Founded in 1909, UFA is one of Canada’s largest and most dynamic co-operatives and has grown from a small-scale local co-operative into an extensive commercial and retail operation.

We are a progressive and diversified business that provides the products, services and solutions our owners and customers in rural communities need to successfully run their operations. Our members guide our decision-making and are rooted in the heart of all we do.

Although we have grown and changed over the years, at our heart we remain committed to rural life. That commitment inspires everything we do and is reflected in our vision, mission and values.

Proudly serving locally-sourced, made-from-scratch food out of Stirling, AB. A traditional southern smokehouse with a little diner mixed in. Best known for beef brisket, pulled pork and mac 'n' cheese serving breakfast, lunch, dinner, and desserts. This is a family-run business, so frequently you'll see one or both Devynn & Brian in the restaurant and likely at least one of their 3 kids. Conveniently located at the Lethbridge Farmers' Market or just off Hwy 4, 20 minutes SE of Lethbridge. They're worth the drive, we promise!

Together with our 31-member volunteer Board of Directors, we serve as stewards of the economic strategy for the city and ambassadors of the Choose Lethbridge brand. We connect, support and promote this city as a place for enterprise, but also as a place where businesses and citizens can thrive within a welcoming community. As a rallying voice for Lethbridge, we're here to help you succeed! With quality market data, a network of partners and a dedicated team, we work on projects to support:

  • business retention and growth
  • start-up development, training and mentorship
  • meeting and event attraction and execution
  • marketing and advocacy

We believe that together, we can build bright opportunities!