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CFC Announces Executive Committee for 2011


March 24, 2011
By Chicken Farmers of Canada

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March 24, 2011 – Chicken Farmers of Canada (CFC) today announced the election results of its 2011 Executive Committee.

March 24, 2011 – Chicken Farmers of Canada (CFC) today announced the election results of its 2011 Executive Committee.

The 15-member Board of Directors, made up of farmers and other stakeholders from the chicken industry, provides leadership on CFC’s strategic plan and mission and has chosen the following representatives:

David Fuller
, a farmer from Blomidon, Nova Scotia, has been re-elected as the Chair of CFC – a position he has held since 1999. He has been with CFC’s Board since 1996. David and his family produce 1.6 million kilograms of chicken annually in the Annapolis Valley. Three generations of Fullers have been involved at all levels of the industry.

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Dave Janzen has represented British Columbia at CFC meetings as a director since 2006 and has been elected 1st Vice-Chair. His family farm in Abbotsford that he and wife Jeannie started from scratch in 1981 has been home to four Janzen kids, now aged 20-26 right next door to the Fraser Valley dairy farm where he grew up. Dave and his family produce nearly 1 million kg each year.

Martin Dufresne, representing the province of Quebec, was elected to the position of 2nd Vice-Chair. Martin and his family farm near St. Félix-de-Valois and they produce 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 was recently the Chair of the Quebec provincial board, Les Éleveurs de volailles du Québec.

Adrian Rehorst, from Teeswater, Ontario, will be the Executive Committee’s Member-at-large for 2011. He farms about 20 km from Lake Huron and represents the farmers of that area, Region 1, on the Ontario chicken board. While he is a new CFC director, Adrian has spent many years in the industry, over 30 in fact, and has previously been an alternate to the CFC board and has served as a member of the CFC food safety committee. Adrian and his wife Lisette raise over 400,000 kg of chicken each year, have 1,500 acres of cash crops and a 55 head cow-calf operation.