The Verdant Valley Ag Society was honoured with two awards at the Alberta Association of Agricultural Societies Provincial Conference. 
"We were recognized for our entrees in two categories. The first category was we got first place in the New Program or Event and it was for the Verdant Valley Draft Horse competition," outlined Diana Rowe, Community Services Director for Starland County. 
"It was our first time with the event and we planned for 100 people, but we had over 300 people in attendance. It was a huge success."
Rowe mentioned that they also received first place for their photo collage depicting the 2016 Draft Horse competition.
"We planned for maybe five teams of horses we might get registered. We ended up with nine teams registered for our event, so it was really successful. Some of the comments that we received back were that folks didn't realize that there was that kind of interest in draft horses in our area here," expressed Rowe. 
All entries in these categories were judged as one class. 
"It was our very first year and so we have one planned again for this year on July 29. We're looking forward to that and are planning for another successful event."
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