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Embracing Innovation: The 2020 CAAR Conference

Join us in Saskatoon, Feb. 11–13, 2020 for the 25th anniversary of the CAAR Conference, an event that will be equal parts celebration and education.

Ten Spots to Wine & Dine

If you are hosting an important meeting or an outing with your team, try one of these popular spots in downtown Saskatoon, just steps from the CAAR Conference host hotel.

A Growing Concern

Is increased public scrutiny and pressure from export markets threatening the future of glyphosate?

Retailing in the Age of Trade Barriers

The Communicator asked three industry experts for their take on industry ramifications of the current state of tariff and non-tariff trade barriers.

Preparing for the Skills Revolution

Industry players and academic institutions are building skills to take on the revolution.

The Value of Canadian Ag Retailing

What many unfamiliar with Canadian agriculture production fail to recognize is the scope of annual purchases farmers undertake to grow major crops. These purchases significantly contribute to the regional, provincial and national economies of Canada.

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The finalized Environmental Emergency Regulations, 2019 have been published in the Canada Gazette Part II and will come into force on August 24, 2019. Fertilizer Canada has released a technical bulletin to provide guidance on the major changes coming into effect and to provide clarity on changes to audited requirements of the Fertilizer Canada Codes of Practice. Read more for details.

CAAR extends its sincere congratulations to the six 2019 inductees into the Canadian Agricultural Hall of Fame. Their outstanding contributions to this industry have made a lasting impact on the lives of many who rely on agriculture for their livelihoods. 

From Mitch Rezansoff, Executive Director of CAAR:

At Ag in Motion, it was clear to me that suppliers of seed, fertilizer, crop protection, technologies and equipment are jockeying to position themselves as leaders and trusted advisers to farm managers and operations.

Trusted adviser status cannot be claimed – it must be earned.

Exhibitor Registration is officially open for the 2020 CAAR Conference in Saskatoon, SK. Book your space early for CAAR’s 25th anniversary conference and secure your company’s spot at the premiere conference for Canadian ag retailers. The 2019 CAAR Conference Tradeshow sold out, don't miss your opportunity to secure your space! Read more for details on exhibiting at the 25th anniversary CAAR Conference.

Canadian agriculture has seen tremendous evolution and change since CAAR was formed and the first CAAR Conference was hosted in 1995. CAAR members have been there every step of the way throughout all of this change; helping their grower customers to understand and apply innovations.

Celebrating the role that retailers play in the ever-changing, increasingly sophisticated world of ag, the theme of CAAR’s upcoming 25th anniversary conference is “Embracing Innovation.”

CAAR offers excellent resources to support numerous business areas for members. Are you taking advantage of CAAR's resources? Read more to learn about the resources CAAR offers and how they can help to streamline your business. 

CAAR members can help develop credible metrics on the state of development and adoption of precision agriculture techniques among Western Canadian Ag Retailers by taking 15 minutes to fill out the "2019 Precision Agriculture Dealership Survey," currently being developed in partnership between The University of Guelph and Purdue University. Read more for the purpose behind the survey, how to take the survey and how CAAR participated in its creation.