CAAR Conference

2021 Virtual CAAR Conference Speaker Announcement: Scott Downey

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CAAR is pleased to announce Scott Downey, one of the keynote speakers scheduled to present at the 2021 Virtual CAAR Conference, will discuss how the sales and decision-making process has evolved within the farm business and understanding a customer's journey approach can help strengthen the relationship with your customers. 

2021 Virtual CAAR Conference Registration Opens Monday, November 30

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Mark your calendars and register for the virtual conference on Monday, November 30, registration is open for attendees and exhibitors.

The 2021 Virtual CAAR Conference focuses on the business of ag retail and connecting the agriculture industry, featuring keynote and concurrent sessions, opportunities to connect and engage with retailers, exhibitors, and industry reps, and resources for ag retailers to provide the best service for their customers.

2021 Virtual CAAR Conference Speaker Announcement: Justin Funk

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CAAR is pleased to announce Justin Funk, one of the keynote speakers scheduled to present at the 2021 Virtual CAAR Conference, will highlight some of the key findings from his Multi-Generational Farm Study as they relate to the Customer Journey and will discuss the implications to the Canadian Ag Retailers. 

2021 Virtual CAAR Conference: Educate. Engage. Evolve.

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Featuring educational keynote and concurrent sessions, the 2021 Virtual CAAR Conference offers valuable opportunities to engage with retailers, exhibitors, and industry reps from the industry, and resources for ag retailers to evolve and provide the best service for their customers.

The 2021 CAAR Conference Is Going Virtual

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The health and safety of CAAR Conference attendees are of utmost importance to us, in light of the on-going developments with COVID-19, we have chosen to host the 2021 CAAR Conference virtually from February 9 - 11, 2021.

Connecting the Ag Retail Industry

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The 2021 CAAR Conference will focus on the business of ag retail and connecting the agriculture retail industry. Hosted from February 9 - 11, 2021 at the Westin Edmonton and Fairmont Hotel Macdonald in Edmonton, AB, the 2021 CAAR Conference offers exceptional value for all ag retailers through a program developed around their specific needs.

The 2020 CAAR Conference: Embracing Innovation

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The 2020 CAAR Conference brought ag retailers back to sunny Saskatoon, Sask. for two-and-a-half days of speaker sessions and unbeatable networking opportunities. This year’s conference marked CAAR’s 25th anniversary as an association and, fittingly, was equal parts information, recognition and celebration.

CAAR Congratulates the 2020 Conference Survey Winners

Thank you to everyone who took the time to complete the conference survey. Your feedback on the 2020 CAAR Conference will help us improve future events, including the 2021 CAAR Conference in Edmonton, AB. Everyone who completed the survey was entered in a draw to win a $50 VISA gift card, with a second chance to win for those who provided a testimonial. And the winners are…

Reminder to Fill Out Your CAAR Conference Survey

Calling all 2020 CAAR Conference delegates: remember to provide your feedback on the event for your chance to win a $50 VISA gift card. Check your email inbox for a link to fill out CAAR’s Post-Conference Survey. Don’t delay – Friday March 6 is the last day to take the survey!

Thank You for Making the 2020 CAAR Conference a Success

The staff and board of CAAR would like to extend a sincere thank-you to everyone who joined us at TCU Place in Saskatoon and helped make our 25th anniversary event a resounding success. Keep reading for important post-conference updates, including details on how you can win a $50 VISA gift card, simply by sharing your feedback.

Get Social at #CAARcon2020

When you take your conference experience online, you expand your networking opportunities and enhance your industry presence. So, let’s get ready to get social at the 2020 CAAR Conference!

2020 CAAR Member Forum

Seize the moment while the CAAR Conference is fresh in your mind – join the CAAR Member Forum to provide your feedback on the 2020 CAAR Conference, and all things CAAR! We want to hear from you.

The CAAR Member Forum will take place on February 13 from 2–3:00 p.m. at TCU Place in Saskatoon, Sask., following the closing of the 2020 CAAR Conference.

"Fork's Up" for Canada’s Agriculture Day

Canada’s Agriculture Day is a time for the entire ag industry to celebrate, make meaningful connections and shine a spotlight on Canadian food. Join us on Feb. 11 – in person or in spirit – as we raise our forks and our glasses to Canadian agriculture.

Positions Open for Retail Members on CAAR Board

Speak up for the Canadian ag retail industry by lending your time and your voice to the CAAR Board of Directors. If you’re a retail member of CAAR, we want you! CAAR will be voting on new board members at the Annual General Meeting on Feb. 12, held as part of the 2020 CAAR Conference. Nominate yourself or a colleague today by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Read more to hear from current board members on the professional and personal rewards serving on the CAAR Board.

Earn CEUs at the 2020 CAAR Conference

Certified Professional Agronomists (CPAs), Crop Advisors (CCAs) and Crop Science Consultants (CCSCs) can earn CEUs by attending the 2020 CAAR Conference in Saskatoon, Sask. Continue reading to find out how many CEUs you may be eligible for.

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!