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MD of Peace’s Franz Family Named 2023 BMO Farm Family

Paul, Sherri, Lain and Garret Franz have been awarded the 2023 BMO Farm Family Award from Farmfair International.

The award celebrates outstanding families that best represent positive family farm values, farming practices and community involvement within their rural community.

“We were very honoured to be nominated and selected for the Farm Family Award. It was a really proud moment for our family,” said Paul Franz.

The Franz family are third-generation farmers who own and operate a farm with a cowherd of 150, and 2,600 acres of land utilized for grain, hay and pasture.

Paul, Sherri and their two sons are passionate about agriculture and have been long-time members and supporters of 4-H programs locally, regionally and provincially since 2015.

The Franz family has also been involved with the Grimshaw Stampede, East Grimshaw Water Co-op, Grimshaw Agricultural Society, the Gators Swim Club and the school hot lunch program.

“Farming makes the world go around, and it’s important to us to be involved and give back through 4-H and the Ag. Society,” said Paul.

The Franz family were celebrated in a special ceremony in Edmonton on November 10, 2023 where they received a congratulatory plaque.

The Franz family was nominated for the award by the MD of Peace No. 135 Council. Councillor Theresa Johnson attended the ceremony.

“Congratulations on receiving this meaningful award and for all the ways you serve to better our region and the agriculture sector,” said Robert Willing, MD of Peace No. 135 Reeve.

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