Ask about the Law family in Belleisle Bay, New Brunswick and you’ll hear the story of a line of egg farmers who’ve made a habit of caring for their community.
In the 1930s, Gailand’s father started a mixed farm of fruits, vegetables, livestock and eggs. After realizing his knack for producing high-quality eggs, he sharpened his focus and became a founding member of the Canadian Egg Marketing Agency. Gailand is following in his father’s footsteps by advancing the local egg industry for 14 years as chair of Egg Farmers of New Brunswick.
Gailand, his wife Carol, and their son, Aaron run a 30,000 hen operation and they truly believe in doing what they can to influence their community. The Law’s support the local high school through the provision of a bursary to a student attending the Faculty of Agriculture at Dalhousie University.
Gailand’s son, Aaron is the third generation to work on the family farm. Aaron left a previous career in Engineering to return to the farm in 2010. He has recently become the managing partner in the business and values the opportunity to share the passion he has for community.
Aaron is also very involved in the egg community worldwide. He actively took part in Project Canaan, a joint initiative with Egg Farmers of Canada and the International Egg Foundation (IEF) in Swaziland which saw the construction of an egg laying operation. Heart for Africa, a non-for-profit organization also partnered in this project. "It gave me incredible perspective on how we can influence and make a huge difference in the world," said Aaron of his participation in this project. "It is a great story where Canadian egg farmers are helping to make a difference in a country that really needs it."
The Law’s are excited to lead their industry. In 2015, they completed the construction of a new barn for their hens. The project had incorporated industry-leading technological innovations and set the standard for sustainable egg farming for years to come.