2015 Ag Retailers Conference & Expo

ara-2015-logoThe 2015 Agricultural Retailers Association Conference & Expo is being held this week in Palm Desert, California with the theme of “Performance. Precision. Passion.”

Presentations and discussions at the ARA Conference & Expo will feature topics such as sustainability within the food-chain, water issues, fertilizer trends, financial movements in the ag sector and personal health and wellness.

The conference will feature keynote presentations by Steve Peterson, General Mills; Paul Wenger, California Farm Bureau; and Jim Prokopanko, The Mosaic Company. Ed Skelton with the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, Dr. Robert Orford with The Mayo Clinic, Michael Turley of OsbornBarr and other noted speakers will lead workshops during the conference.
2015 Agricultural Retailers Conference & Expo Photo Album

ARA Chairman Dave DuFault of Simplot provides a preview in this podcast: Preview of ARA conference with Chairman Dave DuFault

Farm & Food Partnerships – A New Paradigm
Steve Peterson, General Mills, Retired

California FB President Addresses ARA
Interview with California FB president Paul Wenger at ARA meeting

Pirkle Receives #ARA2015 Distinguished Service Award
Interview with Billy Pirkle, ResponsibleAg

California FFA Welcomes #ARA2015
Southern California Region FFA president Samuel Looper at ARA15

Manolovits Earns AGCO Operator of the Year Honors
Interview with Brian Monolovits, Operator of the Year

Wrap-up of #ARA2015 by President/CEO
Daren Coppock, ARA President/CEO

Making Big Data Work for Retailers
Greg Bright, Leap Media Solutions

John Deere Believes in the Future
Chad Brusveen, Corporate Business Manger, John Deere

Notter Discusses Millennials at #ARA15
Jamie Notter, Culture That Works

Early Planning Makes #ARA15 A Success
Leroy Startz, ARA Conference Planning Chair