2024 BMO Manitoba Farm Family Awards – Nomination

Selection Criteria & Nomination Form


BMO has deep ties to Canada’s agricultural industry. 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 Southern Manitoba who take an innovative approach to growing their business, demonstrate a commitment to traditional western values and maintain an exceptional standard of sustainability. Twelve years ago, the program expanded to celebrate families in the Southwestern Ontario area.

For its fourth year, BMO and the Provincial Exhibition of Manitoba will honour three farm families in the province for their commitment to agriculture and the community during the 2024 Royal Manitoba Winter Fair, which runs March 25 – 30, 2024.

Selection Criteria

  • 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 is able to nominate?

Nominations are open to the general public. Three families will be selected by a committee of Royal Manitoba Fair executive. The deadline to submit nominations is January 30, 2024.

Awards Ceremony

As our special guests, families will be honoured at the BMO Farm Family Award ceremony, held in conjunction with the Royal Manitoba Winter Fair. The families honoured 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.

Professional photographs from the ceremony will be available as an online gallery for families to download. In addition, as part of the BMO Farm Family Award tradition, each family will be presented with a personalized farm plaque.

Additional Opportunities

  • VIP seating at the evening main arena show
  • Presentation of the family during the BMO Farm Family Ceremony.
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Nomination Directive

Please note the deadline to receive nominations is January 30, 2024.

NOTE: If you choose to complete the nomination process online, you will first complete this Nomination Directive. Once completed and submitted, you will be directed to complete the Image Release and Liability Waiver. 


Name and Contact of Person Providing This Name for Nomination


Primary Contact of Nominated Farm Family


Where is the Farm Located?


About the Farm Family

Is this a generational farm – passing on the family operation from generation to generation? What is the historical background of the family? Have they gone above and beyond to preserve and promote rural family values? Do family members demonstrate a strong work ethic and are they role models to each other and their peers? Please include names of immediate family members actively or directly involved in the farming operation.
Are they focused on the future – demonstrating sustainment and progressive agricultural management practices? Have they demonstrated versatility and adaptability in management of their farm?
Do they employ environmental practices (ex: wildlife habitat retention, moisture conservation, erosion reduction etc.)?
Is the family involved in their community? How do family members demonstrate a strong sense of community? Have they taken on leadership roles in their community?

Supporting Documents

Please provide other supporting documents as available to info@provincialexhibition.com

  • Portrait of family
  • 3-4 photographs of the farm itself
  • Live action video or still photos of family members engaged in their daily activities
  • Live action video or still photos of interesting or remarkable aspects of the farm
  • Live action video or still photos of product that the farm produces
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