The National Agri-Marketing Association (NAMA) is the largest association for professionals in agribusiness and marketing. Each year they hold a conference bringing agri-marketing professionals and students from all over the country together. Professional development sessions bring the brightest individuals together to collaborate on new trends and ideas in communications, social media, and industry news. Teams of students from universities all over the country compete against each other with their marketing projects they have been working on all year.
The 2014 NAMA Conference, A Fresh Perspective, started today in Jacksonville, Fla. For the first time this year NAMA and Farm Credit have put together a student social media corps. This group of students will be taking to NAMA’s official social media platforms to build the conference’s online conversation. Students from different universities, including four students from Purdue, bring their social media knowledge together to create a diverse conversation. Jenn Piotrowski, a senior agricultural communications student at Purdue, is excited to be able to use her classroom knowledge to a real-life work environment.
Not, only have the students been enjoying the experience, but conference attendees have been joining in and generating their own noise on their personal social media accounts. You can follow along and stay up-to-date with what’s going on in Florida with #NAMA14 and #NAMASocial on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook.