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Meet Your New Board Chair

The Communicator sits down for a Q & A with CAAR’s first female board chair, Theresa Bolton of Grasslands Recruitment Specialists.

The 2020 CAAR Conference: Embracing Innovation

The 2020 CAAR Conference brought ag retailers back to sunny Saskatoon, Sask. for two-and-a-half days of speaker sessions and unbeatable networking opportunities. This year’s conference marked CAAR’s 25th anniversary as an association and, fittingly, was equal parts information, recognition and celebration.

Panel Discussion: eConnectivity

Members of industry-led AgGateway sit down for an insightful conversation on eConnectivity and where the opportunities and challenges may be for retailers considering it.

In times of crisis, effective leaders become calmer.

As business leaders of small to large ag corporations, what can we do to support employees and customers?

Retailer of the Year: Crop Management Network, central Alberta

The Retailer of the Year award, sponsored by Bayer, celebrates the successes one ag retailer has achieved in making a difference in the lives of their customers through excellent customer service and community support, support for their staff and leadership in the industry.

Forward Thinking

With many agriculture events and meetings being cancelled this spring with the growing spread of the COVID-19 virus, CAAR was lucky enough to have had the 2020 CAAR Conference wrapped up before much of the world put social distancing into practice.

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National Soil Conservation Week starts on Sunday, April 19. This event, led by the Soil Conservation Council of Canada, is the perfect opportunity for everyone in the industry to celebrate soil and reflect on one of our most precious resources. 

Spring planting is fast approaching and CAAR members across Canada are providing essential services to their customers while taking measures to manage the spread of COVID-19. To help retailers in this critical period, CAAR has created a support section on with useful resources and answers to member questions.

When retailers gathered in Saskatoon just two short months ago, there was no way of knowing that this spring planting season would be like no other, or that a panel discussion would prove to be so relevant to our current situation. Read on to see how eConnectivity can help ag retail weather these unprecedented times.

Are you up-to-date with the latest seed industry developments? Keep reading for the latest updates and links to helpful resources to help facilitate communications with staff and customers about Seed Value Creation and Seed Synergy.

The April 2020 issue of The Communicator magazine is arriving in print edition and online. This issue contains profile stories on each of the CAAR Choice Awards winners, who were honored for their achievements at the CAAR Conference earlier this year in Saskatoon, Sask. Read more for a preview of the industry updates, stories and successes shared in this month’s magazine. 

CAAR advises all Manitoba members and producers that due to current soil and weather conditions, there will be no variance to the winter nutrient application restrictions. Nutrients may not be applied to fields before Saturday, April 11, 2020.

The critical period of spring planting is fast approaching with much uncertainty of additional measures to manage the spread of COVID-19. It is with this in mind, CAAR is developing an online Agri-Retailer Support Resource Area.