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2022 Crop Market Outlook

LeftField Commodity Research founder provides an overview of the 2022 Canadian crop market as a thank-you to joining CAAR as a Perk$ Partner.

The A, R and E of Employee Retention

The good, the bad and the ugly—how COVID-19 has affected the way we run our businesses.

We Need to Talk About Mental Wellness

A frank discussion by the Honourable Mike Lake MP on mental wellness issues that need to be discussed and not ignored.

The Fertilizer Market – What Happened and Where It Is Going

An examination of the fertilizer market provided by Josh Linville of StoneX Financial looking at the global markets, political intrigue, weather, and, yes, Covid.

Changes to Pesticide & Fertilizer Container Collection Programs in Alberta & Manitoba

Cleanfarms’ empty pesticide & fertilizer container recycling program undergoes a big change in Alberta and Manitoba.

Executive Director's Message: Green Climate Plan Hits at Synthetic Fertilizers

From the April issue of CAAR Communicator: Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada chose to release a discussion document: Reducing emissions arising from the application of fertilizer in Canada’s agriculture sector, on end of day March 4, 2022. The discussion document progresses the next steps of the December 2020, Government of Canada Strengthened Climate Plan, “A Healthy Environment and a Healthy Economy.”

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CAAR is pleased to share a detailed agenda for the 2022 CAAR Conference. 

All times and speakers are tentative and subject to change.
All daytime events are hosted at Westin Edmonton and evening events at Fairmont Hotel MacDonald.

Tuesday, February 8, 2022

5:00 – 7:00 pm

  • Icebreaker Cocktail Reception

Wednesday, February 9, 2022

7:30 – 9:00 am

  • Breakfast & Networking


9:00 – 9:15 am

  • Opening of the 2022 CAAR Conference


9:15 – 10:15 am

  • Keynote Presentation: Michael Kirwin, Canadian Federation of Independent Business

10:15 to 10:30 am

  • Break & Networking

10:30 – 11:15 am

  • Featured Presentation: Chuck Penner, LeftField Commodity Research

11:15– 12:00 noon

  • Featured Presentation: Josh Linville, Stone X

12:00 - 1:15 pm

  • Lunch & Networking and AGM 

1:15 - 2:00 pm

  • Featured Presentation: Derek Rolstone, Stone Strategies

2:00 - 2:30 pm

  • Sponsor Spotlight

2:30- 3:15 pm

  • Featured Presentation: Karen Haugen-Kozyra, Viresco Solutions

6:00 – 11:00 pm

  • CAAR’s Choice Awards Banquet - Celebrate the achievements of your industry peers at the CAAR’s Choice Awards Banquet. Now in its 15th year, the awards dinner recognizes the accomplishments of some of the best and brightest in the agri-retail sector.  Nominate someone today.
    • 6:00 - 7:00 pm Cocktail Reception
    • 7:00 - 9:00 pm Awards Dinner & Presentation
    • 9:00 - 10:00 pm Rod Black

Thursday, February 10, 2022

7:30 – 8:30 am

  • Breakfast & Networking on the Tradeshow Floor


8:30 – 9:30 am

  • Supplier Panel: Today's Challenges - Supply & Pricing and Virtue Signaling (To be confirmed)


9:30– 10:15 am

  • UN Update (To be confirmed)

10:15 - 10:30 am

  • Break & Networking on the Tradeshow Floor

10:30 - 11:30 am

  • MRL Panel

11:30 am - 12:00 noon

  • Sponsor Spotlight

12:00 - 1:15 pm

  • Lunch and Networking

1:15 - 1:45 pm

  • Sponsor Spotlight

1:45 - 2:45 pm

  • Closing & Keynote Presentation: Dan McTeague, Canadians for Affordable Energy

CAAR Pro-Ag Investments Auction Stock up on agri-retail essentials at the Pro-Ag Investments Auction! Help support your industry by participating in the exciting Pro-Ag Investments Auction by either donating items to the auction or bidding at the event!  All proceeds support the association and a wide range of initiatives that focus on strengthening the Canadian ag industry. Click here to learn more about this exciting event.

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