I Am @USFRA – @AgRetailers

Cindy Zimmerman ARA, Audio, USFRA

The Agricultural Retailers Association (ARA) represents the people who supply farmers and ranchers with the products and services they need to produce food, fiber, and fuel for the world. Many members are also farmers who sell seeds, nutrients, crop protection products, farm equipment, precision technology and agronomic services, so ARA has a strong interest in educating the public so those …

ARA, Audio, USFRA

Raven Showcases New Products At #ARA2016

Lizzy Schultz Agribusiness, ARA, data, Equipment, Precision Agriculture, UAV

Raven Industries was at this year’s Agricultural Retailers Association (ARA) Conference & Expo to showcase three main products during this year’s event. “We have a long history with ARA, they’re a great customer of ours and we’ve been providing a lot of technology to make their businesses more efficient for many years, and this year we’re just bringing them the …

Agribusiness, ARA, data, Equipment, Precision Agriculture, UAV

Ag Coalition Signs Agreement with NRCS

Kelly Marshall ARA, Conservation, USDA

Agribusiness and agricultural associations from across the nation, including the Agricultural Retailers Association, have joined together to promote and expand federal conservation programs.  Members of the group signed a memorandum of understanding with the USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service to expand the reach of technical and financial assistance to extend conservation adoption and increase the overall sustainability of farming, ranching …

ARA, Conservation, USDA

Bayer Support at #ARA2016

Lizzy Schultz Ag Group, Agribusiness, ARA, Bayer, Government

The Agricultural Retailers Association (ARA) is respected throughout the agriculture industry as a support system for growers and retailers, and that support has been a key factor behind Bayer’s continued sponsorship of the organization. “ARA is very important to us as a supplier of products for farmers and growers,” says Bayer Strategic Business Lead Al Luke during an interview at …

Ag Group, Agribusiness, ARA, Bayer, Government

Meet The 2016 ARA Retailer of the Year

Lizzy Schultz Ag Group, ARA, Audio, Award

The Agricultural Retailers Association (ARA) presented this year’s Ag Retailer of the Year Award during the the ARA Conference & Expo to Gar Tootelian, of central California. The award, sponsored by Monsanto, ARA, and AgProfessional magazine, is highly esteemed by the industry and honors the very best among ag retailers. Gar Tootelian was represented at the ceremony by president Greg …

Ag Group, ARA, Audio, Award

FMC & ARA Hosting Safety Planning Workshop

Lizzy Schultz Ag Group, Agribusiness, ARA, Audio, FMC

FMC Corporation has shown tremendous continued support for the Agricultural Retailers Association (ARA) through the company’s sponsorship of the ARA Conference & Expo. In the new year, FMC will also sponsor a workshop with ARA that will focus on preparing, responding, and sustaining a crisis plan. This new workshop stems from a crisis communications workshop that FMC has held for …

Ag Group, Agribusiness, ARA, Audio, FMC

Creating Disney Magic At #ARA2016

Lizzy Schultz Ag Group, ARA, Audio

The Agricultural Retailers Association (ARA) Conference had a magical closing statement to end this year’s sessions with Lee Cockerell, retired Executive Vice President of Walt Disney World giving a closing address titled “You Can create Disney Magic Too.” Cockerell’s address focused on the factors he believes are the key to running a successful business: “It’s not magic that makes Disney …

Ag Group, ARA, Audio

Changing of the Chairs at #ARA2016

Cindy Zimmerman ARA, Audio

A new chairman for the Agricultural Retailers Association (ARA) took the gavel last week during the organization’s annual meeting in Orlando. BRANDT Chief Operating Officer Tim McArdle received the gavel from Harold Cooper, CEO of Premier Ag Co-Op, and will serve a one-year term. “I’m incredibly humbled to take on this role and I look forward to working with ARA …

ARA, Audio

Topguard® EQ Fungicide at #ARA2016

Cindy Zimmerman ARA, Audio, FMC, Fungicide

FMC Corporation just launched its new Topguard® EQ fungicide premix last month so it was a hot topic at the Agricultural Retailers Association (ARA) convention last week. “We’re launching it in the 2017 planting season for corn and soybeans but it’s going to have a fantastic label…so we’re really excited about what Topguard EQ is going to bring to the …

ARA, Audio, FMC, Fungicide

Ag Economic Outlook at #ARA2016

Cindy Zimmerman ARA, Audio

If there is one word to describe the current economic outlook for agriculture it would probably be uncertain, according to Terry Barr, Senior Director for the Knowledge Exchange Division of CoBank. “We’re entering into a fairly dynamic period of uncertain political and economic realities,” said Barr, who spoke to a standing room only crowd at last week’s Ag Retailers Association …

ARA, Audio