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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.

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.

4R Nutrient Stewardship Agri-Retailer: AGRIS Co-operative Ltd.

Nutrient Stewardship is such a fundamental part of the business practices of AGRIS Co-operative Ltd. that AGRIS’s board of directors crafted and adopted a four-point stewardship pledge to strengthen the company’s commitment to using sustainable nutrient practices.

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.

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.

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The 2017 CAAR Annual General Meeting is on Wednesday, February 15, 2017.

Be sure to keep an eye out for the February issue of The Communicator - coming your way this week!

Did you know that your membership dues currently account for less than 25% of CAAR’s operating budget? Every year, CAAR strives to make your membership dollar stretch further by raising more than 75% of the remaining funds we need to offer our services.

Get ready to pack your bags for the agri-retail event of the year!

CAAR has officially signed a Letter of Understanding with the Canadian Agricultural Safety Association (CASA) in support of this year's Canadian Ag Safety Week.

A new study by the research consultancy HFFA Research, has shown that the neonicotinoid ban caused severe economic and environmental damage to the EU oilseed rape sector.