Acme couple nominated for Award

Canada's Outstanding Young Farmers Program, spotlighting and promoting young agricultural leaders, recently selected four farming couples to compete for the title Alberta's Outstanding Young Farmer.
The Alberta 2011 semi finalists are:
• Matt and Tara Sawyer of Acme, Sawyer Farms Ltd. Grain and oilseed and commercial cow/calf;
• Bradley and Cheryl McDermid of Bowden, Torbay Farms, Cow/calf, backgrounding operation, cereals, oilseeds and forage crops;
• Clinton and Marsha Aarsby of Didsbury, Mixed grain and cow/calf operation;
• Dean and Farrah Williams of Arrowwood, W3 Farms Ltd. Mixed grains, oilseeds and cattle.
The semi-finalists will be honored on March 17, 2011, at the Olds College Alumni Center. Keynote speakers will include Ryan and Annette Mercer of Lethbridge, Mercer Seeds, who were chosen as the 2010 Alberta's Outstanding Young Farmers.
From the Alberta semi-finalists, one farming couple will be selected to represent the Alberta Region at the National Awards Program, to be hosted in Brandon, Manitoba, November 14 to 20, 2011.
The nominees were selected according to the progress made in their agricultural career, environmental and safety practices, crop and livestock production history, financial and management practices and their contributions to the well-being of the community, province and nation.
To learn more, visit the regional website at: