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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.

Chairman's Award: Grant Larocque

When selecting the 2018 Chairman’s Award recipient, CAAR board chair Don Kitson knew the award needed to go to Grant Larocque, a long-time board member and ardent association supporter.

A Shared Responsibility

Retailers play an important role in farmer education.

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.

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 is pleased to welcome Scott Van Alstyne to the team in the role of sales and marketing manager. Scott brings over three decades of experience working in various sectors of the ag industry to the position.

The Canadian Association of Agri-Retailers is pleased to host NTSP Safety Training covering the testing and inspection requirements of the CSA B620 and CSA B622 Safety Standards. Read more for details on the training session, which will be held on Monday, April 22 in Brandon, MB. 

Manitoba’s provincial restriction of the winter application of agriculture nutrients has now ended, fertilizer (including manure) may now be applied across the province. 

Applications are now being accepted for the Environmental Respect Awards (ERAs), an annual awards program honouring the environmental stewardship demonstrated by agri-retailers who sell, handle or apply crop protection products. 

The Canadian Association of Agri-Retailers (CAAR) is looking to host multiple in-person Nurse Tank Safety Training (NTSP) courses in 2019 if there is sufficient demand.

Click on the link below to find out more information about the training and complete the survey before Tuesday, April 9th if you are interested in participating in the in-person Nurse Tank Safety Training.

CAAR is seeking member feedback on anticipated start dates for spring fertilizer and seeding operations among ag retailers in Western Canada. Please take a moment to share your feedback with CAAR by answering the poll questions included below. 

Manitoba Sustainable Development has decided that the provincial restriction on winter application of nutrients will remain in place until 11:59 CDT, Wednesday, April 10. Based on current and forecasted weather conditions and field and soil testing observations, no variance is required to the April 10 restriction date.