The file consists of lists of U.F.A. Locals photocopied from the 1915 and 1916 annual reports of the U.F.A.; list of old U.F.A. Locals (ca. 1960-1966) arranged by sub-district, with names and addresses of their secretaries; names and addresses of delegates and directors; and a printout (1965) listing the Locals in alphabetical order.
Locals of the U.F.A. were grouped into sub-districts which elected delegates. The delegates elected a director from each district of the U.F.A. They also attended the annual conference of the U.F.A Central Co-operative Association. This structure remained in place after the reorganization of the U.F.A. in 1948-1949, but ceased to exist upon the winding up of U.F.A. Central Co-op in 1966.
5 photographs : b&w ; 9 x 12 cm with a white border
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Item consists of a photograph: b&w, portrait of Wilfred Hoppins.
Wilfred (Wilf) J. Hoppins grew up in Huxley and later graduated from the Olds Agricultural School. In 1933 he became president of the Junior section of United Farmers of Alberta and held that post for four years. In 1939, he became UFA Director for the Red Deer District and then later left the board to become a petroleum supervisor with UFA. In 1946 he was promoted to Assistant Manager and in 1951 to General Manager of UFA. He was General Manager from 1951 to 1963.
Matthews Photo Lab, 223, - 14th Street N.W.
Hoppins, Wilfred J.
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Images are provided for research and reference use only. Written permission to publish, copy or otherwise use these images must be obtained from United Farmers' Historical Society.
The file consists of a report on construction of a prefabricated barn on a farm in Didsbury in one day, with an album of photographs of the event. The album includes illustrations of other early Building Department projects.
The series contains the report and photographs of the first experimental farm building project; pamphlets on farmstead planning and development and products offered; photos of livestock chutes and pens; notes on managers of the Farmstead Development Department; and a video disk promoting the services of UFA Construction.
The Farm Supply Division of UFA Co-op began marketing prefabricated farm buildings in 1957. From 1960 until about 1964 it operated a Precutting Plant in Calgary for manufacturing building components. In 1964 the Building Department was established under the management of George Duffy. By 1968 the Department expanded to include installation of mechanized materials handling systems and became the Farmstead Building and Automation Department. In 1969 it was renamed the Farmstead Development Department (FDD). In 1985 the Farmstead Development function was decentralized and reintegrated into the Farm Supply Division, with building services specialists stationed at most Farm Supply Stores. By 1996 the product line of farm buildings was given the brand name Dynasty Structures. In 2007 the Construction Division was established, to integrate the expertise of Farm Supply building services with the Stirdon Betker Division and the newly-acquired Bar-W Petroleum and Electric. Its unrealized objective was to develop a general construction business in Alberta. In 2009 the Construction Division amalgamated with the Real Estate and Environment departments to form the Construction and Maintenance Services Division. By 2010 its focus returned to farm structures and farm mechanization and it was rebranded as UFA Building Solutions.
File consists of photographs and negatives: b&w, portraits of Norman F. Priestley, UFA Director and General Manager.
Associated with the executive and administrative capacities of United Farmers of Alberta Co-operative Ltd., Mr. Norman F. Priestley retired in January 1951.
A member of a family from Yorkshire, England, who had been active in the consumer co-operative movement originated by the Rochdale Pioneers, Mr. Priestley came to Edmonton early in the century and homesteaded at Onoway, 40 miles northwest of the city. In 1904, the organization of farm people in defence of their industry was just beginning. From that early period onward, Mr. Priestley missed no opportunity to contribute to its development.
He graduated from the University of Alberta with his Bachelor of Arts in 1916 and then enlisted in the Canadian Expeditionary Force. On returning from overseas, he was ordained to the Methodist Ministry. For many years, he was vice-president of the Lethbridge UFA Federal Constituency Association. Engaging in research work at Lethbridge, he became acting secretary in the Alberta Institute of Cooperation. Under the Canada Wheat Board Surplus Trust Fund, he produced a brochure on co-operation for the schools of agriculture.
In January, 1931, Mr. Priestley was elected as vice-president of United Farmers of Alberta. In 1940, he resigned as vice-president in order to devote his time to the general management of the business. He remained in this position until his retirement in 1951 (from The United Farmer 1976 January-February Page 4).
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