How it began
The Fort Vermilion Agricultural Society was incorporated on June 26,1974 with 54 charter members. Its primary objective is to encourage improvements in agriculture, horticulture, homemaking and the quality of rural life. The Society encourages leadership initiatives and sponsors projects that promote youth leadership and community development.
Agricultural Society Board
The Society Board has 12 directors including 5 executive positions:
President, 1st Vice President, 2nd Vice President, Secretary
Town 'n' Country Fair
Heritage - The natural and cultural heritage of the Municipal District of Mackenzie No. 23 is promoted through exhibits and publications at the Lean-to Museum & Archives and Visitor Log House.
Bursary- The Society's $500 Bursary is matched through Northern Alberta Development Council.
Town 'n' Country Fair. The fair is co-sponsored with the Rocky Lane Agricultural Society. It usually is held the 2nd Saturday in August.
Athenaeum Evenings- Educational presentations on special interest topics.
Fort Vermilion Heritage Centre
Visitor Log HouseCommunity and Cultural Complex.
Lean-to Museum & Archives
Clarke Tea House, Gift 'n' Gallery (future)
The society provides some financial support for capital improvements and operations at the Community and Cultural Complex.
Other agricultural and rural development and research initiatives.
Leadership and Youth
Classroom agricultural program (CAP)
Seasonal employment projects
Membership application must include:
The annual membership fee is $2.00/person. Specify amount enclosed
Fort Vermilion Agricultural Society
Fort Vermilion, Alberta
Acknowledgements: Summer Career Placement Program staff, Keith Klassen
(2004/2005) & Jordan Lambert (2006) and
Cranna Toews of the Fort Vermilion Agricultural Society