AEM Names Curt Blades as Senior VP AG Services

cindy zimmerman

The Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) has named Curt Blades as senior vice president, AG services, replacing Charlie O’Brien, who announced his retirement from AEM earlier this year. Blades will be responsible for strategic direction of agriculture programs and services for the AEM membership, and will serve as primary liaison with ag-specific industry organizations, customer groups and government agencies, both …

Hoard’s Dairyman Helps #NAMA17 Celebrate 60

Jamie Johansen

The National Agri-Marketing Association (NAMA) is celebrating 60 years as the nation’s largest professional association for professionals in marketing and agribusiness so Cindy decided to check in with a couple of the more “seasoned” professionals at the annual conference on how the organization has grown over the years. The first person we talked to was Gary Vorpahl with Hoard’s Dairyman, …

Marketing to Producers in the Techie Age

Jamie Johansen

Jared Spader has a strong and diverse background in agriculture. Currently, he is the US operations lead for AgCall, which serves as a human resources, project management and consulting firm for the ag community. Jared’s experience as a producer and marketer led him to moderate the producer panel at the recent NAMA Bootcamp. The panel is always a highlight for …

The Passion Behind Your Beef

Jamie Johansen

Updating agri-marketers on industry trends and educating them on the latest research and technology is always the goal of the NAMA Bootcamp and this year’s event also served that purpose. On the Mo-Kan Farm pre-conference tour attendees stopped at Byergo Angus Farms in Northwest Missouri to get a short-course on purebred beef production and direct market beef. Bryson Byergo led …