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Journey of a Lifetime

Journey 2050 is a one-of-a-kind program that is receiving rave reviews from teachers and supporters who say it is having a profound effect on students, opening their eyes to everything from food security to new career options.

The 2021 Virtual CAAR Conference: Educate. Engage. Evolve.

The 2021 Virtual CAAR Conference focuses on the business of ag retail and connecting the agriculture industry. With attendee passes starting at $125, register today for the virtual event hosted from February 9-11, 2021 that features educational speaker sessions and value opportunities to network with ag retailers. Click here to register!

Redefining Value

Even in this age of automation, virtual reality and real-time technology there is one thing that has not changed, and that is the expectation of value.

Retailers & Recycling

Ag retailers have been at the forefront of participating in and promoting sustainability initiatives in agriculture

Building Digital Efficiencies

If you had a dollar for every time you’ve heard the word “disruption” in regard to Canadian ag retail in the past three years, how much richer would you be?

Differentiating Your Ag Retail Business

Canadian ag retailers are adapting to a changing sales environment that has traditionally depended on in-person relationship building as a primary means of connecting with customers.

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Crop Diagnostics Schools are a one day, hands-on learning opportunity designed to refine the diagnostic skills of agronomists. The schools offer the change to hear first-hard from experts new cropping information, examine plants, dig in the soil, pull weeds, catch insects and hone diagnostic skills. As outlined by Government of Saskatchewan, Agriculture department some of the main focus areas will include the following:

Thank you for your CAAR membership in 2014-15. Your support has enabled CAAR to represent agri-retailers on an individual, regional and federal level, reinforcing the value of the agri-retail industry as a crucial link in the ag value chain and the leading trusted advisor for 75% of farmers, while delivering and developing services that reinforce and build your business. CAAR is here to ensure that the interests of agri-retailers are being represented and protected so you can focus on your clients.

CAAR has introduced a new Consultant membership, which is open to any individual whose primary business is selling products and services to farmers. Consultants must either be affiliated to an existing corporate membership (ie: Primary Retailer Membership) or operate as a single person entity, joining as an individual.

A plant tissue analysis offers an inside look at the current nutrient levels of a plant, which can help to determine the next fertility steps if a nutrient deficiency is detected. Dan Clarke, Executive Vice-President of Business Development and Agronomy with A&L Canada Laboratories Inc. explains that a plant tissue analysis can help bridge the gap between planting and harvest. “Most producers have a good fertilizer program in place in the spring but they can’t just walk away during the growing season thinking everything will be alright.”

The Communicator Publisher Shawn Brook sits down with Luke Burton, Area Sales Manager for Simplot.

It’s not easy to build a loyal customer base but you have the ability to make a memorable impression in showing your gratitude for their business. This is where the old adage comes in that “actions speak more loudly than words.” Your attempt at providing thanks should be relevant, personalized and, above all, sincere. Here are some new ideas as well as some classic ‘tried and true’ plans to use through the coming year.