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Beth Geary of Wheat Growers named NAMA Next Gen Award Recipient

(Aberdeen, SD) --- Beth Geary of Wheat Growers, Aberdeen, S.D., has been named a 2017 recipient of the Next Gen Award given by the National Agri-Marketing Association.

The Next Gen NAMA Award recognizes young professionals in the agribusiness industry. Nominees must be under 35 years old and have exhibited a strong track record in their profession, be known for promoting innovation in their organization, demonstrated leadership and spearheaded collaboration, contributed to their local community and be active in their local NAMA chapter.

As vice president of the Northern Prairie Chapter of NAMA and marketing coordinator for Wheat Growers, Beth is a dedicated marketing professional who contributes to a vibrant organizational marketing program. She plays a vital role in collaborating across the Wheat Growers culture, working together with suppliers to co-brand marketing materials and cost share. She has initiated several innovations to control expenses and extend reach of marketing programs. And she provides valuable marketing support to an extended sales agronomy team that spans 40 locations and two states.

Beth is active in the Aberdeen Area of Chamber of Commerce events, is a graduate of the Chamber’s 2016 Leadership Aberdeen program, has been involved in fund-raising for the local SPURS program, and helps facilitate legislative involvement for Wheat Growers during the annual South Dakota legislative session.

Beth is one of five recipients of the 2017 Next Gen NAMA Award. The other recipients are Tyler Clarke, Advantage Agri-Marketing Services; Cliff Dolbeare, Growmark, Inc.; Colin Pennington, Brighton Agency; and Jennifer Saylor, J.L. Farmakis, Inc.

Winners were selected by the Professional Recognition Committee and Executive Committee liaisons of NAMA. Winners will receive their award at the 2017 Agri-Marketing Conference, sponsored by NAMA April 26-28, in Dallas, Texas.