CALGARY, AB – May 24, 2018: Mark your calendar for Farmer’s Day on Friday, June 8, 2018. UFA Co-operative Ltd. (“UFA”) is planning a day-long celebration for members and customers across our network of Farm & Ranch Supply stores, Petroleum Agencies and a few other special locations, as we recognize farmers who keep agriculture strong across the province on Farmer’s Day!
The 109-year-old co-operative has a deep history in celebrating Farmer’s Day, which officially dates back to a 1945 convention resolution where UFA declared a fixed date to observe “Farmer’s Day” to recognize the importance of Alberta’s agriculture industry.
“Telling our story is more important than ever as we work to raise the profile of Alberta’s agriculture industry and the work our members do,” said Carol Kitchen, UFA President and CEO. “Our mission is to celebrate the power and potential of agriculture in Alberta to show that demand is high, business is strong, and our farmers are world class.”
UFA won’t be the only ones celebrating. Many of Alberta’s elected officials, from both federal and provincial cabinets, will be stopping into UFA locations within their constituencies to show their support of Farmer’s Day.
Kitchen said UFA receives enormous support on Farmer’s Day from many local communities and vendors, to make the day a co-operative event. “While we work throughout the year to improve the economic and social well-being of our members by providing an active voice on behalf of farmers on many fronts such as advocacy, partnerships, awareness and education, we also ensure we support vibrant rural communities by giving back $750,000 through our robust community investment program,” said Kitchen.
Thanks to the
United Farmers Historical Society, our urban friends are helping celebrate their country cousins on Farmer's Day! The Calgary Tower, Calgary Reconciliation Bridge and Lethbridge City Hall will glow orange and green to pay tribute to the hard work our members do before dawn and after sunset, to help recognize Farmer's Day June 8.
UFA.com/FarmersDay for more details on 2018 Farmers Day as we get closer to June 8!
About UFA Co-operative Limited
Founded in 1909, UFA Co-operative Limited is an Alberta-based agricultural co-operative with more than 120,000 member-owners. UFA’s network comprises more than 111 bulk fuel and Cardlock Petroleum locations, 35 Farm & Ranch Supply stores and a support office located in Calgary, AB. Independent Petroleum Agents and more than 950 UFA employees provide products, services and agricultural solutions to farmers, ranchers, members and commercial customers in Alberta, British Columbia and Saskatchewan.
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