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The CAAR Communicator

December Issue – See All

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…

By The Numbers

2 - HR guru Stacy Brownridge, CPHR with Winfield United Canada offers some must-do advice−just two simple things−to ensure your new hire is a long-term hire.

4 - Rather than just holing up for the winter awaiting a groundhog to see its shadow, here are four huge takeaways for the ag retailer to consider ensuring a prosperous new year and beyond.

5 - Five helpful tips to becoming more than just a seller of products. It’s how to be an ag advisor and go-to solution provider for your customer base.

13 - A baker’s dozen of the latest innovative technologies every ag retailer should familiarize themselves with to provide a heads-up to their customer base or to diversify their own product line.

715 - It’s either one career homerun more than Babe Ruth clobbered, or it’s how many kilometres our featured CAAR Board member paddled on his trek down the Yukon River.

∞ + 1 - That’s the level of thanks owed to: Jim Barclay, Hensall Co-op; Taylor Olsen, Olds Fertilizers & Agri Services; Stacy Brownridge and Taryn Milton, both of Winfield United Canada, for their time and effort in helping CAAR get this issue to our association members.

 

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.

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.

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.

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Thumnail for Cleanfarms collections this fall

Cleanfarms has announced the locations of its next regional events to collect unwanted, old agricultural pesticides and obsolete livestock, equine and poultry medications to help farmers safety dispose of these agricultural materials in an environmentally friendly and responsible way. The products are safely disposed of through high temperature incineration.

Thumnail for What We Heard Report

CAAR participated in Manitoba’s Pre-FPT Agriculture and Food Industry Meeting in June in preparation for the July 2021 Federal/Provincial/Territorial Ministers of Agriculture meeting. FPT agriculture Ministers will be meeting again in September. 

Thumnail for Keep it Clean 2021 Pre-Harvest Tips

CAAR members are encouraged to participate in the following Keep it Clean Pre-Harvest Tips Webinar for timely pre-harvest tips and tools to protect the marketability of Canada’s canola, cereal and pulse crops on Thursday, August 5th, 2021 at 11AM CDT (10 a.m. CST & MDT).

Thumnail for January 2022 Anhydrous Ammonia Code of Practice

Fertilizer Canada’s Anhydrous Ammonia Code of Practice has already been updated for January 2022 and is now available for download. The Ammonia Code provides uniform safety and security practices for the safe handling and storage of anhydrous ammonia at ag-retail facilities across Canada.

Thumnail for January 2022 Anhydrous Ammonia Code of Practice

Reminder, as reported in the last issue of the newsletter, Fertilizer Canada’s Anhydrous Ammonia Code of Practice has already been updated for January 2022 and is now available for download. The Ammonia Code provides uniform safety and security practices for the safe handling and storage of anhydrous ammonia at ag-retail facilities across Canada.

Thumnail for AWSA COVID-19 protocol

The Agrichemical Warehouse Standards Association (AWSA) has released a Revised COVID-19 Auditing Policy. Effective August 1, 2021 audits can be completed either virtually or in-person.

Thumnail for CAAR Communicator August Issue

By now you and your team should have received the CAAR Communicator August issue.The August 2021 issue of The CAAR Communicator magazine is now available in print and online.