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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.

Keys to Managing Your Customer's Expectations

Maintain positive, long-term relationships with customers by managing their expectations.

New Product Segment Brings New Opportunities

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

The 2019 CAAR Conference

Ag retailers from across the country gathered in Winnipeg, Man. for education, inspiration and unbeatable networking opportunities at the Ag Retail Event of the Year.

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With the start of another growing season comes the need for a renewed vigilance to safety and awareness. CAAR has a number of resources available to keep you, your employees, your customers and the general public safer in the presence of farm chemicals and equipment. Continue reading to find courses and training opportunities to fit your operation’s needs.

Every day, ag retailers across the country demonstrate a commitment to helping their customers protect Canada’s precious agricultural soils for future generations. During National Soil Conservation Week, CAAR thanks members for making soil health a priority.

CAAR Executive Director Mitch Rezansoff travelled to Ottawa to meet with Members of Parliament and industry colleagues during Fertilizer Canada’s annual Parliamentary Forum from April 9-10. Read more for a summary of events and Rezansoff’s takeaways on the importance of the meetings.

CAAR membership pays off – members receive access to savings and exclusive services through the CAAR Perk$ program. Read more to learn how your business can save costs through West Can Group, a proudly Canadian, Manitoba-owned company offering savings on telecommunications services.

The CAAR office will be closed on Friday, April 19 for Good Friday, re-opening on Monday, April 22. Regular CAAR office hours are from 8:30 am - 4:30 pm CDT.

The April issue of The Communicator is now online and hitting mailboxes this week! This issue is full of valuable information and practical advice to help you build your business, connect with customers and stay informed.

CAAR is pleased with the confirmation from Health Canada's Pest Management Regulatory Agency that neonics pose no threat to bees and other pollinators when used in accordance with the product’s label directions. CAAR welcomes the PMRA's decision to continue allowing neonic seed treatments to fight early season insect pressure.