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October Issue – See All

Harvesting Insight

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

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.

Having a Field Day: Connecting Kids to Food Production

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

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.

Digital Disruption Revolutionizing Retail

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

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CAAR members are encouraged to submit comments to the Canada Grains Council on the Market Acceptance of Pesticide Use Policy. The Canada Grains Councils is consulting stakeholders until August 31, 2019 on a new framework to manage trade compliance risk related to pesticide use. Read more for details on how to view the consultation materials and submit comments.

Ag in Motion kicks off today, it is the largest agricultural trade show in Western Canada, providing a venue for progressive farmers who want to see and experience the latest agricultural innovations. This year, visitors to the Ag in Motion site might notice some new environmental stewardship initiatives “AIM”ed at fighting the spread of clubroot and reducing waste. 

Nobody appreciates their customers like CAAR members! If you’re having a special customer appreciation event this summer, share the photos with your association. Read more for details.

Thursday, July 11, 3 p.m. CDT.

Keep it Clean! recognizes that agronomists and ag retailers are trusted advisors for their farmer customers, and therefore play a crucial role in communicating important information on all aspects of crop production.

That’s why the partners behind Keep it Clean! invite all Canadian ag retail managers, ag retail agronomists, independent agronomists and Certified Crop Advisers to attend an interactive webinar on Thursday, July 11, 2019 at 3 p.m. CDT.

Human resources can be a time-consuming and sometimes frustrating part of running a business. Often, it’s the simplest things, like having the correct forms on hand to deal with an employee issue, that can bring the most aggravation. Read on to see how a free perk for CAAR members can help make handling HR a breeze.

We all know that summer is a valuable time to take in education opportunities, network with peers and enjoy a change of scenery through the many events going on across the country. Check out CAAR's Events Page for details on some of the tours, shows and other events of interest to ag retailers going on this summer. Read more for details.

CAAR invites its Manitoba members to join Fertilizer Canada and Double Diamond Farm Supply to see the 4R principles in action and learn about integrating 4R into the Manitoba environment at the 4R Manitoba Summer Field Tour on Tuesday, July 30. Read more for tour details and how to RSVP.