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February Issue – See All

An Exciting Time for The Communicator

Diving headfirst into producing the February issue of The Communicator after a holiday break is the perfect project to kick off the new year. Maybe it's the chill in the air, but I feel energized and eager to get to work on the five issues of the magazine we publish each year.

CAAR's Year in Preview

Thinking strategically, acting tactically.

Behind every successful endeavour is a well-thought-out strategic plan. In order to make effective short-term gains, forward-thinking companies and organizations base everything they do on eventually reaching milestone goals. CAAR is no different.

A Practical Proposal

Complying with pesticide label directions is the law – but it isn’t always straightforward.

A Win for the Community

MK Agro Brings Home Top Prize in ADAMA’s Annual Contest.

Addressing the Agronomy/Equipment Disconnect

Ag retailers play a critical role in Canadian agriculture production, and a retailer’s level of influence with farm managers will continue to evolve as technology becomes more integrated with farm operations.

The 2019 CAAR Conference

It’s conference time and we couldn’t be more excited to welcome delegates to Winnipeg, Man. for two-and-a-half days of networking, professional development and industry insight.

This year marks CAAR’s 24th conference and, along with crowd favourites like the Pro-Ag Investments Auction and CAAR’s Choice Awards Banquet, we are pleased to introduce some exciting new additions to the conference agenda, including Roundtable Discussions.

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Get ready for a busy spring by registering your staff for the “Anhydrous Ammonia: Retailer Safe Handling and TDG Certification” course. This valuable training ensures employees who handle anhydrous ammonia are trained in its safe handling and certified to do so. Read more to learn about CAAR's online and in-person training opportunities for this course. 

Does your retail have an upcoming anniversary? Are you getting ready to cut the ribbon on a new location or expansion? Have your employees done something incredible for the community? We want to hear about it and help you spread the word!

Western Financial Group is a Manitoba-based company, with a holistic approach to insurance and a commitment to efficient and cost-effective services. Through the CAAR Perk$ program, CAAR members have access to Western Financial Group’s specialized insurance program for crop input dealers and custom applicators.

CAAR is now accepting applications for the role of Communications Manager (12 Month Term). Working closely with the CAAR staff and board, this individual will play a vital role on the CAAR team. Read more to view the job posting and contact details. Applications will be accepted until Monday, April 1.

Trends in global ag production have numerous impacts here at home. Review the March 2019 monthly report from the USDA on World Agriculture Production for the latest official estimates on crop acreage, yield and production in major countries world-wide. 

Congratulations to Horizon Fertilizers Ltd. (Bruno, Sask.) and Olds Fertilizers and Sundre Soil Services (Olds, Alta.) for winning this year’s ADAMA Thank-a-Retailer Community Contest! Both retailers received $15,000 to support worthy causes in their communities.

CCAs who attended the 2019 CAAR Conference in Winnipeg last month, but forgot to sign in at the registration desk for CEUs, can still receive their credits by advising CAAR of their attendance by Friday, March 29, 2019.