The file consists of a manual for lubrication of wheel tractors, crawler tractors, and self-propelled farm implements. Each sheet describes the specifications and features a lubrication diagram for a particular make and model (or group of models) of farm machinery. The manual is loose-leaf for updating. This copy consists of updates from 1970 to 1980, with one sheet produced in 1985 indicating the UFA Co-op products corresponding to the symbols used in the manual. The binder was designed and produced by UFA Co-op.
The file consists of a manual for lubrication of wheel tractors and self-propelled farm implements. Includes a sheet containing specifications and lubricating diagram for each make and model (or group of models) of farm machinery. The manual is looseleaf for updating. This copy consists of updates from 1980 to 1985, and includes one sheet produced by UFA Co-op giving the names of its products corresponding to the symbols used in the manual.
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 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.
The file consists of certificates presented to recognizing his completion of training seminars for sales and service of farm implements and machines; and certificates issued by United Farmers of Alberta Co-operative recognizing ten years' service, completion of first aid and CPR training, and completion of the Feelings Customer Service Excellence Module.
John Lee, a sales representative specializing in farm implements and machinery, was an employee of United Farmers of Alberta Co-operative from 1978 until 2004 or later. During the latter part of his career with UFA Co-op, he was based in the Calgary corporate office and worked as a Member Relations Representative.
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.
Canadian Co-operative Implements Ltd., also known by its trade names CCIL and Co-op Implements, was founded in 1940 in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, by representatives of most of the major agricultural producers' and consumers' co-ops of the Prairie provinces. In its first few years it was mainly involved in raising capital and recruiting members, and by 1944 it acquired a manufacturing plant in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Within a few years it was manufacturing a comprehensive line of farm implements, including tractors, combines, swathers, headers, balers, plows, cultivators, grain drills, and snow blowers. It also began to develop an extensive system of sales-and-service outlets called depots, and developed a sideline of trading in used farm machinery. In the 1970s it began to experience financial difficulties requiring refinancing from federal and provincial governments, co-ops, and credit unions. In 1985 it was forced to scale down the network of depots and sell the manufacturing rights to Vicon BV, a Dutch-owned multi-national farm implement manufacturer. The Co-op Implements brand name apparently continued to be used until 1990. The depot network ceased operating in the early 1990s and the Co-op was struck off the register of companies in 1997. United Farmers of Alberta Co-operative Ltd., as one of the firms that contributed capital, participated in its Advisory Committee and its Annual Meetings. Usually UFA Co-op's Treasurer acted as its liaison.
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.