The National Agri-Marketing Association

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

Professional Development Awards of Excellence

View the press release for the 2019 winners!

Past Professional Development Award Recipients


These awards honor NAMA members based on outstanding achievement in each of the Professional Development Areas (PDA). Awards of Excellence will be presented in the areas of (1) Marketing Communications, (2) Product/Species Management, (3) Public Relations and (4) Sales.


Nominees must be NAMA members.

NAMA chapters may operate the program locally and submit chapter recipient(s) to the national level or nominate a candidate(s) directly for national consideration. Individuals may also nominate candidates.

Nominees will be solicited from agribusiness and related companies targeting individuals with direct planning and execution responsibilities in the respective Professional Development Area.

How to Enter

1. Select a nominee. This nominee should excel in one of the four professional development areas. Consult the eligibility requirements closely.

2. Fill out the online application and address the three Areas of Excellence. Include your contact information, if NAMA has questions regarding the application, the nominator will be contacted.

3. Submit the application to NAMA by July 19, 2019.

Nominees will be judged solely on their write-ups. Please do not send any other appendices, video-tapes, or samples. There are no entry fees.

Judging Criteria

Achievement (40): Describe the nominee’s accomplishments on the basis of innovation, Professional Development Area knowledge/expertise and overall industry impact. How has the nominee distinguished themselves among industry peers in the same PDA? Primary emphasis should be placed on achievement within the past 18 months.

Professional Development Area (PDA) Responsibility (40): Describe the nominee’s responsibility for the respective PDA. Reveal how the nominee has capitalized on opportunities for success in the respective PDA. How has the nominee’s excellence in the respective PDA enhanced their skills and increased networks and relationships for their organization?

NAMA Involvement (20): Describe how the nominee’s service has had a significant, positive impact on NAMA. Provide details regarding the nominee’s consistent participation and commitment to NAMA. How have the nominee’s activities served to enhance the image or to foster improvements of NAMA?

Awards of Excellence Application

Click here to fill out the online application.

For questions, contact Jenny Pickett:
(913) 491-6500

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