Stephanie Nanne is a quintessential Canadian egg farmer. Her family has been farming the same land in Eastern Ontario for seven generations.1 It was her grandfather who started selling products off the farm, and her father who built the operation it is today—with 17,000 laying hens, plus cash crops and a grading station. She plans on taking over the farm when her parents retire, which is a dream come true for Stephanie and her husband Michael.
“I’ve always wanted to raise my family on the farm,” Stephanie says. “It’s a great way to grow up, and it’s its own little community.”2
Stephanie earned her Bachelor of Science from the University of Guelph—and in her words, “it just confirmed that I wanted to come back.”3
Stephanie and her family’s story is the story of so many of our farming families, where the family tradition of farming is thriving and egg farmers are able to see their communities and local economy benefit from a stable egg industry. These are some of the reason why egg farmers, our communities and our economy are Better Together with supply management.
Canadians love the fresh, local, high-quality eggs they get from Canadian farmers. And they support our system of supply management that keeps our egg economy strong. Supply management keeps the #EhInEggs.