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October Issue – See All

Having a Field Day: Connecting Kids to Food Production

A comprehensive, retailer-led program is connecting kids with agriculture.

Finding the Right Fit

Recruitment agencies specializing in agriculture can help ag retailers find the right talent.

New Solutions to an Age-Old Problem

Three pieces of weed control technology are entering the crop protection mix.

Innovation, Evolution and Change

If there was one thing that stood out during the creation of this magazine, it was that significant changes are currently underway across agriculture and ag retail. Both feature stories in this issue have themes of innovation, evolution and change.

The channels and means by which ag retailers connect and do business with their customers in an increasingly digital world are changing and evolving, with retailers of all sizes beginning to offer online services to customers.

Harvesting Insight

An expanded precision agriculture survey sets its sights on the bigger picture.

Digital Disruption Revolutionizing Retail

Growers are going digital – are ag retailers going with them?

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Manitoba Open Farm Day is an annual, family-friendly event held at various sites across the province. Every year, on the third Sunday in September, farms and ag businesses open their doors to the public, giving them an opportunity to see how their food is produced, and learn more about environmental stewardship and the history of farming in the province. Taking part for the first time this year is one of the branches of Shur-Gro, a CAAR member.

As a CAAR member, you help support your association’s advocacy activities. In turn, when important industry issues and initiatives are brought forward, your association can help represent your interests by ensuring your voice is heard. Keep reading to see some of the groups and committees CAAR is participating in on members’ behalf.

Women in all areas of ag can make meaningful new connections, grow their skills and share their passion for the industry at the 2019 Advancing Women in Ag Conference.

The 2019 Precision Agriculture Dealership Survey is now available! CAAR encourages all members and non-members to take the survey, conducted by the University of Guelph, to help develop credible metrics on the state of development and adoption of precision agriculture techniques among Canadian ag retailers. Read more for the link to take the survey and to learn more about its purpose.  

The finalized Environmental Emergency Regulations, 2019 have been published in the Canada Gazette Part II and will come into force on August 24, 2019. Fertilizer Canada has released a technical bulletin to provide guidance on the major changes coming into effect and to provide clarity on changes to audited requirements of the Fertilizer Canada Codes of Practice. Read more for details.

CAAR extends its sincere congratulations to the six 2019 inductees into the Canadian Agricultural Hall of Fame. Their outstanding contributions to this industry have made a lasting impact on the lives of many who rely on agriculture for their livelihoods. 

From Mitch Rezansoff, Executive Director of CAAR:

At Ag in Motion, it was clear to me that suppliers of seed, fertilizer, crop protection, technologies and equipment are jockeying to position themselves as leaders and trusted advisers to farm managers and operations.

Trusted adviser status cannot be claimed – it must be earned.