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The CAAR Communicator

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Evolution of CAAR. Your Participation is Required.

The past 3 months have been exceptionally busy months for the CAAR organization. We continue to evolve, and Members will begin to experience the changes in 2021.

Many issues of 2020 carried over into 2021, including the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and the ag industry has met the challenge with reliance and must remain diligent through 2021.

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Farms.com has been selected by CAAR as its strategic partner to provide communications and creative services to the organization.

Let us take a few minutes to introduce ourselves so that you can be confident of our abilities to assist CAAR with the production of the CAAR Communicator and its other marketing channels.

Get to Know the CAAR Board: Stu Rasmussen & Stewart Whillans

The CAAR Communicator recently sat down with Stu Rasmussen with Blair’s Family of Companies and Stewart Whillans with J.R. Simplot to learn about their careers in the agriculture industry as well as their journey and leadership in ag retailer and their roles on the CAAR Board.

Building Customer Relationships: Understanding Needs and Conflict

Maintaining strong customer relationships is a driving factor for both customer satisfaction as well as company growth.

Rob McIntyre, President, Managing Partner and Master Trainer at Dale Carnegie Training explains that both parties need to be fully committed, with the company having total accountability of its attitudes and actions.

Engaging Our Employees

Rob McIntyre with Dale Carnegie Training demonstrated the tools that can be used to take control of personal attitudes, build relationships, and enhance communication skills which will ultimately enhance leadership skills during the 2021 Virtual CAAR Conference.

The Impact from Global Trends on the Canadian Ag Retailer

Marty Seymour, Director of Industry Relations with Farm Credit Canada (FCC) reviewed current trends and consumer behaviours impacting Canadian ag retailers, agriculture and food sectors in light of the pandemic at the recent 2021 Virtual CAAR Conference.

Sarah Dobson, Senior Relationship Manager with FCC also focused on introducing its new online application process and the new digital tools to finance a business.

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A special meeting for all of the Members of the Canadian Association of Agri-Retailers (the “Corporation”) will be held immediately following the Annual General Meeting of the Corporation, on Wednesday, February 17, 2016 at 12:00 p.m. (CST) at TCU Place, 35-22nd Street East, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, for the following purposes:

The Communicator – CAAR’s flagship publication of news and perspectives from Canada’s agri-retail industry – has a brand new look and format, and will be hitting mailboxes this week.

Users can access pesticide labels from their electronic device

Health Canada has launched a new mobile app that allows users to access pesticide labels that have been registered for use in Canada.

CAAR, and sister association the Canadian Seed Growers Association (CSGA) are pleased to announce the launch of our latest project: The Investing in Certified Seed eLearning Program.

So you missed your chance to register online for the CAAR Conference. You’re not out of luck!

Health Canada announced earlier this week that they will stop granting conditional pesticide registrations, in a move towards transparency in their regulatory decisions.

When you bring your staff to the CAAR Conference, you’re gaining more than a team building getaway that strengthens your ability to work together.