Media Advisory - Ontario Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs, Leona Dombrowsky to address Chicken Farmers of Ontario AGM

    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
                          Toronto Airport
                          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

    12:00pm         Lunch

    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

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