Our Roots

For over a century, UFA has been a part of Alberta’s co-operative landscape, working with our members to adapt to their changing economic and social needs. UFA’s influence in political, social and economic areas of Alberta’s history is a story full of accomplishments.


Four years after Alberta became a province, UFA is founded by farmers and ranchers to serve their needs.


The UFA political party is elected to form the government of Alberta.


UFA leaves provincial politics after securing the mineral rights for Alberta — a cornerstone of the province’s long-term prosperity.


UFA opens its first Farm & Ranch Supply store in Calgary. Three years later, a second location opens in Edmonton.


As fuel becomes an increasingly important agricultural input, UFA acquires Maple Leaf Fuels. It’s a visionary move that provides the bulk of the co-op’s future earnings.

Maple Leaf Gasoline

UFA is 95 years old and revenue tops $1 billion for the first time. Just seven years later, revenue surpasses $2 billion.


UFA celebrates a century of serving agricultural producers.


UFA and CHS create a partnership and introduce Bridgeland, a new crop inputs and supply company in the Peace Region.


Bar W Petroleum and Electric Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of UFA acquires All Peace Petroleum Ltd., a downstream maintenance, calibration and construction provider.


With the rollout of Dieselex® Gold to a total of 57 locations, UFA becomes the first large-scale network of cardlock sites in western Canada to offer a premium diesel fuel.

The United Farmer’s Historical Society stewards and promotes the historical artifacts of the United Farmers of Alberta. In telling the story of our past, we set the stage for UFA’s future as a strong and influential voice for the farmers of today and tomorrow. 

Our Roots

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