Larry and Janice Rudy Chosen Farm Family Award Winners

Larry and Janice Rudy Chosen Farm Family Award Winners
Posted on 11/10/2017

BMO Farm Family Award winners announced

 At the 49th annual BMO Farm Family Awards on Friday, November 10, Northlands and BMO were pleased to recognize 11 family-run farming operations throughout Alberta for their outstanding contributions to agriculture and their community.  


“Northlands is proud to recognize these farm families who are working hard to make a difference in their community and the agriculture industry,” said Tim Reid, President and CEO, Northlands. “Northlands congratulates all 11 winning farming operations and thanks them for their continued dedication to the agriculture industry in Alberta.”


“BMO has a long standing commitment to the agriculture industry, and for many years, the BMO Farm Family Awards have recognized the leading business and environmental practices of Alberta’s farmers and ranchers,” said Vanessa Laroque, Regional Vice President, Business Banking, Alberta North Community. “We’re proud to honour the leadership of these families in the agriculture sector and their unmatched support of the Alberta economy.”


The following families are recipients of the 2017 BMO Farm Family Awards and will receive a commemorative gate sign signifying their accomplishment:


County                      Award Recipient

Beaver County                   Darcy & Andrea Romaniuk

Clearwater County             Leslie Farm

Lac La Biche County          Kevin & Vivianne Kaufman

MD of Lesser Slave River   Murray & Debbie Kerik

MD of Peace                     Leitch Livestock

MD of Provost                   Borderline Land & Cattle

Saddle Hills County       Larry & Janice Rudy

MD of Smoky River           Hicks Honey Farms Ltd.

Strathcona County            Hull Family

Two Hills County               Scattered Spruce Salers

Wetaskiwin County           Cory & Darrin Rasmuson &                                                  Families


About the BMO Farm Family Awards

For 49 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. Winners receive a commemorative gate sign and are honoured at the BMO Farm Family Awards Gala.