The annual meeting, The Race for Global Resources, World Industry's Leaders' Perspectives, will be held Dec. 2-4 in Austin, Texas. To register, click here.

Here's what past attendees have said of the annual ARA convention:

"Last year's conference was invaluable. It helped put the rate of change and shift of risk we were seeing locally in perspective as it related to the whole industry globally. The information received from expert speakers served as the basis for communication this past winter with our associated, management and customers. It was well worth the financial investment, reaping a substantial return for our business." - Bill Hubbell, Wilco-Winfield LLC, Mount Angel, OR

"I have been in the fertilizer/chemical business for more than 25 years and had gotten to the point that very little caught my attention at various conferences until I attended the ARA conference in Las Vegas. I found the seminars timely, informative and useful for my business. I'm glad that I became a member of ARA and encourage my peers to do the same. I'm looking forward to this year's conference and taking away more information that will help my business grow." - W. Kent Ganske, Agricultural Consultants, Madison, WI

"The ARA conference has been the industry standard for years. The informative and timely sessions allow me to gain knowledge and resourced to better compete in the ever-changing marketplace. Understanding critical business dynamics is key to growing your business. ARA's conference delivers the latest developments in agribusiness strategies." - Charles Adams, Helena Chemical Company, Collierville, TN

"Having attended last year's conference in Las Vegas as a guest, I was so impressed with ARA and its work on behalf of the industry I decided to join the association. The program speakers were first-rate and shared valuable information with attendees. In addition, ARA's advocacy efforts in important issues in Washington, D.C., benefits us all greatly. ARA serves as a model of industry commitment for all of us as members to aspire." - Gary Farrell, Ag Enterprise, Cheney, WA