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2019 CAAR Conference

The 2019 CAAR Conference is coming up and the conference planning committee is hard at work making it the best it can be! In the meantime, here’s a sneak peek from behind the scenes. 

Growing the Value of Agronomy

CAAR and the PCCA board are equipping agronomists with the skills retailers want.

A CEO to Fit the Bill

Australian industry veteran Bill Dowdle brings his ideas and expertise to Canada.

Protecting Crop Marketability

Consider market access when timing pre-harvest applications. 

Cultivating Mental Health

Agri-retailers can help break the stigma surrounding mental health.

Taking Care of Business

Many regions throughout the country are preparing for harvest or have already begun, and while some may view this as the end of the current crop season, I view it as the beginning of next year’s crop-planning cycle. 

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The annual CAAR member survey, designed to get critical feedback from CAAR members to help shape the future strategic goals and operating business plans of the association, is now available.

CAAR extends warm congratulations to a long-time supporter of our association, Ron Helwer, on the news that he will receive an honorary diploma in Agribusiness from Assiniboine Community College. Celebrating over 50 years of business in ag retail, Helwer is president of Manitoba-based companies Shur-Gro Farm Services, Munro Farm Supplies and South East Seeds.

It’s easier than ever to make 4R Nutrient Stewardship a part of conversations with your grower customers by using Fertilizer Canada’s 4R Toolkit, including province-specific resources to guide conversations with your growers.

Syngenta Canada and 4-H Canada have announced the wrap-up of the fifth year of the “Proud to Bee a 4-H’er” initiative, which saw Syngenta Canada helping to educate Canadian youth on the importance of pollinators by distributing bee-friendly seed packets to 4-H clubs across the country.

Safety signage and labelling helps keep employees, customers and the public safe, informed and aware of hazards and safety procedures.

Membership renewal season is upon us at CAAR and our team has some exciting details to share with you! 

As part of their commitment to the advancement of safety and security in the agri-food industry, Fertilizer Canada has created the Calcium Ammonium Nitrate (CAN) Security Code of Practice to create uniform security practices for the handling, transportation, storage and sale of CAN in Canada. Members of Fertilizer Canada who handle CAN are required to be certified by December 31, 2019.