Today the Agricultural Retailers Association (ARA) named Premier Ag its 2019 Retailer of the Year.
The Retailer of the Year award, sponsored by Bayer and AgPro magazine, annually honors an ARA member retailer company or individual representing quality and prestige within the industry.
Premier Ag, the agricultural retail branch of Premier Companies, received this award on the main stage at the 2019 ARA Conference & Expo to be recognized by the crowd for many reasons, including a commitment to safety, environmental stewardship, building value community relationships, and more.
“The values and commitments displayed by the Premier Ag team is truly deserving of such a top honor as the Retailer of the Year Award,” says ARA President and CEO Daren Coppock. “Premier’s employee-first approach to management has led to an engaged staff focused on maintaining a high level of safety while creating solutions to customer problems through precision ag innovation.”
More than 500 industry professionals attended the award recognition at the 2019 ARA Conference & Expo to celebrate PremierAg for exceeding customer expectations and setting an example for sustainable, innovative business practices.
“Premier Ag is both humbled and grateful to be recognized as the 2019 ARA Retailer of the Year,” says Harold Cooper, CEO of Premier Companies. “This honor allows us an additional means to inform and reassure a skeptical public that Premier operates in a safe, responsible, and environmentally-friendly manner. I am very proud of the entire Premier team for their tireless efforts and dedication that have made this honor possible.
“We are honored to be named the 2019 the ARA Retailer of the Year, receive an Environmental Respect Award, and to have all our facilities certified by ResponsibleAg. Each distinction allows us an opportunity to inform and reassure a skeptical public that Premier operates in a safe, responsible, and environmentally friendly manner. I am very proud of the entire Premier workforce for their attention to excellence and their tireless efforts that ultimately define a job well done.”
Premier Companies is a farmer-owned cooperative headquartered in Seymour, Ind., and founded in 1927 with a mission to enhance the success its member-customers by ensuring a premier source of supplies and services including fuel, propane, seed, fertilizer, crop protection and more in the agricultural and energy sectors. Operating divisions include Premier Energy and Premier Ag, the agricultural retail division.