Wednesday, Nov. 28
1:45 - 3:00 p.m.
Shift Happens - How Congress, the Administration, and Courts Impact the Ag Retail Industry
Moderated by: Richard Gupton, ARA Senior Vice President of Public Policy and Counsel
Hunter Carpenter, ARA Director of Public Policy
Kyle Liske, ARA Public Policy Counsel
In the age of the resist, obstruct, delay, and sue movement by anti-chemical activists, our industry needs their voices heard to make a real and lasting impact on legislations and regulatory issues affecting your business operations. Hear firsthand from ARA's policy team about the federal political and policy environment currently impacting agricultural retailers and distributors and anticipated challenges in 2019. Learn how you and your organization can help ARA's advocacy efforts at the federal, state, and local level through grassroots tactics that continue to evolve and have proven effective at influencing public policy.
Precision Programs: Creating Value, Building Profits
Paul Schrimpf, Meister MediaPanelists:
Andrew Kappes, Sales Agronomist, AgTegra Cooperative, Aberdeen, S.D.
Allan Fetters, Director, Technology, J. R. Simplot Company, Edison, Calif.
Craig Houin, Data Innovation Lead, Sunrise Cooperative, Lakeville, Ohio
For years, full-service retailers have struggled to build precision service programs that generate consistent profit and customer value. No single approach fits every business, but there are many excellent ideas in play that can be used to improve your precision efforts. In this session, representatives from three top retail organizations share their best ideas for improving customer service and profitability through a precision program.