Alberta Agricultural Society Innovation Award

Calling all Innovators!

Hay bales on field with Agricultural Societies Innovation Award written at top of image

Application forms for the  award are available by clicking here.

GOA AG Society Innovation Award Application

Alberta Agriculture, Forestry and Rural Economic Development is now accepting applications for the Agricultural Society Innovation Award. The deadline to apply is November 30, 2022 and the applications are available here. The process remains succinct and straightforward with only three short questions to answer. Photos are welcome!

The award allows us to work together to champion and celebrate the significant contributions that agricultural societies make, while inspiring others to take action.  Innovations should be something that is new  to your agricultural society, and demonstrate how  you continue to positively impact community engagement, recovery, renewing etc. during the last year.

The Minister or designate, will recognize up to three agricultural societies (based on size) at the upcoming Alberta Association of Agricultural Societies annual convention on February 3, 2023. The winners will each receive a banner suitable for display in their arena or community hall to mark this achievement, along with a formal certificate of recognition.  Agricultural societies matter and this is one small way for us to say thank you for the critical work that you do in building a stronger Alberta.

If you have any questions, please contact Susan Lacombe at or 780-968-6557.





Calmar & District Agricultural Society

Rocky Mountain House Agricultural Society




  • Society with community under 1,000: Bezanson Agricultural Society
  • Society with community over 1,000: Millarville Racing & Agricultural Society
  • Regional Ag Society: Grande Prairie Regional Agricultural & Exhibition Society

Honourable mentions

  • Ardrossan Recreation & Agricultural Society
  • Eaglesham & District Agricultural Society
  • Stettler Agricultural Society
  • Crossfield/Madden Agricultural Society
  • High River Agricultural Society
  • Lloydminster Agricultural Exhibition Association


The Alberta Agricultural Society Innovation Award  was created to recognize agricultural (Ag) societies

for their innovation and resilience during the COVID-19 pandemic.