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The CAAR Communicator

December Issue – See All

Get to Know Taylor Olsen

It’s no secret that CAAR Board team members seem to like the Great Outdoors, and this issue’s all-star is no exception. Taylor Olsen, Operations Manager of Olds Fertilizers & Agri Services in Olds, Alberta, talked with the CAAR Communicator where we learned more of himself and career, ag retail leadership, his role with the CAAR Board and why a relaxing time for him involves doing something non-relaxing.

AgTech: It’s Here. Get Used To It.

Agricultural technology shapes the way our farmers go about their business—and you need to be up on current and future trends to serve your customers. Learn about some of the newer technologies being offered within our ag industry…

Staying Ahead of the Customer

You are more than an Ag retailer—you’re an Ag advisor. Here are five tips you should be utilizing to expand your role with the farmer.

It Takes Two To Retain Your People

Two simple tips can help your ag retail hold onto the people you just hired.

As The Snow Falls

Helpful advice on what you should be doing right now during the winter season to gain an advantage on future activities.

CAAR News

Changes for the Safety & the Farmer Course

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2020 saw many changes to Nurse Tank Safety Program (NTSP) Training as a result of COVID-19 and as a result of changes to legislation.  B620-20 legislation came into effect in the Fall of 2020.

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The CAAR Perk$ program offers CAAR members exclusive access to discounted products and services that can save your company hundreds or even thousands of dollars every year. From affordable health benefits to HR Services, the CAAR Perk$ program is a great opportunity to benefit from the services you use every day!

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Save the Date: February 8th to 10th, 2022. It’s been a crazy 18 months, making it harder to connect and network with those in the agri-retail space. One of CAAR’s greatest membership advantages is bringing CAAR members together!  The Conference Committee has been hard at work, preparing for the 2022 conference.

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Synthesis Agri-Food Network began an extensive consultation process starting in November 2020, and wrapping up March 2021, to obtain feedback on the Responsible Grain draft Code of Practice.

Over 850 individuals registered to participate with over 92% of these being farmers, mostly from Western Canada. All participants were provided access to an online survey where they could review and comment on the Code practices in detail.

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According to statistics Canada, the results from the June 2021 Field Crop Survey conducted with 25,000 Canadian farmers showed that farmers planted more canola, barley, soybeans and lentils, but fewer acres of wheat, dry peas, corn for grain and oats this planting season.

Thumnail for Virtual ASA Sustainable Agronomy Conference

CAAR members may be interested in attending the US Sustainable Agronomy Conference designed for Certified Crop Advisers (CCAs), Agri-Sales Professionals, and growers which starts today, July 20, 2021.

Thumnail for Two Well-know Saskatchewan Ag Retailers Merge

Saskatchewan’s Federated Co-operatives Limited (FCL) and Blair’s Family of Companies (Blair’s) recently shared the news that the joint venture between the two parties (announced in February) is moving forward as it has successfully received regulatory approval.