Master Farm Family Award

Rocky View’s Master Farm Family Award was founded in 1989 and recognizes a ranch or farm family for their achievements in technical farm production and sustainability practices, team farm business management, agricultural industry involvement, and community service.

Nominations

To nominate a deserving farm family for the Master Farm Family Award, download and complete a nomination form (PDF) and submit it to:

Rocky View County Agricultural Service Board
911 32 AVE NE 
Calgary, Alberta T2E 6X6

The nomination deadline is February 28 annually.

Previous Winners

  • 2016 - Lazy M Ranches, Milner Family, Crossfield Area
  • 2015 - Taks Family, Crossfield
  • 2014 - Darcey and Leisa Gallelli Family, Madden
  • 2013 - Jones Hereford Ranches, Allen Jones Family, Balzac
  • 2012 - Rockyview Farms, Eric Longeway Family, Springbank
  • 2011 - Morison Family Farms, Rod and Cheryl Morison, Airdrie
  • 2010 - Lloyd and Gary Malyk Families, Airdrie
  • 2009 - Dennis and David Rowney Families, Madden
  • 2008 - Walsh Family Farms, Madden
  • 2007 - Jim Dunn Family, Balzac
  • 2006 - Scott Stockfarm, Earl and Jon Scott, Crossfield
  • 2005 - Don and Marlene Farquharson, Madden
  • 2004 - No nominees (BSE crisis year)
  • 2003 - Cairns Feed Yard, Larry and Joan, D.J. and Pam, Madden
  • 2002 - Lamb Cattle Co. John and Kim Lamb, Balzac
  • 2001 - Hanson Ranches, Ron and Renie, Wayne and Rhonda, Airdrie
  • 2000 - Neil and Bev Miller, Dalemead
  • 1999 - Scott and Carol McKay, East Airdrie
  • 1998 - Harold and Marion Randall, Kathyrn
  • 1997 - Raymond and Liz Havens, Madden
  • 1996 - Greg and Cheryl Rockafellow, Crossfield
  • 1995 - Ken & Caren Sackett, Crossfield
  • 1994 - Gordon & Christine Bishop, Langdon
  • 1993 - Roy and Diana Woolliams, West Airdrie
  • 1992 - Daryl & Evelyn Winkler, Langdon
  • 1991 - Joe and Nancy Jeffray, West Airdrie
  • 1990 - Lance and Heather Wheeler, Dalemead
  • 1989 - Wineglass Ranch, Cochrane

Calgary Stampede’s BMO Farm Family Award

The Calgary Stampede’s BMO Farm Family Award honours deserving families throughout Southern Alberta who ensure the agricultural industry and rural communities continue to thrive.

Nominees are hosted at a recognition ceremony during the Calgary Stampede. As special guests, they enjoy a daylong itinerary of Stampede events, including brunch and rodeo tickets for the whole family.

Rocky View County selects one local nominee for this prestigious award each year from among past recipients of the Master Farm Family Award. Residents have the opportunity to nominate farm families for this award through Rocky View’s Master Farm Family Award program.

Contact

Agricultural Services
403.230.1401
agservices@rockyview.ca