The Utah Farm Bureau Federation (UFBF) was organized in the fall of 1916 by a group of Utah farmers who met in Salt Lake City. D.D. McKay of Huntsville, Utah, became the first president of the state organization and served until 1922. The first convention was held in 1918 at the Utah Agricultural College in Logan, where the first session was dedicated almost entirely to discussing the price farmers should seek for sugar beets. Since then, the organization has developed into the largest general agricultural organization in the state of Utah.
The mission of the Utah Farm Bureau Federation is to improve the net farm income and the quality of life for all Utahans. The Utah Farm Bureau is involved in local, state, national and international issues that affect its members, and provides full-time representation at the Utah State Legislature and the U.S. Congress.
This collection contains papers concerning the Utah Farm Bureau Federation. These materials consist of meeting minutes, bulletins, programs, and a certificate from the Utah Secretary of State. The documents in this collection span the time period of 1920 to 2004 and the majority of these materials consist of meeting minutes. Contained are minutes from the Utah Farm Bureau Federation (1960-2003), the Utah Farm Bureau Service Company (1969-2003), the Utah Agricultural Marketing Association (1964-1997), and the Salina Marketing Service Inc. (1967-2003). Also included are minutes from three county branches of the Utah Farm Bureau; Salt Lake, Weber, and Cache County. These materials have been organized topically and then chronologically.
Restrictions on Access :
No restrictions on use, except: not available through interlibrary loan.Restrictions on Use :
It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances.
Permission to publish material from the Utah Farm Bureau Federation Collection must be obtained from the Special Collections Manuscript Curator and/or the Special Collections Department Head.Preferred Citation :
Initial Citation: Utah Farm Bureau Federation Collection USU_COLL MSS 213, Box [ ]. Special Collections and Archives. Utah State University Merrill-Cazier Library. Logan, Utah.
Following Citations:USU_COLL MSS 213, USUSCA.
Organized topically and then chronologically.
Processing Note :
Processed in January of 2006Acquisition Information :
The materials in this collection were donated to USU Special Collections & Archives in 1994 (comprising Boxes 1-2) and in 2004 (Boxes 3-11) by the Utah Farm Bureau Federation, represented by C. Booth Wallentine, the Secretary-Treasurer of the Utah Farm Bureau Federation.Bibliography : Source:
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