Friday, March 26, 2021

Benjamins continues as chicken chairman

Ed  Benjamins has been re-elected chairman of Chicken Farmers of Ontario and Murray Opstein and Adrian Rehorst are returning as first and second vice-chairmen.

Andrea Velhuizen is the new director for district four.

Mike Nailor has been named interim chief executive officer, taking over from Rob Dougans who retired this week.

The board continues its search for a chief executive officer.

Nailor worked for the board from 1999 to 2006, went to Monsanto and then Valent before joining his wife Brenda’s business, Nailor Regulatory Consulting Inc.

One can hope that Nailor affirms the policy changes ushered in during Dougan's term and does not return to restrictions against small-scale and specialty chicken producers and processors in place when he was with the board before.