The Agricultural Retailers Association, in partnership with three state associations, will hold a regional meeting Aug. 5, in Fort Madison, Iowa.

The program will focus on water, including the Des Moines Water Works case and other Midwest water issues. ARA will also provide briefings on key federal issues for retailers. A tour of OCI Fertilizers production facility will be scheduled for the afternoon.

Cooperating state associations include the Agribusiness Association of Iowa (AAI), the Missouri Agribusiness Association (MO-AG), and the Illinois Fertilizer and Chemical Association (IFCA). The site was selected to make it reasonably easy for ARA members and state association members from all three states to attend.   

ARA encourages members to send employees who may not normally attend the annual ARA Conference or other national industry meetings. Registration opens in June and will be required, but the event will be free to attend.