ESSENTIAL NEWS FOR AGRI-RETAILERS
The CAAR Communicator
The CAAR Communicator recently sat down with Stu Rasmussen with Blair’s Family of Companies and Stewart Whillans with J.R. Simplot to learn about their careers in the agriculture industry as well as their journey and leadership in ag retailer and their roles on the CAAR Board.
The past 3 months have been exceptionally busy months for the CAAR organization. We continue to evolve, and Members will begin to experience the changes in 2021.
Many issues of 2020 carried over into 2021, including the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and the ag industry has met the challenge with reliance and must remain diligent through 2021.
Farms.com has been selected by CAAR as its strategic partner to provide communications and creative services to the organization.
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The pandemic has caused changes in the farmer psyche and the dynamic over the last 6 months.
Agriculture in 2021 has become more unpredictable than ever. With newer innovations, government regulations and increased adoption of sustainable farming practices making it more important than ever to stay up to date and plan for the future.
Marty Seymour, Director of Industry Relations with Farm Credit Canada (FCC) reviewed current trends and consumer behaviours impacting Canadian ag retailers, agriculture and food sectors in light of the pandemic at the recent 2021 Virtual CAAR Conference.
Sarah Dobson, Senior Relationship Manager with FCC also focused on introducing its new online application process and the new digital tools to finance a business.
Rob McIntyre with Dale Carnegie Training demonstrated the tools that can be used to take control of personal attitudes, build relationships, and enhance communication skills which will ultimately enhance leadership skills during the 2021 Virtual CAAR Conference.
Manitoba Agriculture and Resource Development have revised the Winter Application Restrictions, allowing agriculture nutrients to start being applied as of today, March 23rd, 2021.
Don’t forget your CAAR Conference registration provides you even more value by giving you the opportunity to rewatch all 23 speaker sessions, download the contacts you made during the event and earn up to 9.5 CCA credits until Friday, March 5.
CAAR has exclusive training programs to specifically meet the needs of the ag retailer and with spring quickly approaching, now is a great time to renew your certifications that can all be completed online from the comfort of your office or home.
Spring is around the corner and every farmer and agronomists’ favourite resource is here just in time for the growing season – Alberta’s 2021 Crop Protection Guide, otherwise known as The Blue Book.
With nearly 6,000 copies of The Blue Book sold by advanced orders, demand is high but the commissions are ready to deliver on all orders.
In March 2021, Agriculture in the Classroom - Canada (AITC) celebrates their 10th anniversary of the Canadian Agriculture Literacy Month (CALM)! Hosted in classrooms across the country, this program helps students to LEARN, CONNECT and UNDERSTAND agriculture through fun and interactive activities.
Didn’t Attend the 2021 Virtual CAAR Conference? No worries, you can still register for #CAARcon until March 5 and access our virtual event hosted on SwapCard, giving you the opportunity to watch all 23 speaker sessions and earn up to 9.5 CCA credits.