Posted by: Kristy on August 3, 2017

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As an ongoing endeavor to provide the best in professional development to ARC members, the 2018 ARC Annual Meeting schedule is packed with intriguing and high-impact presentations. This year’s program, combining riveting presentations with agricultural tours that contribute to ARC members’ basic regional understanding of the area’s agriculture, will provide participants with a “taste” of Kentucky that will be hard to beat.



Join us in Louisville, Kentucky on June 20-21 at The Brown Hotel for the meeting. Arrive June 19 for a relaxed visit and networking with other ARC members, then begin the morning of June 20 for a day of presentations. Some of the scheduled presentations include:

  • A look at how Monsanto handles social media, from ARC member Janice Person, Online Engagement Director, Monsanto
  • “Truths in a Post-Truth World”, from ARC member Colleen Parr Dekker and Leah Beyer, Elanco Animal Health
  •  “Is It A Facebook Apocalypse?“, from Philip Brown, Deph Digital

Hermitage Farms, Kentucky.

Thursday’s agriculture tour promises great fun for attendees. We’ll visit Hornback Farm in Shelbyville; see Mulberry Orchard; take a hay ride; shop a farmers’ market; tour the Hermitage Thoroughbred Nursery in Goshen; and end the day touring (tasting at) a distillery in Louisville.

Don’t forget that we get to honor this year’s inductees to the Agricultural Relations Council Hall of Fame at a luncheon, see who wins top Golden ARC Awards at the Golden ARC Awards Banquet, and build and strengthen personal and professional relationships with respected ag PR professionals. It’s a WIN!

Book your rooms today at The Brown Hotel ($179 base rate per night), and register for the meeting.

We will see you in Kentucky!


June 20-21, 2018
The Brown Hotel
Louisville, Kentucky

Stay tuned for more details as the program develops.  If you’d like to be involved in organizing the program, please contact Kristy Mach at or 952-758-5811.



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