ARA Presents Awards at Annual Conference

Cindy Zimmerman

The Agricultural Retailers Association (ARA) held its 2022 Conference & Expo this week in San Diego with more than 600 agricultural retail industry professionals convening to share insights, network, and celebrate 30 years of ARA. During the conference, ARA honored Tim McArdle with the Jack Eberspacher Lifetime Achievement Award for his legacy of leadership at the Brandt Co., and across …

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AgGateway Honors Members at Annual Conference

Cindy Zimmerman

AgGateway wrapped up its annual conference last week with the presentation of awards to member volunteers who have demonstrated outstanding dedication and service to the organization and its mission to enable seamless digital connectivity in agriculture. The AgGateway in Action Award is given to volunteers for exceptional work over the past year in their respective regions. The 2022 recipients are …

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AgGateway Wraps Up Successful Annual Conference

Cindy Zimmerman

AgGateway wrapped up a successful annual conference this week in Clearwater Beach, Florida. President and CEO Brent Kemp says a lot of work was accomplished toward the AgGateway strategic plan to “Create, Engage and Grow 2.0.” “All of activities, all of our work, all of our outreach is based around those three words,” said Kemp in an interview at the …

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AgGateway Preparing for Annual Conference

Cindy Zimmerman

“Create, Engage, Grow – 2.0” is the theme for the AgGateway 2022 Annual Conference, November 14-16 at the Wyndham Grand Clearwater Beach, Clearwater Beach, Florida. “We are doing things to create new digital resources, to engage new people, to grow the organization, and to overall bring better data interoperability,” said AgGateway Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer Jeremy Wilson. …

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Land O’Lakes Supports Farmers Curious About Carbon

Cindy Zimmerman

Farmer-owned cooperative Land O’Lakes is encouraging more farmers to adopt regenerative farming practices by working to remove one of the biggest barriers – fear of lost profitability and productivity of their acres. This effort is made possible through the Land O’Lakes cooperative system, with Truterra’s work in supporting farmers with sustainable practices and WinField United’s scientific approach to crop management …

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Familiar Faces With AgGateway Staff

Cindy Zimmerman

There were several new staff members at the AgGateway mid year meeting this week in Altoona, Iowa. A familiar face in the industry, Jeremy Wilson joined the organization as Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer, and North America Regional Director, effective January 1, 2022. Wilson replaced Brent Kemp, who was selected to serve as the organization’s President and Chief Executive …

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Ag Retailers Conclude Annual Meeting

Cindy Zimmerman

*Post updated with interview* The Agricultural Retailers Association (ARA) concluded its annual Conference & Expo this week after recognizing rising stars, installing a new chairman, and honoring industry leaders. Listen in here for a wrap-up interview with Daren Coppock, ARA President/CEO: (11:27) Ian McGregor of The McGregor Company was installed as chairman of the association during the closing session of …

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ARA Announces Staff Promotions

Chuck Zimmerman

Congratulations! The Agricultural Retailers Association (ARA) announced today several promotions effective July 1, 2021, to recognize the ongoing efforts of several staff members. Many ARA staff roles have adjusted and expanded in the last few years as the association met challenges from industry issues and member consolidation, changed work environments due to COVID-19, and the move to a new physical …

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ARA Member Programs Help Grow Leaders

Cindy Zimmerman

The Agricultural Retailers Association (ARA) recognized its Rising Stars Class of 2020 in a video shown from the main stage during the closing session of the ARA Conference & Expo, held virtually on Dec. 1-2. Despite the transition to a virtual ARA Conference due to the COVID-19 pandemic, ARA Rising Stars were still able to attend educational sessions and expand …

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ZimmCast 661 – Going Virtual with ARA in 2020

Chuck Zimmerman

Hello and welcome to the ZimmCast. The Agricultural Retailers Association annual 2020 ARA Conference & Expo went virtual this year Dec. 1-2. Ag professionals from across the country went “All In For Ag Retail” with interactive workshops, engaging networking opportunities, and a 3D Expo Hall. During the event the ZimmComm Team collected relevant screenshots, conducted interviews with speakers, award winners and …

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