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Nominations for Lacombe Farm Family of the Year now open

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Lacombe County and the Lacombe and District Chamber of Commerce are partnering for a second year on the Farm Family of the Year Award, which recognizes the achievements and contributions of ranch and farm families within the community.

Eligible nominees must be Lacombe County producers whose primary source of income is agriculture. 

The winners of this award will be announced at the chamber gala in October. 

"Their dedication and innovation continue to drive the agricultural sector forward, thus ensuring a sustainable future for generations to come. We are excited to celebrate their accomplishments,"  said Reeve Barb Shepherd.

The award acknowledges excellence in technical farm production and sustainability practices, family farm business management, agricultural industry involvement, and community and rural citizenship.

Nominations can be submitted in person or by email to

Meanwhile, nominees must demonstrate a profound commitment to one or more of the following criteria: 

- Achievements and/or innovations in technical farm production - recognizing those who have made remarkable advancements in agricultural technology, techniques, or methods.  

- Sustainability practices - honoring those who have implemented sustainable farming practices, contributing to the preservation of natural resources and the environment.  

- Family farm business management - celebrating families who have exemplified excellence in managing their farm businesses, showcasing exemplary leadership and strategic decision-making.  

- Agricultural industry involvement - acknowledging individuals who have actively participated and contributed to the agricultural industry, sharing knowledge, and fostering growth.  

- Community and rural citizenship. Recognizing farm families who have made outstanding contributions to their local communities and exemplify strong rural values. 

For more details, email or call 403-782-8959.