The Ministry of Agriculture open to the idea of increasing flexibility for secondary residences on farm land. (File photo)

County and Chamber of team up for Farm Family Award

Lacombe County and the Lacombe Chamber of Commerce have partnered for the Farm Family Award, aiming to recognize the achievements and contributions of ranch and farm families within the community.

The winners of this award will be announced at the 2023 Chamber Gala in October.

“The Farm Family Award provides a unique opportunity to honour the invaluable contributions made by ranch and farm families in Lacombe County,” said Deputy Reeve John Ireland.

“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.”

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

This recognition highlights the remarkable accomplishments of ranch and farm families who have made significant contributions to the agricultural sector.

The nomination period for the Farm Family Award runs through to Aug. 18.

Nominations can be submitted in person or by email to Eligible nominees must be Lacombe County producers whose primary source of income is agriculture.