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October Issue – See All

Having a Field Day: Connecting Kids to Food Production

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

Harvesting Insight

An expanded precision agriculture survey sets its sights on the bigger picture.

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.

Finding the Right Fit

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

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.

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Two CAAR supplier members have launched new products this fall, giving retailers and their customers more choices and tools to use in their crop production plans. Read more to learn about SaltroTM, a seed treatment from Syngenta Canada to defend against blackleg, and CENTURO®, a nitrogen stabilizer from Koch Agronomic Services that allows for earlier anhydrous ammonia applications.

Watch for your 2020 CAAR Conference Registration Guide in the October issue of the Communicator and get ready – Conference registration opens on October 14, 2019.

The October Communicator is now online and hitting mailboxes. This issue offers great information on industry developments and astute insight from expert sources to consider and contemplate. Check your mailbox for your print copy or visit caar.org/the-communicator to read online.

The Canadian fertilizer industry has a lot to be proud of, and CAAR would like to encourage all of its members to celebrate the advancements and achievements of the industry by participating in Global Fertilizer Day on October 13. Read to learn more about Global Fertilizer Day and see the shareable Canadian Fertilizer Industry Quiz, created by Fertilizer Canada.

CAAR is pleased to welcome two new, independent-retailer representatives to the association’s board of directors. Joining the board are Mike Gaumont of McEwen’s Fuels & Fertilizers and Stu Rassmussen of Blair’s Family of Companies.

The Canadian Association of Agri-Retailers (CAAR) is looking to host multiple in-person Nurse Tank Safety Training (NTSP) courses this fall, if there is sufficient demand. To express your interest and help determine where and when training will take place, please complete the 2019 Nurse Tank Safety Training Survey before Friday, October 4.

The Do More Agriculture Foundation (Do More Ag) and Farm Credit Canada (FCC) have launched year two of a program that aims to promote mental health awareness and create support systems in rural communities. The mental health training program is offered at no-cost and is open to all rural agriculture communities across Canada.