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Recap of 2020 ARA Fall Board & Committee Meetings

Sep 29 2020

The annual ARA Fall Board & Committee Meetings took place virtually with approximately 80 members participating throughout the Sept. 21-23 meetings.

ARA strived to maintain an engaging and collaborative space for committee members despite the decision to meet virtually, and did so by implementing polls, posing icebreaker questions and enabling members to "take the stage" when they had an idea to share.

The Public Policy Committee heard from Ed Messina from the EPA Office of Pesticide Programs and Senator Cory Gardner, R-Colo.

To conclude the meetings, ARA hosted a Pre-Election Panel led by National Journal Editor in Chief Jeff Dufour to share insights into what to expect ahead of the 2020 general election and key Congressional races. Near the end of his panel, Dufour fielded the audience's questions. Members can log in to the Member Home section of the website to view the recording.

ARA thanks the committee members for participating and sharing ideas to ensure the ag retailer continues to be the focus of all of the association's efforts in advocacy and professional development.

Special thanks goes to the members in committee leadership positions for their work leading up to and during the meetings.

The following ARA Committees held meetings:

  • The Board of Directors
  • Member Services Committee, including the Membership Communications Subcommittee and the Sustainability Working Group
  • Conference Planning Committee
  • Executive Committee
  • ARAPAC Committee
  • Public Policy Committee
  • Nominating Committee
  • Investment Committee

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