TORONTO, March 15 /CNW Telbec/ - Ontario's Minister of Agriculture, Food
and Rural Affairs, the Honourable Leona Dombrowsky, will be speaking at the
Chicken Farmers of Ontario's upcoming Annual General Meeting. In addition to
Minister Dombrowsky, a number of prominent speakers and presenters will
address this year's theme of "Safe, Nutritious Chicken Meeting Consumers'
Where: Doubletree International Plaza Hotel
655 Dixon Road, Toronto
When: Monday, March 19, 2006
9:35-9:45am Greetings from Maria Van Bommel, MPP Lambton-
Kent-Middlesex, Parliamentary Assistant to
Ontario Agriculture Minister Leona Dombrowsky
10:25-11:30am Our Industry Today and Tomorrow:
David Fuller, Chairman, Chicken Farmers of Canada
David Hope, Chair, Ontario Farm Products Marketing
Gordon Hunter, Vice Chair, NFPC
Brian Sterling, CEO, OnTrace Agri-food Traceability
11:30-11:45pm Chicken Farmers of Canada Update
Urs Kressibucher - Ontario's CFC Director
11:45-12:00pm Virtual Farm Presentation
Ontario Farm Animal Council
1:30-2:00pm Celebrity Guest Presentation
Celebrity Chef, Christine Cushing
2:15-3:15pm Food Safety from Farm to Fork
Dr. Doug Powell, Kansas State University
3:15-4:00pm CFO Chair's Address - Murray Booy
General Manager's Report - Roelf Woldring
4:00-4:30pm Question Period
4:30-6:00pm Trade Show
6:00-8:00pm Minister Leona Dombrowsky's Address & Banquet
Please Note: Chicken Farmers of Ontario's General Manager Roelf
Woldring will be available to speak to media at the AGM.
Media are welcome throughout the meeting and should
report to Pierre Leduc for registration.
About the Chicken Farmers of Ontario:
Chicken Farmers of Ontario (CFO) is a farmer-run, non-profit organization
representing more than 1,100 Ontario chicken farmers. It has been in existence
since 1965 and operates under a marketing system known as "supply management"
or "orderly marketing."
Ontario is the largest producer, processor and consumer of chicken in
Canada. Over 1,100 of Canada's 2800 chicken farmers live in Ontario. They
produce more than 303 million kilograms of chicken meat annually, valued at
over 467 million dollars before it leaves the farm.
CFO is accountable to the Ontario Farm Products Marketing Commission, an
agency of the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture and Food.
For further information:
For further information: Barbara Campbell, (416) 360-6183 x223; Pierre
Leduc, cel. (416) 859-8562