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To our farmer-members: 2018 reflections & Building Value, Shaping the Future, Together



BURLINGTON, ON – March 11, 2019 – Last week, Chicken Farmers of Ontario (CFO) held our Annual General Meeting (AGM) in Mississauga. With over 450 of our farmer-members, allied industry and government partners gathered, the AGM was an excellent opportunity to reflect on the recent accomplishments of our industry, and together, outline a vision for a strong, sustainable chicken industry that is profitable now, and for future generations.

The meeting’s theme: Building Value, Shaping the Future, Together, illustrates how CFO is working to move our industry forward, be proactive - not responsive, and to ensure we continue to earn the confidence of Ontarians in this increasingly complex consumer environment.

We thank all farmer-members that were able to attend the AGM, and while we understand that not everyone was able to make it, we would like to share with you the following highlights from the meeting:

  • The CFO Board of Directors elected the Executive team – click here to review your 2019-2020 CFO Board of Directors
  • The CFO Board was pleased to introduce the 2019-2020 District Committee Representative (DCR) team – click here to meet your DCRs
  • The CFO AGM marked the launch of the 2018 Annual Performance Report – click here to download a copy
  • Review the 2019 AGM Presentations by clicking here
  • Click here to view video remarks from Premier Doug Ford and Minister Ernie Hardeman or click here to read more
  • Learn more about the 2018 winner of the Ontario Chicken Innovation Award – click here
  • Access the recognition and remembrance video for John Janzen – click here
  • Learn more about John Maaskant's upcoming induction into the Ontario Agricultural Hall of Fame – click here
  • The Board was pleased to welcome five new chicken farming families into the business through the CFO New Entrant Chicken Farmers Program, learn more about this exciting program and meet the families by clicking here
  • And, once again, we were pleased to present Feed Ontario (formerly, the Ontario Association of Food Banks) with a $10,000 donation to buy fresh chicken for families who need it most across our province.
Next, plan to join us at the National Poultry Show April 3rd & 4thClick here for all the details on the CFO Booth, CFO Seminar Series & our annual chicken wing reception!

The CFO Board of Directors looks forward to working with our farmers, our industry and our government to further advance the Ontario chicken industry in 2019.

Thank you for your trust, confidence and support. See you at the Poultry Show!

Ed & Rob

Ed Benjamins, Chair, Chicken Farmers of Ontario
Rob Dougans, President & CEO, Chicken Farmers of Ontario