2021 Northern Ontario Poultry Webinars

Recently, the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA) along with Chicken Farmers of Ontario (CFO) and the Poultry Industry Council (PIC) hosted a series of webinars for Northern Ontario residents to encourage participation in the poultry industry and CFO’s Community Programs. 

From Keewatin to Kapuskasing, Neebing to North Bay, residents of Northern Ontario interested in raising poultry for eggs and/or meat participated in this three-part webinar series.

The webinars included training, sharing of best practices, and information about opportunities for farmers, including CFO’s Artisanal Chicken® program which provides an opportunity of growing between 600 and 3,000 chickens annually for local markets.

Keynote speakers included OMAFRA Poultry Specialist, Al Dam and CFO, Community Programs Operations Manager and Flock Advisor, Carl Stevenson.

Vic Fedeli, Minister of Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade shared a video message about the opportunities, benefits and program assistance available to Northern Ontario residents interested in accessing the poultry industry.

Currently, over 20 farmers in Northern Ontario are part of CFO’s Artisanal Chicken® program.
CLICK HERE for more information on CFO’s Artisanal Chicken® program.
Should you have any questions about CFO’s Artisanal Chicken® program, please contact artisanalchickenprogram@ontariochicken.ca.