Daren Coppock

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Daren Coppock serves as President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Agricultural Retailers Association (ARA). In this role he leads a staff of nine people to accomplish the mission of the ARA, which is to ensure a profitable business environment for members of the association through its public policy work in Washington, DC. ARA also continues to provide additional value to members through a variety of educational and leadership training opportunities, a well-respected and informative annual conference, and regular updates on key legislative and regulatory issues.

Prior to joining ARA, Coppock was the Chief Executive Officer of the National Association of Wheat Growers (NAWG) for over eight years. Other previous posts include five years as the Executive Vice President for the Oregon Wheat Growers League and another five years as the first full-time Administrator of the Oregon Grains Commission.

Coppock holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Oregon State University in Agricultural and Resource Economics. He is a past National Vice President of the Future Farmers of America (FFA) (1986-1987). As a member of the Alpha Gamma Rho (AGR) national agricultural fraternity, he was recognized in 2004 as one of AGR’s Brothers of the Century, an honor bestowed on less than 2% of the fraternity’s membership in conjunction with its 100th Anniversary.

Coppock was born and raised on a wheat and cattle century farm in eastern Oregon, near Pendleton. He and his wife Mechelle have three children – James, Sarah and Renee – and reside in Falls Church, Virginia, where they are members of The Falls Church (Anglican). He volunteers as board president for the Poplar Heights Recreation Association board of directors, and is a past volunteer with the YMCA Adventure Guides program, the George Mason High School Athletic Boosters, and Falls Church youth basketball.

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Oregon State University
Corvallis, Oregon, United States
Bachelor of Science, 1990
Agricultural & Resource Economics
1985 To 1990

Professional Associations

American Society of Association Executives
1995 - Present

Job History

Agricultural Retailers Association
President & CEO
Washington, DC, United States
November 2009 - present

National Association of Wheat Growers
Chief Executive Officer
Washington, DC, United States
August 2001 - December 2009

Oregon Wheat Growers League
Executive Vice President
Pendleton, OR, United States
January 1996 - July 2001

Oregon Grains Commission
Portland and Pendleton, OR, United States
January 1990 - January 1996

Honors and Awards

AGR Grand President's Award
Alpha Gamma Rho (AGR)

American Farmer Degree
Future Farmers of America (FFA)

Brother of the Century
Alpha Gamma Rho (AGR)