Farm Family Awards

For 50 years, farm families from northern and central Alberta communities have been recognized as the recipients of the 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.


Carol Eigner Memorial Scholarship

The Carol Eigner Memorial Scholarship will acknowledge a junior show person with an interest in a niche breed. Similar to Carol, the recipient of this scholarship 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.

2022 Application: Carol Eigner – Memorial Scholarship 2022 (PDF)

Elaine Hiller Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship 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 scholarship 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.

2022 application: Elaine Hiller – Memorial Scholarship 2022 (PDF)

Salers Association of Canada Farmfair Scholarship

The Salers Association of Canada is very excited to announce that the Association and some members are supporting one youth with a new scholarship. The Salers Association of Canadas Farmfair Scholarship will be for 2022 in the amount of $1600. Priority is given to youth showing cattle at Farmfair. Age to qualify is 18-25 years old.

For more information, visit their website:

2022 SAC Criteria: Farmfair Scholarship Criteria
2022 SAC Application: Farmfair Scholarship Application Form

Jr. Futurity Scholarships 2022

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 Scholarship. A $1000 scholarship will be awarded to a Sr. Exhibitor (aged 15 – 21 years as of November 1, 2022) and a $500 scholarship will be awarded to a Jr. Exhibitor (aged 9 – 14 years as of November 1, 2022). Scholarship recipients will be determined via a draw during the UFA Jr. Futurity Show on November 13, 2022.

The purpose of the scholarships 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.

Sheep Producers Scholarship


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.

Application Process

Your application to the Award Committee should include:

  1. Your complete name, age, school attending (Grade School, College, University, Technical School, Special School, etc.), academic standing, faculty or program along with a description of your farm/sheep experience or involvement and any other information that will support your application
  2. A description of a Special Needs requirement
  3. Include a recent school picture

All applications must be received by October 15, 2022. Applications will be reviewed by the Special Award Committee. The final selection of a recipient will be reviewed by this committee and the recipient will be approved on or before October 31, 2022.  Award amount will be presented shortly thereafter (during Farmfair International 2022).

All applications to be addressed to:

Sheep Producers of North Central Alberta Educational Foundation
c/o Agriculture Coordinator, Community & Signature Events, Explore Edmonton
Phone: 780.378.5111    E-mail