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The CAAR Communicator

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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.

Agriculture in 2021: Trends and Insights

The pandemic has caused changes in the farmer psyche and the dynamic over the last 6 months.

Agriculture in 2021 has become more unpredictable than ever. With newer innovations, government regulations and increased adoption of sustainable farming practices making it more important than ever to stay up to date and plan for the future.

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

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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.

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.

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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Farmers are doing more with less, and carrying on the important work they have done for centuries. However, their social license to produce the world's food is being threatened by consumer misconceptions.

Last week's Western Canadian Crop Production Show saw Monsanto BioAg representative Ryan Bartlett speak on the topic of microbials and their possibilities for the future of farming.

If the CAAR Conference gives agri-retailers the key to unlock their potential, the pre-conference Retail Management Workshop will give retail location owners and managers an all-access pass to the specific essentials of running a retail location.

Is sustainability a priority to your business? Submit a self-audit to the Environmental Respect Awards, for the chance to be recognized for your commitment to agricultural stewardship.

The 4R Nutrient Stewardship Certification Program has reached a milestone of one million acres in the Western Lake Erie Basin (WLEB).

The Federal Growing Together 2 program and Manitoba Agriculture, Food and Rural Development (MAFRD) have announced an expansion of the province's network of automated weather stations.

On behalf of Garth Whyte, President & CEO of Fertilizer Canada

Effective December 31, 2015 Fertilizer Canada’s Agricultural Ammonium Nitrate Code of Practice is in full force. The press release issued January 4, 2016 can be found here.