About the American Egg Board (AEB)

Home to The Incredible Egg, the American Egg Board (AEB) is passionate about representing the interests of America’s egg farmers.

The AEB was created by an Act of Congress in 1976 at the request of America’s egg farmers, who desired to pool resources for national category-level egg marketing.

The AEB’s mission remains to increase demand for all U.S. eggs and egg products. For more than 40 years, America’s egg farmers have supported this mission by funding the AEB. The AEB is 100 percent farmer-funded, and those funds directly support the research, education and promotion necessary to market eggs.

Investment in the AEB benefits egg farmers many times over. An independent five-year study of efforts from 2011-2016 (published in February 2018) determined that America’s egg farmers earned a return of $9.04 for every marketing dollar invested in the AEB.

Details of the AEB’s budget (determined by its Board of Directors, implemented by AEB leadership and staff, and overseen by the U.S. Department of Agriculture) are publicly available on the AEB’s website.

The AEB is committed to maintaining a transparent, collaborative relationship with the farmers it represents. All AEB documents are publicly available, and all AEB meetings are open to the public.

We are honored to serve America’s egg farmers.

Want to learn more? Visit our FAQ page.

About the Egg Nutrition Center (ENC)

The Egg Nutrition Center (ENC) is the health education and research center of the American Egg Board. Established in 1978, ENC provides science-based information to health promotion agencies, physicians, dietitians, nutritional scientists, media and consumers on issues related to egg nutrition and the role of eggs in the American diet. ENC is located in Chicago, Ill. Visit EggNutritionCenter.org for more information.


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