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Chicken Farmers of Ontario introduces four New Entrant chicken farming families

BURLINGTON, ON – March 30, 2021 – Chicken Farmers of Ontario (CFO) welcomes four new applicant families to the growing chicken industry through the CFO New Entrant Chicken Farmer program.

Adrian Rehorst, CFO’s 2nd Vice-Chair, announced the Board’s approval of these successful candidates at CFO’s 2021 Virtual AGM last week.

“It is with great pleasure that we welcome and congratulate these new farming-families into the Ontario chicken industry through the Board’s New Entrant Chicken Farmer program,” said Rehorst. “This program, which supports new and young farmers in joining the industry, provides education, training and mentorship to guide their transition into the industry.”

The successful applicants of the 2020 CFO New Entrant Chicken Farmer program are:

• The Barfett Family, District 3 
• The Brown Family, District 3 
• The Lupton Family, District 3 and 
• The Snowe Family, District 7 

“We are very passionate about producing high quality food in Ontario. This opportunity really provides us with the ability to create a self-sustaining family-farm for ourselves as well as future generations,” said Scott Barfett. Barfett and his brothers, Andrew and Dan, are second generation farmers in the Wallacetown area. 

All program finalists come from a wide variety of farming backgrounds and were selected following an extensive application review by a panel of financial and farming experts. 

The New Entrant Chicken Farmer program supports qualified new farmers in joining the chicken industry by providing resources, training, and further assistance to ensure that they make a successful transition into the business. Since 2012, CFO has welcomed 32 new chicken farming families through the program. 

CLICK HERE for more information on the CFO New Entrant Chicken Farmer program.