Sarah Botham and CALS students get multiple awards at national agri-marketing competition

The UW-Madison student chapter of the National Agri-Marketing Association and advisor Sarah Botham, faculty associate in life sciences communications, came away happy from NAMA’s annual student agri-marketing competition. The students received second place overall for their plan to market cotton composite decking board as a superior alternative to wood composite board, and Botham won NAMA’s Outstanding Advisor Award.

The team’s presentation also earned them the Multimedia Mogul award and the students won second place in NAMA’s oustanding chapter competition as well as the award for most improved chapter. In addition to chapter president Alicia Schultz, the team included Buffy Sacia, Emily Ziegler, Adam Morris, Amanda Ciesielczyk, Travis Balinas, Timothy Clark, Annette Zwald, Shelly Bohn, Katie Klessig, Kelsi Hendrickson, Daniel Robinson, Anna Bethmann, Amy Ogburn, Christina Wendorf, Elise Galliard, Kayla Buske, Katherine Ernest, Tarah Haack, Sarah Peters, Leslie Vos, Rachel Zwirlein, Andrea Bloom, Christine Fox and Sheri Nelson.

Generous support and sponsorship for the project were provided by Tom Wedegaertner and Cotton Incorporated.