New Executive at Chicken Farmers of Canada
By Chicken Farmers of CanadaFeatures Business & Policy Farm Business
March 26, 2008, Ottawa – Chicken Farmers of Canada, a national farmer-run organization representing Canada’s 2,800 chicken farmers, is proud to announce that its Executive Committee for 2008 has been elected.
The 15-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. Also 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 was recently elected Chair of the Quebec provincial board, Les Éleveurs de volailles du Québec.
Urs Kressibucher, a 2nd generation farmer from Beaverton, Ontario, was re-elected to the CFC Executive Committee as 2nd Vice-Chair for 2008. 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 seven 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 19 years.
Erna Ference has been involved with poultry farming for years and joins the CFC Executive Committee as the new Member at large. As a Certified Management Accountant and a second generation poultry farmer, she brings a breadth of experience to the table. Married to Reg, a former CFC Board member from Alberta, they have five kids between the ages of 13 and 24. Their operation produces about 1.5 million kg per year and is located in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains.
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