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CAAR Conference: Educate. Engage. Evolve

Our virtual event is an interactive, online experience, providing ag retailers with an opportunity to educate themselves through informative sessions and group discussions, engage with exhibitors and other attendees to build new connections and evolve to provide the best service for their customers.

Adapting to Change

So much can change in a year. In February 2020, I thought I had a pretty clear idea of what was ahead of me as far as my agriculture-focused career went. I had just left my position as a corporate director of recruitment with a national line company and joined a recruiting firm, specializing in all aspects of agriculture shortly after.

CAAR's Year in Review

The ag industry showed strength and unity in the face of the many challenges presented in 2020.

COVID-19 drastically changed how ag retailers conducted business in 2020. As an essential service, businesses in all areas of the agriculture industry had to find innovative ways to pivot their norm in a world that changed overnight.

CAAR Needs You in 2021

Many of the issues people working in Canadian agriculture faced for the majority of 2020 will continue for at least the next six to nine months. Social distancing and limitations on face-to-face business activities will continue until most citizens that seek to be vaccinated have successfully done so.

Opportunities with Ag Technology

Autonomous equipment and precision application systems have the potential to disrupt the application of the traditional inputs, which some say will ultimately benefit retailers.

David Parker, executive vice president of FLM Harvest and the opening presenter at the 2021 Virtual CAAR Conference, says farmers trust their retailer's expertise and would likely consult them on new ag products and trends.

Get to know the CAAR Board: Michael Gaumont and Russ Reich

The CAAR Communicator sits down for a Q&A with Michael Gaumont, vice president of operations at McEwen’s Fuels and Fertilizers, and Russ Reich, vice president of crop inputs at Richardson International, to learn about their journey through the ag retail industry and involvement with the CAAR board.

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The Pro-Ag Investments Auction will be hosted online over three days from Feb. 9-11, 2021, making it easier for you to bid on auction products through online and mobile bidding, all from the comfort of your home or office.

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The 2021 Virtual CAAR Conference is only a couple of months away and we’re excited to share the speaker lineup with you. Check out the virtual agenda and make sure to register you and your team today!

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CAAR’s staff and board of directors would like to wish our members and their families a safe and peaceful holiday season.

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We have extended our Member Survey to Friday, Jan. 15, 2021, giving members more time to express their opinions on how we can improve the services we offer and identify the most important issues members would like us to work on.

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Plastic plays an important part in the lives of Canadians and in the economy. The Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC) has proposed an integrated management approach to plastic products to prevent waste and pollution.

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Transport Canada has informed CAAR, the new editions of the B620:20 and B622:22 standards are now officially published and adopted in the TDG Regulations. As a result, CAAR members no longer require the equivalency certificate SH 11960.

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Register you and your team for the 2021 Virtual CAAR Conference!

The 2021 Virtual CAAR Conference is an interactive, online experience, providing ag retailers an opportunity to stay informed with educational sessions and group discussions, engage with exhibitors and industry reps, and access resources to help evolve and provide the best service for their customers.

This virtual conference is a must-attend event, register today!