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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?

Succeeding in Business Succession

Flexibility, compromise and clear communication improve the transition of company ownership.

Retailer of the Year: Crop Management Network, central Alberta

The Retailer of the Year award, sponsored by Bayer, celebrates the successes one ag retailer has achieved in making a difference in the lives of their customers through excellent customer service and community support, support for their staff and leadership in the industry.

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.

Retailer Hall of Fame: Dennis Bulani, CEO, Rack Petroleum

There was no bigger smile at the CAAR’s Choice Awards Banquet than Dennis Bulani’s as he received a standing ovation from the audience while accepting CAAR’s 2019 Retailer Hall of Fame award.

4R Nutrient Stewardship Agri-Retailer: Cargill Ltd.

Walter Ens, National Agronomy Lead for Canada with Cargill Ltd., says that since the company has embraced 4R Nutrient Stewardship (4R) at the retail level, he has seen a heightened level of excitement among their customers and their agronomy team across Western Canada.

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CAAR recognizes the hard work our members do every day ensuring farm customers have you as a valued resource for their operations. This same commitment to your success is our focus every day and we look to continue to build value for you and your business. Keep reading for highlights of how we worked on your behalf in 2019/20.

Membership renewal time is upon us once again. Continue reading to see how CAAR membership benefits your business and helps to strengthen the industry. 

Help your customers protect the marketability of their wheat, barley and oats by encouraging them to take a proactive approach to managing fusarium head blight (FHB) this growing season.

The Canadian government has announced an investment of an additional $9.2 million to enhance the Youth Employment and Skills Program (YESP). The additional funding will fund up to 700 new jobs for youth ages 15-30 in the agriculture industry.

Retailers who handle and store hazardous substances, including anhydrous ammonia (NH3), must be fully compliant with Environment and Climate Change Canada’s revised Environmental Emergency (E2) Regulations by Aug. 24, 2020.

Ag in Motion, Western Canada’s Outdoor Farm Expo, is moving to an online format for 2020. The new format, “Ag in Motion Discovery Plus,” will give visitors access to all the latest in farm equipment and innovations, on-demand and free of charge.

Mark your calendars and make plans to join us Feb. 9-11, 2021 for two and a half days of networking, education and professional development in the “City of Champions” – Edmonton, Alberta.