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The nation's largest association for professionals in marketing and agribusiness

Panel Discussions

Badger NAMA Expert Panel: Wisconsin Ag in Global Trade, March 2018
Badger members learned how potential trade negotiations and the international political landscape could affect multiple sectors of Wisconsin agriculture. Moderated by Gary Sipiorski, Vita Plus/Agri-Business Consultants, speakers included Jack Heinemann, Wisconsin DATCP International Agri-Business Center; Aaron Stauffacher, Dairy Business Association; Tammy Vaassen, Wisconsin Pork Association; and Nicole Wagner, Wisconsin Corn Program.
Contact: Andrea Slattery, 

Chicago NAMA - Markets / Policy – What’s Ahead for 2018, December 2018
Two speakers, policy analyst Roger Bernard with Informa Economics IEG and Bryce Knorr, senior editor, Farm Futures addressed what the coming year may hold for the grain markets and the policy front coming out of Washington. 
Contact: Sarah Muirhead, 

Cornhusker NAMA – The Changing Landscape of Ag Communications, January 2018
The chapter hosted a diverse panel who shared practices, experiences, preferences, successes and challenges related to communicating and receiving messages and information. Included were Matt and Tina Rezac, Rezac Farms; Levi Durnal, Frontier Cooperative; Greg Horstmeier, DTN/The Progressive Farmer; and Stuart Adams, Swanson Russell.
Contact: Sarah Mullen, 

Florida NAMA Professionals Panel, March 2018
Professionals in the agri-marketing industry spoke on their important roles in the global ag industry. Moderated by Chuck Zimmerman, panelists included Juan David Castro-Anzola, Prudential Agricultural Investments; Marshal Sewell, Seminis Vegetable Seeds; and Eloise Seaman, Farm Journal Media.
Contact: Eloise Seaman, 

Iowa NAMA Panel Discusses Issues and Opportunities, September 2017
The panel included Craig Floss, CEO of the Iowa Corn Growers Association, and Matt Deppe, CEO of the Iowa Cattlemen's Association, who discussed issues and opportunities facing today's agricultural producers, priorities around the farm bill, challenges around commodity prices and how both associations are working with other countries to improve import and export policies.  
Contact: Ellie Weiss Wyatt, 

North Central NAMA Ag and Food Business Consumer Connection Panel, May 2018
Panelists Abigail Shilling, Land O’Lakes, Inc.; Steve Peterson, former director at General Mills; and Phil Johnson, Colle McVoy, discussed their efforts to connect with consumers and why it’s important, including next steps. 
Contact: Anna Wagner Schliep at 

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