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New Executive at Chicken Farmers of Canada

by 5m Editor
23 March 2006, at 12:00am

CANADA - Chicken Farmers of Canada, a national farmer-run organization, is proud to announce that its Executive Committee for 2006 has been elected.

New Executive at Chicken Farmers of Canada - CANADA - Chicken Farmers of Canada, a national farmer-run organization, is proud to announce that its Executive Committee for 2006 has been elected.

The 14-member Board of Directors, made up of farmers and other stakeholders from the chicken industry, places their trust in the following representatives:

  • David Fuller, a farmer from Blomidon, Nova Scotia, has been re-elected as CFC's Chairman - a position he has held since 1999. He has been with CFC's Board since 1996, and has been active with the Chicken Farmers of Nova Scotia for over fifteen years. David and his family produce 1.4 million kilograms of chicken annually in the Annapolis Valley. Three generations of Fullers have been involved at all levels of the industry.

  • Martin Dufresne, representing the province of Quebec, was re-elected to the position of 1st Vice-Chair. A member of CFC's Market Development Committee, Martin farms near St. Félix-de-Valois with his wife and three children. He produces approximately 1.7 million kilograms of chicken per year on the farm started by his father in 1954. He has been farming for over 20 years and is also involved in his provincial board.

  • Urs Kressibucher, a 2nd generation farmer from Beaverton, Ontario, was re-elected to the CFC Executive Committee as 2nd Vice-Chair for 2006. Since 2004, Urs has participated on the CFC Market Development Committee, the CFC Food Safety Committee and the CFC Animal Care Committee. Representing District 9 (Eastern Ontario) for six years for Chicken Farmers of Ontario and serving as Vice-Chair of the Poultry Industry Council, Urs and his family have been chicken farmers for the past 18 years. They currently produce about 500,000 kg per year.

  • Eugene Zagrodney, of Rose Valley, Saskatchewan begins his third year on the CFC Board and second as a member of the Executive, as the Member-at-large. A former mayor, Eugene is a firm supporter of the provincial agriculture industry, the local 4-H, and is proud to represent Saskatchewan on the CFC Board. Farming is in his blood as he was raised on a poultry, livestock and grain farm. Today, Eugene and one of his daughters (he has two, plus two grandchildren) produce about 400,000 kg of chicken per year.

ThePoultrySite News Desk - 23rd March 2006

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