NEWS FROM ONTARIO
Editor's note: With this issue of AgriMarketing, we begin a regular update on the exciting Canadian agricultural market-place and the Canadian Agri Marketing Association (CAMA).
ABOUT CAMA ONTARIO
With members traveling from across the province of Ontario, CAMA provides regular opportunities for casual conversation and networking. We help members stay connected, have fun and enjoy professional development through regular Chapter meetings, professional development seminars and national Best of CAMA awards. If you would like more information about CAMA, please visit www.cama.org.
CAMA Ontario Executive Director
Lynn Hewitt (705) 446-0959
CAMA Ontario President
Denise Hockaday (519) 821-4845
CERTIFICATE IN AGRI MARKETING (CAM) UPDATE
Developed in fall 2005, the Certificate in Agri Marketing (CAM) is a three course program approved by CAMA that develops and enhances marketing skills in agribusiness professionals. CAM was developed jointly by CAMA and the Canadian Centre for Sales and Marketing.
CAM provides both knowledge and credentials for those who successfully complete the program. The three courses in CAM are:
• Marketing to Farm Businesses,
• Strategic Agri Marketing, and
• Agri Marketing Application.
On November 2, 2006, at the Best of CAMA Awards banquet in Winnipeg, MB, the participants of the first graduating class were acknowledged and those attending were awarded their certificates.
Congratulations to Megan McCabe, John Hanson, Jason McNaughton, Teresa Clouston, Darcy Olds, Ron Weik, Alain Trudeau, Dave Brand, Steve Rongits, Melinda Friesen, Denise Hockaday, Dave Corry, Walt Taylor, Barry Hannah, and Bob MacNaughton.
WELCOME NEW MEMBERS
CAMA welcomes Roblynn Hunnisett, Touchstone Event Management; Michelle McMullen, Ontario Soybean Growers ; and Cathy Graham, Hays Executive.
UPCOMING EVENTS FOR CAMA ONTARIO MEMBERS
February 19-23, 2007
Strategic Agri Marketing — 2nd course for CAM
March 7, 2007
London Farm Show — Lunch and speaker panel
Rob Hannam — "Colliding Generations"
April 11-13, 2007
NAMA Conference — Dallas, TX
April 2007 — Marketing seminar
"Marketing Mature Brands" and "Trademarks — everything you need to know"
July 2007 — Summer event
Toronto Blue Jays baseball game
Annual General Meeting and Golf Tournament
Agri Marketing Application — 3rd course for CAM
Best of CAMA — Saskatchewan