ESSENTIAL NEWS FOR AGRI-RETAILERS
It wouldn’t be the CAAR Conference without CAAR’s Pro-Ag Investments Auction! Always a conference highlight, this annual event supports programming and advocacy, while helping to keep membership fees low.
Mitch Rezansoff has a love for agriculture, a strong personal drive and an innovative spirit.
Having spent significant early life on his family’s farm in the Swan River Valley, Man., Mitch Rezansoff began developing a passion for agriculture at a young age. “I love watching animals, crops and the industry itself develop,” he says.
As I write this, snow is swirling outside my office windows and thoughts of agriculture and farming seem a long way off. In reality, agriculture and agri-retail do not rest and today is simply one stage in the production and planning process for our members and their customers.
As I’ve often heard said in our industry; it’s not enough to do a good job, you have to be seen doing a good job for it to really count. As a member-based association and advocate for the agri-retail sector, it’s part of CAAR’s role to share the news and stories of the good work being done by our members.
Missed your chance to register online for the 2018 CAAR Conference? CAAR is pleased to offer onsite registration throughout the conference, which runs from Tuesday, Feb. 13 to Thursday, Feb. 15 at TCU Place in Saskatoon, SK.
Fertilizer Canada has released the new Calcium Ammonium Nitrate (CAN) Security Code of Practice which will be implemented in 2019. Agri-retailers and distribution sites who transport, store, handle and/or sell CAN must obtain a certificate through a formal audit by December 31, 2019.
Transport Canada has adopted the CSA B620-14 version as of July 12, 2017, which are being enforced as of January 12, 2018. CAAR is in the process of revising the Nurse Tank Safety Council of Canada Quality Control Manual (QC Manual) to reflect the changes that have been made in the CSA B620-14.
Donald Cooper, Business Coach and CAAR Conference Closing Keynote Speaker, will be conducting free, one-on-one business coaching sessions during the 2018 CAAR Conference to develop strategies to address your specific challenges.
It has come to our attention that some CAAR members have received fraudulent emails posing as trusted vendors. CAAR urges our members to review and use secure practices in all aspects of online activity and communication.
As 4R Nutrient Stewardship (Right Source @ Right Rate, Right Time, Right Place®) gains recognition in Canada and internationally as a best practice for on-farm nutrient management, growers are increasingly turning to agri-retailers and their CCAs for advice on implementing the program on their own acres. In fact, 56 per cent of farmers in 2016 said they rely on their local agri-retailer for information on the 4Rs.