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Philadelphia

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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ARA Ecommerce Webinar

ARA Webinar: Doing Ag Business in the E-Commerce Age

Oct 28, 2021

To recognize industry trends and member practices, ARA recently updated the Model Fertilizer Contract to formally recognize the validity of electronic signatures as a method for executing contracts. Presenters will discuss the change to the Model Fertilizer Contract involving electronic signatures, best practices for using customer supply portals and related privacy implications, and an overview of future e-commerce trends—including the role of blockchain in agricultural contracts and the developing world of “smart” contracts.

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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. Register 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

2022 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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