Thanks to a new partnership with the American Society of Agronomy, Agricultural Retailers Association members will be able to access ASA online educational resources at a discounted rate.
ARA retail members who purchase an ASA Silver Corporate Membership will have access to approximately 10 online CEUs that registered employees, or the member company, may select from the ASA online library.
Agronomy Professional Education
It is essentially, Corporate Membership with discounted education opportunities. The program works like this: First, an ARA member purchases a discounted ASA Silver Corporate Membership with a predetermined online education package for its employees. Next, each employee who participates is in the program is pre-registered. ASA will assist companies in setting up membership. Finally, each registered employee would have access to about 10 online CEUs, that he or she – or the company – would select from the ASA online library, including self-study and/or recorded webinars.
Educational progress is tracked and can be provided to meet reporting requirements. Individuals also have access to their own progress reports. CCA CEUs are automatically tracked and entered into an individual’s record. ASA staff will assist the member company to determine the educational starting point for each person.
Only the ARA member’s employees are eligible. One employee will be designated as the ARA member’s representative and receive full ASA membership including the ASA Digital Library. All other employees contained on the pre-registered list would have access to online education.
Individuals must select and complete the CEUs within the 12 month ASA membership period, otherwise it expires. Unused credits are not refundable or transferable. Start times may be set at any time during the year, but all employees of the company must start and end at the same time.
In addition to the available CEUs and access to the ASA digital library, as part of the ASA Silver Corporate Membership, retailers would be able to place one ad in Career Placement Center and receive CSA News, ASA’s monthly magazine, and News Flash.
A Silver Corporate Membership through ASA is $1,000. The purchase of the corporate membership provides you with access to a full library of online, agronomy, education at a discounted rate which varies based on your selections. Employers select the education package most appropriate for the expertise level of the employee, with the guidance of an ASA representative.
Current ARA and ASA corporate members are eligible for the discount. Retailers who are not ARA members will not be eligible. Individual memberships are available for $80 to ARA member company employees who have purchased the corporate education package.
Questions about the program or to apply, contact Eric Welsh, Program Manager-Marketing and Business Relations, American Society of Agronomy at (608) 273-8081 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Agricultural Retailers Association
The Agricultural Retailers Association (ARA) is a nonprofit trade association representing the interests of retailers across the United States on legislative and regulatory issues on Capitol Hill. As the political voice of agricultural retailers, ARA not only represents its membership but also educates members on the political process and important issues affecting the industry. For more information on current legislative and regulatory issues impacting agricultural retailers, visit www.aradc.org.
About American Society of Agronomy
ASA features more than 8,000 members and 14,000+ Certified Crop Advisers. The association is dedicated to sustaining and advancing the field of agronomy. For more than 100 years, ASA has provided a scientific and professional home for agronomists around the world. Focus areas include agronomic productions systems, biometry & statistical computing, climatology & modeling, education & extension, environmental quality, global agronomy, and land management. To learn more please visit https://www.agronomy.org