Training Materials

Oil Spill Prevention, Control, and Countermeasure (SPCC) Brochure

The SPCC program was developed by EPA and calls for farmers and retail facilities to have an oil spill prevention plan, or an SPCC Plan, in place by November 10, 2011. ARA has been working closely with EPA to help ensure that information regarding the SPCC rules is communicated to the agriculture industry. As a result of these efforts, ARA is the only organization that currently has permission from EPA to distribute reprints of the brochure with ARA’s logo and contact information listed on the back. EPA is also directing farmers and others in the industry to the ARA website to download the brochure.  To download a brochure, click here.

A limited number of hard copies may also be ordered from the ARA office at (202) 457-0825.

Security Vulnerability Assessment (SVA) Program

The Agribusiness Security Working Group, as comprised of the Agricultural Retailers Association (ARA), CropLife America (CLA) and The Fertilizer Institute [TFI]) in cooperation with Asmark Institute, has produced a new Web-based tool which will assist agribusiness retailers in conducting a security vulnerability assessment on their retail facility and their transportation practices.  For more information, click here.

Model Contract

The ARA has developed a Model Fertilizer Contract for its members. This contract confirmation is meant a serve as a voluntary tool designed to help companies better manage their risks and provide the industry with consistent terms and conditions when dealing with suppliers or customers.  To download a contract, click here.

NH3 Training Materials

ARA recognizes that safety and environmental stewardship rank high on the list of priorities for many agricultural retailers. Nitrogen is a valuable resource for growing corn and wheat, and anhydrous ammonia (NH3) provides agricultural retailers and farmers with a low cost, easy to use and readily available form.
 
ARA has obtained the rights to reproduce an established safety training program that shows agricultural retailers and others use correct procedures for the safe handling of NH3. Completion of the training course can help individuals meet the state and federal training requirements required for handling and use of NH3. The program is similar to the NH3 safe use instructions recommended by the Environmental Protection Agency. Show your company’s industry leadership and concern for the environment and safety of those working with NH3 by purchasing and sponsoring the NH3 Safety Training Manual.
 
Manual Pricing

$10.00 each in quantities less than 50 copies.
 
$9.00 each for orders over 50 copies
 
Training videos are also available in both VHS and DVD formats. VHS tapes are $10.00 each, and DVDs are $25.00 each.
 
To place an order, please contact the ARA office at (202) 457-0825.