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The 2020 ARA Management Academy was held on Jan. 28-30, 2020, in Tempe, Ariz., in partnership with Purdue University Center for Food and Agricultural Business and the Arizona State University W.P. Carey School of Business. More than 40 industry professionals graduated the training after participating in interactive small-group exercises and faculty-led training on strategic thinking, financial management and more.

Program Overview

Participants will sharpen their management, leadership and decision-making capabilities by engaging in faculty-led presentations, interactive exercises and small-group discussion. The curriculum includes a broad-based selection of managerial courses chosen to specifically meet the needs of managers in agricultural retail.

Who Attends?

Managers, leaders, agronomists and sales people within agronomic organizations find value in this program. When managers attend as a team, they are more successful in implementing new ideas and tools when they return to the work environment.

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2020 ARA Management Academy graduates in Tempe, Arizona.


Earn Educational Credit

Earn continuing education units (CEU) or certified crop adviser (CCA) credit by participating in this program.


ARA members receive a special member rate. Consider a team of three or more for special pricing.


Betty Jones-Bliss, Associate Director, Purdue University Center for Food and Agricultural Business