ESSENTIAL NEWS FOR AGRI-RETAILERS
The CAAR Communicator

December Issue – See All

It Takes Two To Retain Your People

Two simple tips can help your ag retail hold onto the people you just hired.

Staying Ahead of the Customer

You are more than an Ag retailer—you’re an Ag advisor. Here are five tips you should be utilizing to expand your role with the farmer.

By The Numbers

2 - HR guru Stacy Brownridge, CPHR with Winfield United Canada offers some must-do advice−just two simple things−to ensure your new hire is a long-term hire.

4 - Rather than just holing up for the winter awaiting a groundhog to see its shadow, here are four huge takeaways for the ag retailer to consider ensuring a prosperous new year and beyond.

5 - Five helpful tips to becoming more than just a seller of products. It’s how to be an ag advisor and go-to solution provider for your customer base.

13 - A baker’s dozen of the latest innovative technologies every ag retailer should familiarize themselves with to provide a heads-up to their customer base or to diversify their own product line.

715 - It’s either one career homerun more than Babe Ruth clobbered, or it’s how many kilometres our featured CAAR Board member paddled on his trek down the Yukon River.

∞ + 1 - That’s the level of thanks owed to: Jim Barclay, Hensall Co-op; Taylor Olsen, Olds Fertilizers & Agri Services; Stacy Brownridge and Taryn Milton, both of Winfield United Canada, for their time and effort in helping CAAR get this issue to our association members.

 

As The Snow Falls

Helpful advice on what you should be doing right now during the winter season to gain an advantage on future activities.

AgTech: It’s Here. Get Used To It.

Agricultural technology shapes the way our farmers go about their business—and you need to be up on current and future trends to serve your customers. Learn about some of the newer technologies being offered within our ag industry…

Get to Know Taylor Olsen

It’s no secret that CAAR Board team members seem to like the Great Outdoors, and this issue’s all-star is no exception. Taylor Olsen, Operations Manager of Olds Fertilizers & Agri Services in Olds, Alberta, talked with the CAAR Communicator where we learned more of himself and career, ag retail leadership, his role with the CAAR Board and why a relaxing time for him involves doing something non-relaxing.

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AGI Fertilizer Systems, formerly Yargus Manufacturing and Junge Control, produces dry and liquid fertilizer handling products, consisting of a wide range of premium bulk blending and material handling equipment that is shipped worldwide for agricultural and industrial uses. (Sponsored Content.)

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Group Benefits Consulting of Canada is your one-stop shop for employee benefit plans and consulting, insurance products and business solutions to help your operation run smoothly and efficiently.

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Do you have a team member you want to recognize that has shown leadership in the adoption of 4R Nutrient Stewardship? Introduced in 2013, the 4R Nutrient Stewardship Agri-Retailer Award recognizes a team at one CAAR member location that has shown leadership in the adoption of 4R Nutrient Stewardship into their business practices. Nominate someone from your team today!

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Wednesday,October 13, 2021 CAAR encourages members to celebrate Global Fertilizer Day. Fertilizer significantly increases the amount of food that can be safely grown per acre and experts say this allows two out of five people around the world to have access to a reliable food supply.

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As previously announced by CAAR in a Member Alert last week, the Safety and the Farmer course is disabled as of September 29. Training curriculum, self-testing means, and certificates issued do not change. CAAR will redirect training to Fertilizer Canada's website.

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By now you and your team should have received the CAAR Communicator October issue.The October 2021 issue of The CAAR Communicator magazine is now available in print and online.

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CAAR is delighted to announce two of the speakers for the 2022 CAAR Conference which will be held February 8-10, 2022, in Edmonton. Chuck Penner, from Leftfield Commodities, will give an overview of the Commodity Markets, and Karen Haugen-Kozyra, from Viresco Solutions, will discuss the Canadian Carbon Credit Market. One of CAAR’s greatest membership advantages is bringing CAAR members together so be sure to mark the dates on your calendar!