raising the bar

The ARA Dinner & Auction will be held Wednesday, Nov. 29 at Blake Shelton’s Ole Red restaurant in Orlando with a live band performing on stage while guests network, dance, and enjoy delicious drinks and food prepared by a top-notch chef.  

This event is not just about having fun with colleagues at a country music star’s restaurant; it’s about bidding during the live and silent auction to raise funds for ARAPAC, ARA’s political action committee that supports the best interests of ag retailers by funding ag-friendly candidates for the U.S. Congress. 

Join us as we "Raise the Bar" for the annual auction!

doWNLOAD the handbid app

The Silent Auction opens Sunday, Nov. 26. Download Handbid to your device to get ready to bid!

  1. From your app store, download the Handbid app
  2. Open Handbid and create an account if you don't already have one by entering your information and PIN received via text
  3. In Handbid, search "ARAPAC" and click "register" to be eligible to bid

Don't want to use the app? Click below for the desktop version!

BUYING tickets

The ARA Dinner & Auction is held during the annual ARA Conference & Expo; however, tickets must be purchased separately for each event.

Tickets must be purchased with personal funds to remain in compliance with federal regulations. International guests may purchase a ticket as long as they do not purchase any items in the silent or live auctions.

Tickets: $150 each

about arapac

A successful auction leads to a strong ARAPAC focused on electing effective lawmakers who are advocates for America’s agribusinesses, their farm and ranch customers, and their rural communities.

Funds from ARAPAC contributions allow ARA staff and members to attend political events and financially support members of Congress running for office that support our industry.

It is vital that every ag retailer unite to do his or her part to elect a Congress that will represent what is best for our industry.