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Taking the Initiative with Sustainability

Three industry stakeholders weigh in on their experience with the Canadian Field Print Calculator during a panel discussion at the 2017 CAAR Conference.

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.

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.

Reducing the Risk

CAAR is working with industry leaders to create a policy for navigating MRLs in Canada.

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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Let us know what you thought of the 2017 CAAR Conference and you could win up to $100 in VISA gift cards. Every year, we strive to make the CAAR Conference the very best it can be - but we can't do that without your help.

Support ag safety by participating in the upcoming Canadian Agricultural Safety Week. Running from March 12-18, this week-long program is delivered by the Canadian Agricultural Safety Association and the Canadian Federation of Agriculture.

Thank you to all of our sponsors, donors, volunteers and attendees who helped make the 2017 CAAR Conference a great success! We couldn't have done this without you.

ALBERTA –  The Canadian Association of Agri-Retailers is proud to announce its 2017 Board of Directors, elected during the 2017 CAAR Conference in Banff.

That's a Wrap!

Thank you to all of our sponsors, donors, delegates, exhibitors and speakers for making the 2017 CAAR Conference a monumental success! Coming together for three days of learning, networking and celebrating our industry makes us all stronger and equips us with the tools and knowledge to face challenges and improve our own operations.

BANFF, AB – Yesterday, AGRIS-Cooperative Ltd. was presented with the 4R Nutrient Stewardship Agri-Retailer award at the Canadian Association of Agri-Retailers (CAAR) Annual Conference. AGRIS Cooperative Ltd. is a Canadian leader in the adoption of 4R Nutrient Stewardship (Right Source @ Right Rate, Right Time, Right Place®).

Day two of the 2017 CAAR Conference was a resounding success!

Our industry is always evolving and changing, and CAAR members are continually innovating to take advantage of new opportunities and conquer new challenges. The Innovation Showdown celebrated and promoted this innovative spirit, offering fresh ideas and creative presentations. One of the lucky audience members was also the recipient of a $100 Visa gift card.