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CFO to host Annual General Meeting via virtual platform to bring chicken industry together

BURLINGTON, ON – February 23, 2021 – Chicken Farmers of Ontario (CFO) is pleased to host the CFO Annual General Meeting (AGM) on Thursday, March 25, 2021, using a virtual platform as we continue to work differently during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The CFO AGM, traditionally held in-person in Mississauga, Ontario, brings together over 400 of the Ontario chicken industry’s stakeholders, including farmer-members from across the province, the processing community and extended value chain, government officials, and academia. CFO is also pleased to welcome fellow provincial chicken Boards from across the country and Chicken Farmers of Canada.

This year, CFO looks forward to welcoming special guest speaker, Maryscott (Scotty) Greenwood, CEO of the Canadian American Business Council. Scotty is a former American diplomat to Canada, a frequent media commentator and public speaker, and an acclaimed business and public policy advocate.

Scotty will provide political insight on Biden – Trudeau relations, potential implications for trade agreements now that there is a new US Administration, and future direction for the World Trade Organization.

CLICK HERE to read more about Scotty Greenwood.

The CFO Board also looks forward to hosting several key speakers as part of a dynamic speaker program line up, including:
  • Greetings from the Hon. Ernie Hardeman
  • Greetings from Ontario Farm Products Marketing Commission Chair, Amy Cronin
  • Chair & CEO address: Ed Benjamins, Chair & Rob Dougans, President & CEO, CFO
  • CFO Cares Food Bank Donation Program: Amanda King, Feed Ontario Director, Network & Government Relations
  • An Industry Stakeholder & National System Update: Benoît Fontaine, Chair & Michael Laliberté, Executive Director
CLICK HERE to view the full AGM agenda. 

The CFO AGM is open to all CFO farmer-members and allied industry stakeholders. The Board is encouraging all farmer-members to participate in the AGM proceedings.

CLICK HERE to register for the AGM. Please note that all attendees must register through in advance of the meeting.

Questions relating to the upcoming CFO AGM can be directed to