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Calgary - Robertson – 1985.

Collection/Fonds
United Farmers of Alberta Co-operative fonds
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Collection/Fonds
United Farmers of Alberta Co-operative fonds
Hierarchy Level
File
Collection/Fonds Number
4
Series Number
17
File Number
50
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
3 photographs
Scope and Content
File contains photographs of agent Stu Robertson of the Calgary UFA Petroleum Agency.
Subjects
Petroleum agencies
Names
Robertson, Stuart Y.
Places
Calgary
Accession Number
UF 2015.0005.0023b-.0023d
Date
1985
Notes
Stu Robertson became petroleum agent at Calgary in 1983.
Source
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Calgary - McMillan – 1994 - 1996.

Collection/Fonds
United Farmers of Alberta Co-operative fonds
Source
Archival Descriptions
Collection/Fonds
United Farmers of Alberta Co-operative fonds
Hierarchy Level
File
Collection/Fonds Number
4
Series Number
17
File Number
51
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
13 photographs
Scope and Content
File contains photographs of the Calgary UFA Petroleum Agency, manager Fred McMillan and a biography form.
Subjects
Petroleum agencies
Names
McMillan, Frederick D.
Places
Calgary
Accession Number
UF 2015.0006.0162-.0175
Date
1994 - 1996
Notes
Fred McMillan began with UFA in 1971 as Petroleum Marketing Supervisor of Territory No. 3. In 1975, McMillan was appointed Territory Manager in the Petroleum Division. McMillan became manager of the Calgary UFA Petroleum location in 1989, while also working as Territory Manager. He resigned as Territory Manager in 1993 and continued to manage the Calgary location.
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Calgary Site Profile – 1999.

Collection/Fonds
United Farmers of Alberta Co-operative fonds
Source
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Collection/Fonds
United Farmers of Alberta Co-operative fonds
Hierarchy Level
File
Collection/Fonds Number
4
Series Number
16
File Number
22
Material Format
textual records
graphic material
Physical Description
1 cm of textual records
8 photographs
Scope and Content
This file was created by UFA engineering and consists of the Calgary petroleum agency site profile containing : general site sketch; card island detail sketch; island reader and light standard base detail; photographs; details of hardware and communications interfaces; an inventory of pumps, pump control terminals and card readers; storage tank inventory including notation of above ground or underground.
Creator
United Farmers of Alberta Co-operative
Subjects
Petroleum Agencies
Engineering
Names
United Farmers of Alberta Co-operative
Places
Calgary
Accession Number
UF 2003.0160.0171
UF 2003.0160.0172
UF 2003.0160.0173
UF 2003.0160.0174
UF 2003.0160.0175
UF 2003.0160.0176
UF 2003.0160.0177
UF 2003.0160.0178
UF 2003.0160.0179
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Date
1999
Source
Archival Descriptions

Fuel and oil handling facility Calgary – [ca. 1936 - ca. 1940].

Collection/Fonds
UFA Photo Collection
Source
Archival Descriptions
Collection/Fonds
UFA Photo Collection
Hierarchy Level
Item
Collection/Fonds Number
11
Series Number
11
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
2 photographs : 16 x 41 cm
Scope and Content
A photograph of the main handling and distribution centre for central and southern Alberta. Railcars brought product in and stored it for pick-ups from agents and/or delivery from carriers like Economy Carriers Ltd. The centre doubled as the Calgary agency for agent Glen Taylor. The facility was closed in the 1960s.
Names
Maple Leaf Petroleum
Places
Calgary
Accession Number
UN 12-1
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Date
[ca. 1936 - ca. 1940]
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Calgary agency and UFA Central Co-operative Association office

Collection/Fonds
United Farmers of Alberta Co-operative fonds
Source
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Collection/Fonds
United Farmers of Alberta Co-operative fonds
Hierarchy Level
Item
Collection/Fonds Number
4
Series Number
17
File Number
12
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
1 photograph ; 30 x 20 cm
Scope and Content
This photograph shows located at 11 Avenue and 1st Street SE.
Accession Number
32-56
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Agents' Meeting – 1995.

Collection/Fonds
United Farmers of Alberta Co-operative fonds
Source
Archival Descriptions
Collection/Fonds
United Farmers of Alberta Co-operative fonds
Hierarchy Level
File
Collection/Fonds Number
4
Series Number
16
File Number
172
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
72 photographs
Scope and Content
File consists of photographs of the annual meeting of UFA Petroleum Agents in Calgary. Includes photos of petroleum agents, members of UFA's Petroleum Department and award presentations.
Subjects
Petroleum
Petroleum agencies
Places
Calgary
Accession Number
UF 2014.0021.0445-.0500
UF 2014.0021.0521-.0526
Date
1995
Source
Archival Descriptions

Agents' meeting – 1997.

Collection/Fonds
United Farmers of Alberta Co-operative fonds
Source
Archival Descriptions
Collection/Fonds
United Farmers of Alberta Co-operative fonds
Hierarchy Level
File
Collection/Fonds Number
4
Series Number
16
File Number
174
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
161 photographs
Scope and Content
File consists of photographs of the 1997 Petroleum Agents' meeting. Includes shots of presentations, agents, and award presentations.
Subjects
Petroleum agencies
Petroleum
Award presentations
Places
Calgary
Accession Number
UF 2014.0021.0124-.0140
UF 2014.0021.0172-.0241
UF 2014.0021.0544-.0594
UF 2014.0021.0691-.0713
Date
1997
Source
Archival Descriptions

Agents' meeting – 1996.

Collection/Fonds
United Farmers of Alberta Co-operative fonds
Source
Archival Descriptions
Collection/Fonds
United Farmers of Alberta Co-operative fonds
Hierarchy Level
File
Collection/Fonds Number
4
Series Number
16
File Number
173
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
82 photographs
Scope and Content
File consists of photographs from the 1996 UFA petroleum agents meeting. Includes photographs of presentations, agents, and award presentations.
Subjects
Petroleum
Petroleum agencies
Award presentations
Places
Calgary
Accession Number
UF 2014.0021.0115-.0118
UF 2014.0021.0141-.0171
UF 2014.0021.0393-.0439
Date
1996
Source
Archival Descriptions

Andy Goutsis autobiography – 2014.

Collection/Fonds
UFA Members' Collection
Source
Archival Descriptions
Collection/Fonds
UFA Members' Collection
Hierarchy Level
Item
Collection/Fonds Number
7
File Number
59
Material Format
textual records
Scope and Content
A brief autobiography written by Andy Goutsis, recalling his own long history working at the UFA Co-operative Limited's head office. In it he tells about how he started at UFA, his relationships with co-workers and the influence of his experience at UFA on his life.
Administrative History
Andy Goutsis began working part time for UFA Co-operative Ltd doing maintenance at the Calgary office Andy Goutsis began working part time for UFA Co-operative Ltd doing maintenance at the Calgary office beginning in 1970, soon after immigrating from Greece. He soon gained the contract for janitorial and maintenance services on the building. Sometime between 2001 and 2005 he became directly employed by UFA Co-operative Ltd. and, as of 2014, continues to work part time at the Calgary Corporate Office.
Names
Goutsis, Andy
Accession Number
UF 2014.0006.0003
Date
2014
Source
Archival Descriptions
any enemies. I was just as loyal and trustworthy to UFA as they were to me and it is still a good fit! And so after 43 years I still have 3 part time jobs. I came to UFA for maintenance and I am doing it now- 2 ½ hours a day 4 days a week, I wash windows in the spring and fall and my other part

Chapter 5 The Onslaught of the Depression: 1930-1935 Page 16

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Gord Tolton
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textual record (electronic)
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Deep Roots, Promising Future, by Gord Tolton
Author
Gord Tolton
Date Published
2009
Publisher
United Farmers of Alberta
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textual record (electronic)
Language
English
ISBN
978-0-9811680-0-5
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138 FARMERS IN BUSINESS: 19361964 The old system of orders and shipments had been good in its day, but farmers increasingly needed more than twine, posts, stock salt and apples. Farmers wanted to go into a store, get what they wanted and leave. The strategic shift in UFA tactics brought

Chapter 5 The Onslaught of the Depression: 1930-1935 Page 20

Author
Gord Tolton
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textual record (electronic)
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Deep Roots, Promising Future, by Gord Tolton
Author
Gord Tolton
Date Published
2009
Publisher
United Farmers of Alberta
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textual record (electronic)
Language
English
ISBN
978-0-9811680-0-5
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opportunity to transfer to UFA. Many like Cecil Robb, Ian Mackintosh, Ed Hutchinson and Bill Margach did so. 26 Just east of the present Crowchild Trail The UFA fuel and oil handling facility in southwest Calgary. United Farmers Historical Society Walter Boote at his service station on Ogden Road in

Chapter 3 United and Powerful: 1910-1920 Page 5

Author
Gord Tolton
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textual record (electronic)
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Deep Roots, Promising Future, by Gord Tolton
Author
Gord Tolton
Date Published
2009
Publisher
United Farmers of Alberta
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textual record (electronic)
Language
English
ISBN
978-0-9811680-0-5
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outside the front door. They had arrived to choose a leader. Henry Wise Wood was a natural choice, but wanted nothing to do with politics. He already had a job as president of UFA. He hadn’t achieved and held that position in order to become a politician. Wood favored John Brownlee, but he

Chapter 1 Out of the Frontier: The Agricultural Environment before 1900 Page 10

Author
Gord Tolton
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textual record (electronic)
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Deep Roots, Promising Future, by Gord Tolton
Author
Gord Tolton
Date Published
2009
Publisher
United Farmers of Alberta
Format
textual record (electronic)
Language
English
ISBN
978-0-9811680-0-5
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career was cut short by the 1919 flu epidemic that killed him. Detail from Glenbow Archives NA 22-2 Acadian Arthur Moren Boutillier brought a background in law and administration to northeastern Alberta. United Farmers Historical Society UF 2005.0044.13 George Hoadley left Liverpool to

Chapter 3 United and Powerful: 1910-1920 Page 16

Author
Gord Tolton
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textual record (electronic)
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Deep Roots, Promising Future, by Gord Tolton
Author
Gord Tolton
Date Published
2009
Publisher
United Farmers of Alberta
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textual record (electronic)
Language
English
ISBN
978-0-9811680-0-5
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to give their crop away. Henry Wise Wood spent three years seeking a practical grain marketing institution. Ottawa showed no interest in reviving the Wheat Board experiment and the Prairie provinces could not agree on a regional authority. By the spring of 1923, Wood sought a non-governmental

Chapter 5 The Onslaught of the Depression: 1930-1935 Page 3

Author
Gord Tolton
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textual record (electronic)
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Deep Roots, Promising Future, by Gord Tolton
Author
Gord Tolton
Date Published
2009
Publisher
United Farmers of Alberta
Format
textual record (electronic)
Language
English
ISBN
978-0-9811680-0-5
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members only had so much time to empty the tank cars before the railroad came to haul it back to the refinery and the process left a lot of dirty product on the ground. Members began to ask why the organization could not build small bulk facilities in towns to properly store the product and allow

Chapter 2 Finding a Voice: 1899-1909 Page 9

Author
Gord Tolton
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textual record (electronic)
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Deep Roots, Promising Future, by Gord Tolton
Author
Gord Tolton
Date Published
2009
Publisher
United Farmers of Alberta
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textual record (electronic)
Language
English
ISBN
978-0-9811680-0-5
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mud, but his enterprise came with a price. The economy was vibrant, as long as the capital needed for the boom-time builders to complete their projects did not dry up. Unfortunately, that was exactly what happened. 18 Grain GrowersGuide, Jan 14, 1914 19 Swindlehurst, H.E., Alberta

Chapter 6 Farmers in Business: 1936-1964 Page 8

Author
Gord Tolton
Format
textual record (electronic)
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Deep Roots, Promising Future, by Gord Tolton
Author
Gord Tolton
Date Published
2009
Publisher
United Farmers of Alberta
Format
textual record (electronic)
Language
English
ISBN
978-0-9811680-0-5
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needs only his credit card to get gas from a self-service, 24-hour a day pump. He inserts his credit card into a slot, records his code number on a ring of push buttons, closes the door and fills up with gas, after which he re-opens the door to retrieve his card, he’s billed by punched tape in a

Chapter 8 Brave New World: 1987-2009 Page 8

Author
Gord Tolton
Format
textual record (electronic)
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Deep Roots, Promising Future, by Gord Tolton
Author
Gord Tolton
Date Published
2009
Publisher
United Farmers of Alberta
Format
textual record (electronic)
Language
English
ISBN
978-0-9811680-0-5
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needs only his credit card to get gas from a self-service, 24-hour a day pump. He inserts his credit card into a slot, records his code number on a ring of push buttons, closes the door and fills up with gas, after which he re-opens the door to retrieve his card, he’s billed by punched tape in a

Chapter 5 The Onslaught of the Depression: 1930-1935 Page 6

Author
Gord Tolton
Format
textual record (electronic)
Source
Deep Roots, Promising Future, by Gord Tolton
Author
Gord Tolton
Date Published
2009
Publisher
United Farmers of Alberta
Format
textual record (electronic)
Language
English
ISBN
978-0-9811680-0-5
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modified Model T Ford truck with a wooden deck that could haul two drums of fuel on its own.7 To understand the life and work of a successful commissioned fuel agent you need only look at the legendary Glen Taylor. Born in Beford, Ontario in 1902, Glen came west as a boy to homestead near

Chapter 3 United and Powerful: 1910-1920 Page 6

Author
Gord Tolton
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textual record (electronic)
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Deep Roots, Promising Future, by Gord Tolton
Author
Gord Tolton
Date Published
2009
Publisher
United Farmers of Alberta
Format
textual record (electronic)
Language
English
ISBN
978-0-9811680-0-5
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Calgary Herald compared him to the Fascist Mussolini; and Joshua Fletcher, the old fire-breather from the AFA days, very publicly resigned in protest of what he said was Wood’sone -man power.” They would soon realize that their fears were unfounded. Ever a man of principle, Henry Wise Wood

Chapter 4 Straw on the Steps: 1921-1930 Page 11

Author
Gord Tolton
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textual record (electronic)
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Deep Roots, Promising Future, by Gord Tolton
Author
Gord Tolton
Date Published
2009
Publisher
United Farmers of Alberta
Format
textual record (electronic)
Language
English
ISBN
978-0-9811680-0-5
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, Fred Mason and Bill Garnett reaching that peak after decades of agricultural storms was an affirmation of their dedication and hard work. Al Smith retired from his agency in December 1978, the year he set a record of five million gallons in sales. Despite the sluggish farm economy, sales records

Chapter 4 Straw on the Steps: 1921-1930 Page 12

Author
Gord Tolton
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textual record (electronic)
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Deep Roots, Promising Future, by Gord Tolton
Author
Gord Tolton
Date Published
2009
Publisher
United Farmers of Alberta
Format
textual record (electronic)
Language
English
ISBN
978-0-9811680-0-5
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network into small but progressive areas. In Claresholm, a store opened on March 1, 1974, with Don Baaken as manager. The Stony Plain UFA agency and ser vice station. United Farmers Historical Society UF 2003.0090 .030 The upper management of the UFA in the early 1970s, l-r: Ralph Ward, Arnold

Chapter 4 Straw on the Steps: 1921-1930 Page 6

Author
Gord Tolton
Format
textual record (electronic)
Source
Deep Roots, Promising Future, by Gord Tolton
Author
Gord Tolton
Date Published
2009
Publisher
United Farmers of Alberta
Format
textual record (electronic)
Language
English
ISBN
978-0-9811680-0-5
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just to get out of the city. Taylor retired after 32 years of service. Cliff E. McCall assumed the agency on December 1, 1965. The following May a new bulk plant was built at 619 - 25th Street NE. It was the best of both worlds. Being an agent is first and foremost a service business and the

Chapter 4 Straw on the Steps: 1921-1930 Page 7

Author
Gord Tolton
Format
textual record (electronic)
Source
Deep Roots, Promising Future, by Gord Tolton
Author
Gord Tolton
Date Published
2009
Publisher
United Farmers of Alberta
Format
textual record (electronic)
Language
English
ISBN
978-0-9811680-0-5
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woman. But it didn’t take long before the same patrons were asking, “to talk to Margaret8 when it came time to settle accounts. At Sylvan Lake, Dickie Ferguson ran the agency office for her husband Ray, which allowed him to run his fuel truck from sun-up to sun-down during seeding and harvest

Chapter 5 The Onslaught of the Depression: 1930-1935 Page 19

Author
Gord Tolton
Format
textual record (electronic)
Source
Deep Roots, Promising Future, by Gord Tolton
Author
Gord Tolton
Date Published
2009
Publisher
United Farmers of Alberta
Format
textual record (electronic)
Language
English
ISBN
978-0-9811680-0-5
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fuel became a bit easier with the construction of the Westcoast Energy Refinery on the Alaska Highway, at the river town of Taylor Flats, B.C . Short- haul truckers were able to supply the region with fuel far more easily than in the past. Before 1956, all grease and graded lube oil was

Chapter 6 Farmers in Business: 1936-1964 Page 12

Author
Gord Tolton
Format
textual record (electronic)
Source
Deep Roots, Promising Future, by Gord Tolton
Author
Gord Tolton
Date Published
2009
Publisher
United Farmers of Alberta
Format
textual record (electronic)
Language
English
ISBN
978-0-9811680-0-5
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, building supplies and even some wholesale goods. The biggestbig boxof all, Wal- Mart, moved first into the cities, then turned its guns on smaller market towns ... UFA territory. In his last year, Jim Shindler warned, “UFA is not immune to the external adversities that other organizations have

Chapter 6 Farmers in Business: 1936-1964 Page 3

Author
Gord Tolton
Format
textual record (electronic)
Source
Deep Roots, Promising Future, by Gord Tolton
Author
Gord Tolton
Date Published
2009
Publisher
United Farmers of Alberta
Format
textual record (electronic)
Language
English
ISBN
978-0-9811680-0-5
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Clarence Olthuis related a sentiment often relayed to him in his travels on behalf of UFA. “Real charity doesn’t care if it’s tax-deductible or not.” 2 The traditions and structure of UFA call for a high level of service and involvement in the community. Agricultural fairs, 4-H, rodeos, museums

Chapter 7 Unprecedented Growth: 1964-1987 Page 11

Author
Gord Tolton
Format
textual record (electronic)
Source
Deep Roots, Promising Future, by Gord Tolton
Author
Gord Tolton
Date Published
2009
Publisher
United Farmers of Alberta
Format
textual record (electronic)
Language
English
ISBN
978-0-9811680-0-5
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, Fred Mason and Bill Garnett reaching that peak after decades of agricultural storms was an affirmation of their dedication and hard work. Al Smith retired from his agency in December 1978, the year he set a record of five million gallons in sales. Despite the sluggish farm economy, sales records

Chapter 7 Unprecedented Growth: 1964-1987 Page 12

Author
Gord Tolton
Format
textual record (electronic)
Source
Deep Roots, Promising Future, by Gord Tolton
Author
Gord Tolton
Date Published
2009
Publisher
United Farmers of Alberta
Format
textual record (electronic)
Language
English
ISBN
978-0-9811680-0-5
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network into small but progressive areas. In Claresholm, a store opened on March 1, 1974, with Don Baaken as manager. The Stony Plain UFA agency and ser vice station. United Farmers Historical Society UF 2003.0090 .030 The upper management of the UFA in the early 1970s, l-r: Ralph Ward, Arnold

Chapter 7 Unprecedented Growth: 1964-1987 Page 6

Author
Gord Tolton
Format
textual record (electronic)
Source
Deep Roots, Promising Future, by Gord Tolton
Author
Gord Tolton
Date Published
2009
Publisher
United Farmers of Alberta
Format
textual record (electronic)
Language
English
ISBN
978-0-9811680-0-5
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just to get out of the city. Taylor retired after 32 years of service. Cliff E. McCall assumed the agency on December 1, 1965. The following May a new bulk plant was built at 619 - 25th Street NE. It was the best of both worlds. Being an agent is first and foremost a service business and the

Chapter 7 Unprecedented Growth: 1964-1987 Page 7

Author
Gord Tolton
Format
textual record (electronic)
Source
Deep Roots, Promising Future, by Gord Tolton
Author
Gord Tolton
Date Published
2009
Publisher
United Farmers of Alberta
Format
textual record (electronic)
Language
English
ISBN
978-0-9811680-0-5
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woman. But it didn’t take long before the same patrons were asking, “to talk to Margaret8 when it came time to settle accounts. At Sylvan Lake, Dickie Ferguson ran the agency office for her husband Ray, which allowed him to run his fuel truck from sun-up to sun-down during seeding and harvest

Chapter 8 Brave New World: 1987-2009 Page 12

Author
Gord Tolton
Format
textual record (electronic)
Source
Deep Roots, Promising Future, by Gord Tolton
Author
Gord Tolton
Date Published
2009
Publisher
United Farmers of Alberta
Format
textual record (electronic)
Language
English
ISBN
978-0-9811680-0-5
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, building supplies and even some wholesale goods. The biggestbig boxof all, Wal- Mart, moved first into the cities, then turned its guns on smaller market towns ... UFA territory. In his last year, Jim Shindler warned, “UFA is not immune to the external adversities that other organizations have

Chapter 8 Brave New World: 1987-2009 Page 3

Author
Gord Tolton
Format
textual record (electronic)
Source
Deep Roots, Promising Future, by Gord Tolton
Author
Gord Tolton
Date Published
2009
Publisher
United Farmers of Alberta
Format
textual record (electronic)
Language
English
ISBN
978-0-9811680-0-5
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Clarence Olthuis related a sentiment often relayed to him in his travels on behalf of UFA. “Real charity doesn’t care if it’s tax-deductible or not.” 2 The traditions and structure of UFA call for a high level of service and involvement in the community. Agricultural fairs, 4-H, rodeos, museums

Chapter 2 Finding a Voice: 1899-1909 Page 24

Author
Gord Tolton
Format
textual record (electronic)
Source
Deep Roots, Promising Future, by Gord Tolton
Author
Gord Tolton
Date Published
2009
Publisher
United Farmers of Alberta
Format
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unloaded the railcar and spent a few hours a week doling out goods when customers came to town.57 Halsall’s enterprise would eventually become the Killam Co-op, one of the great co-operative success stories. Such associations not only saved freighting costs and kept the business in the community, it

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institutions. By fall of 1932, the price of wheat had slipped to $0.45 a bushel. With the wolf at the door, farmers realized that as a business it made no economic sense to raise another crop. Robert Gardiner blamed the hoarding of capital by the banks. When the price dipped to $0.38, it was evident to

Chapter 4 Straw on the Steps: 1921-1930 Page 4

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sense that most stores built in the 1950s and 1960s were close to the tracks and equipped with spur lines and docks. That meant locating on the fringes of a community, in areas that would later be called industrial parks. An old joke among employees said that if you’re looking for a UFA store

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Nanton. Al Smith took over the Calgary agency on April 8, 1968. Raised in the Balzac and Sheppard areas just outside the city, Al was a Navy veteran of World War II and an ex-city policeman who had operated an Esso service station for 18 years. Al found the bulk business and dealing with farm

Chapter 5 The Onslaught of the Depression: 1930-1935 Page 21

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too much, but to many thousands of farm people across the province, it means a very great deal. ... a bit more of the old west is gone. This was the country George Church knew as a boy. It was the country he helped to change, all through his full and busy life.” 28 27 Jaques, Carol, Unifarm

Chapter 6 Farmers in Business: 1936-1964 Page 15

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TransCanada highway at Swift Current with Medicine Hat agents, Clinton and Ina Straub in charge. As agriculture changed, it offered new challenges to farmers. The big red barns and pastoral meadows seen on a farm country drive were now accompanied by an image right out of science fiction. The Sunday

Chapter 6 Farmers in Business: 1936-1964 Page 16

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are here again. It is up to co-ops to reinvent co-operation in the big picture and prove it works or the total sector is at risk.” 14 UFA’s joint venture with AgPro was discontinued in 2001 in order to reinvest in UFA’s own core infrastructure and fortify its market position. A recurrent

Chapter 7 Unprecedented Growth: 1964-1987 Page 4

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sense that most stores built in the 1950s and 1960s were close to the tracks and equipped with spur lines and docks. That meant locating on the fringes of a community, in areas that would later be called industrial parks. An old joke among employees said that if you’re looking for a UFA store

Chapter 7 Unprecedented Growth: 1964-1987 Page 8

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Nanton. Al Smith took over the Calgary agency on April 8, 1968. Raised in the Balzac and Sheppard areas just outside the city, Al was a Navy veteran of World War II and an ex-city policeman who had operated an Esso service station for 18 years. Al found the bulk business and dealing with farm

Chapter 8 Brave New World: 1987-2009 Page 15

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TransCanada highway at Swift Current with Medicine Hat agents, Clinton and Ina Straub in charge. As agriculture changed, it offered new challenges to farmers. The big red barns and pastoral meadows seen on a farm country drive were now accompanied by an image right out of science fiction. The Sunday

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are here again. It is up to co-ops to reinvent co-operation in the big picture and prove it works or the total sector is at risk.” 14 UFA’s joint venture with AgPro was discontinued in 2001 in order to reinvest in UFA’s own core infrastructure and fortify its market position. A recurrent

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