NAMA Fall Conference Reaches New Peaks

September 28, 2015

Emotional intelligence, the future of marijuana in agriculture, rural millennials and what sustainability means to consumers were just a few of the diverse topics covered at the 2015 NAMA Fall Conference in Denver, Colorado.

Several Paulsenites were there, taking part in the sessions and interviewing speakers for video segments produced for Paulsen social media and the NAMA blog.

Bill Benjamin is a founding partner of the Institute for Health and Human Potential. He shared his insights with us about how leaders can learn to manage their emotions and others when they are under pressure and how that helps leaders to be their best when it matters most.

During the breakout session, “The Other Weed in Ag,” a panel of experts discussed the current and future impact of marijuana in agriculture. Michael Elliot of the Marijuana Industry Group talked about marijuana’s future as it relates to agriculture.

What does sustainability mean to consumers? Nancy Kavazanjian is the chairwoman of the U.S. Farmers and Ranchers Alliance. She gave a presentation on “Sustainability and the Consumer.” She visited with Paulsen about the need for agriculture to tell the story of sustainability from its own perspective.

The Fall Conference wrapped up with a presentation by Scott O’Farrell, the Director of U.S. Business Development for Cabela’s. He talked with Paulsen about what connects Cabela’s with agriculture.

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