OTTAWA, March 28 /CNW Telbec/ - 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 2007 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
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, La
Fédération des producteurs 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 2007. 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.
Keith Fuller, a former producer from Maple Bay, B.C. and a cousin to the
CFC Chairman, has been a CFC Director and Alternate for the past four years
and has worked in chicken industry all his life, all over the country. As a
new member of the CFC Executive Committee, Keith has a unique Western
perspective that he has been able to bring to the Board. Keith was recently
re-appointed to the B.C. Board for his eighth year, in order to continue in
his role as director to CFC.
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