ARA RISING STARS
ARA Rising Stars
Recognize, reward and develop your organization's top performers and future leaders by nominating them for the Agricultural Retailers Association Rising Stars. Nominations are open from early July until early September annually.
Why apply to or nominate someone for the Rising Stars program?
The purpose of the ARA Rising Stars program, sponsored by AGI Fertilizer Systems, is to provide a vehicle for member organizations to reward young or emerging leaders in the ag industry by sponsoring their registration to the ARA Conference & Expo. Attending the ARA Conference & Expo provides Rising Stars with an exclusive invite to the Rising Stars Reception as well as the opportunity to learn from a solid lineup of speakers, educational sessions, networking events and a first-class Expo. The program also serves as a way to introduce ag professionals to ARA activities and setting them up for future involvement.
Who are Rising Stars?
Outstanding candidates include ag professionals who consistently perform at a high-level deserving of special recognition and who have not previously attended an ARA event. Past classes of Rising Stars have varied in both age and experience, but show sure signs of emerging as an industry leader.
What do Rising Stars receive?
- Discounted registration to attend the ARA Conference & Expo.
- Invitation to the Chairman's Reception and the Rising Stars Dinner.
- Recognition in the ARA Conference program.
- Receive a shirt (courtesy of our sponsor), name tag ribbon, and a plaque.