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Henry Wise Wood's Story

Henry Wise Wood swathed a path right through government to ignite sweeping agrarian reform in Alberta.

Back in his day, it was unusual for a farm boy to have much in the way of schooling. But Henry was educated right up to the university level. The rights of the farmer were of particular interest to him and his love for the land never faded. Born American, he moved to Alberta in the early 1900s, bought a wheat farm and led the way to the formation of the UFA. He never looked back.

After years of revered leadership, agrarian advancement and steadfast representation of the rights of the farmer, Henry left a legacy that changed the face of Albertan agriculture for generations.

Sometimes the journey is as straightforward as can be.

Maybe, like Henry, you know exactly what you’re after. And you want the most effective, efficient way to get there. Athabasca University has 850 degree and 80 programs you can take in the comfort of your home, anytime of day or night. So you can keep your job and fit your schooling in where you can, or plow ahead full steam and get it done at a pace you set. It’s your future, do it your way.

The humble farmer who altered the future. 



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