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New Entrant Chicken Farmer Program

Now in its seventh year, the New Entrant Chicken Farmer Program continues to help qualified new farmers enter the growing chicken business. Since the program’s inception, CFO has welcomed nineteen 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, as many as five families were accepted into the program in 2017.

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. This year's application process is now closed.

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New Entrant Chicken Farmer Program Application
The 2018 program is now closed.
2018 Program Advertisement
Application Deadline - October 26, 2018
Program Backgrounder
New Chicken Farmers Entrant Policy
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