The PEI Hog Commodity Marketing Board is the representative body for the hog producers of Prince Edward Island and its mandate is regulated by the Natural Products Marketing Act. The Board provides communication to its producer body and represents the same on issues related to government and regulatory organizations.
Established in 1971, the board consists of 6 directors originally set up to provide equal representation from each of the three counties, but with a declining producer base, the act was modified in 2008 to subsequently provide nominations and election at large.
Dairy Farmers of Prince Edward Island (DFPEI) is the marketing organization for all PEI dairy producers. It is established under the Natural Products Marketing Act to regulate and administer the Dairy Industry in Prince Edward Island. Dairy Farmers of Prince Edward Island receives its authority through an Order in Council from the provincial government.
The Board is comprised of nine milk producers elected to represent the four districts defined under the Dairy Farmers of Prince Edward Island Regulations.
The P.E.I. Cattle Producers (PEICP) has been the official voice for beef producers throughout Prince Edward Island for more than 35 years. The PEICP was originally formed in 1976 as the "PEI Cattlemen's Association", and is proud to continue to represent the interests of more than 500 members, provincially, regionally and nationally.
The business of the PEICP is handled by a six-member Board of Directors and a full time Executive Director.
The roots of the Prince Edward Island Potato Board can be traced as far back as 1920, when the first Potato Growers’ Association was formed on Prince Edward Island. A true marketing board followed in 1950 and was restructured as a producer controlled board under the Natural Products Marketing Act in 1990.
The PEI Potato Board is made up of 12 directors elected by their peers to serve a three year term. The Island is divided into four districts: West Prince, Summerside, Charlottetown and Montague-Souris.
The Prince Edward Island Wild Blueberry Growers Association is pleased to be able to provide consumers with helpful information and delicious recipes.
Visit their website as often as you can as new content is added on a regular basis.
Founded in 1948, the PEI Young Farmers Association is committed to shaping Future Agricultural Leaders; ensuring industry sustainability through creating awareness and acting as tomorrow’s voice for the Agricultural Community. The PEI Young Farmers Association provides support, encouragement, and opportunities for leadership, cooperation and socialization among its members striving to improve the Island’s Agriculture Industry.
The PEI Certified Organic Producers Co-op (COPC) was established in 2002. The Co-op is composed of certified organic agriculture producers who wish to see organic agriculture grow within Prince Edward Island.
Our vision of the future entails a vibrant, growing organic industry in PEI.
Egg Farmers of PEI are proud suppliers of fresh shell eggs to the people of Prince Edward Island. Want to know if the eggs you’re buying are locally produced? Look for the red “PEI” stamp on each egg. Over 99% of the eggs from registered Island egg farmers go through our federally inspected egg stations for grading and packaging.
Eggs for retail are marked with a tracking code and a “PEI” stamp. The code allows our industry to trace back the egg to the farm and lets you know you’re supporting a local PEI egg farmers.
The chicken industry is a major force within the Canadian economy, with a national economic contribution of $6.8 billion to Canada’s Gross Domestic Product. There are roughly 53,000 jobs directly related to the Canadian chicken industry, on chicken farms and in processing plants across the country. There are also thousands of other spin-off jobs that depend on our industry – employees in hatcheries and feed mills, transportation, equipment manufacturers, jobs in the foodservice and retail sectors.
The Chicken Farmers of PEI are the provincial Board and members of the Chicken Farmers of Canada, representing the interests of the PEI chicken industry.
The Prince Edward Island Sheep Breeders Association is a member-based association for purebred and commercial sheep producers, representing all aspects of the Island sheep industry including breeding stock, meat, dairy and wool. The objectives of the association are to improve the breeding stock and sheep production in the province.
Providing a unified voice, leading through innovation the growth and value of PEI's grain and oilseed industry. Working to dvance and promote research, production and marketing of grain and oilseed crops, to communicate with council members, producers at large and governments regarding grain and oilseed industry issues and marketing and to promote a better understanding between members, grain, oilseed customers and end users.
PEI Strawberry Growers Association
PEI Beekeepers Association