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Agronomist of the Year: Taralea Simpson

Taralea Simpson is a farmer, a mother, an entrepreneur, a passionate “agvocate” and CAAR’s 2018 Agronomist of the Year. Sponsored by Simplot, the award recognizes a CAAR member agronomist who consistently exceeds expectations through dedication to their field and their agronomic knowledge.

Invaluable Conversations

Every year, I come away from the CAAR Conference with my head spinning. It takes a bit of time to process all of the information, all of the implications and simply take a breath after the fast pace of the event.

Developing Deeper Relationships

When a customer looks to you, their retailer, as a trusted resource, opportunities are created to build a relationship that is mutually beneficial to both parties. You help them, and they help you.

Keys to Managing Your Customer's Expectations

Maintain positive, long-term relationships with customers by managing their expectations.

Retailer Hall of Fame: Wayne Deschouwer

CAAR’s 2018 Retailer Hall of Fame award, sponsored by Univar Canada, was presented in memory of Wayne Deschouwer, who was taken from family, friends and Manitoba’s agriculture community far too soon when he passed away on Oct. 1, 2018, at the age of 63.

Retailer of the Year: South Country Co-op

South Country Co-op (South Country) prides itself on its commitment to creating safe and productive workplaces. The company is known for investing highly in its staff and empowers team members to take ownership and make decisions in the best interests of their fellow employees and their customers. This has paid off enormously for the organization, through staff retention, customer loyalty and, now, winning CAAR’s 2018 Retailer of the Year award, sponsored by Bayer CropScience Inc.

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New in 2019: If you can’t attend the 2019 CAAR Conference in Winnipeg, you can still stay up-to-date with important updates from your association, including confirmation of the 2019-20 Board of Directors, by viewing CAAR’s 2019 AGM online. Read more for details. 

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Processa, CAAR’s newest Perk$ program partner, has a great offer for CAAR Conference delegates. Visit the Processa booth at the 2019 CAAR Conference to learn more about Processa’s affordable, flexible payment processing services and how you can save by switching during Conference!

Are you ready for the ag retail event of the year? Please take the time to review these important details ahead of the event to make your arrival at conference a smooth one. If you have any questions, please contact the CAAR team at 800-463-9323 or by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. We can’t wait to see you in Winnipeg!

Attending the CAAR conference is a phenomenal opportunity to connect with your peers, receive industry updates and learn from a diverse line-up of speakers and presenters. And, by tweeting and using the official #CAARcon2019 hashtag, you can extend your networking and take your conference experience to another level.

Packed with valuable association information and timely updates, the February Communicator is now online and in your mailbox! Keep reading to see what you can expect in the first issue of 2019.

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