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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.

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.

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.

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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CleanFARMS is bringing their free obsolete medications and pesticides collection program to selected sites in Alberta, British Columbia, Nova Scotia and New Brunswick.

Persistent dry conditions in India, the world’s top pulse producer and consumer, has driven up the demand for Canadian crops.

The staff and partners of CAAR wish to express their most heartfelt condolences to the family of three girls who passed away after an incident on a farm near Withrow, Alberta this week.

A full outline of the Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement is slated to become public within a month, reports Reuters.com.

Operation Ag Careers – CAAR’s innovative program that will match exiting military personnel with fulfilling jobs in the ag sector – addresses a critical staffing problem identified by CAAR members.

CleanFARMS, a not-for-profit ag waste management organization, is offering a no-cost opportunity for Saskatchewan farmers to dispose of unwanted pesticides and medications.

CAAR has responded with concern regarding the proposed amendments brought forward by Fertilizer Canada to the Anhydrous Ammonia Code of Practice. A summary of CAAR’s submission outlining its recommendations and provided to Fertilizer Canada on October 1, 2015, is available here.