The CAAR Communicator

December Issue – See All

It Takes Two To Retain Your People

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

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.

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.


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.

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CAAR members are encouraged to participate in the Webinar: Taking Advantage of Carbon Pricing Opportunities on September 29, from 10:00 am to 12:00 noon (EDT).

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As you are all aware, the federal general election will be held on September 20th. This means we are now in a writ period which impacts Agriculture & Agri-Food Canada’s (AAFC) capacity to engage with stakeholders.

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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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After a federal decision to halt the proposed increases to herbicide MRLs, CAAR gets to work to renew its efforts to ensure the ag retail industry has its say.

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Providing training to over 3,000 individuals in over 250 companies, CAAR offers exclusive programs to specifically meet the needs of the ag retailer and ensure they have the information to stay safe and succeed.

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CAAR constantly supports Canada’s ag retail sector and provide members the latest news, trends and regulation updates through our various communications channels.

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CAAR is pleased to share that the 2021 CAAR Annual Report which provides details of the activities and initiatives undertaken by the association to represent and address the interests and critical issues facing ag retailers was made available to members.