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 documentation and photographs of award presentations for dairy cattle, beef cattle, Wild Rose Stock Dog Futurity,and lamas in competitions sponsored by UFA Co-op; brochure, schedule of events, and prize list (2003)
Farmfair International, previously known as Farmfair and Northlands Farmfair, is a group of agricultural competitions organized by the Edmonton Exhibition Association.
Browarny Photographics Ltd.
Artifact: 2009.28.1 is the milk pail shown in photograph 91-1464-18 of the 1992 Dairy Show Class
The file consists of: a photograph of an award presentation to Olds College student, Chris Montgomery with a covering letter (1983); a photograph of an awards presention to students at Olds College (1995), an appreciation plaque from Olds College Science Centre and accompanying photograph; a group portrait of the Oyen Bees atom hockey team (1993), a newspaper clipping from the Oyen Echo and accompanying photo documenting UFA's donation of uniforms to the pee wee boys hockey team.
The file consists of correspondence regarding scholarships, awards program guides, photographs of scholarship winners and grooming clinic winners(2001); certificate, brochure and lapel pin for celebrations of the college's 50th anniversary (2001); photos of United Farmers of Alberta Awards (scholarships) (1999 and 2001).
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.
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 printed programs for sport activities sponsored by UFA co-op or featuring advertising by UFA Co-opin 2004 : Calgary Polo Club, East West Chapter Combined Driving Trials (Lloydminster), Northern Extreme Freestyle Ski Competition (Nitehawk Ski Area, Grande Prairie), Viking Cup International Hockey Tournament (Camrose and Wetaskiwin) and a digital scan of an advertisement originally placed on the back cover of the 1982 Gymkhana Finals program.
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 certificates of appreciation to UFA Co-op from the 4-H Foundation of Alberta; advertising of UFA Co-op's contributions to 4-H; snapshots of unidentified activities; Photo of 4-H seminar Olds College (1983); photos of presentation of 4-H Herdsman Award (2003); photos of Bea-Bank 4-H Beef Club Grand Champion Steer and Grand Champion Heifer; thank-you card with group portrait from the fort Saskatchewan 4-H Beef Club; a group portrait from the Lakedell Beef 4-H, and group portrait of the UFA 4-H ball tournament (2000).
The file contains: a group portrait of the La Glace hockey team, (1992), a group portrait of the La Crete Flyers hockey team [ca. 1990], a group portrait of a Lethbridge children's baseball team, a group portrait of a Lethbridge hockey team (1994-95), a group portrait of the Lomond junior curling team [ca. 1996], a group portrait of a men's bowling team in Lethbridge (ca. 1996), thank-you letters from the Lethbridge Handicapped Riding Association (2004), and a photograph of a winner of the Lethbridge Whoop-Up Quarter Horse Circuit (1986).
UFA sponsored a sports uniforms program for junior sports teams ca. 1990s.
The file contains: a group portrait of the National Tetrathlon team, a group portrait and thank-you letter from the New Sarepta Novice Eagles hockey team (2001); a program for Drag Wars, an event organized by the North Peace Bracket Racing Association (2002); a thank-you letter from the Northern Alberta Hockey Association (the associated photo is missing); and a certificate of appreciation from the Northwest Rodeo Association (1989).
The file consists of: a certificate of appreciation from the Salers Association of Canada (1991); photograph of a presentation of a cheque to the "Say Hay" project for hay distribution (2002); photograph of the presentation of belt buckles at the Sakariassen's Fall Classic in Carstairs [ca. 1994]; group photograph of the Strathmore Rebels baseball team ( 1995); photograph of Tammi Palmerchk, Southern Alberta Region Pony Club dressage champion (1989); photograph of Barry Webster presenting awards to the Tiny Mite barrel racers of the Southern Alberta Roping and Riding Circuit (2004); phoptograph of the trailer awarded to the 2001 Spring Classic Roping Champion Heeler; and photographs of champions of the Stettler Ag Society Jackpot Prospect Steer and Heifer Show (2000).
The file contains: a thank-you certificate with group portrait from Teen Conference "Not Just a Pretty Face" held at Bonnyville (2004); program for the regional qualifiers of "The Master's" Championship Christian youth rodeo held at Claresholm; group portrait and season program of the Three Hills Thrashers junior hockey team (2002); group portraits of the Trochu hockey team (1989 and 1998); and a group portrait of the Tro-Hills Midget "B" hockey team 1992-93.
The file consists of photographs of trophy saddles presented by UFA Co-op to winning teams, and official photographs of the saddles being presented to the champions by John Lee. The U.T.R.A.A. championships were held in Camrose. Official photographs were taken by Mike Copeman Photography.
The file consists of two letters from the Westerner Exposition, and photographs of winners of the Westerner Spring Dairy Show, Westerner Dairy Showcase, Junior Canadian Shorthorn competition, Junior Beef competition, the UFA Westerner Heavy Horse Pull Competition; and Pioneer Acres of Alberta demonstration of antique tractors and farm implements.
The Westerner Exposition organizes the major agricultural fair and competitions in Red Deer, Alberta.
United Farmers of Alberta Co-operative
United Farmers of Alberta Co-operative
Jim Bryden of Mannville ran the UFA Heavy Horse Hitch until his farm dispersal sale in 1995. He passed away in 2006.
The series consists of correspondence and budgets relating to UFA Co-op's Community Investment program; and thank-you correspondence, printed programs of sponsored events with promotional adverstising, and photographs documenting its contributions. The materials were mostly created or collected by the Member Relations department.
Local cooperatives and petroleum agencies provided financial support to community activities as early as 1937, when the Maple Leaf petroleum agency in Cereal, Alberta provided uniforms with hand-made patches for the Cereal Maple Leafs, a women's baseball team. As UFA Co-op prospered in the late 1980s, it began to allocate increasing budgetary amounts to its charitable program, known as "Community Investment". The program was administered by the Member Relations department. Delegates were also allocated budgets to support charitable causes of their choosing. Among other things, UFA Co-op supported scholarships for agriculture students, 4-H and other programs for rural youth, livestock shows and competitions, farm safety day camps for children, rodeo and chuckwagon organizations and competitors, horse teams that participated in local parades, children's and youths' sports teams in small communities, and medical research.
The file consists of photographs of John Lee presenting Provincial Dairy Award of Distinction plaques and of Henryk Ficner presenting Provincial Dairy Award plaques and a hand-painted milk pail trophy.