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ARA Management Academy


Program Schedule

*Please note that Arizona is on MST time.
*A printable pdf of the agenda is available for download here.

Monday, January 29, 2018

2:00 p.m.
Program overview and introduction
Joel Dupuis, Betty Jones-Bliss

2:30 p.m.
Drivers of Change
Business Strategy
Dr. Allan Gray

6:00 p.m.
Networking reception

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

8:00 a.m.
Operations and Supply Chain in an Agricultural World
Dr. Thomas Kull

12:00 p.m.

1:00 p.m.
Consumer Needs, Perception, Science, Communication: What are the Gaps?
Dr. Carola Grebitus

4:00 p.m.
Industry panel
Matt Karstens
Tom Green

6:30 p.m.
Free evening

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

8:00 a.m.
Understanding the Large Grower Through the Discovery Process
Dr. Scott Downey
Robb Knorr, Colin Melon

12:00 p.m.

1:00 p.m.
People: Leadership, Communication and Relationships
Dr. Suzanne Peterson

5:00 p.m.
Group photo

6:30 p.m.
Group dinner

Thursday, February 1, 2018

7:30 a.m.
Financial Management: Examining Profitability
Your Role and Impact
Dr. Michael Gunderson

11:30 a.m. 
Grab and go lunch
Day adjourns


Program Dates




Registration Fee


Is this workshop for you?

For more information, contact:
Betty Jones-Bliss, Associate Director
+1 217-549-2883

Educational Credit

You can earn CEU and CCA credit at this program.

Registration fees include all program materials, refreshments and some meals. Registrations are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. Once the program is full, names will be added to a waiting list in the order in which they are received. Regsitration fees are due upon receipt of registration. Read the cancellation policy.