Jr. Futurity Awards 2024

Exhibitors who enter and show an animal in the Jr. Futurity Commercial or the Jr. Futurity Open show will automatically have the chance to win a Jr. Futurity Award. A $1000 award will be awarded to a Sr. Exhibitor (aged 15 – 21 years) and a $500 award will be awarded to a Jr. Exhibitor (aged 9 – 14 years).

The purpose of the awards is to recognize and support youth who have committed to showcasing their livestock at Farmfair International and to help assist those youths with their educational goals.

Jr. Futurity Trip For Two

Junior Exhibitors participating in the Junior Futurity Show will have their names entered into a draw to win 2 round-trip tickets to anywhere Flair Airlines flies.

Carol Eigner Memorial Award ($1,500)

The Carol Eigner Memorial Award will acknowledge a junior show person with an interest in a niche breed. Similar to Carol, the recipient of this award is a role model to many and is heavily involved in the beef industry beyond the junior level. The successful recipient will have the same level of passion Carol had for the agricultural industry. Click here for Entry Form & Criteria.

Elaine Hiller Memorial Award ($1,500)

This award is to acknowledge the dedication and passion that Elaine Hiller, Show Mama, had for the beef industry and the inspiration she brought to those around her. Like Elaine, the recipient of this award is someone who is heavily involved with the beef industry, always willing to lend a helping hand and is a mentor to those who may be less experienced in the industry. Click here for Entry Form & Criteria.

Mitch Jones Memorial Award ($2,250)

Mitch was a purebred cattle breeder and owner of Tierra Sol Cattle Company. Mitch had great passion for the Salers breed and appreciated good cattle. He was always willing to lend a hand, share his knowledge, and was open to having a conversation with anyone. Many described Mitch as a gentle giant, a straight shooter, and most importantly a mentor. Mitch’s favorite livestock show was Farmfair International where he was heavily involved in launching the Farmfair International Supreme Show, so it is fitting that this award will be presented during the Farmfair International Supreme. This award will be presented to a youth who shares the same leadership, kindness, and mentoring qualities that he exhibited. Application can be found at this link: Juniors – Salers Association of Canada (salerscanada.com)

Brian Walker Memorial Award ($2,250)

Brian was a community man, generous with this time, especially when it came to what he loved. For Brian this was teaching, farming and most importantly, his family. Brian started his teaching career and taught for 30 years at Sussex Regional High School. There, he coached many sports teams and was proud to foster a love for agriculture in youth. He was also a dedicated supporter of the Coop movement, Soil and Crop Association, and an active 4-H leader. Brian and his wife built their family farm from the ground up. Brian loved working on the farm and especially working with his Salers cows. This award will be presented to a youth who shares the love of agriculture and the 4-H program offered to youth across Canada. Application can be found at this link: Juniors – Salers Association of Canada (salerscanada.com)

Sheep Producers Award ($1,000)


Eligibility Criteria

  1. You are a member of a Northern Alberta Sheep producing family.
  2. You are either:
    1. A full-time student at an approved college, university, technical school,
    2. Because of a disability, you have “special needs” in the area of programming, services or equipment, while attending school at any grade level.
  3. You reside in the Northern Central region, north of Township 34, in the Province of Alberta, (generally an East/West line through the Town of Bowden, AB).
  4. You have a need for this award.
  5. You have not received this award on any two previous occasions.

BMO Farm Family Awards

For 50 years, farm families from northern and central Alberta communities have been recognized as the recipients of the BMO Farm Family Award. The Northern and Central Agricultural Service Boards select outstanding families who best represent values of the family farm within their rural community. The award honours both their farming business practices and community involvement.

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