Agricultural Economics Department


Date of this Version



Cornhusker Economics (June 2011)


Published by University of Nebraska–Lincoln Extension, Institute of Agriculture & Natural Resources, Department of Agricultural Economics. Copyright © [2011] Board of Regents, University of Nebraska.


The opportunity to connect with professionals is an important aspect of college life for students. It helps them to more clearly understand career possibilities, and learn from professionals who are in careers and working for companies and organizations in the students’ areas of interest. The National Agri-Marketing Association (NAMA) is an outstanding venue for promoting connections between students and professionals. It is comprised of over 25 chapters in six regions nationwide, and has more than 3,500 professional and student members. Nebraska’s Midlands (professional) Chapter works closely with the University of Nebraska student chapter. Students are invited to monthly Midlands meetings and Midlands members speak at student chapter meetings and events. They host student members for job shadow experiences and provide feedback on student chapter projects S especially in preparation for the annual marketing plan competition.