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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.

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.

Invaluable Conversations

Every year, I come away from the CAAR Conference with my head spinning. It takes a bit of time to process all of the information, all of the implications and simply take a breath after the fast pace of the event.

A Shared Responsibility

Retailers play an important role in farmer education.

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.

New Product Segment Brings New Opportunities

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

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Did you know that in 2017, 57% of farmers said they turn to their retailers for 4R advice?

By becoming 4R Designated agri-retailers can align their businesses with the principles of 4R nutrient stewardship to provide the sustainable, on-farm nutrient management advice that farmers are demanding.

To close out the 2019 CAAR Conference with some food for thought, CAAR is pleased to welcome Dr. Sylvain Charlebois. Known as “The Food Professor” in media circles, Charlebois will be delivering a captivating keynote presentation on the Future of Canadian Agriculture.

Certified Professional Agronomists (CPAs), Crop Advisors (CCAs) and Crop Science Consultants (CCSCs) can earn CEUs by attending the 2019 CAAR Conference in Winnipeg, Man. Continue reading to find out how many CEUs you may be eligible for and how to get them.

The 2019 CAAR Conference is right around the corner which means it is time once again for the CAAR Pro-Ag Investments Auction. The auction is not just CAAR’s only fundraiser – it’s a conference highlight!

The CAAR Conference is the ag retail event of the year, giving retailers a chance to come together to network, learn and celebrate their industry. The conference also provides members with several opportunities to provide direct feedback to the association. From the opening AGM to the follow-up delegate survey, your participation counts!

Now is the perfect time to order your NH3 three-year and five-year identification decals from the CAAR Mart! CAAR's voluntary decal program helps retailers easily identify post weld and non-post weld heated anhydrous ammonia tanks and nurse wagons.

CAAR would like to congratulate all of the lucky prize winners in our early bird conference registration draws, sponsored by FWS Group of Companies!