The file contains Ed Evans's responses to questions and concerns raised by Directors and Delegates (1984-1985), memorandum regarding discounts on Farm Supply products to Petroleum Agents (1989), report on perpetual inventories (1994), lists of suppliers ranked in order of annual values of materials purchased, with amounts (1995-1997).
The file contains an appraisal report, offers to purchase, maps, plans, a new clipping, correspondence, and City of Calgary vacant industrial land survey, regarding potential warehouse sites in Manchester, Calgary Agra Park, Chestermere Lake, Shepard, and Barlow Trail.
The file contains correspondence, directory of 4-H scholarships, lists and poster of scholarship recipients, information for applicants, application forms, and photographs of scholarship winners, including Rick Gabert presenting a scholarship to Vanesa Belair in Fort Saskatchewan.
UFA Co-op sponsored scholarships under the Alberta Agriculture 4-H Branch scholarship program from 1990 to 1996.
Rural Education and Development Association collection
2 cm of textual records
Scope and Content
The fonds consists of the Constitution and By-laws (1964), directories of co-ops and farm organizations (1960, 1965), a brochure promoting sales of a song book (1960s), and brochures for educational workshops .
The Farmers' Union and Co-operative Development Association was formed in 1959 at the instigation of the Farmers' Union of Alberta, the United Farmers of Alberta Co-operative, and other co-op enterprises that served the agriculture industry of Alberta. Its objectives included development of rural leaders through education, promotion of the co-operative movement, and assistance to rural communities. For many years it was involved with educational programs for youth. Around 1967 it was renamed the Rural Education and Development Association (REDA). In 2005 REDA amalgamated with the Alberta Co-op Council, becoming the Alberta Community and Co-operative Association (ACCA).
Rural Education and Development Association
Farmers' Union and Co-operative Development Association
The series consists of legislation which governs United Farmers of Alberta Co-operative Ltd., the By-laws of United Farmers of Alberta Co-operative Ltd., and correspondence with legal counsel concerning amendments.
United Farmers of Alberta Co-operative
Legislation and by-laws regarding incorporation of United Farmers of Alberta and its change of name to United Farmers of Alberta Co-operative Ltd. are in Fonds 4, Series 1.
The file consists of incoming and outgoing correspondence of senior executives of United Farmers of Alberta Co-operative, such as the General Manager (title changed to Chief Executive Officer in 1983; to President and Chief Executive Officer in 1993), Treasurer, Controller, and Corporate Secretary (title changed to Chief Governance Officer ca. 2004). Includes memoranda, speeches, reports, organization chart, and notes on informal communications. The series can be considered comprehensive only for part of the term of General Manager Bill McCartney (1972-1979) and for part of the term of Treasurer R.B. Ward (1972-1976).
The file includes draft agreements with governments and co-operative enterprises for refinancing of Co-op Implements; reports summarizing and analyzing the refinancing plan; related resolutions passed at the Co-op Implements Annual Meeting; comments by solicitors; correspondence; and notes by Jim Johnson or other UFA Co-op staff member.
The file includes documentation of the sale of manufacturing facilities and stock to Vicon Inc.: correspondence with creditors; letter of consent to the sale; Dun & Bradstreet report on Vicon; news releases; change of address notice; report to UFA Co-op by Treasurer G.A. Metz.
The file contains correspondence with member-customers, and Oland Construction (1959) Ltd., Olds Agricultural Society, Overhead Door Sales (Edmonton) Ltd., and Oversears Farmers Co-operative Federations Ltd., regarding various matters.
The file contains correspondence with member-customers; with Directors or Delegates George Sayle, Paul F. Schau, Andrew Silver, and S.D. Simpson; and with Sanwa Koeki Co. Ltd., Shanahan's Ltd., Sloane Mfg. Co., Slocum Manufacturing Co. Inc., H.H. Smith Ltd. customs brokers, Souris Seed & Feed Ltd., Standard Auto Parts Ltd., and Steibel-Aero Ltd.
This file consists of correspondence between two successive General Managers of the UFA, W. J. Hoppins and William McCartney, with the Farmers Union of Alberta and the financial institutions involved with providing a loan of $15,000.00 from the UFA for Camp Goldeye.
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.
This file consists of a photocopy of the Proposed Terms Of An Agreement Between Maple leaf Petroleum Limited and United Farmers of Alberta Co-operative Limited; correspondence between John P. Carleton of Mackimmie Matthews Barristers and Solicitors and Cameron M. Ross; and correspondence between John P. Carleton of Mackimmie Matthews Barristers and Solicitors and Gerry Metz regarding use of the words : Maple Leaf and UFA's use of the Maple Leaf/UFA logo.
United Farmers of Alberta Co-operative
Correspondence regarding the purchase of Maple Leaf Petroleum is in file 6 of this series.
The file contains photographs and thank-you correspondence from recipients of UFA co-op's charitable donations: Ag Expo (Lethbridge), [Alberta Beef Producers' Association?], Alberta Paint Horse Club, and the "abreast of 'bridge" team from the Lethbridge Dragonboat Festival.
The file contains photographs and thank-you correspondence for charitable donations and sponsorships made by UFA Co-op to: Calgary Arabian Horse Association, Calgary Canucks, Camrose Cougars Mosquito baseball team, Canadian Cow Horse Supreme, Canadian Farmers Curling Championship, Canadian Limousin World Congress, Canadian National Junior Shorthorn Expo, Canadian Old Timers Rodeo Association, Canadian Quarter Horse Cup Futurity, Carstairs Bruins Tykes hockey team, Central Spring Holstein Show, Claresholm Figure Skating Club, Cremona Midget A hockey team, and the Czar Rodeo pancake breakfast.