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ARA Management Academy

Ag retail managers and leaders can upgrade their management, leadership and decision-making skills through interactive exercises, small group discussions, case studies and more at the 2022 ARA Management Academy, held Jan. 25-27 in Tempe, Arizona. REGISTER & LEARN MORE

ARA Committee Involvement

ARA relies on its membership to steer its advocacy efforts, member services, and event programming. Get more involved in your industry by joining an ARA Committee or Working Group and put your expertise to good use serving to improve the industry for all. LEARN MORE & SIGN UP

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CoBank Quarterly: Supply Chain Disruptions Expected to Persist

Entering the final quarter of 2021, the U.S. economy and rural industries seem to be transitioning into yet another phase of the COVID pandemic. As the delta variant surge subsides, and the economic recovery continues at a healthy pace, businesses of all sizes and across most industries are wrestling with perhaps the worst supply chain bottlenecks to date. (Sponsored content)

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Craving In-Person Networking? See You at ARA's Conference & Expo!

If you're like the ARA Board of Directors and staff, you have been craving in-person interaction, and the 2021 ARA Conference & Expo is the perfect opportunity to be in the same room as other leaders in the ag retail business. 

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Carbon Markets and the Role of the Ag Retailer

Agricultural soil carbon markets have taken the industry by storm, offering a win-win situation whereby farmers are rewarded for their stewardship and corporations seeking to account for their emissions can invest directly in climate impact. Beyond the hype and headlines, however, lie the logistical realities of the situation. How does the industry enable widescale transformation of agricultural practices to reliably supply this growing new market?

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The Agricultural Retailers Association advocates, influences, educates and provides services to support sellers of seeds, nutrients, crop protection products, farm equipment, precision technology and agronomic services.