Recognizing a Century of Alberta Farming and Ranching Dedication

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(Photo: Government of Alberta)

The Alberta Century Farm and Ranch Award has honoured over 1,750 farm families in Alberta since its inception in 1993. An Alberta Agriculture and Forestry program, the award salutes those families who have continuously owned and actively operated the same land for a minimum of 100 years.

Applications for the award, including eligibility criteria, are available on the Alberta Century Farm and Ranch Award webpage. Eligible families are provided with a bronze plaque, many of which are proudly displayed throughout rural Alberta. Families often have special celebrations and reunions to mark the occasion of receiving their award.

Since 2013, the department has held summer recognition events throughout rural Alberta to bring recipients together. This year, 96 families have been invited to recognition events taking place in unique rural venues across Alberta:

    • Nisku, June 21
    • Olds, June 28
    • Camrose, July 5
    • Medicine Hat, July 26
    • Ukrainian Cultural Heritage Village, August 2
    • Grande Prairie, August 12

View all the Alberta Century Farm and Ranch Award recipients.

For more information on applying for a Century Farm and Ranch Award or the summer recognition events please contact Susan Lacombe at 780-968-6557.

Source: Alberta Agriculture and Forestry