By Carrol L. Jaques

Unifarm, the main enduring agricultural corporations of its sort, is chronicled from its improvement within the Seventies to its reorganisation as Wild Rose Agricultural manufacturers in 1995. This e-book presents in-depth discussions of co-operative philosophy, advertising forums, floor rights, commodity teams, and the significance of schooling and coaching for participants of the agricultural group. Illustrated with over 60 black and white illustrations that carry to lifestyles the wealthy background of Unifarm and the rural previous of Alberta. whereas this booklet makes a speciality of Alberta, it additionally sheds new gentle on agricultural and farming groups around the state.

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A building committee consisting of Ellen Armstrong, Hussar; Ivy Taylor,Wainwright; Carl Stimpfle, Egremont; Charles Seeley, Cherhill; Henry Young, Millet; and Frank Johnson, Red Deer began to raise funds and make decisions. 00 each, with each member responsible for buying three bricks. FUA President Henry Young was relentless in his efforts to raise funds for the building and personally sold “bricks” throughout the province. The appeal made to FUA locals for help with funding was relatively successful, so after another year of fundraising, tenders were awarded in May 1955 to the lowest bidder, James C.

The trips to Ottawa with the Interprovincial Farm Union Council continued. Arnold Platt and the president of the Farm Women’s Union of Alberta, Ellen Armstrong, represented Alberta at the 1956 Interprovincial Farm Union Council where they met with the agriculture committee of the Government of Canada as well as individual Liberal, Conservative, CCF, and Social Credit members of parliament. In addition to the large prairie delegation that went to Ottawa a year later in 1957, the FUA ensured that two of its members were present in Ottawa during the legislative session to monitor agricultural legislation as it was introduced and to acquaint eastern parliamentarians with western agricultural problems—an early attempt to deal with ongoing western alienation.

11 Ed Nelson would drive many extra miles to buy gas at a co-op. 24 CHAPTER TWO: FUA: FARMER’S UNION OF ALBERTA This photograph of the 1960 Farmers’ Union of Alberta board includes many of the well-known farm organizers of the 1950s and 1960s. Front row left to right: Leonard Hilton,Ted Chudyk, Henry Young, Jack Muza Second row: Howard Hibbard, Clare Anderson, Ed Nelson, Pansy Molen, Hazel Braithwaite, Laura Gibeau (Hilton), Florence Sissons, George Loree. Standing: Ken McIntosh,Welcome Hansel, Ivy Taylor, Lester Wager,Tom Foster, Ralph Wilson, Dan Whitney, Alex McCalla, Dean Lien, Anders Anderson, George Doupe, Paul Babey.

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