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Calgary Stampede salutes Southern Alberta family farms

Last Updated Jul 9, 2019 at 5:55 am MDT

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CALGARY (660 NEWS) – As they do every day, The Calgary Stampede continues to celebrate Alberta’s ag industry but Monday was especially exciting for 19 Southern Alberta family farms.

BMO and the Calgary Stampede handed out the 2019 BMO farm family awards.

This is the 23rd time the awards have been handed out with a focus on the value of the family farmer.

Jim and Nola Bowhay of Bowhay farms are the recipient for Mountain View County and are absolutely thrilled.

“It was very humbling I must say, there is a lot of people that probably deserve is as much or more than us so it’s a really humbling experience,” said Jim.

Another one of the recipients is the Milner family who own Lazy M Ranching of Rocky View County.

Patti Milner says it really is all about family.

“I think our most joyful thing is how it started with great grandparents,” said Milner.

A full list of winners.

The winners of the 2019 BMO Farm Family Awards are:


Farm Family

Family Name

Cardston County

Mackenzie Red Angus

The Mackenzie Family

County of Forty Mile No. 8

Torlang Farms

The Langeweg Family

County of Newell

Philpott Honey Producers

The Philpott Family

County of Warner

Quinton Farms

Ryan & Lisa Chipman and Family

Cypress County

Cash Cattle Company

The Cash Family

Kneehill County

Lakeview Farm Limited

The Tainsh Family

Lethbridge County

D & M Bishop Farms Inc.

The Bishop Family

MD of Foothills No. 31

Miller Farms

Brian & Debbie Miller

MD of Pincher Creek

Westrop Farms

Bob Westrop & Family

MD of Ranchland No. 66

Big Fire Ranch

The Blades Family

MD of Taber

Linrich Farms Ltd.

Richard & Linda Huvenaars and Family

MD of Willow Creek #26

Lowe Ranches

The Lowe Family

Mountain View County

Bowhay Farms

Jim & Nola Bowhay and Family

Rocky View County

Lazy M Ranches

The Milner Family

Special Areas No. 2

The Storch Family

The Storch Family

Special Areas No. 3

The Blair Family

The Blair Family

Starland County

Two Valley Angus

The Holowath Family

Vulcan County

Crocus Coulee Farms Ltd.

Owen & Sherry Malmberg and Family

Wheatland County

Saddle Ridge Ranch

The Kalbhen Family