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On Friday, June 9th, 2017, UFA is celebrating Farmer’s Day and wants to show you, our members and customers,
how much we appreciate you! It’s all about your unwavering spirit, hard work and contribution to agriculture. 

Please join us at your local UFA Farm & Ranch Supply Stores and Petroleum Agencies. There will be customer appreciation
events, special offers and even a children’s colouring contest. Our mission is to celebrate the power and potential of
agriculture in Alberta. More importantly, we want to celebrate you, our members and customers on June 9th. 

More details will be revealed the closer we get to Farmer’s Day, 2017. Mark it on
your calendar and come celebrate with UFA, as we celebrate you!


​Enter the Farmer’s Day Colouring Contest and you could win 1 of 5 mini-gators!

How to enter:

  • Must be 12 or under.
  • Print the colouring sheet off by clicking below or visit your local UFA.
  • Submit your completed colouring sheet in two ways:
    • Drop off at your local UFA Farm & Ranch Supply
      or Petroleum Agency
    • Mail to the address that follows

Mail to:

COLOURING CONTEST
c/o Marketing Communications
United Farmers of Alberta Co-operative Limited
Suite 700, 4838 Richard Road S.W.
Calgary, Alberta, T3E 6L1

 


*Contest valid May 23, 2017 – June 9, 2017. No purchase necessary. Full contest rules and details available
here.


History of UFA 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.






Little Smoky, Alta.

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Eastburg, Alta.



 1975 – Amendment to the Schools Act left the decision to declare a Farmer’s holiday with the local school board. Some schools still recognize it today.


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2010
– UFA revived the tradition of Farmer’s Day as a way to honour the contributions of Alberta farmers and the agriculture industry.






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Stettler, Alta.

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Lethbridge, Alta.