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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.

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.

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.

The 2019 CAAR Conference

Ag retailers from across the country gathered in Winnipeg, Man. for education, inspiration and unbeatable networking opportunities at the Ag Retail Event of the Year.

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.

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.

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Get ready for a busy spring by registering your staff for the “Anhydrous Ammonia: Retailer Safe Handling and TDG Certification” course. This valuable training ensures employees who handle anhydrous ammonia are trained in its safe handling and certified to do so. Read more to learn about CAAR's online and in-person training opportunities for this course. 

Does your retail have an upcoming anniversary? Are you getting ready to cut the ribbon on a new location or expansion? Have your employees done something incredible for the community? We want to hear about it and help you spread the word!

Western Financial Group is a Manitoba-based company, with a holistic approach to insurance and a commitment to efficient and cost-effective services. Through the CAAR Perk$ program, CAAR members have access to Western Financial Group’s specialized insurance program for crop input dealers and custom applicators.

CAAR is now accepting applications for the role of Communications Manager (12 Month Term). Working closely with the CAAR staff and board, this individual will play a vital role on the CAAR team. Read more to view the job posting and contact details. Applications will be accepted until Monday, April 15, 2019.

Trends in global ag production have numerous impacts here at home. Review the March 2019 monthly report from the USDA on World Agriculture Production for the latest official estimates on crop acreage, yield and production in major countries world-wide. 

Congratulations to Horizon Fertilizers Ltd. (Bruno, Sask.) and Olds Fertilizers and Sundre Soil Services (Olds, Alta.) for winning this year’s ADAMA Thank-a-Retailer Community Contest! Both retailers received $15,000 to support worthy causes in their communities.

CCAs who attended the 2019 CAAR Conference in Winnipeg last month, but forgot to sign in at the registration desk for CEUs, can still receive their credits by advising CAAR of their attendance by Friday, March 29, 2019.