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Chairman's Award: Grant Larocque

When selecting the 2018 Chairman’s Award recipient, CAAR board chair Don Kitson knew the award needed to go to Grant Larocque, a long-time board member and ardent association supporter.

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.

The 2019 CAAR Conference

Ag retailers from across the country gathered in Winnipeg, Man. for education, inspiration and unbeatable networking opportunities at the Ag Retail Event of the Year.

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.

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.

New Product Segment Brings New Opportunities

Retailers are helping their customers learn the ins and outs of plant growth regulators.

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CAAR welcomed a few new faces to the board of directors at the AGM, held during the recent CAAR Conference in Saskatoon, Sask.

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.