BMO Farm Family Award


BMO’s ties to Canada’s agricultural industry run deep. Agriculture represents one of the largest portfolios of the bank and BMO has remained committed to providing the best agriculture products in the market to its customers, while providing a wealth of knowledge and experience to help grow and sustain the industry. For over 20 years, BMO has honoured farming families in the Southern Alberta area who take an innovative approach to growing their business, demonstrate a commitment to traditional western values and maintain an exceptional standard of sustainability. Eleven years ago, the program expanded to celebrate families in the Southwestern Ontario area.

This year, BMO and the Provincial Exhibition of Manitoba are proud to honour six farm families in Manitoba for their commitment to agriculture and the community during the Royal Manitoba Winter Fair, which runs March 26 – 31, 2018.

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  • Actively involved in agriculture and community;
  • Agriculture must provide a major source of income;
  • Some family members reside on farm and are active in primary agriculture.

Who can nominate:
Nominations are open to the general public. Six families will be selected by a committee of Royal Manitoba Fair executive.  The deadline to submit nominations is December 15, 2017.

Awards Ceremony:
One farm family will be honoured each day at the BMO Farm Family Awards ceremony, held in conjunction with the Royal Manitoba Winter Fair. The family honoured that day will have the opportunity to meet with representations from BMO Bank of Montreal, local government officials and board members from the Provincial Exhibition of Manitoba.

Benefits for BMO Manitoba Farm Family Award Recipient

Each family member will receive free admission into the Fair as well as an exclusive behind-the-scenes experience hosted by BMO and the Royal Manitoba Winter Fair. Family photographs and a featurette video will be put together by Interactive Media Arts students from Assiniboine Community College and be showcased during the evening programming each day. In addition, as part of the BMO Farm Family Awards tradition, each family will be presented with a personalized farm plaque. Should they be interested, each farm family will have an opportunity to briefly present on the AG-Action stage in the Ag-Education area, highlighting their family’s farming achievements.

Additional Opportunities:

  • VIP seating at the evening main arena show;
  • Presentation of the family during the main arena evening show, including a viewing of their video on the jumbotron;
  • One night stay at the Victoria Inn Hotel and Conference Center during the week of March 26 – 31, 2018.