CAAR Conference

Celebrate With Us at the CAAR’s Choice Awards Banquet

The CAAR’s Choice Awards Banquet is a conference highlight and is not to be missed! Join us for a delicious meal with your colleagues and friends, as we recognize the best of the best in Canadian Ag Retail. Following dinner, sit back and enjoy the entertainment, provided by one of Canada’s top comics.

Roundtable Discussions Return to the CAAR Conference in 2020

Roundtables are back – and they’re better than ever! Don’t miss your chance to take part in this exciting networking and learning opportunity at the 2020 CAAR Conference. Whether you are a seasoned veteran of the industry or just starting out, there is a place for you at the table. Join us for a lively, topical discussion and get your conference networking off to a great start!

Speaker Profile: Craig Klemmer, FCC

Take in an outstanding lineup of speaker presentations covering a diverse range of topics relevant to ag retailers at the 2020 CAAR Conference in Saskatoon, SK.

Craig Klemmer, principal agricultural economist with Farm Credit Canada will be sharing his presentation “Trade, Dollar and Interest Rates: What Does it Mean for the Health of Canadian Agriculture?” on Thursday, Feb. 13. Click to read more about what retailers can expect to take away from this presentation.

Take Advantage of Early Bird Registration Pricing

Calling all early birds – be sure to register for the 2020 CAAR Conference by Nov. 29, 2019 to take advantage of reduced registration rates. Join CAAR’s board of directors, staff and your fellow ag retailers to celebrate 25 years of “Embracing Innovation” since CAAR was formed in 1995.

Read more to learn about registering for the CAAR Conference.

Exhibitor Registration Over 75% Sold!

Don’t miss your chance to exhibit at the 2020 CAAR Conference in Saskatoon, Sask., Feb. 11-13. Last year’s tradeshow space sold out – book now and secure your spot to take advantage of unbeatable networking opportunities on the tradeshow floor!

Exhibit at the 2020 CAAR Conference: Book Your Booth Today!

Exhibitor Registration is officially open for the 2020 CAAR Conference in Saskatoon, SK. Book your space early for CAAR’s 25th anniversary conference and secure your company’s spot at the premiere conference for Canadian ag retailers. The 2019 CAAR Conference Tradeshow sold out, don't miss your opportunity to secure your space! Read more for details on exhibiting at the 25th anniversary CAAR Conference.

Celebrating 25 Years of Embracing Innovation

Canadian agriculture has seen tremendous evolution and change since CAAR was formed and the first CAAR Conference was hosted in 1995. CAAR members have been there every step of the way throughout all of this change; helping their grower customers to understand and apply innovations.

Celebrating the role that retailers play in the ever-changing, increasingly sophisticated world of ag, the theme of CAAR’s upcoming 25th anniversary conference is “Embracing Innovation.”

View 2019 CAAR Conference Photo Gallery Online

Revisit the highlights from the Ag Retail Event of the Year – the 2019 CAAR Conference photo gallery is now online. Featuring informative and inspiring speaker sessions and two and a half days of networking, The CAAR Conference hosted in Winnipeg, MB, provided exceptional business development opportunities and opportunities to make lasting connections.

The 2019 CAAR Conference

Ag retailers from across the country gathered in Winnipeg, Man. for education, inspiration and unbeatable networking opportunities at the Ag Retail Event of the Year.

Retailer of the Year: South Country Co-op

South Country Co-op (South Country) prides itself on its commitment to creating safe and productive workplaces. The company is known for investing highly in its staff and empowers team members to take ownership and make decisions in the best interests of their fellow employees and their customers. This has paid off enormously for the organization, through staff retention, customer loyalty and, now, winning CAAR’s 2018 Retailer of the Year award, sponsored by Bayer CropScience Inc.

Agronomist of the Year: Taralea Simpson

Taralea Simpson is a farmer, a mother, an entrepreneur, a passionate “agvocate” and CAAR’s 2018 Agronomist of the Year. Sponsored by Simplot, the award recognizes a CAAR member agronomist who consistently exceeds expectations through dedication to their field and their agronomic knowledge.

Retailer Hall of Fame: Wayne Deschouwer

CAAR’s 2018 Retailer Hall of Fame award, sponsored by Univar Canada, was presented in memory of Wayne Deschouwer, who was taken from family, friends and Manitoba’s agriculture community far too soon when he passed away on Oct. 1, 2018, at the age of 63.

Chairman's Award: Grant Larocque

When selecting the 2018 Chairman’s Award recipient, CAAR board chair Don Kitson knew the award needed to go to Grant Larocque, a long-time board member and ardent association supporter.