The 2018 Rising Stars Class

The Rising Stars program is sponsored by ARA member Yargus AGI of Marshall, Ill. ( ZimmComm Media )

Twenty-five individuals were named to the ARA Rising Stars program to recognize, reward and develop high-achievers and emerging leaders.

“We are proud of each individual recognized as a part of the ARA Rising Stars program,” Daren Coppock, president and CEO of the Ag Retailers Association says. “These leaders are the cream of the crop, and I have no doubt will be influential in the industry for many years to come.”

The Rising Stars program is sponsored by ARA member Yargus AGI of Marshall, Ill.

Here are the 2018 Rising Stars:

  • Andrew Baertlein, J.R. Simplot Company
  • Angela Blanks, Agrian
  • Ben Carlisle, GreenPoint Ag
  • Martin Clevenger, J.R. Simplot Company
  • Michael Cowan, J.R. Simplot Company
  • Sarah Daily, FMC Corporation
  • Brandi Fink, River Valley Cooperative
  • Nathan Foster, Wilbur-Ellis
  • David Gleason, J.R. Simplot Company
  • Ryan Harbison, Tri-County Chemical
  • Lucas Irwin, Carolina Eastern-Vail
  • Jake Juarez, Farmobile
  • Andrew Kappes, Agtegra Cooperative
  • Kendra Keitzer, River Valley Cooperative
  • Paul Keppy, International Raw Materials LTD
  • Anthony Lorentz, J.R. Simplot Company
  • Marissa Mann, Compass Minerals - Plant Nutrition
  • Brent Neys, Agtegra Cooperative
  • Colby Olmstead, MFA Incorporated
  • Luke Schnitker, Premier Companies
  • Nick Schroth, Wilbur-Ellis
  • Lisa Stiles, FMC Corporation
  • Jackson Tisher, Agtegra Cooperative
  • Bill Truesdell, J.R. Simplot Company
  • Katherine Vail, Carolina Eastern-Vail
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