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CAAR 2020 and Beyond

CAAR has completed year one of its long-term strategic plan, developed in fall 2018 to guide the association’s focus and direction. As we prepare to embark on the next phase of our long-term strategy, we also enter a new decade of supporting agri-retailers influencing world class food production.

Ensuring Soil Health to Feed the World

SPONSORED BY FERTILIZER CANADA: Fertilizer is one of nature’s most complex and beneficial resources, as it allows soil to become more productive and yield better crops. Without it, we simply couldn’t produce enough corn, wheat, rice, or other crops needed to feed the world’s population. Faced with a growing global population, less arable land, and environmentally-conscious consumers, farmers are looking for ways to grow more crops on the same land while protecting the environment. It’s a tall order to be sure, but farmers are up to the challenge.

Nurture Minds for New Solutions

Of all the stories we get to tell in this magazine, some of my favourites are those that appear in our sustainability department. These articles tend to deal with topics that take place at the intersection of advancements in technology and appreciation of a precious resource.

The Year Ahead

A look at CAAR’s plans and priorities for 2020.

CAAR’s staff, board of directors and committee groups are putting in the work to ensure the association is well-equipped at all levels to provide valuable services and dependable support to its members in the next year, and throughout the new decade.

CAAR's Year in Review

Focusing on strategic objectives drove the association forward in 2019. 

By all accounts, 2019 was a trying year for Canadian agriculture. Between trade barriers, extreme weather and drought, and a seemingly endless harvest, no one along the value chain was immune from adversity. Though it was difficult to see the industry struggle, Mitch Rezansoff, CAAR’s executive director, says that the industry’s collective strength was also on display.

25 Years of Embracing Innovation and Change

1995 AN ASSOCIATION IS BORN:
The Western Fertilizer and Chemical Dealers Association (WFCDA) unanimously votes to dissolve the organization and transfer its funds to a new national association. With that, the Canadian Association of Agri-Retailers, headquartered in Winnipeg, Man., is born. Randy Wogelmuth is elected president of the CAAR board of directors; Jacqueline Ryrie is the association’s first executive director.

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The CAAR Conference is an invaluable marketing, sales, and networking opportunity that only comes around once a year. Luckily, sponsorship positions are still available for this highly anticipated event that brings together agri-retail professionals from across the country.

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The CAAR Conference is now open for registration to attendees across the country. This event – tailored by CAAR to help agri-retailers unlock their potential for success – will take place in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan from February 16-18, 2015.

Ontario’s seed treatment restrictions mean farmers will have to prove the existence of wireworms in order to use neonicotinoids.

As he departs his position, Gerry Ritz looks back at this ups and downs of his time as Canada’s 33rd agriculture minister.

Alberta’s farms have been suffering from the spread of fusarium, which has resulted in reduced yields across the province in recent years.

Mike Mack, Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director of Syngenta, has announced his intention to leave the company at the end of October 2015.