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The 2020 CAAR Conference: Embracing Innovation

The 2020 CAAR Conference brought ag retailers back to sunny Saskatoon, Sask. for two-and-a-half days of speaker sessions and unbeatable networking opportunities. This year’s conference marked CAAR’s 25th anniversary as an association and, fittingly, was equal parts information, recognition and celebration.

Succeeding in Business Succession

Flexibility, compromise and clear communication improve the transition of company ownership.

4R Nutrient Stewardship Agri-Retailer: Cargill Ltd.

Walter Ens, National Agronomy Lead for Canada with Cargill Ltd., says that since the company has embraced 4R Nutrient Stewardship (4R) at the retail level, he has seen a heightened level of excitement among their customers and their agronomy team across Western Canada.

Reviewing Results

Delegates attending the 2020 CAAR Conference had the opportunity to get a first-hand look at the results from the 2019 Canadian Precision Agriculture Dealership Survey, conducted by the University of Guelph, with input and support from CAAR.

Agronomist of the Year: Greg Hodgins, Holmes Agro

When CAAR’s 2019 Agronomist of the Year Greg Hodgins first began his career in the early 2000s with Holmes Agro, an Ontario-based retailer with four locations, he was working in inventory management. With a degree in agriculture business, Hodgins wasn’t intending to become an agronomist.

Meet Your New Board Chair

The Communicator sits down for a Q & A with CAAR’s first female board chair, Theresa Bolton of Grasslands Recruitment Specialists.

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A new edition of CSA B625, developed by the Canadian Standards Association (CSA) Technical Committee on portable tanks for the transport of dangerous goods, has been published. Keep reading for highlighted changes to the standard and ways to view the standard in its entirety.

For the first time ever, the Canadian Seed Trade Association (CSTA) will be holding its Annual General Meeting online. Log in on Wednesday, July 15 from 1-3:30 p.m. to hear remarks from CSTA’s president and staff members, along with an extensive discussion of the Seed Synergy Collaboration Project and consolidation vote.

CAAR members are in the process of receiving membership renewal information and we’re encouraging all members to renew for the 2020-21 year. Don't delay - membership renewals are due June 30, 2020.

Thank you to our members who renewed their 2020/21 membership and continued to invest in CAAR. Without the loyalty and support, CAAR would not be able to continuously produce valuable programs and services as well as advocate on behalf of Canada’s ag retailers.

Register today to secure your booth at the 2021 CAAR Conference hosted in Edmonton, AB from February 9-11, 2021.

Connect with the agriculture industry to promote your company’s products and services and bring maximum exposure to your brand by being a sponsor of the 2021 CAAR Conference. Continue reading for more information on what sponsorship can do for your company and ways to lend your support to our annual event.

Secure your booth space for the 2021 CAAR Conference, hosted in Edmonton, AB from February 9-11, 2021. Continue reading for more important CAAR Conference updates and ways to support the event.