The 2018 Agricultural Retailers Association annual Conference and Expo is kicking off today in Boca Raton, FL. I’ll be there once again to bring you some great content from the program and activities.
The annual golf tournament is being held this morning, as well as a special Everglades agricultural tour. Afterwards, a pre-conference workshop entitled, “Trade, Tariffs, and Their Impact on American Agriculture,” will be presented by Ambassador Darci Vetter. Former Chief Agricultural Negotiator at the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) and Under Secretary at the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Vetter will provide an insider’s look at the current state of affairs.
ARA will also feature USDA Under Secretary for Farm and Foreign Agricultural Service Bill Northey who will help close out the conference Thursday with updates from USDA.
From the ARA Invitational Golf Tournament to the final keynote presentation, the attendees at the ARA Conference & Expo will connect, be informed and engage with key leaders within the ag retail sector.
There will be lots of industry awards, speakers and sessions and there will be audio and photo content posted as it happens on AgNewsWire. Check out what happened last year in the 2017 ARA virtual newsroom.