Chicken Farmers of Ontario (CFO) has begun an active campaign to recruit the next generation of board directors and district committee representatives.

This year, CFO launched a promotional drive to remind farmers-members to participate in the governance process of their industry by putting their names forward as a board director or a district committee representative (DCR).

“Good governance is at the core of CFO’s strategy and we take our responsibility for developing strong and effective practices and leadership renewal very seriously,” said Henry Zantingh, chair, CFO. “We are an equal opportunity board, and encourage all our farmers to contribute and be part of the election process in whatever capacity they can.

Being a director or DCR is an extremely educational and emotionally rewarding part of the farming business and I encourage all of my colleagues to consider putting their names forward in the upcoming elections.”


As part of the 2014 promotional campaign for electoral participation in the governance selection process, CFO has begun an active outreach program which includes extensive marketing through the CFO website, digital outreach on behalf of the board reaching CFO’s 1100 farmer-members and recruitment campaigns in each of the board’s nine districts.

The term for board directors and DCRs is two years, and this year CFO will be holding elections for both positions in Districts 1 through 5.

The CFO board consists of nine farmers-member directors and 33 farmer-member DCRs.