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 consists of an alphabetical listing of customer-members residing in the Northern Region of Farm Supply operations, including their membership numbers, sub-district numbers, and addresses. Includes names from Thiessen to Zylstra.
United Farmers of Alberta Co-operative
United Farmers of Alberta Co-operative
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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 collection consists of membership cards, petroleum cardlock cards, membership certificates, share certificates, certificates of completion of training, training manuals, award certificates, receipts, patronage dividend statements, correspondence, receipt books, advertisements, advertiques, articles, reports, speeches, photographs, retirement presentations, and other items or small collections of material from members, employees, or agents of United Farmers of Alberta, U.F.A. Central Co-operative Association Ltd., United Farmers of Alberta Co-operative Ltd., and local consumer co-ops.
The United Farmers Historical Society was established in 2002 to document and disseminate the history of the United Farmers of Alberta and the United Farmers of Alberta Co-operative Ltd. It was interested in collecting examples of membership cards, share certificates, receipts, patronage dividend statements, and other documentation of transactions of members, employees, and agents of United Farmers of Alberta Co-operative and its predecessor and affiliated organizations. These records, if they only consisted of only one or two files, were compiled into the UFA Members' Collection beginning in 2010.
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.
The series includes weekly reports of the Member Relations field representatives (1996); records of the UFA Co-op's staff golf tournament (2002-2003); and printed brochures, pamphlets, forms, and other materials for communication between the Co-op and its members (ca. 1971-2011).
The Information Service Division was formed in 1963. It published magazines and newsletters for members, managed Delegates' Advisory Committee meetings, and organized promotional events and programs throughout UFA Co-op's trading area. In 1987 it became the Public Relations Department of the Communications Division. In 1993 it became Member Relations, a Department reporting to the Corporate Secretary. One of its major functions was administration of the Community Investment program, which expanded rapidly in the 1990s. In 2008 Member Relations was a function of the Corporate and Customer Communications Team. In 2010 this group was renamed Member and Customer Experience and the Member Relations representatives were renamed Member Experience Representatives. In 2011 the mandate of the department was to: provide support and services to internal business units from a marketing perspective, to work with all of UFA's partners through the Generations of Support program, as well as support members through the call centre and data management department.
The file contains pamphlets and brochures titled: Meet Earl Bateman of Springbank (ca. 1963); UFA Co-op (ca. 1968); What is UFA? (ca. 1970); This is United Farmers of Alberta (ca. 1972); This is United Farmers (ca. 1974); This is United Farmers of Alberta (ca. 1975); This Is United Farmers (ca. 1975); You are now a member of UFA (ca. 1989); Questions and answers (ca. 1989);You are now a member (ca. 1990); UFA : growing with Alberta (ca. 1994); Discover UFA (ca. 1994); You Are Now a Member (ca. 2000); Q&A : questions & answers about UFA (ca. 2000); Q&A : questions & answers about UFA (ca. 2001); Q&A : questions & answers about UFA (ca. 2002).