Farmer's Day

Sophia Thumlert contest submission



We are pleased to announce the 2021 calendar cover winner:

Congratulations Sophie Thumlert, age 11!

From mom, Sheila, "Sophie wants to thank all farmers and ranchers. Sophie wants to be a vet when she grows up." Check out Sophie's amazing design.

Thank you to all of entries. Runners up will appear throughout the calendar and all will receive a special Farmer's Day prize.

Stay tuned for next year's Farmer's Day.

View full contest rules and regulations.


We share a heartfelt thank you to Farmers.

These days we are all even more thankful for our farmers. This Farmer's Day, there won't be events or giveaways, but we are still celebrating all our farmers do for us. Once again, Provincial Legislature, the High Level Bridge in Edmonton, Calgary Tower, and Lethbridge City Hall will all be lit up in Orange and Green for Farmer’s Day. 

Alberta Provincial Legislature Building With Farmer's Day Lighting
Historic Photo

Farmer day is established. In 1951 the Alberta government declares every second Friday in June to be Farmers Holiday by Order in Council. Schools are closed for the day. Festivities are held by local communities.

Modern Farmer's Day

UFA officially revives Farmer’s day. We brought back the tradition of Farmer’s Day as a way to honour the contributions of Alberta farmers and the agriculture industry.

Historic Logo

The event has changed since then, and although no longer a provincial holiday, it still stands as the day where we celebrate those in the agriculture industry.

UFA supported more than 300 local events in rural communities through its grassroots giving program in 2019.

In an ever-changing industry and regulatory environment UFA is here to carry your voice through advocacy, partnerships, awareness, and education on issues that affect you and your business-today and into the future.

Farmer's Day

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