Farmer's Day

Celebrating Farmer’s Day

June 8, 2018
Posted by: jvkissel

A CAUSE FOR CELEBRATION:
Today marks a historic holiday that celebrated Alberta’s principal economy of years past.  Children got to stay home  from school on the second Friday of every June in celebration.  It was a big deal.

With farming still a strong force in the Alberta economy there has been a resurgence of the celebration of Farmer’s Day, largely in part due to UFA’s revival of the tradition of Farmer’s Day as a way to honour the contributions of Alberta farmers and the agriculture industry in 2010.

To read further on the history of Farmer’s Day visit:

https://www.ufa.com/cooperative/Pages/farmers-day-history.aspx

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