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April Issue – See All

Retailer of the Year: Top Gro Agro Ltd.

In only six short years, Top Gro Agro Ltd. has made a lasting impact on the small Alberta hamlet of Mallaig. That impact was recognized at the 10th annual CAAR’s Choice Awards Banquet when Chris Schuh, the manager at Top Gro Agro, accepted the Retailer of the Year award on behalf of the company.

Chairman's Award: David Thompson

He began his career with a stint in the department of agriculture in P.E.I., but quickly moved on to private industry where his career took off in crop protection, sales, marketing and providing technical support to producers in the Maritime provinces, Quebec and Maine.

Staying Sane in Spring

In part three of our five-part series, we examine how The agre¯ Solution keeps retailers on top of inventory and orders when workloads pick up in the spring.

Agronomist of the Year: Laurie Manshreck

You’d be hard-pressed to find a more dedicated agronomist than Laurie Manshreck, retail manager with Paterson Grain in Melita, Man. After nearly 30 years in the industry, Manshreck has lost no enthusiasm for her work and is just as invested in her customers today as she was on day one.

Proactive Action

The Canadian Roundtable for Sustainable Crops is actively working toward a more sustainable agriculture industry.

Help CAAR Share Your Story

Canada’s agri-retailers are amazing, and we want to make sure all of us at CAAR are shouting that from the rooftops every chance we get. We dedicated the 2017 CAAR Conference to enhancing the expertise of agri-retailers; empowering them to continue building trust with their farmer clients.

You can read all about the conference here. If you weren’t there, you missed out on a phenomenal speaker program as well as innovative, engaging and enthusiastic exhibitors.

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CAAR is now accepting applications for the position of Executive Director, following the recently announced resignation of CAAR president and CEO, Delaney Ross Burtnack.

Exhibitor registration is now open for the biggest agri-retail event of the year!

Health Canada will not issue a decision on whether to ban imidacloprid for at least six months, according to a horticultural industry representative.

Syngenta has announced that it will no longer be selling or promoting their canola hybrids.

Agriculture Minister Lawrence MacAulay announced a one-year commitment of up to $567,786 at Montague Consolidated School in Montague, PEI on June 9.

Statistics Canada released its third weekly report from the 2016 Census of Agriculture on May 31. The report, Seeding decisions harvest opportunities for Canadian farmers, looks at the variety of Canadian field crops, as well as the country’s increasing total crop field area.

The Government of Canada has recently launched two public consultation opportunities, encouraging Canadians to share their input on the development of A Food Policy for Canada, and the renegotiation and modernization of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).