Celebrating Our Industry's Best
ARA honors the top performing individuals and companies in the agricultural retail industry annually with several awards spanning various accomplishments.
Retailer of the Year
Each year, the ARA Retailer of the Year Award, sponsored by Bayer and The Scoop, honors an agricultural retailer company or individual for exceeding customer expectations and setting an example for sustainable, innovative business practices. Click the button below to learn more.
The Jack Eberspacher Lifetime Achievement Award
There is no higher individual honor from ARA than to receive the Jack Eberspacher Lifetime Achievement Award. The award, which was renamed in 2010 to honor the memory of the late ARA former president and CEO, is designed to recognize career-spanning achievements in and contributions to the agricultural retail industry.
Award recipients are selected annually based on their steadfast contributions made to ARA activities, their reputation among colleagues and local communities, their role in fundamentally advancing ag retail and how their work has stood the test of time.
Distinguished Service Award
The ARA Distinguished Service Award recognizes an individual member of ARA who works to make the industry better for everyone as they go above and beyond the traditional responsibility of supporting the agricultural retail industry. The individual winner may be a retailer, distributor, or manufacturer of equipment, chemicals and fertilizer.
The purpose of the ARA Rising Stars program, sponsored by Atticus, is to provide a vehicle for member organizations to recognize and develop their top performers with unique professional development and networking opportunities. When you invest in your team's professional development journey, you increase the likelihood of retaining that top talent for years to come.
Legislator of the Year Award
ARA recognizes one or more legislators annually for their leadership on issues that impact agricultural retailers, their farmer customers and America's rural communities.
AGCO Operator of the Year
It’s time to recognize an operator deserving of the AGCO Operator of the Year Award. Nominations are open annually and winners are announced in December. To nominate the most impressive application operator, go to applylikeapro.com.