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New Product Segment Brings New Opportunities

Retailers are helping their customers learn the ins and outs of plant growth regulators.

Agronomist of the Year: Taralea Simpson

Taralea Simpson is a farmer, a mother, an entrepreneur, a passionate “agvocate” and CAAR’s 2018 Agronomist of the Year. Sponsored by Simplot, the award recognizes a CAAR member agronomist who consistently exceeds expectations through dedication to their field and their agronomic knowledge.

Panel Discussion: Mergers and Acquisitions

Four industry leaders provided their insight into the recent wave of mergers and acquisitions and shared their advice for ag retailers during the 2019 CAAR Conference.

The 2019 CAAR Conference

Ag retailers from across the country gathered in Winnipeg, Man. for education, inspiration and unbeatable networking opportunities at the Ag Retail Event of the Year.

Chairman's Award: Grant Larocque

When selecting the 2018 Chairman’s Award recipient, CAAR board chair Don Kitson knew the award needed to go to Grant Larocque, a long-time board member and ardent association supporter.

Keys to Managing Your Customer's Expectations

Maintain positive, long-term relationships with customers by managing their expectations.

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Processa, CAAR’s newest Perk$ program partner, has a great offer for CAAR Conference delegates. Visit the Processa booth at the 2019 CAAR Conference to learn more about Processa’s affordable, flexible payment processing services and how you can save by switching during Conference!

Are you ready for the ag retail event of the year? Please take the time to review these important details ahead of the event to make your arrival at conference a smooth one. If you have any questions, please contact the CAAR team at 800-463-9323 or by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. We can’t wait to see you in Winnipeg!

Attending the CAAR conference is a phenomenal opportunity to connect with your peers, receive industry updates and learn from a diverse line-up of speakers and presenters. And, by tweeting and using the official #CAARcon2019 hashtag, you can extend your networking and take your conference experience to another level.

Packed with valuable association information and timely updates, the February Communicator is now online and in your mailbox! Keep reading to see what you can expect in the first issue of 2019.

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Did you know that in 2017, 57% of farmers said they turn to their retailers for 4R advice?

By becoming 4R Designated agri-retailers can align their businesses with the principles of 4R nutrient stewardship to provide the sustainable, on-farm nutrient management advice that farmers are demanding.