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Reviewing Results

Delegates attending the 2020 CAAR Conference had the opportunity to get a first-hand look at the results from the 2019 Canadian Precision Agriculture Dealership Survey, conducted by the University of Guelph, with input and support from CAAR.

4R Nutrient Stewardship Agri-Retailer: Cargill Ltd.

Walter Ens, National Agronomy Lead for Canada with Cargill Ltd., says that since the company has embraced 4R Nutrient Stewardship (4R) at the retail level, he has seen a heightened level of excitement among their customers and their agronomy team across Western Canada.

The 2020 CAAR Conference: Embracing Innovation

The 2020 CAAR Conference brought ag retailers back to sunny Saskatoon, Sask. for two-and-a-half days of speaker sessions and unbeatable networking opportunities. This year’s conference marked CAAR’s 25th anniversary as an association and, fittingly, was equal parts information, recognition and celebration.

Chairman’s Award: Al Driver, Bayer

The 2019 Chairman’s Award winner was selected in recognition of his many years contributing to the advancement of crop inputs and crop protection technology in Canada and, his personal passion for supporting the health of these industries and the ag retail sector.

Forward Thinking

With many agriculture events and meetings being cancelled this spring with the growing spread of the COVID-19 virus, CAAR was lucky enough to have had the 2020 CAAR Conference wrapped up before much of the world put social distancing into practice.

Ready, Set, Respirator

Ensuring personal safety equipment is ready for the start of the busy season.

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The CAAR’s Choice Awards Banquet is a conference highlight and is not to be missed! Join us for a delicious meal with your colleagues and friends, as we recognize the best of the best in Canadian Ag Retail. Following dinner, sit back and enjoy the entertainment, provided by one of Canada’s top comics.

Saskatchewan members – CAAR has once again successfully renewed the SGI Letter of Approval to Anhydrous Ammonia or Fertilizer Distributors, expiring Dec. 31, 2020.

Roundtables are back – and they’re better than ever! Don’t miss your chance to take part in this exciting networking and learning opportunity at the 2020 CAAR Conference. Whether you are a seasoned veteran of the industry or just starting out, there is a place for you at the table. Join us for a lively, topical discussion and get your conference networking off to a great start!

Which canola diseases are on your team’s radar for the 2020 growing season? Chances are, blackleg is on that list. Found in 75% of canola fields across Canada, blackleg is a serious yield-robbing disease with market access concerns. Read more for some of the Canola Council of Canada agronomy team’s key messages and updates on blackleg.

The 2020 CAAR Conference Keynote Speaker, Dr. Steven Webb, CEO of the Global Institute for Food Security (GIFS), will deliver a presentation focusing on the valuable role that partnerships will play in the changing landscape of Canadian agriculture, and where ag retailers fit into the equation.

Don’t miss this look at how collaboration will shape the next 25 years of Canadian agriculture – register for the 2020 CAAR Conference today!

CAAR’s staff and board of directors would like to wish our members and their families a safe and restful holiday season.

Our office will be closed from December 23 through January 3. We will re-open on January 6, 2020 with regular office hours – 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. CST.

The December Communicator is here – check your mailbox or read online at caar.org/the-communicator. The final issue of 2019 is packed with valuable information and expert insight to take your retail into the next decade.