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Get to Know the CAAR Board: Cathi Douglas

The CAAR Communicator sits down for a Q&A with Cathi Douglas to learn about her journey through the ag retail industry and involvement with the CAAR Board.

A Canadian Agriculture Broadband Strategy

There is a major disparity in the access to Canadian telecommunications and internet services between urban and rural communities.

Reaching Out to Retailers

In October 2020, the Canadian Association of Agri-Retailers (CAAR) launched an online member survey tailored exclusively to the retail members of the association. Click here to complete the survey and provide your input to help shape the future of CAAR. 

Quantifying Sustainable Practices

The Co-operative Retailing System (CRS) is helping their farmer customers identify attainable improvements in their operations that will contribute to overall improved farm sustainability and documenting these improvements in a meaningful way through their Grown With Purpose (GWP) program.

Fitting Foliars into the 4Rs

Choosing the right source, at the right rate, at the right time and in the right place works well in traditional soil fertilizer application, but can the principles of the 4R Nutrient Stewardship program be applied to foliar fertilizer?

To Become Different

The definition of change as a verb is “to make or become different.” Life is full of changes – personally and professionally. When a big change happens, we like to follow it up by saying, “When things get back to normal.” Normal is conforming to a standard, and after a change, really there is no “getting back to” because things are different.

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The first day of the 2016 CAAR Conference has officially come to a close, and the CAAR staff and board of directors are thrilled with the turnout and enthusiasm of this year's early attendees.

What’s the key to running a successful agri-retail location? There’s no one right answer, but the attendees of today’s Retail Management Workshop gained some fresh insights to help unlock the potential of their operations.

Today marks the official start of the 2016 CAAR Conference. We are so thrilled to welcome attendees to Saskatoon, and are eager to share with you the information and insights that will help you unlock the potential of your agri-retail business.

The 2016 CAAR Conference starts Tuesday, Feb. 16 in Saskatoon, Sask. You can still benefit from the wisdom, information, resources and guidance the conference will bring to attendees, by taking advantage of walk-up registration at the conference.

CAAR's mandate is to represent and support the Canadian agri-retail sector. Where we choose to focus our efforts is informed by one important factor: the issues and initiatives that matter to our members.

The CAAR’s Choice Awards Banquet is an opportunity for the hard-working individuals in agri-retail to recognize and celebrate the great work being done in our industry.

In less than one week, agri-retailers from across Canada will convene in Saskatoon, Sask., to take part in the industry’s premiere event: The CAAR Conference.