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“Rosenort Agro has been a member of CAAR since pretty well the beginning of CAAR,” says Denis Benjamin, General Manager, Rosenort Agro. Rosenort Agro was started by Levi Brandt in the late 1940s as a fuel and oil company.

By the 1960s, Levi expanded his business with bagged fertilizer which eventually changed to bulk fertilizer and crop protection products. Levi’s sons Chuck and Rudy eventually took over ownership of the company in the late 1970s and early 1980s.

In 1978, Liquid floaters were purchased that same year to apply liquid fertilizer and pre-emerge chemicals. This started the custom application venture that is so important to the company today. Throughout the 80s and 90s, the Brandt’s steadily grew the core businesses while expanding into anhydrous ammonia, agronomy, selling seed.

In 2003, Denis Benjamin joined Rosenort Agro as General Manager. Today, many of the same traits that Levi founded his business on are essential to the success of the business and their customers.

Benjamin says Rosenort Agro is a member of CAAR for two fundamental reasons: Training – for themselves and for their customers, and Networking. He says CAAR provides the training for anhydrous ammonia in particular – which is a key component of his business. He says CAAR makes it easy to stay up to date on fertilizer as well as herbicide regulations, as well as changes to Transport Canada regulations. As an independent retailer these resources are invaluable to the company.

He also says he values the networking opportunities provided by CAAR. He says he attends the conference most years to have the chance to network with colleagues in the industry.

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