It's no secret that Flagstaff County – with one million acres of fertile farmland – is steeped in a rich farming tradition. But did you know that Flagstaff County is home to the second-most Alberta Century Farm and Ranch Award recipients?
To date (August 2, 2017), Alberta Agriculture has recognized 74 families in Flagstaff County for the impressive distinction of continually owning and actively operating the same land for a minimum of 100 years. Only one municipality in the entire province can claim to have more "Century Farms" – Lamont County with 80. Camrose County is third with 69.
For a full list of recipients from Flagstaff County, click here.
To help determine eligibility for an Alberta Century Farm and Ranch Award, the Alberta Government has set forth the following criteria:
- At the time of application your land has been continuously owned and actively farmed for a minimum of 100 years.
- You can provide evidence clearly demonstrating the kinship ties between you and the founder of the farm, ranch or homestead.
- You can provide the date of homestead of farmland establishment.
- You can provide the current ownership land title.
- The current size of the original homestead of land base should be at least 160 acres of land.
Click here for more information on the program.