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Source: Meredith Agrimedia news release

Meredith Agrimedia is pleased to introduce Laila Down as a new National Sales Account Executive. In her role, Laila will be responsible for the delivery of marketing programs across all brands, including, Successful Farming, Living the Country Life and

"We are excited to have Laila join the Meredith Agrimedia team," said Scott Mortimer, Vice President and Group Publisher of Meredith Agrimedia. "Her background of working directly with farmers and retailers brings an important perspective to our team and to our Agri-marketing partners."

Previously, Laila worked at Syngenta where she served as a sales expert for the seed, seed care and crop protection markets for farmers. She was also charged with communications and marketing training for the new sales members. While working at Syngenta, Laila was also the recipient of the Innovation and Ambassador Awards within her commercial unit.

In addition to her professional experience, Laila has been involved with the National FFA Organization, where she served as the National Vice President from 2008 to 2009.

"Laila's drive for excellence and customer focus will translate well into her role with Meredith Agrimedia," said Mortimer. "We are thrilled to have her join our elite team of sales professionals."

About Meredith Agrimedia

The Meredith Agrimedia brand builds on Meredith's 112-year heritage of serving the information needs of rural and farm families through more than 4 million touchpoints. It encompasses Successful Farming, Living the Country Life, and Ageless Iron Almanac to provide marketing solutions by engaging those living on the land through a wide variety of platforms, including publishing, digital, broadcast and mobile.

Successful Farming was Meredith's first magazine in 1902. Its website,, was established in 1995 as one of the first agricultural websites in America. Living the Country Life was founded in 2002 as a sister publication to Successful Farming. The editors identified a growing community of small farmers and acreage owners across the United States that needed information tailored to their lifestyles. In 2007, Living the Country Life became a standalone multimedia brand, using publishing, radio, digital, and television to reach the rural lifestyle audience.

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