REAs were established in the late 1940s – early 1950s in response to a need. By working together, farmers and ranchers put in poles and strung line to bring electrification to rural Alberta. In doing so, they changed the face of agriculture.
But separating the work of running the distribution co-op from advocating for its rights was a necessity farmers discovered – the AFREA in its earliest form was established in 1950.
Opportunities are available across a range of specialties, working together to support an inspiring mission. Members of REAs must live in the REA service area to be members.