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Tech Hub LIVE

Jul 20 - Jul 21, 2021

The Inaugural 2021 Tech Hub LIVE event will take place at the Iowa Events Center in Des Moines. ARA is proud to be a supporting organization for this innovative, forward-thinking event.

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Sustainable Agronomy Virtual Conference & Conservation In Action Tours

Jul 20 - Aug 24, 2021

The Sustainable Agronomy Conference will provide Certified Crop Advisers (CCAs) and Agri-Sales Professionals with the opportunity to better understand and implement sustainable agronomy in the field. Learn the drivers, economics, agronomics, environmental benefits, and implementation techniques of sustainable crop production. Economic, environmental, and social aspects of sustainable agronomy will be considered. July 20 & 27, August 3, 10, 17, & 24 with 6 Two-Hour Sessions > One Per Week = 12 CEUs

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ARA Webinar: Succession Planning & Developing Your Next-Generation Leaders

Jul 22, 2021

ARA invites its members to register to participate in a webinar, Succession Planning & Developing Your Next-Generation Leaders, starting at 2 p.m. ET on July 22. Dr. Jeremy Lurey, president and CEO of CHIEFEXECcoach, will lead the webinar as a talented executive coach and business psychologist who helps clients improve performance and produce better business results.

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InfoAg Speaker


Aug 03 - Aug 04, 2021

For 25 years, InfoAg has remained the premier conference on the practical application of precision agriculture. Now under management by The Fertilizer Institute, the conference will expand to include a broader reach of tools, technologies, products and practices that crop advisors can use to advance agriculture. The conference will build on its strong history of educating crop advisors and agricultural retailers with the integration of a broader perspective of solutions to support the 4R Nutrient Stewardship framework.

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Crisis Preparedness

ARA Crisis Preparedness Workshop

Aug 23 - Aug 26, 2021

The 2021 ARA Crisis Preparedness Workshop will take place in Philadephia, Pa., Aug. 23-26. It will focus on creating or refining a personalized Emergency Action Plan that is relevant, implementable, and sustainable for the needs of your business and the local emergency resources.

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2021 ARA Strategic Decision Making

Sep 21 - Sep 23, 2021

Note the new dates for the 2021 Strategic Decision Making workshop at the Purdue University campus in West Lafayette, Indiana: Sept. 21-23. You will learn how to clarify the specific decision you need to make, list the alternatives and manage any risk involved.

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2021 ARA Fall Board & Committee Meetings

Sep 27 - Sep 29, 2021

All ARA members are encouraged to participate in ARA Board & Committee Meetings to apply their industry knowledge to help ARA better serve ag retailers and to gain new experiences in public policy advocacy, conference planning, and more. Save the dates for Sept. 27-29 to meet in-person in Philadelphia, PA.

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Shep Hyken Keynote Speaker

2021 ARA Conference & Expo

Nov 30 - Dec 02, 2021

The 2021 ARA Conference & Expo will be held in person on Nov. 30 through Dec. 2 in San Antonio, Texas. Save the dates and get ready to saddle up for success!

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Leadership At Its Best

Jan 24 - Jan 28, 2022

Leadership At Its Best (LAIB), sponsored by Syngenta, promotes a cross-cultural exchange for various commodity and trade associations in one robust conference. Sharpen written and oral communication skills in leadership training that prepares today's leaders for tomorrow's future challenges with this program that starts in Raleigh, North Carolina, and ends in Washington, DC.

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2020 Retailer of the Year

2021 ARA Management Academy

Jan 25 - Jan 27, 2022

Develop your management skill set while sharing ideas with peers at the ARA Management Academy. Over the course of this program, you will sharpen your management, leadership and decision-making capabilities by engaging in faculty-led presentations, interactive exercises and small-group discussion.

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