Virden Redferns branch named 2017 CAAR retailer of the year

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Ray Redfern and Lane Wanless accept the Bayer CropScience retailer of the year award. (Left to right: Ray Redfern, Lionel Lamont, Lane Wanless, Bob Sharanowski.)

The Redfern Farm Services Virden branch was recently named the 2017 Canadian Association of Agri-Retailers retailer of the year at the CAAR annual choice awards banquet dinner.

Each winner was celebrated for their commitment to business excellence, sustainability and their local communities.

Redfern Farm Services in Virden is known as a leader in adopting new technology – whether it’s the newest hybrid seed technology or adoption of variable rate, mapping and data management. The Virden location also offers their customers access to Farmers Edge and Decisive Farming VRA services as part of their agronomy package.

Since joining Redfern Farm Services in 2015, manager Lane Wanless has seen his location grow rapidly – adding both staff and physical space to the Virden location – and 2018 will be no exception. This summer, the team is looking forward to upgrades to the fertilizer plant, which will increase both capacity and speed of loading.