Calgary, Alberta, March 14, 2023 - New Alliance Means New Opportunity for UFA Members
First Cohort of AGTECH ACCELERATOR founders in 2022
As a 114-year-old co-operative, UFA has a long history of supporting progress and innovation in the agricultural sector. Agtech moves at incredible speed-- it is imperative that UFA be in lockstep to accelerate innovation and technological advances to help build solutions to the problems faced by today’s producers. The success of the farmers and ranchers we serve is at the heart of all we do, and strategic alliances like this pave the way for the future of agriculture. Saskatchewan is abundant with opportunity, and we are excited to help build a strong and vibrant ag industry in the province, ensuring the economic growth of our sector and food security in the prairies, Canada, and beyond.”
Don Smith, Vice President of Petroleum and Innovation, UFA.
Agriculture thrives on trust. Direct access to farmers is key to building this trust and creating a meaningful two-way conversation. UFA has established itself as one of Canada's largest and most dynamic co-operatives and an industry leader in the agriculture space. The AGTECH ACCELERATOR is excited to partner with UFA to continue building strong relationships in the agriculture industry and with farmers nationwide. With UFA's commitment to adapting to changing times and technology and driving growth for producers, we believe we have a shared vision and goals for a successful partnership."
Bre Walkeden, Cultivator powered by Conexus Community and Partners Manager
Founded in 1909, UFA Co-operative Limited is an Alberta-based agricultural co-operative with more than 120,000 member-owners. UFA’s network comprises more than 113 bulk fuel and Cardlock Petroleum locations, 34 Farm & Ranch Supply stores, and a support office located in Calgary. Independent Petroleum Agents and more than 1,000 UFA employees provide products, services, and agricultural solutions to farmers, ranchers, members, and commercial customers in Alberta, British Columbia, and Saskatchewan. For more information, visit www.UFA.com.
External Affairs at UFA Co-operative