The Agricultural Retailers Association (ARA) installed Rod Wells of Growmark as chairman of the association during the closing session of the 2019 ARA Conference and Expo in New Orleans, La.
Wells succeeds Troy Johnson of Wilbur-Ellis in the role.
“I am proud of the work our board of directors and ARA staff has done over the course of the last year and look forward to passing the leadership to a highly talented new chairman,” said Johnson.
In his remarks, Wells shared his plans for his term as chairman.
“I am humbled and honored to serve as chairman of the Agricultural Retailers Association,” said Wells. “I look forward to engaging with the ARA membership, board of directors, and staff to execute the current strategic plan and continue the outstanding work started by Chairman Troy Johnson, and Chairman John Oster before him.
“Remaining a respected public policy voice with legislators and regulators on behalf of America’s ag retailers, growing and providing value to our membership, communicating at a high level, and prudently managing resources will allow the ARA to fulfill its mission well into the future.”