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A CEO to Fit the Bill

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

Growing the Value of Agronomy

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

Cultivating Mental Health

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

2019 CAAR Conference

The 2019 CAAR Conference is coming up and the conference planning committee is hard at work making it the best it can be! In the meantime, here’s a sneak peek from behind the scenes. 

Becoming a Certified Transport Canada Visual Inspection Facility

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

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.

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Show your commitment to ag safety by participating in Canadian Ag Safety Week from March 11 to 17.

CAAR and Fertilizer Canada are in the process of completing an application for a Temporary Certificate in support of the anhydrous ammonia industry. A request for compliance reprieve for nurse and applicator tanks is in development to meet: 

  • Section 5.10 (1) of the TDGR; 
  • Visual Inspection requirements in Specific Requirement 55 of the CSA B622-14 Standard.

Check your email inbox from Monday, Feb. 26 to find your CAAR conference survey, and complete it before Friday, March 9 for a chance to win a $50 Visa gift card! CAAR values your feedback, and your suggestions provide the direction for future CAAR conferences.

Five Canadian agri-retailers were recognized for their achievements at the 11th annual CAAR’s Choice Awards Banquet. The winners took to the stage on Feb. 14, to receive their award in the company of their peers during the gala event, part of the 2018 CAAR Conference running from Feb. 13-15 in Saskatoon, Sask.

CAAR is pleased to congratulate our member Munro Farm Supplies on celebrating 60 years in business in 2018!

CAAR extends a warm welcome to its 2018-19 Board of Directors, including new members Taylor Olsen from Olds Fertilizers & Agri Services Ltd., and Catherine Douglas from Federated Co-operatives Ltd.

This #CAARCON update is brought to you by InterAg.

Thank you to all of our sponsors, Pro-Ag Investments Auction donors, exhibitors and planning committee members who helped make the 2018 CAAR Conference an immensely successful event! We could not have done this without you. 

Because of your contributions, CAAR was able to craft and execute a conference lineup that provided valuable insight for everyone in attendance. Our informative speakers addressed a wide variety of industry and business challenges; including changes in regulations, developments in technology and reinforcing relationships with customers to be considered a trusted advisor.