The County of Grande Prairie is encouraging residents to nominate a deserving agricultural family as the 2023 Farm Family of the Year.

The award is presented to a family that has made significant contributions to agriculture in the County and represents strong values through their farming practices and community involvement.

The deadline for nominations has been extended to Monday, January 30, 2023.

“We take pride in celebrating the families that have made a positive impact on agriculture in our region and are committed to their communities,” says Agricultural Fieldman Sonja Raven. “With recognition dating back to 1969, the award represents a significant part of the County’s agricultural roots.”  

The County recognized Vavy Valley Farms as the 2022 Farm Family of the Year for their many contributions to farming and community in the Sexsmith area for more than half a century.

The County is hosting a banquet at the Peace Country Classic Agri-Show at Evergreen Park on Friday, March 10, 2023, to recognize the 2023 Farm Family of the Year and previous recipients.

For additional information about the Farm Family Program and to nominate a deserving family, visit or call 780-532-9727.

Information provided by the County of Grande Prairie