The Independent The
Independent Dealers Entrepreneurial Association Inc. (I.D.E.A.)
was formed in 1999, by independent agricultural crop input dealers
across the Canadian Prairies. I.D.E.A. is a
membership-driven organization that provides a forum for
networking, sharing of information and professional development.
OUR MISSION . . .
The mission of I.D.E.A. is: "To improve the
businesses of independent ag retailers through networking and professional
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WHAT OTHERS ARE SAYING . . .
"As part of a third generation, family-owned corporation, I find I.D.E.A. to be very important, since the organization assists with business knowledge and industry overviews, which are key to our
strength in the community marketplace."
-- Ron Blair, Blair's Fertilizer Ltd., Lanigan, SK
"During this time of agricultural change, independent dealers need to adapt quickly to the market. One way to do this is through an association like I.D.E.A. As a group, we can
grow stronger by working on common business
-- Ross McKnight, Linear Grain Ltd., Carmen, MB
"Independent Dealers are the backbone of the farm supply business, and are noted for their ability to respond to agricultural customer needs in their community. I worked with this Association to keep the independent dealer at the forefront of marketing crop inputs."
McDougald, Consultant, Saskatoon, SK