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The Rising Star Program, in conjunction with the Agricultural Retailers Association and sponsored by Yargus Manufacturing recognizes top performers and emerging leaders within the ag industry. Holden Asmus, the Seed Treatment Department Manager at Asmus Farm Supply was recognized at the 2017 Ag Retailers Association Expo (ARA) as a Rising Star and young leader.

The Rising Star Program offers member organizations an opportunity to recognize, reward and develop high achievers and emerging leaders within the agricultural retail field. The purpose of the program is to provide a vehicle for member organizations to introduce a young or emerging leader to the Agricultural Retailers Association, it’s activities and programs including the ARA Conference and Expo.

Outstanding candidates include individuals who have not previously attended an ARA event and perform at a high-level deserving of special recognition.

The conference provides participants an opportunity to engage with ARA’s through a solid lineup of keynote speakers, educational sessions, exclusive networking events and a first-class trade show. Future leaders gain a better understanding of regulatory forces and legislative pressures shaping how ARA acts regarding key issues facing ag retailers.