Professional Development

ARA offers a wide variety of educational opportunities and training manuals to keep its members informed and allow them to focus on running their business.

ARA Annual Conference & Expo

Each year, more than 600 attendees participate in the Annual ARA Conference and Exposition. With informative speakers discussing industry issues, a tradeshow featuring more than 70 exhibitors displaying the latest products and technology, and endless networking opportunities this is an event not to miss! Learn more...

NH3 Testing Clinic

Beginning in 2009, ARA partnered with the U.S Department of Transportation, Indiana Plant Food and Agricultural Chemical Association and Ohio Agribusiness Association to provide on-site clinics where attendees learn how to comply with DOT nurse tank testing requirements and to stay in compliance with Special Permit 13554. Learn more...

ARA Management Academy

The ARA Management Academy is an investment in those managers charged with building and maintaining momentum in this challenging environment. This investment affords participating managers time away from the day-to-day work environment to specifically focus on developing their management skill set while networking and sharing ideas with a peer group of colleagues. Learn more...

Crisis Communications

There are many misconceptions about the agriculture industry in the minds of the public today. Is your agricultural retail business prepared in the event of a crisis situation? If the media came to your facility as the result of an accident or other event, are you prepared to respond? Learn more...

Professional Applicator Training

Application technology is rapidly changing how crop protection products are applied. This unique mobile course focuses on maximizing performance while minimizing spray drift. Learn more...

Leadership at its Best

Leadership at its Best, sponsored by Syngenta, is designed for emerging branch, marketing and sales managers and future company leaders help them to improve communications and relationship-building skills with legislators and agency representatives at all levels of government while communicating the agricultural retail industry‚Äôs perspective on policy issues. Learn more...

Upcoming Educational Events

  1. FFAA Scholarship Fund Golf Tournament

    May 1
    Lake Wales, FL, United States
  2. Food & Agriculture National Conference

    May 14
    Minneapolis, MN, United States
  3. AgGateway Mid-Year Meeting

    Jun 9 - 12
    Altoona, IA, United States
  4. FFAA Annual Meeting

    Jul 9 - 11
    Naples, FL, United States
  5. ARA Annual Conference & Expo

    Dec 2 - 4
    New Orleans, LA, United States