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Brian Dintelmann Recognized as a 2023 Agricultural Retailers Association Rising Star

ORLANDO, Fla. (Nov. 30, 2023) – BRANDT Technical Agronomist, Brian Dintelmann was honored as a 2023 Agricultural Retailers Association (ARA) Rising Star at the 2023 ARA Conference & Expo. This recognition celebrates outstanding performers and up-and-coming leaders in the ag retail industry. The theme for this year’s Rising Stars award program is "Next-Level Leadership: Always Navigating Forward," and Brian exemplifies this by offering our growers expert agronomic support and innovative practices, driving their operations towards success.

Through participation in ARA Conference educational sessions and networking events such as the Chairman’s Reception, ARA Rising Stars expanded their network to include industry thought leaders such as ARA board members and learned new approaches to apply to their work. 

“Each year we look forward to recognizing a new class of Rising Stars for their impactful work in the ag retail industry,” says ARA President and CEO Daren Coppock. “We hope these top performers will remain engaged with ARA as we work together to advance our industry for years to come.”

The Rising Stars program, sponsored by Atticus, is a meaningful way for ARA retailer member companies to nominate emerging leaders to be recognized for their work in front of hundreds of industry professionals and to explore new ways to hone their leadership skills. 


A leading agricultural company, BRANDT serves growers around the globe. Founded in 1953 by Glen Brandt and his sister Evelyn Brandt Thomas to help Illinois farmers adopt new and profitable technologies, the company has experienced aggressive growth under the leadership of President and CEO Rick Brandt. BRANDT’s focus is providing the products and services that give growers the best opportunity for return while building a stronger, healthier and more abundant food supply.