ARA Conference Focused on the Future of Ag Retail

| January 2, 2019

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In late November, the Agricultural Retailers Association (ARA) hosted its 2018 Conference and Expo in Boca Raton, Fla. Approximately 600 industry leaders came together for an action-packed agenda that included keynote speakers, breakout sessions, the honoring of industry leaders and a busy expo. The conference concluded with the installation of Troy Johnson of Wilbur-Ellis as the next chair of the ARA board of directors. Johnson shared with attendees his commitment to the association for the coming year and outlined goals that include continuing to strengthen and broaden the membership and keeping the association’s mission front and center in all activities. The conference opened with ambassador Darci Vetter presenting the workshop “Trade, Tariffs, and Their Impact on American Agriculture.” A former chief agriculture negotiator at the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative and under secretary at USDA, Vetter provided a unique and experienced point of view.

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