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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.

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.

Agronomist of the Year: Taralea Simpson

Taralea Simpson is a farmer, a mother, an entrepreneur, a passionate “agvocate” and CAAR’s 2018 Agronomist of the Year. Sponsored by Simplot, the award recognizes a CAAR member agronomist who consistently exceeds expectations through dedication to their field and their agronomic knowledge.

Panel Discussion: Mergers and Acquisitions

Four industry leaders provided their insight into the recent wave of mergers and acquisitions and shared their advice for ag retailers during the 2019 CAAR Conference.

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.

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The Cottam branch of CAAR retailer member Setterington's Fertilizer Service Ltd. has recently become the third agriculture nutrient service provider to achieve Ontario 4R Certification, a program administered by Fertilizer Canada. Congratulations Setterington’s for this milestone step in your commitment to furthering nutrient stewardship practices with your customers!

The CAAR office will be closed Monday, May 20, 2019. The office will reopen on Tuesday, May 21, 2019. CAAR office hours are 8:30 am – 4:30 pm CST.

CAAR Mart makes it easy for ag retailers to order essential items to support their operation’s safety, compliance and training with special pricing available for members. Read more for a selection of merchandise available for purchase through CAAR Mart today!

Mitch Rezansoff attended the University of Manitoba School of Agriculture’s recent Diploma Convocation Dinner to present graduating student Easton Sellers with the 2019 CAAR Agronomy Award.

CAAR annually presents two awards of $1,000 each to agriculture students at the University of Manitoba and Olds College in Alberta, respectively.

Revisit the highlights from the Ag Retail Event of the Year – the 2019 CAAR Conference photo gallery is now online. Featuring informative and inspiring speaker sessions and two and a half days of networking, The CAAR Conference hosted in Winnipeg, MB, provided exceptional business development opportunities and opportunities to make lasting connections.

With the start of another growing season comes the need for a renewed vigilance to safety and awareness. CAAR has a number of resources available to keep you, your employees, your customers and the general public safer in the presence of farm chemicals and equipment. Continue reading to find courses and training opportunities to fit your operation’s needs.

Every day, ag retailers across the country demonstrate a commitment to helping their customers protect Canada’s precious agricultural soils for future generations. During National Soil Conservation Week, CAAR thanks members for making soil health a priority.