Ryan Hahn and Katie McWhirter were among 25 people across the US recently named Rising Stars by the Agricultural Retailers Association. The Rising Stars Program was established to recognize, reward, and continue to develop high achieving, emerging leaders in the retail ag industry. Companies that belong to the ARA (Agricultural Retailers Association) were able to nominate employees of their organization that exemplify the qualities of a developing leader in the industry.
Hahn and McWhirter were awarded during the annual conference on November 28th, 2017. Nearly 700 retailers and representatives of the agriculture industry gathered in Phoenix, AZ for the conference covering hot topics in Agriculture. The three-day conference was concluded with an address from U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue. The Agriculture Retailers Association (ARA) is a nonprofit trade association, advocates, influences, educates and provides services to support sellers of seeds, nutrients, crop protection products, farm equipment, precision technology and agronomic services.