Surrey Agriculture Leadership Award

The Surrey Agriculture Leadership Award recognizes outstanding achievements that have made a positive impact to Surrey’s agriculture industry.

Event Information and Registration


Nomination deadline: Friday, October 19, 2018 by 5:00pm

Nomination Form

Award Criteria

  • Nominees can be individuals, companies, institutions, not-for profit organizations, agencies, projects or programs.
  • Achievements must be recognizable and be supported by evidence.
  • Must be based in Surrey.

Award Category

Individual and Business


Please submit your nomination to:

Rhona Doria
101-14439 104 Avenue
Surrey, BC V3R 1M1
T: 604.634.0344
F: 604.588.7549

2017 Winners

Individual : Michael J. Bose

Michael Bose has grown up in a family with a long farming tradition in Surrey. He has not only demonstrated excellence as a successful farmer and entrepreneur but also distinguished himself by his outstanding dedication for Surrey’s agriculture and the protection of agricultural land. He is an agricultural representative on a variety of community committees, represented Surrey on Metro Vancouver’s land inventory and taxation committee and is a member of the Surrey Agriculture and Food Security Advisory Committee since 1995 to 2013. He has also worked as a Commissioner for the Agricultural Land Commission.

Business: Zaklan Heritage Farm

Zaklan Heritage Farm has a rich and long heritage of farming in Surrey that few can match. It started in 1920’s and has undergone revitalization led by the next generation of Zaklans. With ample support from family, the farm has transformed into a diverse mixed vegetables and livestock operation. Despite significant pressure from urban sprawl and housing development, the farm has remained true to itself and continued to produce local, healthy produce even while now totally surrounded by housing real estate. It is a clear winner against the threats of our ever-increasing population growth and pressures on land values.