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Contains all available presentations, audio and video from past conferences.


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Oster Installed as Chairman

The Agricultural Retailers Association installed John Oster with Morral Companies in Ohio as chairman November 30 during the ARA Conference and Expo in Phoenix. As he took the gavel to lead ARA’s 26th year, he reflected on those before him. “You can’t imagine what a daunting feeling that’s...


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Perdue Encourages Collective, Individual Action on Legislation, Regulation

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue addressed attendees to conclude at the ARA Conference and Expo. His comments, made during the closing general session on Thursday, November 30, capped off a successful conference with nearly 700 attendees and tradeshow featuring more than 70 exhibitors...


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Asmus Farm Supply Named Retailer of the Year

PHOENIX (November 29, 2017) – The Agricultural Retailers Association today named Asmus Farm Supply the 2017 Retailer of the Year. Based in Rake, Iowa, the operation is lead by second-generation owners Harlan and Amy Asmus. AFS specializes in crop protection, plant nutrition, seed sales and...


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Nielsen Honored with Distinguished Service Award

PHOENIX, Ariz. (November 29, 2017) - Earlier today the Agricultural Retailers Association presented the Distinguished Service Award to long-time board member Steve Nielsen. "First thing I thought was there must be a mistake," Nielsen said. "I'm very humbled and I'm very honored to receive this...


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Myburgh Named AGCO Operator of the Year

PHOENIX, Ariz. (November 29, 2017) -- AGCO Corporation named Wheat Growers’ Andrew Myburgh as their 2017 Operator of the Year. The award recognizes Myburgh’s skills, customer service and community involvement as well as overall dedication to the profession. Myburgh and his RoGator 1300 have...


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ARA Recognizes Tip O'Neill with Lifetime Achievement Award

PHOENIX, Ariz. (November 29, 2017) - The Agricultural Retailers Association yesterday recognized the 40-year career of William "Tip" O'Neill with the Jack Eberspacher Lifetime Achievement Award during the ARA Conference and Expo at the Arizona Biltmore in Phoenix. Listen to audio of Tip O...


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Perdue Added to Slate of Speakers

The Agricultural Retailers Association just confirmed U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue will speak at the ARA Conference and Expo, November 28-30, at the Arizona Biltmore in Phoenix. He will address conference attendees during the general session on Thursday, November 30. “We’re very...


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Three Retailers Presented Precision Impact Award

AgProfessional Magazine presented the Precision Impact Award to three retailers leading the way in precision agriculture. Accepting the awards on behalf of their company were Elliott Marsh, East Georgia Agronomy Services, Southern States Cooperative; Glen Franzluebbers, Central Valley Ag...

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Four Retailers Recognized with Environmental Respect Awards

Four retail facilities were recognized for their stewardship efforts with the Environmental Respect Award. Mike Hemman , DuPont Western Business Unit Leader, conferred the awards in a ceremony December 3. “The companies recognized today are true ambassadors of our industry,” said Hemman . ...