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Meet Your New Board Chair

The Communicator sits down for a Q & A with CAAR’s first female board chair, Theresa Bolton of Grasslands Recruitment Specialists.

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.

Evolution in Canadian Fertilizer

CAAR was proud to represent retailers during three days of meetings on the future of registration, regulation and use of fertilizer products in Canada.

In times of crisis, effective leaders become calmer.

As business leaders of small to large ag corporations, what can we do to support employees and customers?

Agronomist of the Year: Greg Hodgins, Holmes Agro

When CAAR’s 2019 Agronomist of the Year Greg Hodgins first began his career in the early 2000s with Holmes Agro, an Ontario-based retailer with four locations, he was working in inventory management. With a degree in agriculture business, Hodgins wasn’t intending to become an agronomist.

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.

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Monsanto Company announced on Monday the appointment of Mitch Barns to the company’s board of directors.

Tell us the story of how you tackled a business challenge or agronomic obstacle for a producer, and you could be featured in an upcoming issue of The Communicator.

Western Canada fertilizer distributor Nexus Ag Business Inc. has been acquired by Univar Canada Ltd.

Farm at Hand has announced this week that co-founders Kim Keller and Himanshu Singh will be leaving the company.

Maclean's has posted an article exploring the importance of taking a fair-handed look at GMOs, and the reasons why agriculture relies on them.

Not all countries set import Maximum Residue Limits (MRLs) at the same time or at all. This may pose a trade risk. That’s why it’s wise to take steps to address concerns in key export markets.