In the community

2019 Stollery Teddy Bear Fun Run and Walk

On Saturday, May 11, 2019, some of our farmers spent the morning and early afternoon serving chicken wraps to the 1600 walkers/runners, and their families at the 2019 Stollery Teddy Bear Fun Run and Walk. In the last year alone, the event has grown from 1200 to 1600 participants! This year, the fundraising goal was…

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2019 Aggie Days Calgary and Lethbridge

Thank you to all our volunteers who made Aggie Days Calgary and Aggie Days Lethbridge such a huge success. As well, thank you to our new Southern Alberta Ag Events Coordinator George Hofer, and friends Cory Hofer and Rick Hofer for setting up each event! Thank you to our volunteers: Byron Ference Mark Oostenbrug Melissa…

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December 2017 Alberta Chicken Producers Newsletter

2017 Chair Report What a wonderful year 2017 has been for the chicken industry in Alberta. Our producers and industry partners continue to be the beneficiaries of increased growth and continue to respond to this growth by investing in new infrastructure. Of course a large part of this is due to the new allocation agreement.…

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Don Sundgaard Close In

OUTSTANDING IN THE FIELD

On November 4, 2017, producer Don, participated in this tradeshow-like event which saw approximately 340 grade four students move from booth to booth, hearing from different livestock commodities and farm representatives. Don has been a regular at this event for many years, sharing his extensive knowledge of broiler chickens with the students.

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PRAIRIE ON THE PLATE

Prairie on the Plate is an event organized by Taste Alberta that occurs in the Edmonton area. The event promotes local food and local restaurants. On September 26, to celebrate National Chicken Month, Alberta Chicken Producers and Taste Alberta joined with Chef Matthew and Chef Andrew at Northern Chicken in Edmonton for a sold out…

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Alberta Chicken Producer Arjan and Woulien Host a Barn Tour

On July 18, 2017 Alberta Chicken Producer Arjan and Woulien and their family hosted a tour of their farm to neighbours! Summer holidays on the farm are spent away from the traditional classroom but lots of learning still takes place. The guests were treated to not only Arjan’s extensive knowledge but, they had the added…

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2017 Young Farmers of Alberta

On February 16, 2017 poultry farmers Marc & Hinke Therrien were named Alberta/NWT Outstanding Young Farmers for 2017! Canada’s Outstanding Young Farmers Program recognizes young farmers who exemplify excellence in their profession. Eligible nominees must be farm operators between 18 and 39 who derive a minimum of two-thirds of their income from their farm operations.…

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2017 Calgary Stampede

Agriculture is at the heart of the Calgary Stampede! Each year, a dedicated group of volunteers farmers and their families, offer their time at the stampede talking to people about where their food comes from. This is a highlight for many of our producers as they love sharing their stories and interacting with the public!

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