Application deadline approaching for CFO’s 2017 New Entrant Chicken Farmer Program
Applications must be submitted by October 31
By Diego Flammini
Assistant Editor, North American Content
Interested applicants for Chicken Farmers of Ontario’s (CFO) 2017 New Entrant Chicken Farmer Program need to have their application packages submitted by October 31, 2016.
Since its introduction four years ago, the program has provided families with an entry point into Ontario’s chicken farming community.
“CFO is continuously looking at ways to grow our industry and, since its launch in 2012, the New Entrant Chicken Farmer Program has proven to be effective in encouraging and supporting new entrepreneurial Ontarians to become chicken farmers,” said Henry Zantingh, chair of CFO, in a release.
A list of finalists will be delivered to the CFO board of directors. Up to five applicants will be accepted into the program.
Winners will receive full sets of training materials and CFO support as they build their operation.
And according to CFO, the applications that have been received so far show there’s a strong interest in Ontario’s chicken farming sector.
“We have been extremely pleased at the caliber and strength of the applications we have received for this program,” said Rob Dougans, president and CEO of CFO, in a release. “Maintaining a strong and growing community of young farmers will help ensure that the chicken sector will continue to be a vibrant part of Ontario for years to come.”