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!
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- Silpat Non-Stick Baking Mat ($25)
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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.
Carole Dube says
Great Video, These farmer work so hard but it pays off!
Lana H says
I greatly enjoyed the video.
Jennifer C says
Great Video. It shows all the hard work and dedication of farmers. I think every kid should watch this so they can see where their food comes from 🙂
stacey h says
what a great video – farmers contribute SO much!
wanda macsween says
Hard work and determination pays off, don’t give up and you will be rewarded in the end,
The video was pretty cute! Hard work pays off!
Cute video and very informative
zahra p says
The video was very informative. And the baby chicks are just too cute!
Wayne Lecoy says
It would be great to win a $100 Chicken Farmers of Canada Prize Pack.
In response to your requirement to
Check out “The Farm” video and share my thoughts about the video.
I thought the video was very entertaining and informative.
Thank you for having this giveaway.
Thanks so much for visiting the blog and for leaving a comment, Wayne!
Rob Urbach says
I am a farm boy…I liked the ‘message’…life on the farm is not easy…but it pays off.
Living on a 750 acre farm, growing crops and raising livestock, it’s so true what you say, Rob! Life on the farm is not easy, but it does pay off 🙂 Thanks so much for commenting!
Heather S says
I thought the video was cute and inspiring. The chicks are also adorable.
I like the look into the farming life!
Doris Calvert says
I like her determination and keeps it up until practice makes perfect!
Monique L.S. says
Cute video. Farming would definitely be a great workout.
I LOOOOVE those cute chicks!! It is really amazing how much farms/farmers are a part of our lives. We are truly blessed in Canada to have so many dedicated folks that provide quality food for us.
On a side note…I really love all the pics of your cows that you’ve been sharing on social media, too. (I once had a friend name a cow on her farm after me… that’s how much I love ’em!)
Awww! That’s so cute, Lisa! I think you and your family should come visit us on the island! Would the kids like to check out the farm? 🙂
Shane Smith says
very nice video, my kids and i really enjoyed it. thank you for sharing it!
Joni W says
Love the video! I live on a farm and I looooooooove it. makes me love the video even more
That’s awesome! What kind of farm do you live on? Do you raise cattle? Chickens? Or do you do cash crop?
Kris L says
inspiring! I so want to buy an acerage so i can get chickens!
Sandra F says
Very inspirational. Great video.
like that she never gives up
Julie-Lynne McCann says
Motivational & very inspiring. Love the chicks!! Thanks for the opportunity! have an awesome day!!!
Bailey Dexter says
It’s amazing what supporting someone can do for motivation! Time to support our local farmers!
Agreed! 🙂 Thanks for commenting!
Julie Bolduc says
I like that she never gives up
Angela September says
I loved the video and have seen it before. I love the chicks!! and the message too of course, but especially the chicks lol
I love the part that she never give up. It’s kind of touching to see that part
i wasn’t sure what to expect, but it was so cute! I got goosebumps – farmers are important in so many ways, right! ? 😀
Joanne Frank says
love that a farmer was showing her how to swin .
Linda Svarovsky says
Great video. The chicks were cute
Geoff McCann says
Never give up….she believes in herself!!
Christy E says
I like how she never gave up and pulled the tractor.
Love how she never gives up… And those chicks so cute.
Andrea Amy says
I like how she never gave up! Very motivational.
I like how it shows you have to keep going and going (trying and trying) until you get your best. And you will get better and better.
SUMMER PLEWES says
I thought it was cute. The tractor pulling gave me a chuckle.
Juliee Fitze says
I like how the farmer was showing her how to swim.
Maggie C says
Hard works pays off! Very motivational video =)
Diana Powell says
What a heart warming video . Goes to show you what you can accomplish with a little determination.
Tara Betterley says
I love how she has to keep climbing the silo and pulling the tractor and it seemed like it was not good enough. I also love the little chicks running around.
I love the little chicks at the beginning of the video
This is a great motivating video! I loved when she pulled the tractor!
Angela Mitchell says
It was a cute video. I liked how it shows if you keep going you will get results. Great motivation!
I thought the video was super cute! The farm is definitely the place to train.
Josh S says
Great video! I like the tractor pulling! Lol.
the baby chicks are cute
Maritess S says
Like the video so much. It has a very important message. An athlete is not made in a day. It takes training, perseverance and support from the community to get on the podium. Chicken farmers of Canada is a vital member of our Agri community that deserves to be acknowledged and appreciated.
Tammy Dalley says
great video they work so hard and it pays off thats for sure
lori butler says
the baby chicks have got to be the cutest
The girl pulling the tractor….wow, I’m not sure I could ever do that!
It was sweet and inspiring. I can pull a tractor. 😛
Jessica eapen says
The video is very cute =). The tractor pulling made me laugh.
Great video about the farmer coaching the swimmer all the way to the Olympic team.
Tina L. says
The video is cute. I like the tractor pulling.
Its cute, love the chicks!
Karla Sceviour says
I loved the video,and shows all the hard work!
Amber S says
I thought the video was super cute! The farm is definitely the place to train.
gene d says
great video – loved the tractor
that was a cute video. laughed at the tractor pull.
I really liked the video, It shows that chicken farmers and athletes are committed hard workers.
I loved the countryside and the part where the farmers times her run
Tricia Cooper says
Hard work and determination . . . lots of inspiration in this video!
Jenness M says
Fun video! Pulling the tractor was the best part!
Belinda McNabb says
I thought it was pretty cute and wow she did lots of training!
Amy C says
I liked the baby chicks, the video was cute.
I love the video it just shows how much Canadian chicken farmers support our athletes..love the part where she is pulling the tractor while the farmer reads his newspaper..lol
Brenda Penton says
I really liked the video, it was engaging and really put through that Canadian Chicken Farmers help support Canadian Swimmers.
ivy pluchinsky says
I thought the video was great, def something people should watch
Tracy D says
Haha..pulling the tractor! 😉
Very cute video! Farming definitely isn’t easy. I didn’t realize the Chicken Farmers of Canada sponsored swimming.
The video is great! Farm work really is great training for athletes!
Judy Cowan says
I loved the video! Shows that hard work and determination does pay off!
Mark Gordon Brown says
What a fantastic Video!
Kim K says
Very motivational! I love how the farmer kept inspiring Hilary with her training.
What a fabulous video!
Mark V says
Loved it and it felt motivational
I thought it was inspirational
Jay Nelson says
At first I found it cute but confusing and did not really get the point until the end. I enjoyed the light-hearted approach to the film – my fav part was when he smiled at the end.
angela marriott says
Great video. I loved the girl pulling the tractor
Florence Cochrane says
Love the video and all the hard work the girl puts into it to represent Canada.
Suzanne G says
The video is cute and I love the baby chicks at the beginning. The farmer’s mannerisms are very funny.
Amy Heffernan says
I think it was a very nice encouraging video!!!
Gillian Morgan says
Love the video, The girl dragging the tractor was pretty cute.
Elissa R says
I thought the video was so funny… I wouldn’t have been able to pull that tractor!
Lee-Ann S says
The video is very well done and the encouragement fantastic.
Love the video. Especially the tractor pull.
Erika Letson says
Love this, very cute video. There’s nothing quite like a “farm workout” and Canadian Chicken! Their food bank donations are awesome too!
What a great video
What a great vision.
What a great video. The tractor pull was great, and I didn’t know about the food bank donations!
Sue F says
The whole video was enjoyable love the little chicks though
Krista M says
I think the humor in the video was great, kept it interesting & it was sweet how it was so sentimental at the end. All that hard work was all worth it, making them both so proud!
sabina Edwards says
I liked the humor in it (and the baby chicks lol) I don’t think people really realize how much farmers do for us, esp those in bigger cities (and have never left the city etc)
Silvia D says
great video! love the trctor pulling and farmer sitting reading paper.
Lushka Smith says
Great video and inspiring too
Caryn s says
I love Hillary new farm workout regime especially pulling the tractor!
Wendy hutton says
great video shows how hard they work the tractor pull was great
christine w says
Great video – My favourite was pulling the tractor – super human strength!
I live in a community of farmers and I agree they are such a big part of our community and always giving back. I didn’t know about the donations to food banks – very cool iniative.
Hard work & a healthy diet pays off! 🙂
I like the video! I think it’s funny, especially the tractor pulling.
I like how she has to pull the tractor and climb the silo.