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.


The mission of I.D.E.A. is: "To improve the businesses of independent ag retailers through networking and professional development."

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"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 goals." 
-- 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." 
-- Allan McDougald, Consultant, Saskatoon, SK