Overview

The Alberta Century Farm and Ranch Award recognizes farm families who have continuously owned and actively operated the same land for 100 years or more.

Successful applicants will receive a custom made, cast bronze plaque to mark this significant milestone.

Apply now (PDF, 1.7 MB)

Successful applicants will receive a special commemorative certificate of recognition from the Premier and Minister of Agriculture and Forestry.

The Government of Alberta has the right to publish award information including the family's name, local community and municipality, and land establishment and award dates.

Eligibility

Farm families who currently own, and have actively and continuously operated the same land for a minimum of 100 years or more. This includes the land not being cash-rented or subdivided to a non-family member, as per the 100 year award criteria. (PDF, 1.7 MB)

Staff will work with applicants to help find supporting historical documentation.

  • If your family has previously received the 100 year Alberta Century Farm and Ranch Award, which already verified your historical establishment date and other details, the next milestone is the 125-year recognition program.

Submit application

Mail your completed application to:

Alberta Century Farm and Ranch Award Program
Alberta Agriculture and Forestry
4809 44 Avenue
Stony Plain, Alberta  T7Z 1N4

After you apply

Staff will review the application, including obtaining and verifying supporting documentation (homestead documents, current land title, and corporate registry if the land is owned by a company). They may contact you to clarify certain information.

Award plaque

The plaques are 10 inches by 14 inches in size, and are suitable for mounting outdoors. Successful applicants will be provided with a plaque design proof for their review and approval, prior to plaque being ordered. It will be delivered to 6 to 8 weeks later.

Successful applicants will be provided with a plaque design proof for their review and approval, prior to plaque being ordered. It will be delivered to 6 to 8 weeks later.

Award recipients

View the list of Past Century Farm and Century Award Recipients.

Contact

To connect with the Alberta Century Farm and Ranch Award Program:

Hours: 8:15 am to 4:30 pm (open Monday to Friday, closed statutory holidays)
Phone: 780-968-6557
Fax: 780-963-4709
Toll free: 310-0000 before the phone number (in Alberta)
Email: susan.lacombe@gov.ab.ca

Address:
Alberta Century Farm and Ranch Award Program
Alberta Agriculture and Forestry
4809 44 Avenue
Stony Plain, Alberta  T7Z 1N4