The Agricultural Relations Council is the only association dedicated to serving the unique needs of public relations professionals working in agriculture, food, fiber and other related industries. ARC is a conduit for problem-solving, idea-sharing and collaboration among members, who share a passion for excellence in public relations.


📣Get your calendar marked and your room booked – Des Moines here we come!! Join us June 13-15, 2023 for the upcoming ARC Annual Meeting!!

Plans are already underway for the 2023 Agricultural Relations Council Annual Meeting being held in Des Moines, Iowa June 13-15. Registration is open!

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Tuesday, June 13, 2023
2:00 p.m.         Board of Directors Meeting
6:00 p.m.         Reception


Wednesday, June 14, 2023
8:00 a.m.         Breakfast
9:00 a.m.         Welcome and Introductions
9:15 a.m.         Education Session I – TBD
10:30 a.m.       Break
10:45 a.m.       Education Session II – Journalist panel:  What Reporters Want from PR Pros
Noon                Lunch
1:30 p.m.         Education Session III – TBD
3:00 p.m.         Break
3:30 p.m.         Education Session IV – TBD
4:30 p.m.         ARC Business Meeting
6:00 pm.          Reception


Thursday, June 15, 2023
7:30 a.m.         Tours


Hotel Fort Des Moines

We are setting up camp at Hotel Fort Des Moines so get your room reserved now – the discounted rate ends May 30!

Despite being coined the “Hawkeye State,” Iowa is nearly synonymous with agriculture. Iowa agriculture is responsible for a direct economic output of $88.3 billion and more than 315,000 jobs contributing $17.57 billion in wages, according to the sixth annual Feeding the Economy report. When the multiplier effect is considered, Iowa agriculture supports 801,000 jobs and a $204 billion economic output. Iowa agriculture also has an export value of $6.56 billion.

Des Moines’ top non-government employers include John Deere and Corteva. Iowa leads the United States in corn, soybean, pork and egg production.

Gain some insights on Iowa agriculture and effective agricultural public relations tactics by attending this year’s ARC Annual Meeting.