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2015 ARA Annual Report

The ARA Annual Report provides a summary of advocacy activities, initiatives, programs, member services and awards presented in 2015. It highlights the strategic accomplishments of the association and financial performance, as well as recognizes the 2015 ARA Retailer of the Year: The Andersons. ...

2015 ARA AnnualReport-72516.pdf


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Pirkle Receives ARA Distinguished Service Award

PALM DESERT, CALIF. – The Agricultural Retailers Association presented the Distinguished Service Award to an individual instrumental in the success of ResponsibleAg. Billy Pirkle accepted the award Wednesday, December 2, during the ARA Conference & Expo. ResponsibleAg, an industry-led...


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First Facility Certified by ResponsibleAg

Unlike a race where the first finisher takes home a medal or blue ribbon, safety and regulatory compliance doesn’t often get rewarded. But becoming the first certified ResponsibleAg retailer deserves recognition.“This marks an exciting milestone for ResponsibleAg,” said Alicia Duke, Health and...

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2014 ARA Annual Report

Focused Forward: Navigating the Next Reality. The annual report looks back on the achievements, activities and programs of the association during 2014. A printed version is mailed to all primary members, directors and committee members. #ResponsibleAg #Security #Transportation #labor ...

2014 Annual Report FINAL_CORRECTED.pdf


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Derig Presented Distinguished Service Award

Paul Derig, Environmental, Health and Safety Manager for J.R. Simplot, was recognized with the Agricultural Retailers Association Distinguished Service Award during the ARA Conference & Expo last week. Derig is a current member of the ResponsibleAg Technical Committee and long-time supporter of...

Distinguished Service Award 12-8-14 DRAFT.docx


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Dufault Installed as ARA Chairman

Dave Dufault, Vice President and General Manager of J.R. Simplot Company's Retail Business, was installed as the 2015 Chairman of the Board for ARA on December 4, during the Annual Conference in New Orleans. He succeeds 2014 Chairman Gary Farrell of Ag Enterprise Supply. #BoardofDirectors ...

DuFault Installed as Chairman PR 12-8-14 FINAL.docx


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ResponsibleAg Names Cansler Executive Director

OWENSBORO, KY. (July 21, 2014) — The ResponsibleAg Board of Directors recently announced Tim Cansler will become the organization’s first Executive Director. “We are very excited to have someone of Tim’s stature join ResponsibleAg,” said J. Billy Pirkle, Chairman of the Board of Directors. “As...

ResponsibleAg ED Announcement 7-16-14 km br1.pdf


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2013 ARA Annual Report

Responsibility in Action, Resilient by Nature: the Annual Report highlights the achievements, programs and activities of the Agricultural Retailers Association during the 2013 calendar year. Special thanks to Monsanto for its generous sponsorship of the 2013 Annual Report. #ResponsibleAg ...

ARA Annual Report 5-9-14 FINAL1.pdf


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ResponsibleAg Seeks Administrator to Lead, Implement Initiative

WASHINGTON, D.C. (May 12, 2014) – ResponsibleAg, a newly formed, independent, nonprofit organization, is seeking a program manager to help the initiative promote accountability and transparency within the fertilizer industry. Resumes and cover letters detailing relevant experience should be...

RA Program Manager Press Release 5-12-14 FINAL lk edits.pdf


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ResponsibleAg Board Meets, Elects Pirkle as Chair

OWENSBORO, Ky. (May 6, 2014) – The ResponsibleAg Board of Directors held its first meeting Monday, May 5 at the offices of the Asmark Institute in Owensboro, Ky. During the meeting, directors elected Billy Pirkle, Senior Director, Environmental Health and Safety, Crop Production Services as...

RA Board Press Release 5-8-14 FINAL.pdf