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October Issue – See All

A Canadian Agriculture Broadband Strategy

There is a major disparity in the access to Canadian telecommunications and internet services between urban and rural communities.

Tours and Tradeshows Take Virtual Format

In the summer of 2019, sales reps, retailers and farmers gathered at demonstration plots across the country, taking advantage of the opportunity to see in person how crop inputs work in the field and to build relationships. What a difference a year makes.

Quantifying Sustainable Practices

The Co-operative Retailing System (CRS) is helping their farmer customers identify attainable improvements in their operations that will contribute to overall improved farm sustainability and documenting these improvements in a meaningful way through their Grown With Purpose (GWP) program.

Get to Know the CAAR Board: Cathi Douglas

The CAAR Communicator sits down for a Q&A with Cathi Douglas to learn about her journey through the ag retail industry and involvement with the CAAR Board.

Industry Trends

Canadian fertilizer shipments and farm operations expenses continue to grow year over year.

To Become Different

The definition of change as a verb is “to make or become different.” Life is full of changes – personally and professionally. When a big change happens, we like to follow it up by saying, “When things get back to normal.” Normal is conforming to a standard, and after a change, really there is no “getting back to” because things are different.

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CAAR is proud to offer safety training and regulatory compliance assistance, as well as resources dedicated to helping members stay up to date on critical knowledge and certification. See below for highlighted Anhydrous Ammonia and Transportation of Dangerous Goods Training opportunities available to CAAR members.

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With increases of COVID-19 positive tests across the prairie provinces, CAAR will not be hosting in-person NTSP training for the Fall of 2020. As an alternative, CAAR will host virtual training events during the Fall to provide our members the training they require during these uncertain times.

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Introduced in 2012, the Agronomist of the Year award recognizes a CAAR member agronomist who consistently exceeds expectations through dedication to their field and their agronomic knowledge.

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The health and safety of CAAR Conference attendees are of utmost importance to us, in light of the on-going developments with COVID-19, we have chosen to host the 2021 CAAR Conference virtually from February 9 - 11, 2021.

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Developed by CSGA and available through CAAR, the Investing in Certified Seed program is designed to assist Canadian seed retailers develop the knowledge required to inform grower customers on the benefits certified seed provides for individual growers and the Canadian seed industry.

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West Can Group, a 100% Canadian owned and operated company, has been serving Western Canada for over 20 years, providing quality telecommunication products and services at competitive prices to businesses and residential customers in both urban and rural communities.

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CAAR’s purpose and values can be summarized in three words: Produce, Protect, Proud.