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The CAAR Communicator

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Farms.com has been selected by CAAR as its strategic partner to provide communications and creative services to the organization.

Let us take a few minutes to introduce ourselves so that you can be confident of our abilities to assist CAAR with the production of the CAAR Communicator and its other marketing channels.

Engaging Our Employees

Rob McIntyre with Dale Carnegie Training demonstrated the tools that can be used to take control of personal attitudes, build relationships, and enhance communication skills which will ultimately enhance leadership skills during the 2021 Virtual CAAR Conference.

Evolution of CAAR. Your Participation is Required.

The past 3 months have been exceptionally busy months for the CAAR organization. We continue to evolve, and Members will begin to experience the changes in 2021.

Many issues of 2020 carried over into 2021, including the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and the ag industry has met the challenge with reliance and must remain diligent through 2021.

Get to Know the CAAR Board: Stu Rasmussen & Stewart Whillans

The CAAR Communicator recently sat down with Stu Rasmussen with Blair’s Family of Companies and Stewart Whillans with J.R. Simplot to learn about their careers in the agriculture industry as well as their journey and leadership in ag retailer and their roles on the CAAR Board.

Building Customer Relationships: Understanding Needs and Conflict

Maintaining strong customer relationships is a driving factor for both customer satisfaction as well as company growth.

Rob McIntyre, President, Managing Partner and Master Trainer at Dale Carnegie Training explains that both parties need to be fully committed, with the company having total accountability of its attitudes and actions.

Agriculture in 2021: Trends and Insights

The pandemic has caused changes in the farmer psyche and the dynamic over the last 6 months.

Agriculture in 2021 has become more unpredictable than ever. With newer innovations, government regulations and increased adoption of sustainable farming practices making it more important than ever to stay up to date and plan for the future.

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Learn about the Clean Fuel Standard document that will replace the current Renewable Fuels Regulations and also learn about Canada’s climate plan that protects the environment, create jobs and support communities.

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Last fall, Cleanfarms announced the launch of ‘Building a Zero-Plastic Waste Strategy for Agriculture’, an innovative three-year project, focused on helping Canadian farmers responsibly manage ag plastics

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From the success of the 14th Annual Canadian Fertilizer Products Forum (CFPF), the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is hosting topic-specific webinars for regulated parties to ask questions and better understand the updated Fertilizers Regulations.

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Transport Canada released a notice in December 2020 intended for industry stakeholders handling, offering for transport or transporting dangerous goods as well as the inspectorate.

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CAAR is pleased to announce David Parker, one of the keynote speakers scheduled to present at the 2021 Virtual CAAR Conference, who will outline the abilities, capabilities, and focus required to navigate our exciting future in the agriculture industry.

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CAAR is pleased to announce Cami Ryan, one of the keynote speakers scheduled to present at the 2021 Virtual CAAR Conference, who will provide insights into the ‘disinformation landscape’ and what this means for the agriculture industry and for societies.

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Alberta Barley, Alberta Canola, Alberta Pulse Growers, and Alberta Wheat Commission are working together to continue the legacy of Agronomy Update.