ARA Presents Awards at Annual Conference

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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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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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Farmobile Works with ARA to Improve Supply Chain Profitability

Carrie Muehling

Farmobile is partnering with the Agricultural Retailers Association (ARA) to help ARA members maximize revenue when it comes to commercial fleets. Farmobile’s Bradford Warner has a background in logistics, and he noticed when he came to the agriculture industry that it lagged behind others when it comes to efficiency and managing fleets. “It’s been a very promising relationship, because when …

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Deere Adapts to Virtual Trade Shows

Carrie Muehling

The new year already holds a number of virtual events, which create special challenges for equipment manufacturers who are used to having their products on display for people to touch and kick tires. John Deere Corporate Business Manager Chad Brusveen attended the Agricultural Retailers Association (ARA) virtual event last month and talked about some of the challenges and opportunities. “This …

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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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ARA Conference Wraps Up with Post-Election Panel

Cindy Zimmerman

The Agricultural Retailers Association (ARA) concluded its annual Conference & Expo this week with a panel featuring industry experts sharing insights on what impact the 2020 election results will have on the ag retail industry. The Scoop’s Margy Eckelkamp moderated the closing panel discussion featuring insights on the impact the 2020 election results will have on ag retailers and their …

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ARA Honors Johnny Council with Lifetime Achievement Award

Cindy Zimmerman

The Agricultural Retailers Association (ARA) has honored Johnny Council of Grow West with the Jack Eberspacher Lifetime Achievement Award. Council received ARA’s highest individual honor for his contributions to ARA activities and his role in fundamentally advancing the ag retail industry. The ARA Lifetime Achievement Award was established in 2001 and renamed in 2010 to honor the late Jack Eberspacher, …

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USDA Under Secretary McKinney Addresses Ag Retailers

Cindy Zimmerman

USDA Under Secretary for Trade and Foreign Agricultural Affairs Ted McKinney addressed the 2020 Agricultural Retailers Association Conference & Expo Wednesday to update attendees on the U.S. trade situation at the end of 2020. In a quick spin around the world, McKinney touched on trade and COVID19 in different countries, including Mexico and Canada with USMCA, China and the Phase …

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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 …

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Virtual ARA is Underway

Cindy Zimmerman

The Agricultural Retailers Association (ARA) kicked off the 2020 ARA Conference & Expo as a virtual event Tuesday, featuring keynote speakers, engaging workshops, a 3D Expo Hall and networking opportunities. Tuesday’s events included the debut of the 3D Expo Hall and the networking lounge as well as the opening general session featuring the ARA President’s Report from Daren Coppock and …

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