The History of Farmer's Day
1945 – At annual convention, UFA establishes a fixed date to be known as “Farmers’ Day” [sic] in Alberta.
UFA passes a resolution to lobby the Alberta government to declare Farmers’ Day a provincial holiday.9
From 1945 convention resolution document
1951 – Alberta government declares every second Friday in June to be Farmers Holiday by Order in Council. Schools were officially closed for the day and farming and agriculture are celebrated in local communities.