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GreenStone’s Rogers Honored by NAMA Student Organization
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GreenStone’s vice president of marketing and public relations, Melissa Rogers, was recently named the Outstanding Professional of the Year by the National Agri-Marketing Association.



GreenStone’s Rogers Honored by NAMA Student Organization


GreenStone’s vice president of marketing and public relations, Melissa Rogers, was recently named the Outstanding Professional of the Year by the National Agri-Marketing Association (NAMA) for her work as an advisor to the organization’s Michigan State University (MSU) student chapter.

“Like all GreenStone employees, Melissa is dedicated to cultivating the next generation of agricultural leaders,” said Jack Kelly, GreenStone’s executive vice president of customer delivery. “Her work with the MSU student NAMA chapter is a perfect example of GreenStone employees connecting with youth leaders to help engage them in our industry.”

Rogers, a MSU alumna herself, was a member of the NAMA student chapter during her time at the university, and finds personal fulfillment in continuing to work with the club.

“While it is ultimately my hope that I provide value to the chapter through the ideas and experience I share, I would be remiss if I didn’t acknowledge my involvement is equally self-beneficial,” said Rogers. “Not only does it allow me to keep a hand on the pulse of our industry’s future leaders, I also get to be a part of transforming these young adults into professionals.”

Rogers continued: “The work ethic, focus, skills, and even the camaraderie that they develop is motivating; I’m thankful for what they teach me and for the opportunity to work with them each year and give back to the organization that was so influential during my own college years.”

The award, presented annually, recognizes an outstanding professional involved with a NAMA student chapter who goes above and beyond to improve the quality of the students’ experience in the program. Rogers was nominated for the recognition by the students she advises in the MSU NAMA chapter, making the award extra special.

“During the two years that I have been involved with NAMA, Melissa has helped out tremendously with the project, whether it be critiquing our presentation or allowing us to meet at her house to practice before the conference” said Ronni Brown, the group’s director of publications. “She more than deserves this award for all of the hard work she has done with MSU NAMA.”

There are 32 student NAMA chapters at various universities throughout the United States and Canada. The award was presented during the 2013 Agri-Marketing Conference held in Kansas City, Missouri.

Melissa Rogers, vice president of marketing and public relations for GreenStone.