Board of Directors
Murray Booy – Founding Director
Murray is a third generation broiler producer who raises chickens near Aylmer Ontario. Throughout his career, Murray has displayed a thirst for knowledge and good business practices. Murray has graduated from Ridgetown College in Farm Business Management and has successfully completed the Advanced Agricultural Leadership Program as well as Rotman School of Management “Governance Essentials for Directors of Not for Profit Organizations”. Murray is strong advocate for supply management and has represented chicken farmers at trade talks, and met hundreds of farmers and farm groups from around the world.
Murray has held several positions with the Chicken Farmers of Ontario (CFO) beginning as a District Committee Representative for seven years before becoming a Board member from 1999-2017. He served on the Executive Committee from 2004 to 2014 including 5 years as the Chairman of Chicken Farmers of Ontario. Further, he chaired and was actively involved in many of the Board Committees such as the Cost of Production Formula Committee, the Governance and Human Resource Committee and was a lead CFO Board Director on Trade and WTO issues. Murray held the Ontario position on the Chicken Farmers of Canada Board and sat on CFC’s Governance and Executive committees.
As one of the founders of Trillium Hatchery Inc. Murray is now serving as the Chairman of the Board and the President.
Murray is married to Sherry and together they have three children. In his free time he enjoys the outdoors, playing golf and hockey.
Dave Brock – Founding Director
Dave graduated from the University of Guelph in Animal Science and entered the work force as assistant Ag. Rep. in Middlesex County. After three years, he began full time farming near Hensall, Ontario. For several years Dave raised finishing hogs, cash crops and sold Pioneer Seed Corn. In 1997 Dave purchased a corporate breeder farm facilitating an opportunity for his two sons to return to the farm. Twenty years later, much of that quota is housed in newer facilities on the home land base. The pullet component for the breeder business was added in 2006. In 2017, a small broiler operation was purchased. The participation in Trillium Hatchery rounds out the integration of three segments of the chicken meat business. This integration has given a more complete vision of the poultry meat business and the challenges it faces.
Carolyn is an agriculture business owner with her husband George Cornelissen and her children Mike, Danielle and Kyle. Together they own and operate Cornelissen Farms Inc. and Twin Creeks Greenhouse Inc. For over 26 years they have been in the feather industry starting with layers and poultry and then switching to broiler – roaster chickens in 1995. Their business also includes cash crops, operation of a grain elevator, field custom work and greenhouses producing red peppers.
Carolyn’s main job description and specialty is financing. With her background in accounting, she deals with all the day to day operating of Cornelissen Farms Inc. and oversees Twin Creeks Greenhouses.
As a believer in community work, Carolyn has volunteered as Skate Canada Test Chair for the local skating clubs, has been a 4H leader, and has sat on the township recreation committee. Presently, Carolyn is a director for the local agriculture society and part of a committee for community youth leadership programs.
Carolyn believes in working for the betterment of her industry and continuing to gain personal knowledge. To further these goals she is a new District Customer Representative with CFO for District 3 and a Director for Trillium Hatchery. She finds the work in both of these positions to be very rewarding. The opportunity to work with great industry leaders both at CFO and Trillium Hatchery is one Carolyn will work hard to make the most of.
Derek, his wife Jacquie, and their three children live on a farm outside of Mildmay Ontario.
For over 10 years, his focus has been on the sustainable reduction of antibiotic use in poultry. The family’s farm currently raises approximately 110,000 birds per cycle without the use of antibiotics.
Derek’s consulted globally for various vaccine / pharmaceutical companies
and was a member of the Chicken farmers of Canada antibiotic reduction committee. He is also a PAACO certified poultry welfare auditor.
He is also the Global Technical Services Manager for Jefo Nutrition. In his role he leads a global team of veterinarians and nutritionists concentrating on the sales and technical service of science based alternatives to antibiotics. These products include organic acids, phytogenics, and enzymes.
Doug Kaizer – Founding Director
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