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Keys to Managing Your Customer's Expectations

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

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.

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.

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.

A Shared Responsibility

Retailers play an important role in farmer education.

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.

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The Canadian Association of Agri-Retailers (CAAR) recognized some of the industry’s best and brightest at the CAAR’s Choice Awards, hosted at their conference in Saskatoon, Sask.

Today, the Western Canadian Wheat Growers Association responded to the Emerson review of the Canadian transportation system. 

SeCan announced today the settlement of a Plant Breeders’ Rights (PBR) case between SeCan and Harvey Marcil of Pasqua Farms of Moose Jaw Saskatchewan.

DuPont Pioneer today announced the twelve (12) winners of the 2015 Rock Your Harvest contest in Western Canada who shared photos, videos, and stories of Pioneer® brand seed products at work on their farms or on Pioneer plot tours.

The Manitoba Canola Growers Association (MCGA) has awarded Mairlyn Smith with the 2016 Canola Award of Excellence – the first professional home economist to be recognized for her contributions to the canola industry.

The docudrama play "Seeds", which aims to tell an even-handed summary of the Monsanto Canada Vs. Percy Schmeiser legal battle, is showing until Feb. 28 in Winnipeg, Manitoba.

NutriAg Group, a leading innovator and supplier of nutrient products and agricultural adjuvants, is pleased to announce Gustavo Gonzalez-Roelants has joined the company in the newly created position of Director, Business Development and Marketing, Canada, effective Feb. 22.