The Egg Farmers of Alberta is now accepting applications under the New Entrant Program, which offers quota at no cost.
Quota will be issued in lots of up to 1,500 birds. If there are more qualified candidates than available lots, a draw will be held.
Applicants must be Canadian citizens or permanent residents, reside in Alberta, and cannot be a current or past quota holder. A New Entrant Plan application form, a comprehensive business plan, and a $1,000 fee are required.
The deadline is June 27 and more information is available at www.eggs.ab.ca/nep.