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Chairman’s Award: Al Driver, Bayer

The 2019 Chairman’s Award winner was selected in recognition of his many years contributing to the advancement of crop inputs and crop protection technology in Canada and, his personal passion for supporting the health of these industries and the ag retail sector.

4R Nutrient Stewardship Agri-Retailer: Cargill Ltd.

Walter Ens, National Agronomy Lead for Canada with Cargill Ltd., says that since the company has embraced 4R Nutrient Stewardship (4R) at the retail level, he has seen a heightened level of excitement among their customers and their agronomy team across Western Canada.

Evolution in Canadian Fertilizer

CAAR was proud to represent retailers during three days of meetings on the future of registration, regulation and use of fertilizer products in Canada.

Ready, Set, Respirator

Ensuring personal safety equipment is ready for the start of the busy season.

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.

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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There’s no time like the present to catch up on online training in advance of spring anhydrous application season. Get the details and an important update on scheduling for CAAR NTSP in-person training.

As provincial governments consider additional measures to manage the spread of COVID-19, CAAR is urging the Premiers to consider agri-retail an essential service to help ensure an uninterrupted flow of seed, fertilizer and crop protection products for the spring planting season and beyond.

TwoGreySuits, a CAAR Perk$ Partner, has complimentary information available to help CAAR Members manage through this COVID-19 pandemic.

Thank you to everyone who took the time to complete the conference survey. Your feedback on the 2020 CAAR Conference will help us improve future events, including the 2021 CAAR Conference in Edmonton, AB. Everyone who completed the survey was entered in a draw to win a $50 VISA gift card, with a second chance to win for those who provided a testimonial. And the winners are…

With the global spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), CAAR is advising all retailers to take additional health and safety precautions in the workplace. 

CAAR congratulates Prairie Giants Crop Supply (Inglis, Man.) and Sharpe’s Crop Services (Moosomin, Sask.) for their recent wins in ADAMA’s Thank-a-Retailer Community Contest! Both retailers received $15,000 to support worthy causes in their communities.

Did you sign in for your CEUs? CCAs who attended the 2020 CAAR Conference in Saskatoon but forgot to sign in at the registration desk for CEUs, can still receive their credits by confirming their attendance by Tuesday, March 31, 2020.