In 2020, we shared stories covering the latest news in Canada’s egg farming sector. Our top stories this year ran the gamut from the close ties of farming families, to how supply management works and how to identify Canadian eggs. We also shared a closer look at our programs that support leadership development in young egg farmers and women in farming. As we look back at our top five stories in 2020, we wonder, which one is your favourite?
“Farming feels like home”: For Eric and Sandra Dyck work and family life are one
Egg farming gives Eric and Sandra the freedom to do what they love and to spend more time with family. Farming has also been in the family for generations. Eric’s family has been farming since his grandparents’ established their farm in the 1960’s. Today, Eric and Sandra farm with Eric’s mother Susan, who lives right next door. They take care of their growing farm and their kids love helping out too. Discover how the Dyck family works together to bring their farm to life.
How supply management works, and how it benefits Canadians
Supply management is an innovative system that benefits both Canadian consumers and farmers. But how does it work? The system relies on three pillars: production management, import control and producer price. These pillars allow family farms and rural communities in Canada to continue to thrive for generations to come. Read supply management 101 to learn about the important role supply management plays in keeping the egg economy strong.
Quebec engineer sees a bright future in egg farming
We spoke to Pascale Mageau-Béland as part of a series of interviews with young egg farmers. An engineer who has worked in Montreal for the past eight years, Pascale also runs a thriving egg farm with her husband Marco. Read about her approach to farming and why Pascale was drawn to participate in Egg Farmers of Canada’s national young farmer program.
The guide to identifying made-in-Canada eggs
If you’re reading this, it’s likely that you prefer to buy Canadian-made eggs. A recent study showed that 92% of Canadians feel it is important that the eggs they purchase are produced in Canada. Read our guide to learn three easy ways to identify Canadian eggs.
New program empowers female egg farmers to lead
To support women who are interested in leadership positions in the agriculture sector, Egg Farmers of Canada developed the women in the egg industry program. Sandra Dyck is just one of the participants in the program, which aims to support the next generation of leaders in farming. Through the program, leaders like Sandra engage in a mutual mentorship program, pursue educational opportunities and take part in networking and industry events. Learn about the program and how you can get involved.