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October Issue – See All

Helwer at the Helm

The venerable founder of Shur-Gro celebrates a half-century in ag-retail.

Engaging Expertise

Improving employee engagement can have positive effects on your bottom line.

The Future of CAAR Starts Now

CAAR’s Board of Directors has recently completed a strategic planning session, resulting in a long-term, three-year strategy for the association that provides clear, constructive direction and that speaks to the goals, focus and purpose of CAAR through to 2022.

New Season, New Outreach

Fall is always an exciting time at the CAAR office and this year is certainly no exception. The CAAR team has been hard at work on advocacy and other industry strengthening initiatives on behalf of our membership, and we are very excited for the association’s activities in the coming months.

A Consistent Message

CAAR is advocating on behalf of members on a proposed ban of two valuable neonic products.

Getting on the Same Page

Ask a room full of people what sustainability means, and you’ll get a room full of answers. In this Perspectives discussion, three members of Canadian ag share their views on sustainability, and how we can get on the same page.

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It’s easier than ever to make 4R Nutrient Stewardship a part of conversations with your grower customers by using Fertilizer Canada’s 4R Toolkit, including province-specific resources to guide conversations with your growers.

Syngenta Canada and 4-H Canada have announced the wrap-up of the fifth year of the “Proud to Bee a 4-H’er” initiative, which saw Syngenta Canada helping to educate Canadian youth on the importance of pollinators by distributing bee-friendly seed packets to 4-H clubs across the country.

Safety signage and labelling helps keep employees, customers and the public safe, informed and aware of hazards and safety procedures.

Membership renewal season is upon us at CAAR and our team has some exciting details to share with you! 

As part of their commitment to the advancement of safety and security in the agri-food industry, Fertilizer Canada has created the Calcium Ammonium Nitrate (CAN) Security Code of Practice to create uniform security practices for the handling, transportation, storage and sale of CAN in Canada. Members of Fertilizer Canada who handle CAN are required to be certified by December 31, 2019.

CAAR is pleased to announce the next phase in its strategic overview and planning process – the annual CAAR member survey. Launching this month, the survey is designed to get critical feedback from CAAR members to help shape the future strategic goals and operating business plans of the association.

CAAR is pleased to welcome Eric Gregory, director of marketing for BrettYoung Seeds, to the CAAR board of directors.