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Invaluable Conversations

Every year, I come away from the CAAR Conference with my head spinning. It takes a bit of time to process all of the information, all of the implications and simply take a breath after the fast pace of the event.

Developing Deeper Relationships

When a customer looks to you, their retailer, as a trusted resource, opportunities are created to build a relationship that is mutually beneficial to both parties. You help them, and they help you.

The 2019 CAAR Conference

Ag retailers from across the country gathered in Winnipeg, Man. for education, inspiration and unbeatable networking opportunities at the Ag Retail Event of the Year.

4R Nutrient Stewardship Agri-Retailer: Nutrien Ag Solutions

This year’s 4R Nutrient Stewardship Agri-Retailer is Nutrien Ag Solutions (Nutrien Ag), a company that has made 4R Nutrient Stewardship an integral part of the service they provide to their grower customers.

Retailer of the Year: South Country Co-op

South Country Co-op (South Country) prides itself on its commitment to creating safe and productive workplaces. The company is known for investing highly in its staff and empowers team members to take ownership and make decisions in the best interests of their fellow employees and their customers. This has paid off enormously for the organization, through staff retention, customer loyalty and, now, winning CAAR’s 2018 Retailer of the Year award, sponsored by Bayer CropScience Inc.

A Shared Responsibility

Retailers play an important role in farmer education.

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CAAR Executive Director Mitch Rezansoff travelled to Ottawa to meet with Members of Parliament and industry colleagues during Fertilizer Canada’s annual Parliamentary Forum from April 9-10. Read more for a summary of events and Rezansoff’s takeaways on the importance of the meetings.

CAAR membership pays off – members receive access to savings and exclusive services through the CAAR Perk$ program. Read more to learn how your business can save costs through West Can Group, a proudly Canadian, Manitoba-owned company offering savings on telecommunications services.

The CAAR office will be closed on Friday, April 19 for Good Friday, re-opening on Monday, April 22. Regular CAAR office hours are from 8:30 am - 4:30 pm CDT.

The April issue of The Communicator is now online and hitting mailboxes this week! This issue is full of valuable information and practical advice to help you build your business, connect with customers and stay informed.

CAAR is pleased with the confirmation from Health Canada's Pest Management Regulatory Agency that neonics pose no threat to bees and other pollinators when used in accordance with the product’s label directions. CAAR welcomes the PMRA's decision to continue allowing neonic seed treatments to fight early season insect pressure. 

CAAR is pleased to welcome Scott Van Alstyne to the team in the role of sales and marketing manager. Scott brings over three decades of experience working in various sectors of the ag industry to the position.

The Canadian Association of Agri-Retailers is pleased to host NTSP Safety Training covering the testing and inspection requirements of the CSA B620 and CSA B622 Safety Standards. Read more for details on the training session, which will be held on Monday, April 22 in Brandon, MB.