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​Our History

For over a century, UFA has been a part of Alberta’s co-operative landscape, working with our members to adapt to their changing economic and social needs.  UFA’s influence in political, social and economic areas of Alberta’s history is a story full of accomplishments. 

1909
Four years after Alberta became a province, UFA is founded by farmers and ranchers to serve their needs.
1921​
The UFA political party was elected to form the government of Alberta.
​​1935
UFA leaves provincial politics after securing the mineral rights for Alberta—a cornerstone of the province’s long-term prosperity.
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​​1953
As fuel becomes an increasingly important agricultural input, UFA acquired Maple Leaf Fuels. It’s a visionary move that provides the bulk of the co-op’s future earnings.
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​​2004
UFA is 95 years old and revenue tops $1 billion for the first time. Just seven years later, revenue surpasses $2 billion.
​​2008
UFA acquires Wholesale Sports, a Canadian owned- and-operated outdoor outfitter.
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​​2009​
UFA celebrates a century of serving agricultural producers.
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​​2015
UFA and CHS create a partnership and introduce Bridgeland, a new crop inputs and supply company in the Peace Region.
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