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August Issue – See All

CAAR Conference

Celebrating 25 years of bringing CAAR members together!

Building Business Intelligence

“Business Intelligence” is one of the key strategic pillars that CAAR recognized as vital for its membership. CAAR is embarking on its first major undertaking toward developing this pillar by helping to facilitate the 2019 Canadian Precision Agriculture Dealership Survey, developed in partnership between the University of Guelph and Purdue University with input from CAAR.

Making Stronger Connections

CAAR joins an industry-driven organization working to improve eConnectivity in ag.

Panel Discussion: Farmer Forum

Three Manitoba farmers share challenges and opportunities for their farms and how they want to work with their ag retailers.

4R Practices Gaining Popularity in Ontario

4R Certification is making waves by helping ag retailers demonstrate Great Lakes Stewardship.

Setting Up Shop

The Communicator profiles two newly established ag retail sites in Saskatchewan and Manitoba.

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Congratulations to Alex Michinski of AGRIS Co-operative Ltd’s Cottam branch for receiving GROWMARK’s Endure 4R Advocate Award.

People involved in the Canadian agriculture industry can win awards that recognize their advocacy, leadership and resiliency. Continue reading to see how you can apply for yourself or nominate a deserving colleague.

Canada’s Outdoor Farm Show is kicking off today, Sept. 10, 2019 in Woodstock, ON. This year, the DOT Power Platform will make its first appearance at the show, which also marks its first foray in Eastern Canada.

Have you taken the survey? CAAR is encouraging all members and non-members to take the 2019 Canadian Precision Agriculture Dealership Survey, conducted by the University of Guelph, to help develop credible metrics on the state of development and adoption of precision agriculture techniques among Canadian ag retailers. Read more for the link to take the survey, which will be open until the end of August.

If your company or organization hasn’t yet submitted comments to the Canada Grains Council (CGC) on the draft Market Acceptance of Pesticide Use Policy, this is the last week to do so. The CGC is consulting stakeholders on this policy to manage trade compliance risks until August 31, 2019. Read more for details on how to view the consultation materials and submit comments.

CAAR is reminding retailers that the Environmental Emergency Regulations, 2019 have come into effect as of Saturday, August 24, 2019. Please continue reading for important information.

Manitoba Open Farm Day is an annual, family-friendly event held at various sites across the province. Every year, on the third Sunday in September, farms and ag businesses open their doors to the public, giving them an opportunity to see how their food is produced, and learn more about environmental stewardship and the history of farming in the province. Taking part for the first time this year is one of the branches of Shur-Gro, a CAAR member.