ESSENTIAL NEWS FOR AGRI-RETAILERS
When CAAR’s 2019 Agronomist of the Year Greg Hodgins first began his career in the early 2000s with Holmes Agro, an Ontario-based retailer with four locations, he was working in inventory management. With a degree in agriculture business, Hodgins wasn’t intending to become an agronomist.
Walter Ens, National Agronomy Lead for Canada with Cargill Ltd., says that since the company has embraced 4R Nutrient Stewardship (4R) at the retail level, he has seen a heightened level of excitement among their customers and their agronomy team across Western Canada.
CAAR was proud to represent retailers during three days of meetings on the future of registration, regulation and use of fertilizer products in Canada.
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.
The 2019 Chairman’s Award winner was selected in recognition of his many years contributing to the advancement of crop inputs and crop protection technology in Canada and, his personal passion for supporting the health of these industries and the ag retail sector.
Ensuring personal safety equipment is ready for the start of the busy season.
The February Communicator has arrived – check your mailbox or read online! This issue arrives just in time for the CAAR Conference and contains your last look at conference speakers and events before you head to Saskatoon, along with information and insights relevant to your retail.
Seize the moment while the CAAR Conference is fresh in your mind – join the CAAR Member Forum to provide your feedback on the 2020 CAAR Conference, and all things CAAR! We want to hear from you.
Canada’s Agriculture Day is a time for the entire ag industry to celebrate, make meaningful connections and shine a spotlight on Canadian food. Join us on Feb. 11 – in person or in spirit – as we raise our forks and our glasses to Canadian agriculture.
CAAR’s executive director Mitch Rezansoff recently attended three days of meetings in Ottawa on the future of fertilizer. The CFIA’s Fertilizer Workshop, Fertilizer Canada’s Fertilizer Products Forum and The Fertilizer & Supplement Advisory Committee’s first annual conference.
Read more to hear from current board members on the professional and personal rewards serving on the CAAR Board.
Through the new Canadian Agricultural Youth Council, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada is providing an opportunity for Canadians 18-30 to help shape the future of the agriculture and agri-food sector.