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Succeeding in Business Succession

Flexibility, compromise and clear communication improve the transition of company ownership.

Retailer Hall of Fame: Dennis Bulani, CEO, Rack Petroleum

There was no bigger smile at the CAAR’s Choice Awards Banquet than Dennis Bulani’s as he received a standing ovation from the audience while accepting CAAR’s 2019 Retailer Hall of Fame award.

Panel Discussion: eConnectivity

Members of industry-led AgGateway sit down for an insightful conversation on eConnectivity and where the opportunities and challenges may be for retailers considering it.

Ready, Set, Respirator

Ensuring personal safety equipment is ready for the start of the busy season.

Meet Your New Board Chair

The Communicator sits down for a Q & A with CAAR’s first female board chair, Theresa Bolton of Grasslands Recruitment Specialists.

Reviewing Results

Delegates attending the 2020 CAAR Conference had the opportunity to get a first-hand look at the results from the 2019 Canadian Precision Agriculture Dealership Survey, conducted by the University of Guelph, with input and support from CAAR.

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The best-of-the-best in ag retail were celebrated at the CAAR’s Choice Awards Banquet during the 2020 CAAR Conference in Saskatoon, Sask. Keep reading to see who took home the top honours.

See how your association went to work for you last year by viewing CAAR’s 2019 Annual Report, available now online. Read more for details about what is included in the report.

Calling all 2020 CAAR Conference delegates: remember to provide your feedback on the event for your chance to win a $50 VISA gift card. Check your email inbox for a link to fill out CAAR’s Post-Conference Survey. Don’t delay – Friday March 6 is the last day to take the survey!

Canadian Agriculture Safety Week is March 15-21, 2020. Keep reading for ways your retail can celebrate Ag Safety Week and bring awareness to CASA's annual initiative.

Creating awareness of agriculture is the overarching goal of Canadian Agriculture Literacy Month (CALM). This month join industry leaders, educators, farmers and fellow retailers from across the country as they take part in activities designed to connect students with where their food comes from.

CAAR is pleased to announce its 2020-21 board of directors. The board will set strategic priorities to lead the association throughout the next year as CAAR works to strengthen the ag retail industry in Canada through its advocacy activities and suite of valuable services to members.

The annual general meeting of the Canadian Federation of Agriculture (CFA) will be held Feb. 25-26 at the Chateau Laurier in Ottawa, Ont. The agenda for this year’s meeting has a strong focus on the future of the sector in looking at new technologies and consumer expectations.