Nineteen southern Alberta farms honoured by Stampede

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Nineteen farm families from southern Alberta were honoured with BMO Farm Family Awards at this year’s Calgary Stampede.

The awards acknowledge the family’s commitment to agriculture and the community, and also showcase those who take an innovative approach to growing their business, demonstrate a commitment to traditional western values, and maintain an exceptional standard of sustainability.

The winning families received a photograph session, a personalized farm gate sign, and were treated to the afternoon at the rodeo.

This year’s honourees are: TR Cattle Corp., Roger and Lori Thomson (Cardston County); A and B Acres, Andrew and Bev Dykstra (County of Forty Mile); Henrickson Ranching Ltd., Will Henrickson (County of Newell); Snow Land and Livestock, Dale Snow (County of Warner); L. Gill Ventures Ltd., Laverne and Launa Gill and family (Cypress County); Dau Farms, Bill and Dallas Dau (Kneehill County); Double Diamond Farms, Wayne and Dianna Michaelis (Lethbridge County); Stimson Creek Ranches, Roy and Lenore McLean (MD of Foothills); Turnbull Charolais, Curtis and Nanette Turnbull (MD of Pincher Creek); Webster Ranch, Tony and Debbie Webster (MD of Ranchland); Reynolds family, Murray and Helen Reynolds (MD of Taber); Cudlobe Farm, Dyce and David Bolduc and family (MD of Willow Creek); Rafter TX Livestock, Bertram and Patricia Ann Pringle (Mountain View County); the Gallelli family, Darcey and Leisa Gallelli (Rocky View County); Majestic Ranches Ltd., Marg and Simon Schonhofer and family (Special Areas #2); Kulyk family, Russel and Carla Kulyk (Special Areas #3); Heck family, Brian and Kim Heck and family (Starland County); Tharle family, Glen and Marsha Tharle (Vulcan County); and Kaiser Charolais Farms, Randy and Wendy Kaiser (Wheatland County).

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