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Taking Care of Business

Many regions throughout the country are preparing for harvest or have already begun, and while some may view this as the end of the current crop season, I view it as the beginning of next year’s crop-planning cycle. 

Becoming a Certified Transport Canada Visual Inspection Facility

With new requirements in effect, retailers can benefit by testing tanks in-house.

Cultivating Mental Health

Agri-retailers can help break the stigma surrounding mental health.

Encouraging Mental Heath Conversations

When I first heard about the Do More Agriculture Foundation (Do More Ag), a not-for-profit organization dedicated to eliminating the stigma of mental health issues, I was immediately energized – this was an initiative I wanted to support.

Growing the Value of Agronomy

CAAR and the PCCA board are equipping agronomists with the skills retailers want.

A CEO to Fit the Bill

Australian industry veteran Bill Dowdle brings his ideas and expertise to Canada.

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The CAAR office will be closed on March 30 for Good Friday. Regular office hours will resume on Monday, April 2. CAAR office hours are from 8:30 am - 4:30 pm CDT.

CAAR extends warm congratulations to MK Agro Ltd., located near Brunkild, MB – winner of ADAMA’s 2018 Thank-A-Retailer contest. As the Manitoba Regional Winner and overall National Winner, MK Agro received a total of $30,000 to spend on projects in their community. They have chosen to donate their prize money to Kelly Kabernick Girls High School Hockey Memorial Scholarship and the Sanford Hockey Arena.

CAAR is pleased to announce that it has completed updates to the Anhydrous Ammonia: Retailer Safe Handling and TDG Certification course. 

Executive Director of CAAR Mitch Rezansoff shared his immense knowledge and insight on using data to improve farm efficiency, data ownership and much more in his industry presentation “How Can We Benefit from Big Data?”

Fertilizer Canada is hosting a webinar outlining the implementation process for the Calcium Ammonium Nitrate (CAN) Security Code of Practice. The webinar will provide crucial information for any retailers who transport, store, handle and/or sell CAN.

The webinar will be held on Tuesday March 20 and registration is open until Thursday March 15.

Fertilizer Canada and the Canadian Association of Agri-Retailers (CAAR) would like to reassure farmers about the supply of nurse tanks for applying anhydrous ammonia fertilizer this spring.

The Manitoba winter nutrient application ban is in full effect until April 10, 2018. CAAR needs input from Manitoba agronomists as the association prepares to meet with an advisory group to discuss variances to the April 10 date. Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to join CAAR’s agronomist outreach list today!