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NAMA Student Chapters
Since 1969, when the first NAMA student chapter formed at Cal Poly-San Luis Obispo, NAMA has grown to 34 accredited chapters and over 1,200 student members. We attribute this tremendous popularity to the variety of programs initiated to benefit the students. The National Agri-Marketing Association is a great way for college students to begin their careers in agribusiness.
Membership is open to students from every discipline on campus. The goal is to complement other student clubs. NAMA student chapters cut across disciplinary lines, allowing a broad exchange of information and ideas.
Student Marketing Competition
NAMA Student Chapter members are invited to participate in a marketing competition at the Agri-Marketing Conference & Trade Show. Each team develops a comprehensive marketing plan on a specific topic of their choice.
Previous topics have included seed products, marketing commodities such as consumer foods, and financial services for farmers and ranchers. Students are encouraged to seek advice from professionals and university professors when creating the plan and presentation.
The competition is judged and critiqued by professional agri-marketers. As a team member you can learn marketing and communications skills while gaining exposure to the business community. The winning team receives a traveling plaque, money for the chapter, and recognition at the conference.
As part of the student NAMA program, scholarships are available to qualified students. The scholarships are awarded at the Agri-Marketing Conference & Trade Show each year.
Student NAMA Network
The NAMA Web site features a student section that details all upcoming student events and also posts internships available. Visit www.nama.org
for more information.
Join a Student Chapter
In today’s competitive agri-marketing environment, it’s more important than ever to develop strong colleague networks … for ideas, advancement and opportunity. Your NAMA membership is a pathway to beneficial relationships with prominent industry professionals and peers – in marketing, advertising, public relations, media and more. Want to join a student chapter?
If you know of someone who wants to start a student chapter contact the national office at 913-491-6500.