A big honour for a Southern Alberta forage company as they've been awarded a prestigious Carnegie Award for leadership. File Photo.

A Southern Alberta forage supply company has won a prestigious Dale Carnegie Leadership Award.

Green Prairie International is a Lethbridge company supplying farm products like Timothy and Alfalfa to overseas clients.

President John Van Hierden says they won for their commitment to leadership.

"Put leadership and training into our people to become the leaders of tomorrow. To become leaders in themselves and become stronger people in total. And that's what we really promote here in the business, and in our company so they can grow and move to the next level."

Van Hierden says he was surprised by the award, not even knowing they were nominated until they won.