UFA Co-operative Limited Contributes $50,000 to Grassroots Causes (CALGARY, AB, June 6, 2013) –UFA Co-operative Limited is a proud supporter of Farmers Day, celebrated on Friday, June 7th. This year, UFA is donating $50,000 in honour of Farmers Day to over 100 local organizations in the communities we serve across Alberta and areas of Saskatchewan and B.C.
“We are not only passionate, but committed to investing, supporting and celebrating rural life. Farmers Day is just another way we live up to this promise to our members”, says Bob Nelson, President and CEO, UFA Co-operative Limited.
UFA’s network of Farm & Ranch Supply stores and Petroleum agencies, took part in determining where to share the Farmers Day donation across the province. Each local store and agency provided a $500 cheque to an organization that champions rural sustainability. Many locations held cheque presentations and had special guests visit their store or agency to show their appreciation.
Farmers Day is a long-standing Alberta tradition. For farmers, it's just another day of hard work. For those of us at UFA, it's a time to appreciate and reflect on the contributions they make every day, all year long.
The Blackfalds District Agricultural Society would like to thank the Red Deer UFA for choosing our organization to receive the $ 500.00 donation in 2013. The Blackfalds District Agricultural Society promotes agriculture by supporting 4H, Central Alberta Riding Club, sponsoring the petting zoo during Blackfalds Days and supporting agricultural initiatives in the Town of Blackfalds including Camp Curious.
Thank you to UFA for encouraging our efforts to promote agriculture in our community.