Ellsworth Recognized by OFAC
April 15, 2010 – Former general manager of the Ontario Egg Producers (now Egg Farmers of Ontario (EFO)) Brian Ellsworth was a 2010 recipient of a Friend of OFAC award.
|Brian Ellsworth (centre) was presented|
with a 2010 Friend of OFAC award by
Robert Scott (right), Egg Farmers of
Ontario Director to OFAC and by Bruce
Christie, Past Chairman of the Ontario Farm
Animal Council. Ellsworth received the award
for his support of research and innovation
benefiting farmers over the last two decades.
April 15, 2010 – Former general
manager of the Ontario Egg Producers (now Egg Farmers of Ontario (EFO))
Brian Ellsworth was a 2010 recipient of a Friend of OFAC award.
Ellsworth helped to coordinate office space and staff for the Ontario Farm Animal Council (OFAC) when it was first created in 1987 and he continued serve as a champion of the organization through the years that followed. In 2004, Ellsworth also served as OFAC’s interim general manager when the organization went through a period of change and growth.
Ellsworth is known as an innovator in agricultural marketing and has served on the boards of many Ontario and Canadian farm organizations. He is an accomplished public speaker who has also talked extensively to both rural and urban audiences about the care and welfare of laying hens. He served as EFO’s general manager for 35 years.
Since its beginnings 131 years ago, the CNE had its roots in agriculture and to this day it continues to be a strong component of the fair. The model farm exhibit at the CNE, now in its 20th year, is one of the most popular components of the 18-day Toronto event. CNE staff work in partnership with Ontario farm groups, providing them with 65,000 square feet of free space to feature farm animals, farmers and farm equipment including a small scale working dairy barn. The “model farm” concept, pioneered by the CNE, has also been borrowed and replicated by events across North America.
The Canadian National Exhibition (CNE) was also awarded a 2010
The Friend of OFAC Award was created in 1999 to recognize individuals, organizations and businesses that have helped to inform the public or the agri-food industry about animal agriculture.