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New Entrant Chicken Farmer Program

The New Entrant Chicken Farmer Program helps qualified new farmers enter the growing chicken business. Since the program’s inception, CFO has welcomed thirty-two family-run chicken farms into the industry. The CFO Board initially accepted two new entrants each year when the program was in its infancy. As the chicken industry continued to succeed, the Board recognized areas for growth and expanding market opportunities – as a result, four families were accepted into the program in 2020.

New farmers accepted into the program will benefit from the wide range of support services offered by CFO, including educational resources, on-farm training and other assistance to ensure that new farmers can make a successful transition into the industry.

Thank you for your interest in the program. Applications are open until October 29, 2021.


For a list of Frequently Asked Questions, CLICK HERE.

New Entrant Chicken Farmer Program Application
Applications Due October 29, 2021
Program Backgrounder
New Chicken Farmers Entrant Policy
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