Operation Ag Careers – CAAR’s innovative program that will match exiting military personnel with fulfilling jobs in the ag sector – addresses a critical staffing problem identified by CAAR members.

“I face challenges every day when it comes to recruiting,” says Theresa Bolton, Talent Acquisition Specialist for Parrish & Heimbecker. “There simply aren’t enough people in the Ag sector to fill the roles we have now, and will have in the future”.

CAAR is proud to count P&H, as well as Richardson International and Federated Co-operatives Ltd., among the program’s Founding Partners – and hopes that many more will come on board to ensure the success of this important initiative.

“We are tremendously grateful to our sponsors, who are essential in our ability to get this program off the ground,” says Delaney Ross Burtnack, President and CEO of CAAR. “Our supporters contribute not only financial assistance, but much-needed insight that will be instrumental in achieving our goal to launch this program in 2016.”

As a CAAR member, there are many ways for you to get involved and help Operation Ag Careers launch successfully and thrive in the future.

Founding Partnership

Founding Partners are donors who have made a significant financial investment towards the Operation Ag Careers program.

“We work closely with our Founding Partners,” explains Ross Burtnack. “We give them the opportunity to help shape the program, and generate unique value for their company.”

For more information on becoming a Founding Partner of Operation Ag Careers, please call 204-989-9303 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Direct Donations

Cash donations towards CAAR programs have a direct and measurable impact on initiatives such as Operation Ag Careers. Any amount is appreciated.

To make a donation towards CAAR Pro-Ag Investments, click here. If you would like to make a donation directly to the Operation Ag Careers program, please call 204-989-9303 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

CAAR Pro-Ag Investments Auction

The CAAR Pro-Ag Investments auction takes place annually as a part of the CAAR Conference. Proceeds support Operation Ag Careers and other projects that impact the agri-retail world, so bring your chequebook to the 2016 Conference and bid generously!

Donations of auction items are always welcomed, and can range from fishing trips and flat screen TVs to ag-related technologies and products.

Those wishing to donate prizing can do so by calling 204-989-9300 or emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

The staff at CAAR work diligently to advocate for, and enhance the business of, the agri-retail sector. Initiatives like Operation Ag Careers may have a huge impact on the future of this industry, which is why it’s up to CAAR members to show their support through donations and event participation.

“We need to plan for the future,” adds Bolton. “There are going to be more and more opportunities in this industry, and we need to make sure we are ready.”

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