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ARA Honors Joe Hodges with Lifetime Achievement Award

Nov 29 2023

ARA honored Joe Hodges with the Jack Eberspacher Lifetime Achievement Award for his decades of leadership in ag retail.

Hodges received ARA’s highest individual honor during ARA’s Conference & Expo general session attended by more than 620 agricultural professionals.

“Joe is an outstanding example of a genuine, creative, productive and ethical leader in the ag retail industry,” says ARA President and CEO Daren Coppock. “His career-spanning achievements during his time with Douglass Fertilizer and The Andersons in addition to his support for ResponsibleAg helped to fundamentally advance the ag retail industry. I am one of many to consider him a personal friend and trusted confidant.”

Nominated by his peers, Joe was selected from the pool of nominees by the ARA Executive Committee. The ARA Lifetime Achievement Award was established in 2001 and renamed in 2010 to honor the late Jack Eberspacher, who served as ARA president and CEO from 2001 until his death in 2009, and his career-spanning achievements and contributions to the agricultural retail industry.

Learn more about the ARA Conference & Expo on the website or on ARA’s social media.


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