Ag Awards

Environmental Stewardship Awards

It’s that time of year! Clearwater County is excited to start seeking a suitable recipient for their 2022 Environmental Stewardship Award to formally and publicly recognize community members who have demonstrated a commitment to environmental stewardship and betterment of the local environment. 

This program was initiated by the Clear Water Landcare Board to recognize contributions made by families, individual landowners, or community members. Any member of the public can submit a nomination for this award.

Eligibility for a suitable nominee include:

  • Nominees must practice environmental stewardship and have resided within Clearwater County for a minimum of 5 years;
  • Can only be a recipient of the award once; and,
  • Maximum of one award recipient per year provided a qualified nominee is identified.
If you know someone who may be suitable to receive this award, please call 403-846-4040 or email landcare@clearwatercounty.ca.


Deadline to apply: February 22, 2022


Century Farms Awards


Clearwater County is proud of its agricultural history and with many homesteaders arriving in the in the early 1900’s - many farms in the area are, or soon will be, hitting the 100 year milestone. 

The Century Farm designation is intended to recognize and celebrate those founding families that own at least 160 acres in Clearwater County, which have been owned/farmed by descendants for at least 100 years. 

The Agricultural Services Board will accept and verify applications and select recipients on a case by case basis. Century Farm recipients will receive a plasma cut metal sign.

To review eligibility criteria, click here to see the Century Farm policy. 
 

Farm Family Awards

 
Since 1985 Clearwater County and the Agricultural Service Board have recognized over 20 deserving farm families within our region. Awards are presented at the annual Rocky Mountain House Chamber Banquet, recipients are nominated for the Edmonton Northlands Farm Fair Farm Family Award, presented every other year.
 
Agriculture remains a primary industry as Alberta’s farming population decreases. It is important to recognize families within our community setting the example of high ideals in agriculture, relationships between urban and rural farms/businesses and opportunities of rural citizenship.
 
Guidelines when considering nominees:
  • A family deserving of recognition for Agricultural and Community involvement.
  • An active farm where agriculture is the major source of income generated by family (immediate) residing on the farm.
  • Preference is given to multi-generational operations.

This is a bi annual award, there were no nominations in 2021, the next applications will be accepted in 2023.

Previous Winners:

 

Rural Beautification Awards

The Rural Beautification Awards are presented to residents across the county that have been recognized for their hard work and extra effort in creating a beautiful property. Nomination deadline in July 30, 2022. To learn more call 403-845-4444. Click here to download an application form.


2020 Winners
Working Farm:
Joanne Hollingsworth and Don Lyons
Rental Acreage:
Axel Stien
Acreage Over 15 Years:
Wayne and Irene Markle


 

2019 Winners
The annual rural beautification awards competition was held on August 3, with five judges on the tour representing the horticultural, landscape, agriculture and media industries. After spending the day visiting various nominated properties, winners were chosen in four different categories.

 Active Farm:
 Gordon and Laurel Koples
 Acreage Under 15 Years:
 Doug and Larlene Lumsden
  
 Acreage Over 15 Years:
 Bernie and Trish L'Hrondelle