Awards

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 honor 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 403-794-2336.
 
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

2019 - Philpott Honey


2018 - Steven & Judy Skanderup


2017 - Will Henrickson


2016 - Rommens Family Farms

 
 
2015 - Brookside Farms Ltd.
 
 
 
2014 - Sereda Family Farms

 
2012 - Irwin Ranches - Julia, Todd and John Irwin
 
2011 - Niznik Farms - Bruce and Jodi Niznik
 
2010 - Hemsing Homestead - Tracey and Michelle Hemsing
 
2009 - Loewen Family - Dan and Marg Loewen
 
 
2008 - Barg Farms - Fred and Doug Barg

 
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
Each year the County of Newell offers the Rural Beautification program. In this program residents that own more than a one-acre yard and maintain it in an aesthetically pleasing manner have the opportunity to be recognized for their efforts. 
 
Thank you to everyone who participated in the 2020 Rural Beautification Program. Congratulations to our winners Ryan & Shannon Andrews, Reed & Gay Crapo and Gloria Schuett. 
 
Due to no yard tour in 2020, we have put together a virtual tour for everyone to enjoy.
 


For more information about this program, check out our Rural Beautification Policy.

 

Winners

To view the Rural Beautification Booklets of Winning Yards from 2005 to present, click here. To view a list of more previous winners, click here.