Healthy Communities FAQs

EFA’s Healthy Communities pillar is about engaging consumers & industry stakeholders, and egg farmers giving back.

Here are some of the most frequently asked questions related to Healthy Communities.

How can I become an egg farmer?

All egg production in Alberta falls under the provincial Marketing of Agricultural Products Act and regulations.  The answer depends on the type of egg farmer you want to become.

EFA launched the New Entrant Program in 2012, to encourage new egg farmers to join our industry.

Albertans can raise up to 300 hens without requiring quota, provided they live in a rural area that allows egg farming.

How many egg farmers are there in Alberta?

More than 160 registered egg farmers provide fresh, locally produced eggs for their fellow Albertans.