2019 Agricultural Retailers Conference and Expo

The Agricultural Retailers Association (ARA) 2019 Conference & Expo is in New Orleans, La. Dec. 3-5. The annual gathering draws nearly 600 agricultural retail industry professionals for speakers, educational sessions, a world-class expo and networking opportunities.


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2019 ARA Convention and Expo photos
2019 ARA Convention Golf Tournament photos


Preview interview with Richard Gupton, ARA Sr VP, Public Policy & Counsel
ARA19 Interview with Richard Gupton, ARA (6:34)

ARA19 Annual report from CEO Daren Coppock (19:42)

ARA19 Wrap up interview with ARA CEO Daren Coppock (3:55)

ARA19 Interview with outgoing ARA chair Troy Johnson, Wilbur Ellis (3:46)

ARA19 Interview with incoming ARA chair Rod Wells, GROWMARK (7:03)

Tim McArdle, executive vice president at BRANDT, received the ARA Distinguished Service Award
ARA19 DSA winner Tim McArdle, BRANDT (4:05)

Premier Ag named 2019 ARA Retailer of the Year – remarks from CEO Harold Cooper
ARA19 Retailer of the Year, Premier Ag (1:27)

Keynote speaker Pierre Brondeau, CEO & Chairman of FMC Corporation
ARA19 Keynote address, FMC CEO Pierre Brondeau (42:00)
ARA19 Interview with FMC CEO Pierre Brondeau (3:34)

AGCO Operator of the Year, Mose Middleton, Nutrien Ag Solutions
ARA19 Interview with AGCO Operator of the Year (1:57)

AgLink International announcement
Announcement by Ian Scutt, CEO, AgLink Australia (5:57)
ARA19 Interview with Jim Fargo, president, IAP (5:34)
ARA19 Interview with Dennis Bulani, AgLink Canada (2:02)

ARA19 Interview with ARC Rising Star Cameron McAnally, FMC (2:12)

ARA19 Interview with Brent Kemp, Executive Vice President, AgGateway (3:28)

ARA19 Interview with Matt Hull, Director of Sales, AgWorks Software (5:34)

ARA19 Interview with Nick Waite, FieldReveal (4:21)

“Competing Retail Models” – panel moderated by Margy Eckelkamp, AgPro
Panelists: Alexander Reichert, AgVend; Dave Thomas, Helena Agri-Enterprises; and John Demerly, CommoditAg
ARA19 Panel on Competing Retail Models (1:01:00)