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Farmer’s Day Thank You - UFA Announces Contest Winners

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Picture: The Vermilion UFA Farm & Ranch Supply hosted a Farmer’s Day barbeque.

Farmer’s Day 2017 was once again an opportunity for UFA to celebrate and recognize the hard work and dedication of our members and customers. We’d like to extend a huge thank you to all who attended our events on June 9th – Farmer’s Day. Thank you for celebrating this special day with us and, whether you are a brand new customer or have been with us through the decades, THANK YOU for your business!

As we all know, the weather can be both our friend and foe, and it certainly played both roles on Farmer’s Day. The sun finally shone in many locations and allowed farmers to stay in the field and keep planting or spraying, which was the case in the south. But we also experienced rain and heavy winds which played havoc with many of our outdoor celebrations. That didn’t deter anyone from having a good time at their local Farm & Ranch Supply or Petroleum site though. Entertainment ranged from live music, to petting zoos and equipment demos to face painting for the kids.

Tied in with special Farmer's Day discounts, we also held a number of contests and draws, both locally and network-wide. We would be remiss without recognizing a large group of our vendors who helped make Farmer's Day possible. See the line-up of our great supporters here.


Congratulations to all our 2017 Farmer's Day winners!

Below is a summary of all the contests, draws and winners:

Local Draws

The local draws that took place at each Farm & Ranch Supply presented some great prizes for the people who attended and filled out a ballot for a chance to win. These were drawn for at each location and winners have been notified.

Kid's Colouring Contest

We received 584 entries from children across Alberta who entered for a chance to win one of five Cervus Equipment Mini-Gators. Our five lucky winners, ranging in age from four to eleven years-old, came from Drayton Valley, Rycroft, Worsley, St. Paul and Westlock.

Network-wide Draws

Anyone who visited us and made a purchase on June 9th was automatically entered for a chance to win one of seven network prizes – again, kindly made possible with some great vendor support.


Our Network Winners:
Winner Town/City Location purchase made Prize
Art Klassen Big Stone Brooks Petroleum $500 Tool Package
To be announced soon
Sexsmith Grande Prairie Petroleum Coleman Classic 2 Burner Stove
To be announced soon
Nanton High River Farm Store $500 Lumber Package
To be announced soon
Claresholm Claresholm Farm Store Magnum Funnel Bale Feeder
Randy W Haight Grande Prairie Grande Prairie Farm Store Coleman Classic 2 Burner Stove
Jeff Enfield Nanton Nanton Petroleum $700 WSS Outdoor Package
Richard Edwards Coleman Pincher Creek Petro $500 Outfit Your Family Package

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Picture: Jeff Enfield was the winner of the $700 Wholesale Sports Outdoor Package.

Next Stop Miami Contest

David and Nan Bartlett round off our winner's list as the recipients of the Next Stop Miami prize by virtue of purchasing a Shell product on Farmer's Day. They will be on their way to the Homestead-Miami Speedway in Florida for a VIP experience at the Ford Ecoboost 400 this November.

STARS

We also took the opportunity to recognize an important partner in the communities where we do business during Farmer's Day. One hundred per cent of proceeds that we realized from any of our Farmer's Day events, including a Silent Auction at UFA Camrose, were donated to STARS Air Ambulance. We are proud to say that we will be presenting a cheque for $11,413.00 to STARS at one of their upcoming functions. UFA would like to take this opportunity to thank all our customers who contributed to this great community service we have all come to count on.

UFA has been celebrating Farmer's Day since 1951 when the Alberta government officially declared every second Friday in June to be Farmers Holiday by Order in Council. That's more than 65 years of celebrating and we look forward to next year when we can do it all over again!