ARA 2019 Retailer of the Year is Premier Ag

Cindy Zimmerman

Premier Ag was named 2019 ARA Retailer of the Year during the Agricultural Retailers Association convention in New Orleans this week. The award, sponsored by Bayer and AgPro magazine, honors an ARA member retailer company or individual representing quality and prestige within the industry. Premier Ag is the agricultural retail branch of Premier Companies, a farmer-owned cooperative headquartered in Seymour, …

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ARA Recognizes BRANDT’s Tim McArdle

Cindy Zimmerman

Tim McArdle, executive vice president at BRANDT, was honored today with the with the Agricultural Retailers Association Distinguished Service Award for his support of the association and the agricultural retail industry. McArdle’s long-term service to ARA through participating on the board of directors and in officer roles is one reason he is being recognized; however, it is how he stepped …

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Agricultural Retailers Association Conference Underway

Cindy Zimmerman

The Agricultural Retailers Association (ARA) 2019 Conference & Expo is underway in New Orleans this week. The annual gathering draws nearly 600 agricultural retail industry professionals for speakers, educational sessions, a world-class expo and networking opportunities. Tuesday’s events included the ARA Invitational Golf Tournament and the opening of the sold-out expo hall. The industry speaker lineup includes a keynote presentation …

Agribusiness, ARA, Audio

Heliae® Agriculture Connects Retailers With Regenerative Ag Options

Cindy Zimmerman

Heliae® Agriculture is introducing retailers and growers to new options for building soil health and increasing yields via native soil microbes to start the process toward regenerative agriculture. Regenerative agriculture is an approach to farming which focuses on improving soil health. Typical regenerative methods require truckloads of organic matter per acre and planting cover crops. Most recently, the introduction of …

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Ag Retailers Have Busy Week on the Hill

Cindy Zimmerman

The Agricultural Retailers Association (ARA) held its annual Board of Directors and Committee Meetings in Washington, D.C. this past week, which included an intense day of visits with Congressional representatives. ARA also presented its Legislator of the Year award to members of Congress who champion legislation important to the agricultural retail industry and this year the organization recognized Senators Chuck …

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Alliance Brings OSHA Together with Fertilizer and Ag Retailers

Cindy Zimmerman

A new alliance between industry and regulators shows fertilizer and ag retailers are serious about safety​. The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) joined with The Fertilizer Institute (TFI) and the Agricultural Retailers Association (ARA) to provide training resources and safety information for workers, emergency responders, and communities within the agricultural retail and supply industry. ARA …

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ZimmCast 604 – ARA Conference & Expo

Chuck Zimmerman

Hello and welcome to the ZimmCast. Thank you to our sponsor, GROWMARK, Locally Owned, Globally Strong. Last week the Agricultural Retailers Association held its annual conference and expo in Boca Raton, FL. Yes, that’s where you want to be this time of year. Once again ZimmComm worked with ARA to produce a virtual ag newsroom via our AgNewsWire service. So, …

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AGCO Presents 13th Operator of the Year at ARA2018

Cindy Zimmerman

AGCO Corporation presented its 13th Annual Operator of the Year award to Jerry Born of Fairmount, North Dakota at the 2018 Agricultural Retailers Association (ARA) Conference & Expo last week in Boca Raton, Fla. The award recognizes the value of the hard work professional applicators do caring for crops and customers across the country, as well as their involvement in …

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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 …

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USDA Under Secretary Northey at #ARA2018

Cindy Zimmerman

Under Secretary for Farm and Foreign Agricultural Service Bill Northey discussed trade and a 2018 farm bill, among other topics, during a visit to the 2018 Agricultural Retailers Association convention this week in Boca Raton, Florida. “I’m very hopeful,” said Northey about getting a farm bill by the end of the year, especially after word Thursday from House and Senate …

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