Rob Crest of Skycrest Holsteins in Athabasca was recognized for his many accomplishments with the Curtis Clark Achievement Award, which was presented to him at the recent Royal Agricultural Winter Fair in Toronto.
The third-generation dairyman has shown cattle across Canada and has attended the World Dairy Expo in Wisconsin, winning numerous ribbons and ‘Premier Breeder’ awards. He is also a 4-H leader.
“This is an unexpected honour,” said Crest, who was presented with the bronze hat trophy by 2014 winner Larry Bennett of Orangeville, Ont. “I’ve exhibited at The Royal in the past and this is one of the first years I haven’t.”
The Curtis Clark Achievement Award, sponsored by Holstein Canada, is given to producers who exemplify the all-round ability, sportsmanship and dedication necessary to earn the respect of fellow exhibitors. His nomination was supported by 16 of the award’s previous recipients. The trophy is one of Clark’s own hats that was bronzed and used as the centrepiece of the award.