The file consists of minutes of the Board of Directors meetings held in connection with the 14th Annual Meeting (including resolutions passed); address by the Rt. Hon. James G. Gardner, Minister of Agriculture; press summary of address of Prof. John Kenneth Galbraith, verbatim report of his additional remarks, and report of question-and-answer session; Discussion of price support resolution / by E.C. Hope, Economist for the Canadian Federation of Agriculture
The fonds consists of minutes of the annual meeting (1938, 1950), minutes of the Directors' meeting (1950), resolutions considered and passed by the Western Agricultural Conference (1950), and addresses to the annual meeting by the Rt. Hon. James G. Gardner and Prof. John Kenneth Galbraith (1950).
In 1935 representatives of the provincial farmers' organizations of the four western provinces met as the Western Agricultural Conference. They agreed that because the Canadian Council of Agriculture had become inactive, there was a need for a new national farmers' organization. The Canadian Chamber of Agriculture was organized in Toronto later that year. Like its predecessor, it was a federation of provincial farm organizations and producers' groups, formed largely for the purpose of advocacy. The Western Agricultural Conference and the Eastern Agricultural Conference (established in 1939) continued to meet annually as divisions of the Chamber to deal with regional concerns. Around 1940 the Chamber changed its name to Canadian Federation of Agriculture. In the 2010s it continued to be the major agricultural advocacy organization of Canada.
The brief creed is attributed to Gladys Talbott Edwards. It begins: "Because I know that as an individual, I am nothing, but banded with my brother farmer, I am power - I pledge the work of my hands, the fruit of my soil and the loyalty of my heart to the Famers Union. I will keep my eyes on the goal and let no petty annoyances make me forget it." Farmers Union is a U.S. organization
The file consists of minutes of the 1938 annual meeting of the Chamber, including resolutions passed, and minutes of the Committee to Discuss Setting Up Committee for Livestock under the Canadian Chamber of Agriculture.
The file consists of resolutions for consideration and resolutions passed at the Western Agricultural Conference, 1950; and minutes of the 14th annual meeting of the Canadian Federation of Agriculture, 1950. Includes resolutions passed at the annual meeting.
The fonds consists of the Society's newsletter for 1944 and 1947-1951.
In March 1944 a group of five UFA Co-op employees began publishing a monthly staff newsletter, provisionally titled You Name It?? By 1946 the newsletter was titled UFA Sco-ops, and it was the official organ of the U.F.A. Staff Co-op Society. Doug Thornton of the Educational Department of UFA Co-op served as its editor during most of its history. The Society organized social and recreational activities and produced the newsletter. In 1949 the Society's name was changed to U.F.A. Co-op Staff Society and the newsletter's title was changed to Sco-ops. In 1951 the Society disbanded and the newsletter ceased publication. A later staff social and recreational association known as ECHO (Employees of the Co-op Head Office) existed from the 1970s onward.
The newsletters had been collected by Doug Thornton.