Egg Farmers of Ontario 2011 New Entrant
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Michael and Gwen Van Gurp, Norwich, Ontario become newest egg farmers
November 15, 2011 – Michael and Gwen Van Gurp of Norwich, Ontario were selected as the recipients of the Egg Farmers of Ontario 2011 New Entrant Quota Loan Pool (NEQLP) program.
November 15, 2011 – Michael and
Gwen Van Gurp of Norwich, Ontario were selected as the recipients of
the Egg Farmers of Ontario 2011 New Entrant Quota Loan Pool (NEQLP)
"We had to consider the best fit amongst the eligible applicants, across a wide range of variables" said selection committee Chair Laurent Souligny. "It was quite a challenge to select only one individual from such a high caliber group of people."
The selection committee comprised of Laurent Souligny, past EFO Director and former Chair of Egg Farmers of Canada; Darryl Ball, OMAFRA; Craig Bremner, TD Canada Trust; Robert Loree, Ward & Uptigrove and Shannon Kelly, past President of Junior Farmers' Association of Ontario, who came to a decision after reviewing all applications. The Van Gurp's were selected out of a pool of 84 applicants.
"This program was designed to ensure constant renewal of the egg industry and foster the opportunity for individuals to join the Ontario egg industry," said Egg Farmers of Ontario Chair Carolynne Griffith. "We are very pleased with both the results and the level of care the selection committee took in choosing this years' recipient."
The NEQLP program takes place annually.
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