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Building Customer Relationships: Understanding Needs and Conflict

Maintaining strong customer relationships is a driving factor for both customer satisfaction as well as company growth.

Rob McIntyre, President, Managing Partner and Master Trainer at Dale Carnegie Training explains that both parties need to be fully committed, with the company having total accountability of its attitudes and actions.

Evolution of CAAR. Your Participation is Required.

The past 3 months have been exceptionally busy months for the CAAR organization. We continue to evolve, and Members will begin to experience the changes in 2021.

Many issues of 2020 carried over into 2021, including the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and the ag industry has met the challenge with reliance and must remain diligent through 2021.

Engaging Our Employees

Rob McIntyre with Dale Carnegie Training demonstrated the tools that can be used to take control of personal attitudes, build relationships, and enhance communication skills which will ultimately enhance leadership skills during the 2021 Virtual CAAR Conference.

Agriculture in 2021: Trends and Insights

The pandemic has caused changes in the farmer psyche and the dynamic over the last 6 months.

Agriculture in 2021 has become more unpredictable than ever. With newer innovations, government regulations and increased adoption of sustainable farming practices making it more important than ever to stay up to date and plan for the future.

The Impact from Global Trends on the Canadian Ag Retailer

Marty Seymour, Director of Industry Relations with Farm Credit Canada (FCC) reviewed current trends and consumer behaviours impacting Canadian ag retailers, agriculture and food sectors in light of the pandemic at the recent 2021 Virtual CAAR Conference.

Sarah Dobson, Senior Relationship Manager with FCC also focused on introducing its new online application process and the new digital tools to finance a business.

Get to Know the CAAR Board: Stu Rasmussen & Stewart Whillans

The CAAR Communicator recently sat down with Stu Rasmussen with Blair’s Family of Companies and Stewart Whillans with J.R. Simplot to learn about their careers in the agriculture industry as well as their journey and leadership in ag retailer and their roles on the CAAR Board.

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Today on October 13, Global Fertilizer Day, the Canadian fertilizer industry and all related ag industries celebrates their accomplishments and innovations in fertilizer and environment sustainability. CAAR Member retailers, suppliers and farmers continue to move the industry forward as they feed the world.

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CAAR proudly represents CAAR members and the ag retailer community on the Domestic MRL Committee. CAAR will work together with the committee to ensure regulations regarding Maximum Residue Limits (MRLs) are fair, while ensuring that Canadian exports are not exposed to unacceptable trade risk. 

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The 14th Annual Canadian Fertilizer Products Forum will include several sessions running from October to November 2020, hosted virtually on the Zoom platform and is free for all CAAR Members to attend.

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Introduced in 2013, the 4R Nutrient Stewardship Agri-Retailer Award recognizes a team at one member location that has shown leadership in the adoption of 4R Nutrient Stewardship into their business practices.

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The Retailer of the Year Award recognizes one CAAR member location that managed to stand out among the rest and went above and beyond in 2020 to serve its customers.

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Hosted during the 2021 CAAR Conference from February 9 – 11, 2021, the CAAR Pro-Ag Investments auction will be hosted online, making it easier for you to bid on your favourite auction products through online and mobile bidding, all from the comfort of your home or office.