September is National Chicken Month!

This month, let’s raise a glass to delicious and nutritious Chicken, and especially, to the hard-working chicken farmers across Canada!

September is National Chicken Month – a time to celebrate farmers and their hard work and dedication to farming and to Canadian consumers for the entire month of September!  We are so proud that chicken is Canada’s #1 protein choice and so to celebrate chicken this month Chicken Farmers of Canada has some exciting contests and campaigns going on!

Pool Peeps Colouring Contest

Hey Kids! Jump right in to the fun with our Pool Peeps colouring contest!

Chicken Farmers of Canada is proud to be partnering with Swimming Canada on initiatives which promote healthy living. In recognition of our proud partnership for healthy living, Chicken Farmers of Canada has created four friendly mascots known as the “Pool Peeps.”

So show off your artistic and creative side by colouring this Pool Peeps inspired page and let us know why you love chicken! All you have to do is tweet a photo of your coloured-in page to @chickenfarmers or @TheInsideCoop, or post it on our Facebook page and you could win a super cool prize pack – including a full set of Pool Peeps! Contest closes September 30th 2016.

Have your city declare it National Chicken Month

Want your local urban city to declare it National Chicken Month? So do we!   To do this, we are contacting mayors across Canada and asking them to proclaim it National Chicken Month in their city as a way to show their appreciation to chicken farmers and all they do for us and Canada!  All you have to do is tweet at your mayor and encourage them to declare September National Chicken Month!

 

Chicks in the City!

The Alberta Chicken Producers are proud supporters of the Calgary Stampede's Ag-Tivity in the City and Aggie Days. Our producers bring the chicks to the city; telling the farm to table story.

Calgary Stampede

Taste Alberta

Taste Alberta Logo

Taste Alberta represents a variety of organizations within the Alberta food industry that have come together to encourage loyalty to locally produced food.

We are proud to be a member of this working group of advisors and partners that use communication, education and engagement to connect consumers  with the facts about Alberta food and to  help you  explore the amazing range of products right here at home.

Taste Alberta serves up information to help you serve Alberta food every day.

To learn more about upcoming events, please visit http://tastealberta.ca/.

SM5 (Alberta Supply Management)

We are a proud partner of the Alberta "SM5", which is a  working group of Alberta Milk, Alberta Hatching Egg Producers, Egg Farmers of Alberta, Alberta Turkey Producers and Alberta Chicken Producers, committed to upholding our supply managed system.

Together we strive to stay active in your communities through local engagement to connect our consumers to the safe, high quality products raised by our supply managed poultry and dairy producers.

SM5 Infographic

Classroom Agriculture Program

Classroom Agricultural Program

We are excited to be partners in the Classroom Agriculture Program.

The Classroom Agriculture Program (CAP) started in 1985, since that time over 600,000 students have participated in our program. CAP is about the food you eat and where it comes from. CAP explains the value and importance of agriculture in Alberta. CAP highlights the vast opportunities in agriculture and the people, producers and industries that drive this trade.

CAP is presented to grade four students across Alberta at no charge. Volunteers deliver the program through story-telling, engaging props and fun activities.

This initiative is supported by the Minister of Education and the Minister of Agriculture and Forestry.
To learn more about CAP or to request a presentation in your classroom, please visit www.classroomagriculture.com