Conference Agenda

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The 2022 CAAR Conference will move forward as a virtual event February 9th-10th, 2022.

After a thorough review of current and future health risks, advisories to limit domestic and international travel, Federal and Provincial models indicating significant increase of Covid-19 positive tests over the next 3 weeks, consultation with the CAAR Executive Committee Board of Directors and CAAR staff, CAAR has decided to cancel the in-person 2022 CAAR Conference scheduled for February 8th – 10th, 2022 in Edmonton, Alberta.


All times in CST.

 Wednesday, Feb. 9

9:30 - 9:40 AM Opening of the 2022 CAAR Conference
9:40 - 10:40 AM State of Canadian Retail Businesses
Michael Kirwin | Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB)
10:50 - 11:35 AM Covid and the Workplace - The Good, the Bad and the Ugly - a Human Resource Perspective
Derek Rolstone | Stone Strategies
11:45 - 12:15 PM We need to talk: A conversation about Mental Health
Diamond Sponsor Feature: IRM/Sherritt
The Honorable Mike Lake, MP (Edmonton-Wetaskiwin) 
Shadow Minister for Mental Health, Addictions, and Suicide Prevention
12:15 - 1:00 PM Break
1:00 - 2:00 PM Fertilizer Outlook
Josh Linville | Stone X
2:10 - 2:40 PM Steady Farming in Chaotic Weather
Diamond Sponsor Feature: Nutrien
Eric Snodgrass, Science Fellow, Principal Atmospheric Scientist
2:50 - 3:50 PM Carbon Market Opportunities
Karen Haugen-Kozyra | Viresco Solutions
3:50 PM Closing Remarks

Thursday, Feb. 10 

9:30 - 9:40 AM Opening Remarks
9:40 - 10:40 AM UN Food Systems 
Ted McKinney | National Association of State Departments of Agriculture (NASDA)
10:50 - 11:50 AM Panel: MRL's Challenges, Changes & Canadian Government Involvement
Gord Kurbis | Canada Grains Council
Terri Stewart | Croplife Canada
Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA)
12:00 - 12:30 PM Break
12:30 - 1:00 PM Supporting our Retail Partners & the Industry
Supply, NPS & the 25th Anniversary of InVigor® Hybrid Canola
Diamond Sponsor Feature: BASF Canada Agricultural Solutions
Donnelly Mcewen, RetailConnect Sales Manager
1:10 - 2:10 PM 2021: Short-Term Impact and Lasting Effects
Chuck Penner | LeftField Commodity Research
2:20 - 2:50 PM Diamond Sponsor Feature: Bayer CropScience Inc. 
Al Driver, Country Division Head
3:00 - 4:00 PM Emerging Energy Crisis 
Dan McTeague | Canadians for Affordable Energy 
4:00 PM Closing Remarks

CAAR Pro-Ag Investments Auction

Stock up on agri-retail essentials at the Pro-Ag Investments Auction! Help support your industry by participating in the exciting Pro-Ag Investments Auction by either donating items to the auction or bidding at the event!  All proceeds support the association and a wide range of initiatives that focus on strengthening the Canadian ag industry. 

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