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 series consists of two promotional calendars, a poster, a sound-slide production, a videocassette, and two compact discs containing photographic images and a PowerPoint presentation.
Stirdon Systems Ltd. was established in Olds, Alberta in 1971. It developed and produced computer-controlled systems for milling livestock feeds on the farm. Stirling Mcleod was one of the founders of the business and served as its General Manager until his retirement in 2005. In 1997 the firm was acquired by UFA Co-op and became one of its Divisions. A second office of the division was established at Lethbridge. In 2001 UFA Co-op acquired Betker Livestock of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan and integrated it with Stirdon, under the name Stirdon Betker Division. By 2010 the Olds manufacturing plant was moved to Red Deer and the Saskatoon office was closed. The organization was part of the Construction Division, 2007-2010, and became known as the Stirdon Betker Team.
The sound-slide production was donated by Stirling Mcleod, 2005.
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