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NDSU NAMA Chapter Receives Awards at Agri-Marketing Association Conference
In April, members of the North Dakota State University National Agri-Marketing Association Chapter (NAMA) received individual and a group awards at the 2002 Agri-Marketing Association Conference held in Nashville, Tenn.
Cheryl Wachenheim, Assistant Professor of Agribusiness and Applied Economics at NDSU and advisor for NAMA for three years, received the 2002 NAMA Advisor Award at the 2002 Agri-Marketing Association Conference.
Wachenheim teaches NAMA students to write a marketing plan and teaches undergraduate courses in Agri-sales and agricultural policy, and a graduate course in strategic marketing and management. She is one of two advisors for the Agribusiness Club and advisor to Ceres Womenís fraternity.
Each summer, Cheryl supervises a group of North Dakota State University students who study in France and advises the eight French students who study at North Dakota State University for one semester.
Jeff Olson another member of NAMA, received the Agri-Media $1000 Scholarship Award at the 2002 Agri-Marketing Association Conference. Olson is a junior majoring in Agribusiness and Applied Economics. Jeff is from Colfax and is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Gordon Olson.
As a group, the NDSU Chapter won the Student NAMA Innovative Idea Group Award a plaque and $100 at the 2002 conference. At the competition, the group answered a number of questions in the category of fund raising and financial management. The group was scored on a zero to ten point scale for each question they answered.
Members of the NAMA Chapter are: Jeremy Frandson, Galesburg, ND., Scott Gauslow, Walcott, ND., Erin Jarolimek, Forest River, ND., Kimberely Mitteness, Benson, MN., Jeffrey Olson, Colfax, ND., Chad Weckerly, Hurdsfield, ND., and Jody Wosick, Minto, ND.
A nationwide organization, NAMA consists of 25 regional chapters of agri-marketing professionals with more than 3,500 professional and student members.
NAMA serves the food and fiber industry by focusing on memberís professional development by providing access to solutions and opportunities in agribusiness.