Having married a farmer, I can attest to the fact that farmers don’t just farm. Farming takes up a huge chunk of a farmer’s time, but many farmers make time to be active members of their communities.
Farmers support their community
Take care of your community and your community will take care of you.”
This is something my husband always says and something our family believes in. Community is important to farmers.
To further illustrate this idea of helping community, I recently learned the following:
Canadian chicken farmers are active members of their community – both on a national and a local level. Did you know that the stability of the chicken industry creates an environment where chicken farmers can reinvest with confidence in their farms and in their communities?
Provincial chicken boards regularly donate to food banks – both in kind and in cash. Chicken Farmers in Ontario donated 100,000 whole chickens to food banks across that province in 2015.
In rural communities, when a local athlete makes it to the provincial, national or international level, they have their community cheering them along. It’s quite incredible to witness.
I was interested to learn a few things about Chicken Farmers of Canada. Swimming Canada cannot carry out its mission of promoting and supporting Canadian athletics alone. It relies on the critical support that Chicken Farmers of Canada, and similar sponsors, provide to support Canadian swimmers on their quest for gold.
In addition to its official nutritional sponsorship, Chicken Farmers of Canada supports athletes directly. At the FINA world championships, CFC implemented an incentive program for medal-winning swimmers – and while that was specific to the FINA championships, CFC’s support for athletes is year-round.
We recently saw ‘The Farm’ and it is a humorous video with a serious message: engaged citizens, like Canada’s chicken farmers, are critical to the support of Canadian swimming.
When you see swimmers on the podium after a competition, think about the supporters that helped get them there!
Next time you’re at the grocery store, make sure you ask for chicken that was Raised by a Canadian Farmer, Chicken Farmers of Canada’s brand for fresh, safe, high quality Canadian chicken.
To read more about how chicken farmers are active in their communities, check visit chickenfarmers.ca!
Great news for Life on Manitoulin readers! We’re so egg-cited about the great things Canadian chicken farmers are doing to support their communities that our friends at Chicken Farmers of Canada want to give Life on Manitoulin readers a chance to win an awesome Chicken Farmers of Canada Prize Pack!
- Gift card to Sobeys* for $50
- Silpat Non-Stick Baking Mat ($25)
- Norpro Stainless Steel Vertical Roaster ($21)
- KSP Tuscana Small Rectangle Fluted Bakeware ($6)
- Chicken Farmers of Canada cheese grater
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Disclosure – This post was written in affiliation with Chicken Farmers of Canada. All thoughts and opinions expressed on this blog are honest and my own.