In this issue of The Communicator, we examine the business practices of Canada’s agri-retailers and the latest and greatest technology. Our team had a blast learning how this new technology can be implemented at the retail level – one of our writers even learned how to fly a drone!

We also looked at how opportunities to host an on-site demonstration through Agriculture for Life can help build your presence within the local community, and how utilizing the Canadian Field Print Calculator can benefit your local growers by connecting them to food companies.

Agri-retailers have always been deeply engaged in improving their communities, but recently we are beginning to see greater recognition of that involvement. We at CAAR want to continue to foster opportunities to showcase the great work being done by agri-retailers both within the pages of The Communicator and beyond.

To that end, I want to congratulate the team at Crop Production Services in Glenboro, Man., for receiving a 2017 Environmental Respect Award. Read our Industry Innovator profile of their accomplishment and commitment to environmental stewardship.

With CAAR membership renewal season upon us, I’d like to remind all CAAR members that they qualify for entry in the 2017 CAAR’s Choice Awards. Submit your application, or apply on behalf of a worthy individual or retail team, for a chance to win a trip to the 2018 CAAR Conference, a $1,000 prize and a profile of your business in the April 2018 issue of The Communicator.

The CAAR’s Choice Awards are a member-exclusive opportunity to showcase the best practices that agri-retailers are committed to every day. More information and application forms can be found online at caar.org/about-caar/caar-honour-roll. Applications are due by Friday, December 1, 2017. Submit yours today!

All the best,

Lynda Nicol
Editor-in-chief

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