Agricultural Relations Council postpones 2020 annual conference
Posted by: Kellie Lasack on April 17, 2020
Posted in: Updates
Virginia Governor Ralph S. Northam extended the Commonwealth of Virginia’s “stay at home” executive order, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, until June 10, 2020. Thus, the Agricultural Relations Council board of directors decided to postpone the ARC Annual Meeting, originally scheduled for June 23-25, in Richmond, Va.
“While it’s disappointing to cancel an event that draws dozens of ag PR (public relations) professionals from across the country to share best practices, new tools and cutting-edge technologies and services, the safety of ARC members and the communities we serve is our top priority,” said ARC President John Blue of Truffle Media.
Even though the in-person conference is being postponed, ARC plans to carry out a few virtual events this summer – including the successful webinar series. ARC strives to foster continuous learning and networking opportunities for agricultural PR professionals.
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.