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A Canadian Agriculture Broadband Strategy

There is a major disparity in the access to Canadian telecommunications and internet services between urban and rural communities.

To Become Different

The definition of change as a verb is “to make or become different.” Life is full of changes – personally and professionally. When a big change happens, we like to follow it up by saying, “When things get back to normal.” Normal is conforming to a standard, and after a change, really there is no “getting back to” because things are different.

Reaching Out to Retailers

In October 2020, the Canadian Association of Agri-Retailers (CAAR) launched an online member survey tailored exclusively to the retail members of the association. Click here to complete the survey and provide your input to help shape the future of CAAR. 

Industry Trends

Canadian fertilizer shipments and farm operations expenses continue to grow year over year.

Get to Know the CAAR Board: Cathi Douglas

The CAAR Communicator sits down for a Q&A with Cathi Douglas to learn about her journey through the ag retail industry and involvement with the CAAR Board.

Tours and Tradeshows Take Virtual Format

In the summer of 2019, sales reps, retailers and farmers gathered at demonstration plots across the country, taking advantage of the opportunity to see in person how crop inputs work in the field and to build relationships. What a difference a year makes.

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The 14th Annual Canadian Fertilizer Products Forum will include several sessions running from October to November 2020, hosted virtually on the Zoom platform and is free for all CAAR Members to attend.

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Glacier FarmMedia is the agricultural division of Glacier Media Inc., an information communications company focused on the provision of primary and essential information and related services through print, electronic and online media.

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Introduced in 2013, the 4R Nutrient Stewardship Agri-Retailer Award recognizes a team at one member location that has shown leadership in the adoption of 4R Nutrient Stewardship into their business practices.

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The Retailer of the Year Award recognizes one CAAR member location that managed to stand out among the rest and went above and beyond in 2020 to serve its customers.

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Hosted during the 2021 CAAR Conference from February 9 – 11, 2021, the CAAR Pro-Ag Investments auction will be hosted online, making it easier for you to bid on your favourite auction products through online and mobile bidding, all from the comfort of your home or office.

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CAAR exists to represent you, the Canadian ag retailers. Your feedback is crucial to help us shape future programs and services offered through the association by providing your insight and ideas.

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AED Advantage understands that the work you do is physically demanding and knows how important it is for you to protect your staff and customers who operate in remote locations, performing physically demanding tasks in a high-stress industry and are potentially at risk from the daily hazards.