Charlie Elliott the 2020 Recipient of the Ed McKinlay Poultry Worker Award Announcement

September 8, 2022

PIC is pleased to announce Charlie Elliott as the 2020 Recipient of the Ed McKinlay Poultry Worker Award 

Charlie and Ed
PIC's Chair, Ed Verkley presenting Charlie Elliott with the award at PIC's Golf Tournament with 175 industry representatives, producers, friends and family in attendance.


September 08, 2022 

Baden ON – With members of his family in the audience along with the attendees of the Poultry Industry Council (PIC) annual charity golf tournament, Charlie Elliot was surprised to learn he was the second winner of the “Ed McKinlay Poultry Worker” award for 2020.

The award recognizes an individual who has made a significant and lasting contribution, or has given outstanding service to the poultry industry, which as a result has moved the industry forward.  

Charlie has been working in the industry for over 43 years primarily in feed inputs, starting a long career after graduating from University of Guelph and taking his first job at a small feed mill outside of Ridgetown, Ontario.

Over his career Charlie has been recognized as an advocate for education, extension and making the best information accessible for Ontario poultry farmers. Up until recently he was an active member of the PIC board serving two long terms with a special focus on helping new poultry producers get going in the industry. Charlie is described as having an immense curiosity for staying ahead of new information and technologies, and wanting to actively engage in driving improvements at the farm level through ongoing learning and sharing.

Now working as the Ontario Poultry Sales Manager at Masterfeeds, Charlie is joined by his son Ian Elliott at Masterfeeds as the Swine Business manager. 

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