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ABM Students Earn Top Honors in National Sales Competition

NAMA Sales Competition 3rd Place Winner Samantha Eubanks and 1st Place Winner Josh Miller

Agricultural Business Management students showcased their sales expertise at the 2024 National Agri-Marketing Association (NAMA) Sales Competition on April 23, 2024, in Kansas City, Missouri. Junior Josh Miller secured the top spot, earning first place, and Sophomore Samantha Eubanks earned third place in the competition. 

Miller and Eubanks were coached by Bayer Crop Science Area Business Manager and ABM Alumnus Aaron Messer, along with the other ABM participants, Kaylee Dubois, Robert Najm and Conor Wilson, who all demonstrated their exceptional sales skills in the competition. 

The ABM Sales Competition Team with Coach Aaron Messer

The elimination-style competition, held as a part of the larger NAMA Annual Agri-Marketing Conference, challenged participants to give a 10-minute sales pitch to a fictional prospect based on a given scenario. Miller, Eubanks and Dubois all advanced to the final round, where they repeated the challenge with another scenario.

This year was NC State’s debut in the NAMA Sales Competition, with three out of five participants making it to the final round, a remarkable achievement for the ARE department and university.

In addition to the sales competition, ABM students participated in the NAMA Marketing Competition after an eight-year hiatus. Max Afflerbach, Kaylee Dubois, Ani Nagaraj, George Serrano, Savannah Shepard and Huameng Wang, coached by Assistant Teaching Professor Edeoba Edobor, represented the university.

ARE looks forward to continuing to offer students opportunities to participate in competitions that challenge them to apply their knowledge outside the classroom.

Congratulations to all the students representing ARE and NC State in this year’s NAMA competitions!