John Oster Receives ARA Distinguished Service Award

Cindy Zimmerman

The Agricultural Retailers Association (ARA) leadership recognized have awarded John Oster of Morral Companies with the ARA Distinguished Service Award for his support of the association and the agricultural retail industry. The award was announced Wednesday during the virtual 2020 ARA Conference & Expo.

Oster served on the ARA Board of Directors from 2013 through 2019, entering the officer rotation in 2016, and finally serving as Chairman of the Board in 2018.

“John has always been the biggest supporter and recruiter for membership in ARA,” said ARA President and CEO Daren Coppock. “His support of membership recruitment has continued beyond his time in ARA leadership roles and is the main reason he was selected for this award. Of course, his contributions to the ag retail industry reach beyond ARA, as he is also an active supporter of the Ohio Agribusiness Association.”

Selected by the ARA Executive Committee, the ARA Distinguished Service Award honors individual members of the association who have gone above and beyond the traditional volunteer responsibilities.

Listen to an interview with Oster here:
Interview with John Oster, Morral Companies (8:25)

Virtual 2020 ARA Conference & Expo Newsroom

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