Member Resources

ARA members and non-members have a wealth of services available to them. This includes communications regarding important industry issues, opportunities to influence legislation, as well as educational and networking opportunities and more.

ASA Membership and Educational Discount

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ARA retail members who purchase an ASA Silver Corporate Membership will have access to approximately 10 online CEUs that registered employees, or the member company, may select from the ASA online library. Learn more...

DC Help Desk

U.S. Capitol The Agricultural Retailers Association seeks to assist members with questions about federal legislation impacting agriculture and regulatory compliance issues. If you have advocacy or regulatory questions or are interested in booking meetings with your representatives or getting answers from regulatory agencies, contact us. Many questions and issues can be answered or resolved within a few business days. Learn more...

Crisis Management Workshop

Based on the feedback from the Crisis Communications Training, ARA has been working with FMC to create a second program focused on preparing, responding, and sustaining a crisis plan. The day and a half program will include classroom training, interaction scenarios, and a template crisis plan. Learn more...

Crisis Communications Training

Is your agricultural retail business prepared in the event of a crisis situation? If the media came to your facility as the result of an accident or other event, are you prepared to respond? Discover how to prepare and respond to a crisis. Read more...

Custom Application Vehicle Safety Training

ARA_DVD_Cover.jpg Safety on the Road is a 32-minute training program geared to the safe operation of CAVs on roads and highways to and from the field. This professionally-produced DVD covers basic safety issues custom application vehicle operators may encounter while driving on the road. Order Now |  Read more...

Background Screening

Reduce your record-keeping burden, ensure proper screening procedures and install appropriate screening policies using General Information Services, Inc. (GIS). GIS provides best-in-class criminal background, drug and medical screening services to ARA members at discounted rates. Read more... 

Freight Shipping

YRC FreightSave money on LTL shipping with YRC Freight throughout North America. YRC invented lighter than load freight. They specialize in palletized shipments more than 150 lbs and offer ground and air expedited and guaranteed solutions, making them a perfect solution for ag retail freight needs. Read more...

ARA Management Academy

During this intensive three-day program, you will sharpen your management, leadership and decision-making capabilities by engaging in faculty-led presentations, interactive exercises and small-group discussion. Program curriculum includes a broad-based selection of managerial courses chosen specifically to meet the needs of managers in the agricultural retail industry. Read more...

Strategic Decision Making

You make decisions at work all of the time. Yet, there are typically two or three throughout the year that have a bigger impact on the direction of the company. Because of their impact, they take more time and require a more structured approach than deciding what new office chair you want to buy. That’s why ARA and Purdue University offer Strategic Decision Making, a three-day seminar that gives you the knowledge and tools needed to make sound strategic choices. Learn more...