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CFO DCR talks Chicken Farming 101 with Restaurant Industry

Scott Buchan attends Restaurants Canada Show 2020

TORONTO, ON – March 1, 2020 – Chicken Farmers of Ontario (CFO) District Committee Representative Scott Buchan took to the stage on Sunday afternoon to share his knowledge and expertise as an Ontario chicken farmer with Canada’s foodservice industry.

Buchan attended the Restaurants Canada Show at the Enercare Centre in Toronto and participated in the “Ask the Farmer” panel, where he was joined by representation from a number of commodity groups - King Cole Ducks Ltd., Gilbrea Farm, and Sheldon Creek Dairy. The group fielded questions ranging from general farming practices, animal care, and the evolution of farming today.

“Events like these are great opportunities for farmers to share our experiences on-farm and debunk a number of myths people may have about how chickens are raised in Ontario,” said Buchan. “It’s important for restaurateurs, the foodservice industry, and consumers to understand that Ontario chicken farmers grow safe, healthy and high-quality chicken.”

Chicken Farmers of Canada (CFC) was also in attendance on the showroom floor, promoting CFC’s Raised by a Canadian Farmer brand.

The Restaurants Canada Show is a trade show and conference with a suite of events designed to connect suppliers and operators alike. With over 20,000 attendees, the show unites representation from the foodservice and hospitality industries and provides them with an opportunity to shop, taste, learn and grow their businesses.

Buchan farms with his family in District 8 and has been a District Committee Representative for 10 years.