Welcome to the Badger Chapter of the National Agri-Marketing Association

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About

Badger NAMA is the Wisconsin chapter of the National Agri-Marketing Association. Members are involved in marketing at many levels – industry, agency, association or media – and run the gamut from students to C-level executives. The common thread that joins us is a love of agriculture, a career in marketing and a desire to never stop learning.

Badger chapter holds a number of educational and social networking events throughout the year, in addition to an annual golf outing in early June. Recent events include a bus tour to Warrens, Wis., to learn about Wisconsin’s cranberry industry, a producer panel on social media use, a tour of Hampel’s production facility and a panel of Milwaukee area consumer media professionals.

Activities and programs for the Badger Chapter are guided by the Badger NAMA Executive Board which can be found on the contact page.

Events

 Fall Conference

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In the land of ten thousand ideas and lakes, Minneapolis is the perfect place for the 2018 NAMA Fall Conference. With the Midwestern charm and small-town feel, this late-in-the-year gathering of ag professionals will sprout personal and industry growth through informative sessions and unbeatable networking opportunities. You’ll bring fresh ideas back to your table with informed strategies to grow into the future of ag marketing.

September 18 – 20 in Minneapolis, MN

To learn more and register, click here. 

Membership

In today’s competitive agri-marketing environment, it’s more important than ever that you stay connected to colleagues in the industry… for ideas, information and advancement. That’s where the National Agri-Marketing Association (NAMA) comes in! Connect with other leading industry professionals – in marketing, advertising, public relations, media and more – to gain a unique perspective you simply can’t find elsewhere.

10 Reasons to join NAMA!

1. Connections – With NAMA, you’ll have regular opportunities to network with colleagues, customers and prospects within 24 chapters in six regions nationwide.

2. Ideas – There’s no better place to get the most recent industry innovations than through NAMA. At regular NAMA meetings, you can learn what’s working – and what’s not – from agri-marketing’s leading professionals.

3. Recognition – As a member of NAMA, you can gain exposure and recognition through the industry’s leading awards program – Best of NAMA.

4. Events – If you’re ready to “see and be seen,” then you won’t want to miss the Agri-Marketing Conference held annually in April and the NAMA Boot Camp and Fall Conference.

5. Professional Development – Seminars and webinars, as well as regular chapter meetings, cater to the unique needs of professionals in areas such as Marketing Communications; Product/Species Management; Public Relations and Sales.

6. Industry News – Stay “in the know” with a complimentary subscription to Agri Marketing magazine, NAMA’s electronic newsletter and a special Members Only section of National NAMA’s website.

7. Contacts – NAMA members receive the National Membership Directory… highly regarded as the most comprehensive directory of agri-marketers available.

8. Leadership Experience – Make the most of your membership by taking a leadership role on the chapter, regional or national levels. Several Leadership Workshops are offered annually to prepare new leaders and enrich the overall experience.

9. Mentor Opportunities – The student NAMA program has more than 30 student chapters in universities nationwide, which provide ample opportunity to share your enthusiasm for – and knowledge of – agri-marketing with young people.

10. Influence – NAMA members work together to improve the standards of practice… and learn new – and innovative – approaches to industry challenges.

Joining NAMA is simple. Just click here and you’re on your way!

Questions? Contact Badger NAMA Membership Chair Rebecca Gunderson (rebecca.gunderson@caseih.com).

Contact

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

President & Best of NAMA Co-Chair
Sarah Duwe, MorganMyers
sduwe@morganmyers.com

Vice President
Jake Wolter, Bader Rutter
jwolter@bader-rutter.com

Secretary & Best of NAMA Co-Chair
Sarah Kutz, Filament Marketing
skutz@filamentmarketing.com

Treasurer
Sami Benz, Botham, INK.
sami@bothamink.com

Membership 
Rebecca Gunderson, CNH Industrial America
rebecca.gunderson@caseih.com

Communications Co-Chair
Kristi Olson, MorganMyers
kolson@morganmyers.com

Communications Co-Chair
Kate Griswold, John Deere
griswoldkate@johndeere.com

Student Chapter Liaison, UW-Madison
Katie Ertmer, Filament Marketing
kertmer@filamentag.com

Student Chapter Liaison, UW-Platteville
Kelly Smith, Kuhn North America, Inc.
kelly.smith@kuhn.com

For general inquiries, please submit your request below: