Canadian Association of Agri-Retailers names new executive director

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The Canadian Association of Agri-Retailers (CAAR) has announced the appointment of a new executive director.

Myrna Grahn will join CAAR starting March 25.

Grahn has more than thirty years of experience working with agriculture organizations and institutions. She most recently led the Manitoba government’s strategy for attracting investment in protein processing. Prior to that, she spearheaded an industry-acadamia partnership at the University of Manitoba’s Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences and spent more than 18 years working in different development and partnership roles under Manitoba Agriculture.

“Before joining CAAR, Myrna served in senior leadership roles within leading agricultural organizations, where she played instrumental roles in fostering growth, driving operational efficiencies, and championing sustainable practices,” says CAAR board chair Stu Rasmussen in a public letter announcing Grahn’s appointment. “Her strategic vision and ability to forge meaningful partnerships have consistently propelled organizations toward success.”

Rasmussen says under Grahn’s leadership, CAAR will “continue to advocate for the agri-retail sector, championing initiatives that promote sustainability, innovation, and prosperity.”

CAAR is a member-driven, not-for-profit association representing retailers in the crop inputs sector. According to its website, the organization has more than 575 members representing retailers, suppliers, manufacturers, consultants, and industry associations.

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