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ARA Distinguished Service Award

The ARA Distinguished Service Award honors an individual member of the association who has gone above and beyond the traditional responsibility to support the ag retail industry and the association – making the industry better for all. The individual chosen for this award is selected by the ARA Executive Committee. The designee may come from any of the membership categories in ARA: retail, distributor, or manufacturer of equipment, chemicals and fertilizer.

2019 Award Winner

Nearly 600 ag retail industry professionals watched BRANDT Executive Vice President Tim McArdle receive the ARA Distinguished Service Award for his support of the association and the agricultural retail industry. Learn more about his achievements in this news release.

Award News Release

Tim McArdle award
BRANDT's Tim McArdle receives ARA's Distinguished Service Award from ARA President & CEO Daren Coppock during 2019 ARA Conference & Expo.

 

Past Recipients

2018 - Billy Willard and Bob Willard, Willard Agri-Service
2017 - Steve Nielsen, United Suppliers
2016 - Jamie Southard, The Equity
2015- J. Billy Pirkle, Crop Production Services
2014 - Paul Derig, J.R. Simplot
2013 - Rod Schroeder, WinField Solutions
2012 - Ken Manning, Wilbur-Ellis Company
2011 - Dan Weber, Ceres Solutions
2010 - Kim Bohlander, Dow Agrosciences
2009 - Dave Coppess, Heartland Ag Service
2008 - Tom Warner, Crop Production Services
2007 - John Hester, Nichols Agriservice
2006 - Pete Romano, Quincy Farm Chemical
2005 - Don Pottinger, AGCO Corporation
2004 - George Thornton, Agriliance & Neil Strong, Syngenta
2003 - Allen Summers, Asmark
2002 - Jim Thrift, BASF
2001 - Ray Train, Syngenta