The 2021 Virtual CAAR Conference three-day agenda has been developed by the conference committee who knows what ag retailers need and includes relevant and engaging topics as well as virtual networking opportunities throughout the day.
#CAARCON CONCURRENT SESSION SPEAKERS
The agenda includes concurrent virtual sessions each day that gives you the opportunity to tailor your interests, the sessions include best practices and safety in the workplace, managing COVID-19 safety requirements, the value of technology to ag retailers, the importance of benchmarking your business, and how to effectively engage and communicate with your employees and customers.
The Value of Technology to the Ag Retailer Todd Ormann, Telus Agriculture
COVID-19 and recent trends in e-commerce have only highlighted the changes that are facing the industry. The landscape is changing quickly and how we conduct business with farms and industry partners will not be the same going forward. Understand the areas of investment, what the expectations of the technology are and how it's intended to support the ag retailer and its customers.
The Value of Benchmarking Your Business Sam Zurawski, Backswath Management
Benchmarking is already used extensively in production analysis and marketing but benchmarking financial and managerial performance is less common. However, businesses who participate in financial benchmarking are quickly able to see how their performance compares to others, especially to those identified as best in class. When you know where you stand, you can take steps to get where you want to go.
Accident and Safety Awareness for Ag Retailers Robert Gobeil, Canadian Agricultural Safety Association (CASA)
Discover the types of retail accidents that are continuing to happen, and what the impact is on the ag industry. One accident is one too many.
Canadian Cereals Market Access - Maximum Residue Limit (MRL) Assessment Victoria Linden, Cereals Canada
Understand the role of the cereals MRL Assessment Committee and how they're ensuring that new to market crop protection products are available for Canadian farmers to use and that there is approval in key export markets to enable trade. Learn the process and considerations of the committee as well as the impacts of global MRL changes and consumer preferences in market access.
Building Relationships with Your Customers Rob McIntyre, Dale Carnegie
Customers today have higher expectations than ever before. They have the tools and take the time to seek out the organizations that will not only meet, but also exceed, these high expectations. But what if we are not clear on their expectations? Understand the ABC’s of Customer Service: Attitude, Build Relationships and Communicate Effectively.
Building a Safety Culture Within Your Organization Bruce Kirk, Backswath Management
Does your company have weekly safety meetings? Working Alone - How are you mitigating the risks? Review the steps for building a safety culture ensuring safety is a team effort from all levels within the company, learn how to define responsibilities, take accountability, understand the process and find ways to make continuous improvements.
Engaging our Employees Rob McIntyre, Dale Carnegie
Trust, respect and credibility are tightly interwoven. Being trustworthy builds credibility and respect. But how do you build trust? It takes a genuine desire and intentional effort supported by principles and tools to gain the trust of employees and become known as a credible, respected leader. Learn the tools you can use to take control of our attitude, build relationships, enhance our communications skills which will ultimately result in enhanced leadership skills.
Understanding the New Fertilizer Regulatory Requirements Clyde Graham, Fertilizer Canada
Fertilizer Canada will provide an update on the new fertilizer regulatory requirements, how it impacts the ag industry and what ag retailers need to do to manage the new requirements.
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Quarterly At-A-Glance (Oct. – Dec. 2020)
Learn about CAAR's activities in our latest Quarterly At-A-Glance, providing an overview of how we represented and advocated on behalf of ag retailers across Canada from October to December 2020.
Thank You for Attending #CAARcon
On behalf of the CAAR Staff, Board of Directors and Conference Committee, thank you to everyone who attended the 2021 Virtual CAAR Conference and making it a successful event!
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