February 2017
Co-op Matters

A Rising Star

AFC’s Sharon Cunningham recognized at ARA Conference.


Sharon Cunningham

Agriculture Retailers Association is a nonprofit trade association that represents the interests of agricultural retailers and distributors across the United States on legislative and regulatory issues affecting the industry. Over 650 retailers and representatives of the agriculture industry gathered to discuss hot topics in agriculture today. Companies were able to nominate a staff member who exemplified the qualities of a developing leader in the industry as a Rising Star. ARA honored the Rising Stars at their annual conference in Orlando, Florida, Nov. 29, 2016.

The Rising Stars were honored at a reception sponsored by Yargus Manufacturing Inc. of Marshall, Illinois. Yargus Manufacturing engineers, manufactures and installs custom blending and conveying equipment for the fertilizer and industrial marketplace.

Sharon Cunningham of Alabama Farmers Cooperative Inc. was chosen to represent their company as a Rising Star.


Andrea Tarble is the marketing manager for Yargus Manufacturing Inc.