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Having a Field Day: Connecting Kids to Food Production

A comprehensive, retailer-led program is connecting kids with agriculture.

Innovation, Evolution and Change

If there was one thing that stood out during the creation of this magazine, it was that significant changes are currently underway across agriculture and ag retail. Both feature stories in this issue have themes of innovation, evolution and change.

The channels and means by which ag retailers connect and do business with their customers in an increasingly digital world are changing and evolving, with retailers of all sizes beginning to offer online services to customers.

Finding the Right Fit

Recruitment agencies specializing in agriculture can help ag retailers find the right talent.

Digital Disruption Revolutionizing Retail

Growers are going digital – are ag retailers going with them?

Weathering the Ups and Downs

At the time of writing this article, weather continues to impact progress on a harvest that has seen its ups and downs.

2019 is a year we won’t soon forget. With the majority of the crop yet to be harvested, farmers and ag retailers continue to prevail, moving forward with the challenges they can only manage but not control.

New Solutions to an Age-Old Problem

Three pieces of weed control technology are entering the crop protection mix.

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The Canadian Association of Agri-Retailers is pleased to host NTSP Safety Training covering the testing and inspection requirements of the CSA B620 and CSA B622 Safety Standards. Read more for details on the training session, which will be held on Monday, April 22 in Brandon, MB. 

Manitoba’s provincial restriction of the winter application of agriculture nutrients has now ended, fertilizer (including manure) may now be applied across the province. 

Applications are now being accepted for the Environmental Respect Awards (ERAs), an annual awards program honouring the environmental stewardship demonstrated by agri-retailers who sell, handle or apply crop protection products. 

The Canadian Association of Agri-Retailers (CAAR) is looking to host multiple in-person Nurse Tank Safety Training (NTSP) courses in 2019 if there is sufficient demand.

Click on the link below to find out more information about the training and complete the survey before Tuesday, April 9th if you are interested in participating in the in-person Nurse Tank Safety Training.

CAAR is seeking member feedback on anticipated start dates for spring fertilizer and seeding operations among ag retailers in Western Canada. Please take a moment to share your feedback with CAAR by answering the poll questions included below. 

Manitoba Sustainable Development has decided that the provincial restriction on winter application of nutrients will remain in place until 11:59 CDT, Wednesday, April 10. Based on current and forecasted weather conditions and field and soil testing observations, no variance is required to the April 10 restriction date.

Get ready for a busy spring by registering your staff for the “Anhydrous Ammonia: Retailer Safe Handling and TDG Certification” course. This valuable training ensures employees who handle anhydrous ammonia are trained in its safe handling and certified to do so. Read more to learn about CAAR's online and in-person training opportunities for this course.