Professional Development

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ARA Conference & Expo

Each year, more than 600 attendees participate in the Annual ARA Conference and Exposition. With informative speakers discussing industry issues, a tradeshow featuring more than 70 exhibitors displaying the latest products and technology, and endless networking opportunities this is an event not to miss! Learn more...

ASA Membership, Agronomy Education

ARA retail members who purchase an American Society of Agronomy 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...

Leadership at its Best

Leadership at its Best, sponsored by Syngenta, is designed for emerging branch, marketing and sales managers and future company leaders help them to improve communications and relationship-building skills with legislators and agency representatives at all levels of government while communicating the agricultural retail industry’s perspective on policy issues. Learn more...

Crisis Communications

There are many misconceptions about the agriculture industry in the minds of the public today. 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? Learn more...

Crisis Management

Based on the feedback from the Crisis Communications Training, ARA developed a second program focused on preparing, responding, and sustaining a crisis plan. The day and a half workshop will include classroom training, interaction scenarios, and a template crisis plan. Learn more...

ARA Management Academy

The ARA Management Academy is an investment in those managers charged with building and maintaining momentum in this challenging environment. This investment affords participating managers time away from the day-to-day work environment to specifically focus on developing their management skill set while networking and sharing ideas with a peer group of colleagues. Learn more...

Professional Applicator Training

Application technology is rapidly changing how crop protection products are applied. This unique mobile course focuses on maximizing performance while minimizing spray drift. Learn more...

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