Alberta families who have farmed or ranched the same land for 100 years or more have been recognized through the Alberta Government’s Century Farm and Ranch Awards.

"Farming is not just a job, it’s a way of life, and the ongoing success of the agriculture sector depends greatly on the hard work and commitment of Alberta’s farming families," Minister of Agriculture and Forestry, Oneil Carlier says. "It is an honour to recognize people who contribute so much to their communities and acknowledge this incredible legacy that is passed down through many generations.”

Recipients of the Century Farm and Ranch Award receive a bronze plaque to commemorate this significant milestone. A total of 47 families are being recognized across the province this year, including 10 families who were honoured in Rosebud on June 23.

Since its inception in 1993, almost 1,600 families have received Century Farm and Ranch Awards.

Agriculture is the province’s largest renewable industry, with exports valued at more than $9 billion annually. There are more than 43,000 farms in Alberta, totalling 50.5 million acres.

Alberta Century Farm and Ranch Award recipients recognized at this event: 
-The Christensen Family of Standard 
-The Roberts Family of Oyen 
-The Garnett Family of Carseland 
-The Jorgensen Family of Del Bonita 
-The Evans Family of Fort Macleod 
-The Fieldberg Family of Bindloss 
-The Hickle-Walker Family of Hanna 
-The Cockwill Family of Arrowwood 
-The Schlaht Family of Lomond 
-The Hanson Family of Strathmore