish High Oelic brand of soybean seed was named Agri Marketing magazine's 2016 Product of the Year. Learn how the marketing team at DuPont Pioneer led to that success.

11:30 a.m. - Networking and Lunch

12 - 1 p.m. - Presentation and Discussion

Please Register by Noon on Thursday, January 12th.

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Where: FFA Enrichment Center 1055 SW Prairie Trail Parkway Ankeny, IA 50023

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Oct
13
11:30 AM11:30

Top Ten Strategies for Marketing-Driven Business Success

Join the Iowa NAMA chapter for networking, lunch, and a presentation by Dave Patterson from John Deere Financial discussing his Top Ten Tips for Successful B-to-B Marketing Communications Success.

New technologies continue to provide marketing professionals with expanded, data-driven media options, and unique, creative, and content-related techniques. At the same time, some fundamental marketing principles are as relevant today as they were generations ago.

Within that framework, David Patterson (sorry, not Letterman) will share his “Top Ten List” of strategies for successful marketing efforts. Note: YOUR perspectives, opinions and questions will be WELCOME!

11:30 a.m. - Networking and Lunch

12 p.m. - 1 p.m. - Presentation and Discussion

Please register by Noon on Monday, October 10th.

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Sep
15
11:30 AM11:30

September Meeting - Panel of Professional Farm Managers

Join the Iowa NAMA chapter as we kick-off our 2016-2017 meetings with a luncheon featuring a panel of professional farm managers. The panel includes:

• Randy Hertz, Chairman/CEO, Hertz Farm Management, Nevada, IA. Hertz and his team manage 2,400 farms with 550,000 acres throughout the Midwest.

• Randy Dickhut, Sr. VP/Real Estate, Farmers National Company, Omaha, NE. FNC manage over 3,000,000 acres of farm and ranchland throughout the U.S.

Hear from this expert panel about topics including:
• How and when they select and purchase crop inputs
• Changes they are implementing on the farms they manage
• Rents and farmland values
• How they select farm operators
• Their outlook for the ag economy
• Much more!

11:30 a.m. - Networking and Lunch

12 - 1 p.m. - Panel of Professional Farm Managers

Please Register by Noon on Tuesday, September 13th.

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May
13
11:30 AM11:30

May Meeting - Kinze Innovation Center Tour

Join us for our May meeting at the Kinze Innovation Center. Lunch will be provided. There is a free transportation option available from Des Moines to Williamsburg and back. We will be leaving from the Bass Pro Shop in Altoona around 9:30 a.m. and returning at 3 p.m. Please RSVP for the free transportation by Noon on Monday, April 25th.

11:30 a.m. - Networking and Lunch

12 - 1 p.m. - Kinze Marketing Executive Presentation & Kinze Innovation Center Tour

Please register for the free transportation and meeting by Noon on Monday, April 25th.

Register by clicking here.

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Mar
26
9:30 AM09:30

Cold Run for Warm Meals

We are proud to introduce the Cold Run for Warm Meals, a 2.5 mile run or walk benefitting WesleyLife Meals on Wheels. Food insecurity is a challenge that affects an incredible amount of Iowans – over 83,000 seniors in Iowa are threatened by hunger. We ask that you join us to stand against hunger in Iowa by participating in the Cold Run for Warm Meals. Register today!

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Mar
8
12:00 PM12:00

Iowa NAMA March Meeting - Opportunities and Challenges for Iowa Agriculture

Join us for our March Iowa NAMA meeting at Monsanto's training facility near Huxley, Iowa to hear from Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey.

Secretary Northey will share insight on opportunities and challenges that face Iowa agriculture today and why agriculture is so important to Iowa. Don't miss this opportunity to hear from Secretary Northey!

Click here to register: http://conta.cc/24neGu6

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