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Established in 1995

Canadian Association of Agri-Retailers (CAAR)

We are a member-driven non-profit association representing individuals working in the ag industry. CAAR’s membership represents the entire crop inputs sector: fertilizer, crop protection, biotechnology, seed, services, storage and handling, and equipment. Members also include suppliers, manufacturers, consultants, and industry associations.

Our Purpose

The purpose of our organization is to be the united voice for Canadian ag retailers. We achieve this by listening, educating, and advocating for responsible agriculture. Speaking as a unified voice to governing bodies, affiliated groups, and members of the public, we take a fact-based approach to address and influence policy change and public opinion.

We provide a community and sense of belonging to our members and take immense pride in uniting and empowering an industry.

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Myrna Grahn
Myrna Grahn

Executive Director

Maikka Manacsa
Maikka Manacsa

Administrative Operations Manager

Nikeisha Paul-Hunnighan
Grace (Qiong) Wedlake

Contract Controller

Board of Directors

The CAAR board of directors is made up of representatives from CAAR’s agri-retailer and supplier members. The board oversees the association’s activities and provides insight from various regions and sectors of Canadian agriculture.

If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact your regional representative and let them know what CAAR can do to help you.

The CAAR Board of Directors for 2023-2024 are as follows:


Darrel Knight
Federated Co-operatives Limited

British Columbia

Stan Loewen
Terralink Horticulture Inc.


Brian Cummings
Ever.AG Agribusiness

Craig Senchuk
Hi-Tech Installations

Eric Gregory
BrettYoung Seeds

Marc Davy

Wes Arnfinson
Shur-Gro Farm Services


Martin Kiefer – Past Board Chair
Agrico Canada L.P.


Stu Rasmussen – Board Chair
Blair’s Family of Companies

Land Acknowledgement

As an association spanning across the diverse landscapes of Western Canada, we acknowledge that the land we live, work, and gather is the traditional territory of many Indigenous peoples. We recognize and respect the enduring relationship that Indigenous peoples have with their ancestral lands. We honour the histories, cultures, and contributions of First Nations, Métis, and Inuit peoples, past and present.

We also acknowledge the ongoing struggles for justice, reconciliation, and sovereignty faced by Indigenous communities. As we engage in our work, we commit to listening, learning, amplifying Indigenous voices and building meaningful partnerships based on mutual respect and understanding.