National Agri-Marketing Association (NAMA)

National Agri-Marketing Association (NAMA) Logo

NMSU Student Chapter

Who We Are

We are a group of NMSU students from all majors who are interested in agri-business marketing, personal and professional growth, hard work, and lots of fun! We work closely with faculty mentors from the Department of Agricultural Economics and Agricultural Business to grow our marketing skills and prepare for professional positions.

Our Mission

  • To learn first-hand from professionals in marketing, advertising, communications, promotion, sales, public relations, etc., about the various career opportunities available in agri-business.
  • To develop valuable personal contacts and working relations between students and agri-business professionals. These contacts provide access to internships, co‑op programs, job interviews, referrals, business recommendations and career opportunities.
  • To provide meaningful opportunities for students to practice their managerial skills (planning, organizing, directing, coordinating and controlling) and to demonstrate their leadership abilities.
  • To attend the annual Agri-Marketing Conference, and to participate in activities including the National Marketing Plan Competition, the Sales Competition and various Scholarship opportunities. Attending the NAMA Conference provides students with an opportunity to establish personal contacts with agri-business professionals throughout the United States and Canada. These contacts are valuable sources for career opportunities.
  • To help make the transition from student to business professional.

NMSU NAMA Officers | 2024 - 2025 Academic Year

Advisor: Chaddy Robinson

Financial Advisor: Dr. Jay Lillywhite

President: Micah Lightfoot

Treasurer: Grady Hodnett

Secretary: Bailey Wrye

Vice President of Marketing: Mercedes Hazen

Vice President of Membership: Wade Burton

Vice President of Professional Development: Kaydens Koenig

ACES Representatives

What We Do

Image of NAMA Championship winners
Group photo of NAMA members
NAMA members at fair

NMSU NAMA was created to offer students a club with both professional development and social opportunities. We host regular professional events such as mock job interviews, resume workshops, and LinkedIn Parties alongside meetings with industry leaders to foster career interest.

Besides our professional aspect, NAMA has monthly socials where our members can interact, network, and have fun. In the past, we have had Uno Night, pumpkin carving/ painting, and tailgates.

Additionally, NAMA hosts our annual fall Mud Volleyball tournament and our spring Annual NAMA Golf Tournament at the NMSU golf course (save the date for March 2nd, 2024!)

NAMA is also involved in ACES activities such as the annual ACES Week where we participate in dodgeball, a talent show, fundraising, and many other events!

In addition to the club, NAMA also has a Marketing Team that competes yearly at the National Agri-Marketing Association National Convention. As a team, we create a marketing and financial plan and conduct extensive market research to bring a new or undermarketed agriculture product to the forefront of the market. In 2023, NMSU NAMA won the national competition with our Badlands Salsa product.

2024 National Agri-Marketing Student Competition Winners

Watch us compete in 2023 here:

Read about our accomplishments here:

Join Us

Interested in becoming a NAMA member? Download and complete the membership form below or contact us today!

For More Information

We'd love to talk with you about NAMA. Please feel free to stop by our office at 377 Gerald Thomas Hall on campus or click Contact Us! To learn more about our parent organization, please visit the National Agri-Marketing Association. Also, follow us on Instagram at NewMexicoStateNama and Facebook at NMSU NAMA.