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Poultry Workshops Encourage Chicken Farming in Northern Ontario

CFO & OMAFRA host a series of workshops highlighting the Artisanal Chicken® program
July 9, 2019 – Chicken Farmers of Ontario, in partnership with the Ministry of Agriculture, Food, and Rural Affairs, are hosting a series of workshops in Northern Ontario.

The workshops are an opportunity for farmers currently raising small flocks, or families interested in starting a chicken farm, to network and learn more about the chicken business and CFO’s Artisanal Chicken® program.

“The CFO Board of Directors is continuously looking to innovate and advance our business. The Northern Ontario poultry workshops is one way that CFO is creating options for smaller scale and new participants to join the chicken industry,” said Ed Benjamins, Chair of Chicken Farmers of Ontario.

By attending a workshop, interested farmers will develop an understanding of animal care best practices, regulations, and requirements for growing high-quality, nutritious chicken in Ontario.

“As Canada’s premier provider of trusted, family-farmed, safe, high-quality, nutritious chicken, CFO is committed to responding to consumer demand. The Artisanal Chicken® program enables farmers in Northern Ontario to produce high-quality chicken for local markets,” said Rob Dougans, President and CEO of Chicken Farmers of Ontario.

To attend a workshop or to find out more information, visit