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ARA webinars focus on timely and relevant information and give participants opportunities to ask questions to subject matter experts. 

Webinar Recordings

ResponsibleAg Process, Benefits & Tools

Environmental, health, and safety performance can seem overwhelming, but it doesn’t have to be. ResponsibleAg is an industry-led certification program committed to helping agribusinesses properly store and handle farm input supplies. By earning ResponsibleAg certification, businesses organize and simplify their regulatory burdens. 

Learn about ResponsibleAg’s process, benefits, and participant tools. Plus, participants will get a sneak peek at top issues found during ResponsibleAg audits and have the chance to ask their own questions. ResponsibleAg is jointly operated by ARA and The Fertilizer Institute.



FIFRA 101: An Intro to the Complex Landscape of Pesticide Laws & Regulations

ARA and lawyers from member firm Faegre Drinker hosted a webinar introduction to the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) and the use of pesticides in an ever-evolving regulatory landscape. This webinar provides an overview of important regulations and requirements affecting nearly every part of ag retail, from pesticide registration, labeling, and packaging to applicator and end-user responsibilities. Learn about the potential pitfalls of non-compliance, including site inspections, fines, and potential litigation risks.

This webinar recording is available to ARA members only. To view this recording, join as an ARA member or log in to the ARA Member Dashboard section of the website to access this and other member-exclusive resources. Click below to login, or email for Member Dashboard support.


National Cover Crop Survey Report

ARA hosted a National Cover Crop Survey Report Webinar on March 18 with the purpose of amplifying the data collected in the 2023 cover crop survey as well as to open lines of discussion between ag retailers and researchers on the benefits of cover crops and their efficacy.

Webinar speakers include:

  • Ryan Heiniger, executive director of the Conservation Technology Information Center (CTIC);
  • Rob Myers, Director of the University of Missouri Center for Regenerative Agriculture and a Professor of Plant Sciences; and
  • Andy Lavigne, President and CEO of the American Seed Trade Association.


Entry Level Driver Training Support Webinar

ARA and ACE hosted a webinar Jan. 30 to launch a new member service to help its membership effectively train more drivers to meet the Entry Level Driver Training requirements set by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA). 

About the member service: ARA partnered with the National Propane Gas Association's Administrative Compliance Experts (ACE) Services to offer the resources needed to cut through the red tape, save money, and train more drivers. Serving as the FMCSA Registered Training Provider, ACE handles:

  • FMCSA paperwork and filings
  • FMCSA audits
  • Training materials and training equipment guidance to meet FMCSA requirements so that the behind-the-wheel training can be done in-house with a qualified instructor.

Learn how your company can leverage this new member service to save up to $3,000 per driver and cut through the red tape.


Adjuvant Advantage for the Sales Agronomist Webinar Series (2023-2024)

The Adjuvant Advantage for the Sales Agronomist webinar series is offered in partnership with the Agricultural Retailers Association (ARA) and the Council of Producers and Distributors of Agrotechnology (CPDA). Certified Crop Advisers reviewing these webinar recordings will earn one Certified Crop Adviser (CCA) program IPM CEU. 

View webinar recordings:

  • Nov. 2: Correcting Compatibility Problems with Adjuvants (recording)
  • Dec. 7: Adjuvant Application with Pre-Emergent Herbicides (recording)
  • Jan. 11: Adjuvants and Drone Application (recording)
  • Feb. 1: Adjuvants and Tank Clean Out (recording)
  • Feb. 22: Adjuvants and Aerial Application (recording)

Adjuvant Advantage for the Sales Agronomist Webinar Series (2022-2023)

The goal is to guide ag retailers to select and use the proper adjuvant to improve their grower's overall crop protection program and to protect their chemical investment. Certified Crop Advisers were able to claim one Certified Crop Adviser (CCA) program IPM CEU. 


  • Nov. 1, 2022: Protecting Your Chemical Investment (recording)
  • Jan. 19, 2023: Using Oils to Protect Your Chemical Investment (recording)
  • Feb. 16, 2023: Surfactants, Stickers, and Silicones (recording)
  • March 16, 2023: Water Conditioners (recording)
  • April 13, 2023: Using Drift Deposition Aides to Protect Your Chemical Investment (recording)

Reduce Credit Card Acceptance Costs with Surcharge

With loan interest rates rising and enticing credit card rewards, more and more customers may be thinking about using their credit card for payment causing agriculture retailers to incur high costs. Only ARA members may view the ARA and KeyBank webinar recording to learn how you can reduce credit card acceptance costs and potentially increase your margins.


ARA offers webinars on topics that guide ag retailers to improve their business operations and educate them on how to best navigate the ever-changing regulatory and legislative environment. Webinar recordings and slides are made available to all ARA members after the live webinar and can be accessed in the password-protected Member Homepage.

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Some ARA webinars are public like the webinar, How ResponsibleAg Can Help You – Safety, Security and Saving Money, held in partnership with ARA and The Fertilizer Institute (TFI) on April 8, 2021. 

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If your company is not an ARA member but would like to join to gain access to exclusive professional development opportunities in addition to the past and future webinars, go to or email ARA's Donnie Taylor at to learn more.

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If your company would like to sponsor an ARA webinar that will be relevant and useful to ARA's membership of ag retailers, suppliers and manufacturers, consider sponsoring today. Contact Donnie Taylor at for more information. 



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