Century Farm Family Award


Building a legacy.

Recognizing the hard work and sacrifice of our Century Farm Families.


The Municipal District of Taber was founded and settled by the consistent hard work and sacrifice, combined with the unrelenting faith and determination of our ancestors. They settled the land to build the family farm or ranch – the place many of you continue to call home today.

Keeping the farm or ranch actively operating from generation to generation is an impressive achievement for any family. The Municipal District of Taber recognizes these special families who built the foundation of prairie farming and ranching. The contributions they have made to our agriculture sector are immeasurable. Their dedication to agriculture, family and our rural community has helped build a vibrant and sustainable agriculture industry in southern Alberta.

This year, the Municipal District of Taber is launching a Century Farm Family Recognition Award to recognize farms and ranches going back to 1922 and beyond. We are contacting local families who have been recent recipients of the Alberta Century Farm and Ranch Award so you are aware of the opportunity to apply. Successful applicants will be presented with a custom-made plaque/sign to mark this significant milestone.


Questions?
Call 403-223-3541
Monday - Friday 8:00 am - 4:30 pm


There are two optional categories to apply for this award:

  • Your family has continuously owned and actively operated the same land for 100 years or more.
  • Kinship ties to the original homestead founder must be clearly explained through official documentation.
  • Date of homestead establishment must be provided through official documentation.
  • Copy of the land title must be provided, to show ownership.
  • A family member is still actively farming the land at the time of application.
  • Date of arrival into the Municipal District of Taber with official documentation.
  • Kinship ties to the original owner must be clearly explained through official documentation (i.e., family tree, genealogy).
  • A family member is still actively farming the land at the time of application.
  • A short history of the farm explaining how the farm originated to how the farm evolved to the present day will also be required.
  • Once it has been determined that the farm and family qualify, the family will be invited to attend a regular scheduled MD of Taber Agricultural Service Board meeting where the award will be presented to the family in recognition of their significant achievement. Pictures of the family will be taken and shared on our municipal website along with the short history of the family farm.
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