For Immediate Release.
Media Contact:
Laura Laing
Phone: 1 (403) 969-0921
Address of Event: Edmonton EXPO Centre, 7515, 118 Ave NW, Edmonton, Alberta

Farmfair International Recognizes Alberta’s Leading Farm Families

Edmonton, Alberta, November 13, 2021: Farmfair International awarded the Farm Family 2020 and 2021 Awards to Alberta Farm Families for their outstanding contributions to their communities and reflecting the values of the family farm. The awards ceremony hosted 25 farm families on November 12, 2021, at the Edmonton EXPO Centre during Farmfair International.

“Today’s awards recognize the contributions you make to your community and the responsibility of feeding the global population with your food products—and that is a big task because you do it each and every day,” said Farmfair International Director, Leah Jones. “Today is about you and recognizing that the west was built on agriculture and family farms. You are why Alberta continues to be an international leader and a model in the agricultural industry. It is because of you that we can celebrate important agricultural events such as Farmfair International, so thank you for what you do.”

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

The following farm families were recognised at the November 12, 2021 Farm Family Awards Banquet held during Farmfair International:

2021 Farm Family Recipients

  • Jim & Jina Greilach, 3G Farms LTD. Country of Barrhead
  • Jerome & Liz Isaac, Harper Creek Agro Inc. Municipal District of Greenview
  • Arseny, Nick & Stephan Kuznetsov, Kuznetsov Farms LTD. Lac La Biche County
  • Fred & Darice Laughy, Hidden Creek Farm, Municipal District of Slave River
  • Kelly & Christi Friesen, Rebellion Farms, Municipal District of Peace
  • Rick & Cheryl Hessler, Hessler Family Farm, Saddle Hills County
  • Steven, Dana and Louis Tokarz, Municipal District of Smoky River
  • Reed and Ardelle McPherson, Strathcona County
  • Trent & Kimberly Selte, County of Vermilion River
  • Joe, Colleen & Layne Magnuson, Country of Wetaskiwin

2020 Farm Family Recipients

  • David & Tracy Morey, Unique Valleystream Genetics, Athabasca County
  • Jim & Cheryl Sheldon, J&C Sheldon Ranch, Big Lakes County
  • Roger, Ken & Kurtis Antoniuk, Antoniuk Farms, Municipal District of Bonnyville
  • Preston & Julie Basnett, Clear Hills County
  • Roger, Stan and Derek Chevraux, Century 12 Farms LTD. Flagstaff County
  • Gary & Daphne Ray, Halcourt Land & Cattle Company, County of Grande Prairie
  • Robert and Darcie Steffler, Lac Ste. Anne County
  • Tim & Debbie Hofstra, Hofstra Farms, Leduc County
  • Darryl & Stacy Fowler, Fowler Farms, County of Minburn
  • Jason and Amber Kuester, County of Northern Lights
  • Frank and Brenda Maddock, Jasper Springs Farm, Parkland County
  • Edward & Tammy Huk, Huk Family Farm, County of Smoky Lake
  • Kevin & Keith Goutbeck & Russ Van Boom, Northbank Potato Farms, Sturgeon County
  • Ryan & Kathy Zajic, Zajic Farms LTD. Municipal District of Wainwright
  • Brett & Jillian Byers, Blue Ridge Farms, Woodlands County

To view the winning farm family bios please click on the following link: Farm Family Awards | Farmfair International Nov 10-13, 2021
*Photos available upon request

For more information about or during the Farmfair International show, please contact Laura Laing, at 403.969.0921.