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Chicken Farmers of Newfoundland and Labrador


Fisheries, Forestry and Agrifoods


Natural Products Marketing Act, 1990; Newfoundland and Labrador Chicken Marketing Scheme, 1996


No Remuneration


Chicken Farmers of Newfoundland and Labrador (CFNL) is a non-profit Crown Agency, which was established in 1981 by the Newfoundland and Labrador Chicken Marketing Scheme under the Natural Products Marketing Act. CFNL is the regulatory body which provides for the effective promotion, control and regulation of the production and marketing of chicken within the Province, including the prohibition of production and marketing within the Province. CFNL has the authority to administer the Newfoundland and Labrador Chicken Marketing Scheme.


CFNL shall consist of no less than 3 and no more than 5 members to be appointed by the minister. The chairperson and the vice-chairperson shall be the Newfoundland and Labrador representative and alternate, respectively, to the Chicken Farmers of Canada.

Competency Profile:

The appointed member to the Chicken Farmers of Newfoundland and Labrador should possess the following core competencies:

  • Knowledge of the NL agriculture industry (particularly the supply-managed sector)
  • Knowledge of applicable legislation
  • Board governance
  • Public advocacy
  • Financial expertise/literacy


  •  high ethical standards and integrity
  • appreciation of the responsibilities to the public
  • flexible, responsive and willing to consider others’ opinions;
  • capable of a wide perspective on issues;
  • ability to listen and work as a team member;
  • no direct or indirect conflict of interest
  • strong reasoning skills
  • strong communication skills 

Time Commitments:

Members of the Chicken Farmers of Newfoundland and Labrador should be available to meet approximately 7 times per year. Board members may also be expected to spend additional time to review materials and prepare for Board meetings.


The members of the commodity board shall hold office during the pleasure of the minister. The first members of the commodity board shall be appointed for one year and are eligible for re-appointment.  The minister shall appoint the chairperson and vice-chairperson of the commodity board for a term which the minister may, in his or her discretion, determine. 

Vacancy Profile:

There is currently one vacancy on the Chicken Farmers of Newfoundland and Labrador. Expressions of interest are being sought from individuals who possess the background, experience and skill-set identified and who can bring unique perspectives to the table. Consideration will also be given to a variety of demographic factors to ensure the board is representative of the population they serve.

Current Members:
NameTitleAppointment TypeAppointment Date (yyyy/mm/dd)Expiry Date (yyyy/mm/dd)
Deering, Mr. KeithVice-Chairperson (Interim)Ministerial2016-04-012017-03-31
Larner, Mr. Andy MemberMinisterial2004-05-14Not Applicable
Noel, Mr. Davis MemberMinisterial2004-05-14Not Applicable
Noseworthy, Ms. Ruth ChairMinisterial2007-05-10Not Applicable
VacantMemberMinisterialNot Applicable

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