BMO Ontario Farm Family Awards honours 11 families at the 2017 International Plowing Match
By BMO Financial Group
BMO Bank of Montreal and the Ontario Plowmen's Association honoured eleven farm families at the annual BMO Ontario Farm Family Awards during the International Plowing Match and Rural Expo in Walton, Ontario held Saturday, September 23, 2017.
The BMO Ontario Farm Family Awards recognize the outstanding contributions made by farmers across the province by bringing the community together to celebrate both these exceptional families and the vital urban-rural relationship. The families will be treated to a day of Plowing Match events, a plaque presentation, luncheon and family photograph session.
2017 BMO Ontario Farm Family Award Recipients:
Flynn Farms Ltd.
Gamblane Farms Ltd.
Jennen Family Farm
Maitland Meadows Farms
"BMO has been a steadfast supporter of the Canadian agricultural community throughout our 200 years of doing business, and this event recognizes the Ontario families that lead the sector in business and environmental best practices," said Julie Barker-Merz, Senior Vice President, South Western Ontario Division, BMO Bank of Montreal. "We're thrilled to honour the leadership of these families in the agriculture sector and their vital support of the Ontario economy."
BMO has been a supporter of the International Plowing Match and Rural Expo since 2007. The sponsorship has since evolved with BMO as a Presenting Partner through to 2021 inclusive. As part of the partnership, BMO introduced the inaugural Ontario Farm Family Awards. Recognizing farm families is a further demonstration of BMO's commitment to agriculture. BMO also recognizes farm families in southern Alberta annually at the Calgary Stampede.