Changing of the Chairs at ARA

Cindy ZimmermanAgribusiness, ARA, Audio

ara-14-chairsThe Agricultural Retailers Association changed chairmanships of the organization during last week’s annual meeting in New Orleans. Outgoing chairman Gary Farrell (pictured left) of Ag Enterprise Supply passed the gavel on to the new Chairman, Dave DuFault of Simplot.

Farrell says that during his term he is most proud of the formation of the ResponsibleAg program, as well as the opening up of communication between the ag retail community and the USDA-NRCS. [wpaudio url=”″ text=”Interview with Gary Farrell, Ag Enterprise Supply”]

In the coming year, DuFault says ARA will continue to move forward with the ResponsibleAg program that has just kicked so that retailers can now get registered via the website. He also intends to keep the communications momentum moving. “How do we take what we’re doing and just not keep it within our industry but also take it outside our industry to create a better image of what we do everyday,” said DuFault. [wpaudio url=”″ text=”Interview with Dave DuFault of Simplot, ARA Chair”]

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