Ag Retailers Conference & Expo

The Agricultural Retailers Association annual 2020 ARA Conference & Expo is a virtual event this year Dec. 1-2. Ag professionals from across the country are going “All In For Ag Retail” with interactive workshops, engaging networking opportunities, and a 3D Expo Hall.

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News Releases

Agricultural Retailers Association Kicks Off First Virtual ARA Conference & Expo

Agricultural Retailers Association Recognizes John Oster with Distinguished Service Award

Agricultural Retailers Association Honors Johnny Council with Lifetime Achievement Award

Agricultural Retailers Association Celebrates the 2020 Class of Rising Stars

Agricultural Retailers Association Concludes Annual Conference and Expo with Election Result Impacts


2020 ARA Virtual Conference & Expo Photo Album

ARA Conference & Expo Photo Album Collection 2012-2019

2020 ARA preview interview with Daren Coppock, president and CEO (7:11)

2020 ARA President's Report with Daren Coppock, president and CEO (10:47)

Wrap-up Interview with ARA Chairman, Rod Wells, GROWMARK (12:22)

Interview with Donnie Taylor, ARA (10:34)

Interview with John Oster, Morral Companies, ARA Distinguished Service Award (8:25)

Interview with Johnny Council, Grow West, ARA Lifetime Achievement Award (4:40)

Remarks from Ted McKinney, USDA Under Secretary for Trade and Foreign Agricultural Affairs (26:58)

Closing session featured a Post-Election panel with Richard Gupton, ARA; Scott Rawlns, Wilbur-Ellis; and Chuck Spencer, GROWMARK
Below are interviews with each panelists. Conference registrants can watch the full session video recording on demand.

Interview with Richard Gupton, ARA (7:54)

Interview with Chuck Spencer, GROWMARK (11:46)

Interview with Scott Rawlins, Wilbur-Ellis (6:30)

Interview with Bradford Warner & Steve Cubbage, Farmobile (9:41)

Interview with Steve Rezac, NuVue Business Solutions (13:43)

Interview with Dan Bouck, Corteva (7:14)

Interview with Chad Brusveen, John Deere (6:17)


ARA Chairman Rod Wells with GROWMARK offers a look at the virtual format

2020 ARA Award Winners

2020 ARA Rising Stars

Archived years ARA Conference and Expo content

2019 ARA Conference and Expo
2018 ARA Conference and Expo
2017 ARA Conference and Expo
2016 ARA Conference and Expo
2015 ARA Conference and Expo
2014 ARA Conference and Expo