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The CAAR Communicator

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Evolution of CAAR. Your Participation is Required.

The past 3 months have been exceptionally busy months for the CAAR organization. We continue to evolve, and Members will begin to experience the changes in 2021.

Many issues of 2020 carried over into 2021, including the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and the ag industry has met the challenge with reliance and must remain diligent through 2021.

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Farms.com has been selected by CAAR as its strategic partner to provide communications and creative services to the organization.

Let us take a few minutes to introduce ourselves so that you can be confident of our abilities to assist CAAR with the production of the CAAR Communicator and its other marketing channels.

Engaging Our Employees

Rob McIntyre with Dale Carnegie Training demonstrated the tools that can be used to take control of personal attitudes, build relationships, and enhance communication skills which will ultimately enhance leadership skills during the 2021 Virtual CAAR Conference.

Get to Know the CAAR Board: Stu Rasmussen & Stewart Whillans

The CAAR Communicator recently sat down with Stu Rasmussen with Blair’s Family of Companies and Stewart Whillans with J.R. Simplot to learn about their careers in the agriculture industry as well as their journey and leadership in ag retailer and their roles on the CAAR Board.

The Impact from Global Trends on the Canadian Ag Retailer

Marty Seymour, Director of Industry Relations with Farm Credit Canada (FCC) reviewed current trends and consumer behaviours impacting Canadian ag retailers, agriculture and food sectors in light of the pandemic at the recent 2021 Virtual CAAR Conference.

Sarah Dobson, Senior Relationship Manager with FCC also focused on introducing its new online application process and the new digital tools to finance a business.

Agriculture in 2021: Trends and Insights

The pandemic has caused changes in the farmer psyche and the dynamic over the last 6 months.

Agriculture in 2021 has become more unpredictable than ever. With newer innovations, government regulations and increased adoption of sustainable farming practices making it more important than ever to stay up to date and plan for the future.

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The December 2020 issue of The CAAR Communicator magazine is now available in print, online and PDF format. Read about the 2021 Virtual CAAR Conference, ways to differentiate your ag retail business, how Agro.Club Canada's digital marketplace platform is helping ag businesses and more!

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On December 8, 2020, the Public Health Agency of Canada released its COVID-19 Immunization Plan: Saving Lives and Livelihoods. The document outlines Canada’s immunization plan and proposes the steps towards a safe, effective and informed roll-out.

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Under the authority of the Pest Control Products Act and based on the evaluation of currently available scientific information, Health Canada is cancelling outdoor uses of chlorpyrifos except for a limited list of uses that require mitigation measures, due to risks to the environment that have not been shown to be acceptable.

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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.