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Finding the Right Fit

Recruitment agencies specializing in agriculture can help ag retailers find the right talent.

Innovation, Evolution and Change

If there was one thing that stood out during the creation of this magazine, it was that significant changes are currently underway across agriculture and ag retail. Both feature stories in this issue have themes of innovation, evolution and change.

The channels and means by which ag retailers connect and do business with their customers in an increasingly digital world are changing and evolving, with retailers of all sizes beginning to offer online services to customers.

Digital Disruption Revolutionizing Retail

Growers are going digital – are ag retailers going with them?

Weathering the Ups and Downs

At the time of writing this article, weather continues to impact progress on a harvest that has seen its ups and downs.

2019 is a year we won’t soon forget. With the majority of the crop yet to be harvested, farmers and ag retailers continue to prevail, moving forward with the challenges they can only manage but not control.

Having a Field Day: Connecting Kids to Food Production

A comprehensive, retailer-led program is connecting kids with agriculture.

Harvesting Insight

An expanded precision agriculture survey sets its sights on the bigger picture.

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The Canadian fertilizer industry has a lot to be proud of, and CAAR would like to encourage all of its members to celebrate the advancements and achievements of the industry by participating in Global Fertilizer Day on October 13. Read to learn more about Global Fertilizer Day and see the shareable Canadian Fertilizer Industry Quiz, created by Fertilizer Canada.

CAAR is pleased to welcome two new, independent-retailer representatives to the association’s board of directors. Joining the board are Mike Gaumont of McEwen’s Fuels & Fertilizers and Stu Rassmussen of Blair’s Family of Companies.

The Canadian Association of Agri-Retailers (CAAR) is looking to host multiple in-person Nurse Tank Safety Training (NTSP) courses this fall, if there is sufficient demand. To express your interest and help determine where and when training will take place, please complete the 2019 Nurse Tank Safety Training Survey before Friday, October 4.

The Do More Agriculture Foundation (Do More Ag) and Farm Credit Canada (FCC) have launched year two of a program that aims to promote mental health awareness and create support systems in rural communities. The mental health training program is offered at no-cost and is open to all rural agriculture communities across Canada.

The CAAR’s Choice Awards are your chance to shine! Awards will be given out at the 2020 CAAR Conference, but you can’t win one if you don’t enter. Keep reading for a list of categories and application instructions.

With the federal election right around the corner, do you know where party candidates stand on the big issues facing agriculture today? Watch the National Agriculture Leaders’ Debate, hosted by the CFA, on Tuesday, Sept. 24th and find out!

This fall, retailers across Canada will be participating in the Cleanfarms 2019 Obsolete Collection Campaign. CAAR members are encouraged to let their customers know about this free service which allows farmers to safely dispose of unwanted or obsolete pesticides and animal medications.