Alberta Century Farm & Ranch Award

Posted on Wednesday June 10, 2015 at 05:41PM

Keeping the farm or ranch from generation to generation and actively operating is an impressive achievement for any Alberta family. The Government of Alberta wishes to recognize these special families who built the foundation of prairie farming and ranching. farmandranchplaque
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The Alberta Century Farm & Ranch Award salutes those families who have continuously owned and actively operated the same land for a minimum of 100 years. It is important that these families be recognized. If you know of a century farm or ranch family in your area, pass this information along and have them complete the application form!

Am I Eligible?

There are many century farms and ranches in Alberta. Criteria has been set to identify these families. It includes the following:
  • at the time of application your land has been continuously owned and actively farmed or ranched by your family for a minimum of 100 years
  • you can provide evidence clearly demonstrating the kinship ties between you and the founder of the farm, ranch or homestead
  • you can provide the legal land location
  • you can provide the date of homestead or farmland establishment
  • you can provide the current ownership land title
  • the current size of the original homestead or land base should be at least 160 acres of land

For more information about the award, visit the Alberta Century Farm & Ranch Award website. To apply download the Application Form and send it to the address listed on the form.

For Further Information Contact:

Tel: 780-422-0492 Fax: 780-427-2861
Email: lillian.chan@gov.ab.ca

Author: Lamont County

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