Membership

Thank You CAAR Members

Thank you to our members who renewed their 2020/21 membership and continued to invest in CAAR. Without the loyalty and support, CAAR would not be able to continuously produce valuable programs and services as well as advocate on behalf of Canada’s ag retailers.

CAAR’s 2019/20 Year At-A-Glance

CAAR recognizes the hard work our members do every day ensuring farm customers have you as a valued resource for their operations. This same commitment to your success is our focus every day and we look to continue to build value for you and your business. Keep reading for highlights of how we worked on your behalf in 2019/20.

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.

Happy Holidays from CAAR

CAAR’s staff and board of directors would like to wish our members and their families a safe and restful holiday season.

Our office will be closed from December 23 through January 3. We will re-open on January 6, 2020 with regular office hours – 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. CST.

CAAR Issued Equivalency Certificate SH 11960.2

CAAR is pleased to announce that it has received an Equivalency Certificate from Transport Canada which provides certain variances from the Canadian Standards Association (CSA) B622 Standard related to pressure testing of nurse and application tanks.

Register Non-Member Branch Locations Today!

Is each of your company’s locations represented through CAAR membership? By registering all of your company’s non-member branch locations, you can ensure they are covered by CAAR’s advocacy and regulatory support, training programs and much more. Register additional branches for $335 per location today!

CAAR Membership: Renew Today

Now’s the time to renew your CAAR membership for the 2019-2020 season! When you’re represented by the only national association dedicated to advancing the business of Canadian ag retail, you have an advocate with a unified voice on your side. Continue reading to see more of the great benefits of CAAR membership.

CAAR Perk$ Spotlight: West Can Group

CAAR membership pays off – members receive access to savings and exclusive services through the CAAR Perk$ program. Read more to learn how your business can save costs through West Can Group, a proudly Canadian, Manitoba-owned company offering savings on telecommunications services.

CAAR Welcomes Scott Van Alstyne

CAAR is pleased to welcome Scott Van Alstyne to the team in the role of sales and marketing manager. Scott brings over three decades of experience working in various sectors of the ag industry to the position.

No Variance: Manitoba Nutrient Application Restriction

Manitoba Sustainable Development has decided that the provincial restriction on winter application of nutrients will remain in place until 11:59 CDT, Wednesday, April 10. Based on current and forecasted weather conditions and field and soil testing observations, no variance is required to the April 10 restriction date.

Send Us Your Milestones

Does your retail have an upcoming anniversary? Are you getting ready to cut the ribbon on a new location or expansion? Have your employees done something incredible for the community? We want to hear about it and help you spread the word!

CAAR Perk$ Profile: Western Financial Group

Western Financial Group is a Manitoba-based company, with a holistic approach to insurance and a commitment to efficient and cost-effective services. Through the CAAR Perk$ program, CAAR members have access to Western Financial Group’s specialized insurance program for crop input dealers and custom applicators.

CAAR Members Win ADAMA Thank-A-Retailer Contest

Congratulations to Horizon Fertilizers Ltd. (Bruno, Sask.) and Olds Fertilizers and Sundre Soil Services (Olds, Alta.) for winning this year’s ADAMA Thank-a-Retailer Community Contest! Both retailers received $15,000 to support worthy causes in their communities.

Canadian Association of Agri-Retailers Announces Board of Directors

The Canadian Association of Agri-Retailers (CAAR) is pleased to announce its 2019-20 board of directors who will lead the association throughout the next year as CAAR works to strengthen the ag retail industry in Canada through its advocacy activities and suite of valuable services to members.

“CAAR is the only organization dedicated solely to representing retailers and their side of the business,” says CAAR Board Chair Don Kitson. “A dynamic and engaged board of directors allows CAAR to effectively aggregate retailer opinions and interests into a strong message when dealing with the external groups, producers, government regulators and the general public.”

The 2019 CAAR AGM

CAAR retailer members are encouraged to attend the 2019 CAAR Annual General Meeting, which will be held on Tuesday, Feb. 12 in Winnipeg, Man., prior to the CAAR Conference Icebreaker Cocktail Reception.

CAAR Holiday Office Closure

CAAR’s staff and board of directors would like to wish all of our members and their families a safe and restful holiday season.

CAAR’s office will be closed from December 24 through January 1, re-opening on January 2. Regular CAAR office hours are 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. CST.

Speak Up For Your Industry on the CAAR Board

Don't sit on the sidelines while somebody else speaks for your industry – get involved with the CAAR board of directors. Lending your time and expertise to the board is good for the industry, and for you as an individual. Read more for why three current CAAR board members believe in getting involved.

Make Your Voice Heard

CAAR is now accepting nominations for its 2019-20 Board of Directors. Submit a nomination on behalf of yourself or another individual and make your voice heard! Read more for testimonials from Board Chair Don Kitson and Past Chair Martin Kiefer on how serving on the CAAR Board benefits both the industry and the individual.

Is Your CAAR Membership Listing Up to Date?

Please take a moment to make sure your entry in the 2019 CAAR Membership Roster contains current and accurate information about your business!

The CAAR roster is the most comprehensive directory of agri-retailers and suppliers in the Canadian agriculture industry – a valuable purchasing and networking tool that puts the contact information and pertinent details of hundreds of businesses and organizations at the fingertips of CAAR members.

Renew Your CAAR Membership Today

Your membership with CAAR enables you to focus your attention on your business; trusting CAAR to share the regulatory, compliance and advocacy information you need to know, when you need to know it.

Have You Renewed Your CAAR Membership?

Renew your CAAR membership for the 2018-2019 season today! When you’re represented by the only national association dedicated to advancing the business of Canadian ag retail, you always have an advocate with a unified voice on your side. Read more for the great benefits of CAAR membership.