The Calgary Stampede and BMO Bank of Montreal have announced the recipients of the 2010 BMO Farm Family Awards.
The recipients were chosen by the Alberta Agriculture Board Services based on the difference they have made to the farming community and their communities. The awards bring attention to the innovations and expertise of Alberta farmers and ranchers within an industry that is as much about the business as it is about western heritage and family values.
“These families are outstanding examples of how far farm management has come and the tremendous contributions they make to the Alberta economy,” Bill Hogg, BMO vice-president, Alberta/NWT Commercial District said in a release.
Each family was presented with a personalized farm gate sign, and had a professional photograph taken. The families will also receive admission to Stampede Park, and tickets to the rodeo.