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New Product Segment Brings New Opportunities

Retailers are helping their customers learn the ins and outs of plant growth regulators.

Retailer Hall of Fame: Wayne Deschouwer

CAAR’s 2018 Retailer Hall of Fame award, sponsored by Univar Canada, was presented in memory of Wayne Deschouwer, who was taken from family, friends and Manitoba’s agriculture community far too soon when he passed away on Oct. 1, 2018, at the age of 63.

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.

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.

Keys to Managing Your Customer's Expectations

Maintain positive, long-term relationships with customers by managing their expectations.

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.

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CAAR offers excellent resources to support numerous business areas for members. Are you taking advantage of CAAR's resources? Read more to learn about the resources CAAR offers and how they can help to streamline your business. 

CAAR members can help develop credible metrics on the state of development and adoption of precision agriculture techniques among Western Canadian Ag Retailers by taking 15 minutes to fill out the "2019 Precision Agriculture Dealership Survey," currently being developed in partnership between The University of Guelph and Purdue University. Read more for the purpose behind the survey, how to take the survey and how CAAR participated in its creation. 

CAAR members are encouraged to submit comments to the Canada Grains Council on the Market Acceptance of Pesticide Use Policy. The Canada Grains Councils is consulting stakeholders until August 31, 2019 on a new framework to manage trade compliance risk related to pesticide use. Read more for details on how to view the consultation materials and submit comments.

Ag in Motion kicks off today, it is the largest agricultural trade show in Western Canada, providing a venue for progressive farmers who want to see and experience the latest agricultural innovations. This year, visitors to the Ag in Motion site might notice some new environmental stewardship initiatives “AIM”ed at fighting the spread of clubroot and reducing waste. 

Nobody appreciates their customers like CAAR members! If you’re having a special customer appreciation event this summer, share the photos with your association. Read more for details.

Thursday, July 11, 3 p.m. CDT.

Keep it Clean! recognizes that agronomists and ag retailers are trusted advisors for their farmer customers, and therefore play a crucial role in communicating important information on all aspects of crop production.

That’s why the partners behind Keep it Clean! invite all Canadian ag retail managers, ag retail agronomists, independent agronomists and Certified Crop Advisers to attend an interactive webinar on Thursday, July 11, 2019 at 3 p.m. CDT.

Human resources can be a time-consuming and sometimes frustrating part of running a business. Often, it’s the simplest things, like having the correct forms on hand to deal with an employee issue, that can bring the most aggravation. Read on to see how a free perk for CAAR members can help make handling HR a breeze.