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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.

Retailer Hall of Fame: Art Funk

Art Funk started his career in the agri-retail industry as a one-man operation, which quickly grew into a prosperous and multi-faceted business. His years of dedication to his customers, his community and the industry were recognized when he was named the recipient of the Retailer Hall of Fame award at the 10th annual CAAR’s Choice Awards Banquet.

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.

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.

Proactive Action

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

A Chance to Give Back

ADAMA Canada’s Thank-A-Retailer community contest recognized retailers for the positive contributions they make in their communities.

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Dow AgroSciences has announced that the Diamond Rewards herbicide offer will be open to all growers seeding any Roundup Ready and Clearfield canola varieties this spring.

The CAAR office will be closed on Good Friday, April 14.

SeCan has discovered that the majority of soft white wheat varieties grown in western Canada contain the Sm1 trait for midge tolerance and now require stewardship.

DuPont Crop Protection announced on March 13 that the Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) in Canada has approved registration of DuPont Sortan IS herbicide.

CAAR advises all Manitoba members and producers of the following reminder from Manitoba Sustainable Development regarding the Nutrient Application Ban:

After the successful and unforgettable 2017 CAAR Conference, we're already getting ready for next year's!

CAAR is excited to announce the launch of our new Refer a Retailer campaign! From now until Jan. 18, 2018, we invite you to refer non-member retailers to become CAAR members so they can experience the same great benefits of CAAR membership that you know and love.

CAAR members are represented by a strong, national voice dedicated to advocating on your behalf and making your voice heard on the issues and initiatives shaping the industry. The more members CAAR has, the stronger our voice becomes and the more value we will continue to offer.