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United Farmers of Alberta community grants now available

Rural communities are encouraged to apply for up to $100,000 in funds

Reading Time: < 1 minute The United Farmers of Alberta Co-operative will be giving $500,000 over the next five years for non-profits and community groups in rural Alberta. The money, from UFA’s “archived equity” will be distributed through Rural Communities Foundation, which the co-op set up in 2014. “This money was always intended for our rural communities and now that […] Read more

Olds College gets funding boost for ag tech

Reading Time: < 1 minute Olds College is getting a boost for its Smart Ag Innovation Centre thanks to $500,000 in funding from UFA. The contribution, to be made over the next five years, will allow the college to create an ‘innovation lab’ in the centre. The lab will be “a dedicated technological hub on campus where students and faculty […] Read more

Hand over wheat field in early summer evening.

Celebrate Farmer’s Day on June 8

Reading Time: < 1 minute At one time Alberta children got to stay home from school on the second Friday in June to celebrate Farmer’s Day. Kevin Hoppins, chairman of the UFA board, remembers those days fondly, but often wondered, “Why my urban classmates also got the day off school as this was Farmer’s Day?” “On our farm, having a […] Read more

New edition of classic Alberta cookbook on sale

Reading Time: < 1 minute Hardy farm-style recipes are the focus of Meals in the Field, a new cookbook from United Farmers of Alberta Co-operative. Recipes were submitted throughout the summer by UFA members, customers, agents and employees. The 184-page cookbook is also a modern version of UFA’s original cookbook, first published in 1928 by the United Farm Women of […] Read more