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The CAAR Communicator

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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.

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.

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.

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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In case you missed it, here’s our collection of stories covering the Liberal victory, as told by agriculture publications.

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.

The Western Producer reports on the campaign promises made during this election season. Key ag platforms are being revealed more quietly than in previous years.