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Nutrien’s Evolving Culture of Care

Jeremy Mollet, who works for the Safety, Health, and Environmental Leadership Team at Nutrien shared an overview of Nutrien’s culture, areas of focus, and significant actions relating to safety at the 2021 Canadian Association of Agri-Retailers Conference in February.

Disentangling the Disinformation Landscape

In today’s age of advanced technology and connectedness, disinformation has become a product with a market, competing for your knowledge and expertise no matter who you are or where you work.

Fertilizer Canada Working in Partnership with Ag Retailers

Clyde Graham recently spoke about how Fertilizer Canada is working in partnership with ag retailers, several programs and partnerships to promote sustainability.

Continued Evolution of Canadian Agribusiness and Associations

The business environment is changing for Canadian agribusiness, and so too membership associations are being driven to change to accommodate members. Agribusinesses are increasingly beginning to scrutinize which associations they choose to be part of and support. This has more to do with their time constraints and value added, rather than annual dues and participation costs. Selection of membership associations is now more based on alignment with members’ strategic goals and representation and support of the ag industry.

The Value of Ag Tech to the Retail Channel

At the 2021 Canadian Association of Agri-Retailers Conference, Todd Ormann recently spoke about his business and commercial development with global Telus Agriculture partners and the value of ag tech to the retail channel.

The Value of Benchmarking Your Business

Benchmarking is the process of comparing and measuring business processes and performance metrics to industry leaders which will help the organization take action to improve its own structure.

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Banner for 2021-22 Membership Renewal is Underway

CAAR would like to thank all members who have already paid their membership fees for 2021-22!

CAAR is the only national association representing the interests of and addressing critical issues facing ag retailers today and is entrenched in the issues that impact your business, making a difference for our ag retailer and supplier members.

If you haven’t yet renewed your membership, payment can be made online or by cheque, sent to the CAAR office. We look forward to your commitment and thank you in advance for your continued support. For more details about CAAR membership, please contact the CAAR office at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 204-989-9300.

Join a CAAR Committee

Take advantage of the numerous opportunities to support the Canadian ag retail industry and support your company and fellow CAAR members by joining a CAAR committee! CAAR has five committees:

  • Advocacy
  • Communications
  • Conference
  • Membership
  • Training

The committees work with the board and executive council to drive the activities of the association. Contact Mitch Rezansoff at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to learn more about joining a CAAR committee.

Be a Conference Sponsor

CAAR Conference sponsorship opportunities are designed for you to connect with the agriculture industry and bring maximum exposure to your brand. To become a sponsor and/or donate products or services to the CAAR Pro-Ag Investments Auction, please contact Scott Van Alstyne at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 204-989-9305. Learn more at caar.org/caar-conference/conference-sponsorship.

 

Training Opportunities for Retailers

CAAR offers exclusive online training programs for ag retailers:

  • Anhydrous Ammonia: Retailer Safe Handling and TDG Certification
  • Anhydrous Ammonia: Safety & The Farmer – TDG Certification
  • TDG Fundamentals: Retailer TDG Certification
  • WHMIS 2015 Complete
  • Nurse Tank Safety Program
  • Investing in Certified Seed
  • CCA Examiner (onsite training is available upon request)

In person training is unavailable at this time. We are closely monitoring covid-19 restrictions and will announce if in person training is possible in your city.

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