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10 Reasons Why You Should Add A Spray Drone To Your Operation

Mar 26, 2024

Introducing a new asset into your business is a big decision. Prioritizing return on investment and optimizing efficiency in your operation is always a primary concern. Nonetheless, integrating a drone into your fleet can lead your program to the next generation of technology. By embracing a versatile tool, your business can improve data collection, boost service capabilities, and increase operational efficacy.

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Rep. Miller-Meeks with Iowa Fly-In Group

ARA Fly-In Moves the Needle in Washington

Mar 19, 2024

ARA hosted more than 90 ARA members and industry leaders for a Legislative Fly-In day to discuss key issues impacting the ag retail industry with 120 members of Congress and their staff. This event is held annually in conjunction with the ARA Winter Board & Committee Meetings in the Washington, DC area.

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Seed treatment guide

Basic Steps for Treated Seed Stewardship

Feb 14, 2024

As planting season begins across the country, ARA reminds ag retailers and their farmer-customers to follow the basic steps for stewardship of treated seed.

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Rep. Feenstra at Landus

How to Host a Successful Congressional Visit at Your Facility

Feb 12, 2024

Throughout the year, members of Congress return to their districts, therefore now is the time to start planning to host your elected official(s) for a tour of your facility. That is why ARA created the Congressional Facility Visit Guide with best practices and media samples to give you a step-by-step resource to hosting a successful visit that will pave the way for a lasting relationship with your elected officials.

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ARA Welcomes Chelsea to the Team

Oct 09, 2023

Chelsea Armstrong, ARA's new Manager of Member Services & Administration, is a communications professional with a background in promotions, administration, and management. Her flair for event coordination, social media management, and hospitality adds an invaluable dynamic to the ARA team.

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Is Your Customer Satisfaction Score a Lie?

Aug 21, 2023

One of the fundamental tenets of performance improvement is to identify a metric that measures how you are doing. In business, the typical metrics are profitability, operational efficiency, and stakeholder satisfaction. The stakeholders are generally defined as ownership, employees, and customers. Of all these metrics, the one that can be the most misleading is customer satisfaction.

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A Story on Culture & Engagement (Saving Babies' Lives!)

Aug 16, 2023

Erin Mies and Kristen Ireland, co-founders of People Spark Consulting, share a story about culture and engagement ahead of their breakout session at the 2023 ARA Conference & Expo:
Early in my career I worked with a consultant, Bill, who focused on culture and engagement (yes, this was a topic even way back in the 1990’s). To this day, I still remember a story he shared a story with me about engagement. 

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Add ARA's Model Fertilizer Contract with E-Signatures to Your Toolkbox

Jul 12, 2023

ARA offers the Model Fertilizer Contract as a tool for the agricultural retail industry to use to better manage company risk while providing ag retailers with consistent terms and conditions when dealing with fertilizer suppliers and farmer customers as they execute contracts. Partnering with Faegre Drinker, ARA recently updated this resource for the industry to allow for e-signature capabilities to keep up with the constantly changing business landscape of the agricultural community. 

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Summer Intern, Macie Miller

ARA Welcomes Summer Intern

Jun 06, 2023

ARA is proud to welcome Macie Miller as an intern this summer! Macie shares this message with ARA members.

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ARA Welcomes New Communications Manager to the Team

Apr 11, 2023

ARA is proud to announce its newest team member, Courtney Baird, Manager of Communications & Partnerships. Courtney share this message with ARA members.

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