Program Details

The Calgary Stampede Farm Family Awards is a program sponsored by the BMO Bank of Montreal to recognize 20 Southern Alberta families for their outstanding contributions to Alberta’s agricultural sector. Families who receive the award are chosen for the honour by their local Agricultural Service Boards based on the difference they have made to the farming community. The awards highlight agricultural innovation, skilled business acumen and commitment to environmental stewardship as well as Western heritage and family ideals.

If you have any suggestions for nominees for next year please contact Todd Green, Director of Agricultural Services. Email greent@newellmail.ca , or by phone at 362-3266 ext 114.

Requirements for the Farm Family awards are:

  • Farm families must be actively involved in both agriculture and their communities
  • Agriculture must provide the major source of income
  • Must be active in primary agriculture and have members residing on farm

Past Winners

2016 - Rommens Family Farms

2016 Rommens Farms

2015 - Brookside Farms Ltd.

Brookside Farms Ltd. 20152

2014 - Sereda Family Farms

Sereda Farm Family Award

2012 - Irwin Ranches - Julia, Todd and John Irwin

2011 - Niznik Farms - Bruce and Jodi Niznik

2010 - Hemsing Homestead - Tracey and Michelle Hemsing

Loewen Family
2009 - Loewen Family - Dan and Marg Loewen

Farquharson Farms

2008 - Barg Farms - Fred and Doug Barg

Rommens Family
2007 - Rommens Farms Ltd. - Wendell Rommens

2006 - Kokay Farms Ltd. - David and Kathlyn Peltzer

2005 - Steinbach Ranching - Bernard and Ruth Steinbach

2004 - Armstrong Ranches

2003 - Lazy A Farms Ltd.

2002 - Burton Farms

2001 - Fabian Seed Farms

2000 - Ernest and Anne Walde

1999 - Not available

1998 - South Slope Feeders Ltd.

1997 - Pickett Ranching Ltd.

1996 - Doerksen Farms