PEI Potato Farmers
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.
PEI Cattle Farmers
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.
Dairy Farmers of PEI
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.
PEI Hog Commodity Marketing Board
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.