Over $150,000 Raised for WEDA Foundations

Cindy Zimmerman

The Western Equipment Dealers Association (WEDA) is thrilled to announce that over $150,000 was raised at the recent WEDA International Dealer Conference for WEDA’s Foundations. Funds raised will go toward scholarships to support career and technical education programs for ag equipment technicians. Recognizing critical labour shortages of properly trained dealership employees, the Canada Equipment Dealers Foundation (CEDF) and the Western …

Agribusiness, AgWired Precision, Equipment

ARA Installs New Chairman

Cindy Zimmerman

Troy Johnson of Wilbur-Ellis was installed as new chairman of the Agricultural Retailers Association during the closing session of the 2018 ARA Conference and Expo in Boca Raton, Florida this week. Johnson succeeds John Oster of Morral Companies in the position. Pictured here left to right are Oster, Johnson, and ARA CEO Daren Coppock. Johnson shared with attendees his commitment …

Agribusiness, AgWired Precision, ARA, Audio

Willards Honored by ARA for Service

Cindy Zimmerman

At the 2018 Agricultural Retailers Association (ARA) Convention this week, Billy and Bob Willard were honored with the ARA Distinguished Service Award for their support for ARA and the agricultural retail industry. “Willard Agri-Service is the gold standard for ag retailers,” said ARA President and CEO Daren Coppock, who presented the award which honors individual members of the association who …

Agribusiness, ARA, Audio

ARA Lifetime Award Goes to Yargus

Cindy Zimmerman

The Agricultural Retailers Association (ARA) presented Larry Yargus with its highest individual honor this year, the Jack Eberspacher Lifetime Achievement Award. In 1992, Yargus acquired Layco, the company his father Lloyd Allen Yargus founded, and led the company’s transition to Yargus Manufacturing, Inc. “Not only has Larry led his family business to major success, celebrating its 50th anniversary this year, …

Agribusiness, AgWired Precision, ARC, Audio

Simplot Grower Solutions is ARA Retailer of the Year

Cindy Zimmerman

The Agricultural Retailers Association (ARA) has named Simplot Grower Solutions its 2018 Retailer of the Year. The award is sponsored by Bayer and AgPro Magazine and is recognized as a symbol of quality and prestige within the industry. This coveted award honors an ag retailer, large or small, that represents the best of the best. Simplot Grower Solutions, the retail …

Agribusiness, ARA, Audio, Bayer, Precision Agriculture

Trade is Hot Topic at #ARA2018

Cindy Zimmerman

The Agricultural Retailers Association (ARA) 2018 Conference and Expo started off with the timely topic of trade Tuesday. Ambassador Darci Vetter, General Manager of Public Affairs & Vice Chair of Agriculture Food and Trade of Edelman Public Affairs, presented a pre-conference workshop on “Trade, Tariffs, and Their Impact on American Agriculture.” Vetter, who is former chief agricultural negotiator at the …

Agribusiness, ARA, Audio, Trade

Welcome to #ARA2018

Cindy Zimmerman

The Agricultural Retailers Association (ARA) opened its 2018 Conference and Expo in Boca Raton, Florida yesterday, bringing together nearly 600 agricultural retail leaders, suppliers, and industry partners. “The ARA Conference and Expo is the premier event for ag retailers,” said ARA President and CEO Daren Coppock. “Each year we come together to honor the industry’s best. We hear from engaging …

Agribusiness, ARA, Audio

ARA Conference & Expo Helps Make Connections

Chuck Zimmerman

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 …

Agribusiness, ARA

2018 NAFB Foundation Going Strong

Cindy Zimmerman

The NAFB Foundation presented $25,000 in college scholarships to five outstanding students during the foundation luncheon on Wednesday at the 75th annual convention. The scholarship recipients, pictured here with NAFB Foundation president Sara Wyant, Agri-Pulse, are: Matthew Winterholler, Texas Tech University National Wheat Foundation/U.S. Wheat Associates Scholarship Jacqueline Janorschke, University of Missouri George Logan Scholarship Corryn La Rue, Utah State …

Agribusiness, Audio, NAFB, NCGA