About Us

The American Egg Board’s mission is to support America’s egg farmers and increase demand for eggs and egg products.

History, Mission & Funding

The American Egg Board (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.Home to The Incredible Egg and Egg Nutrition Center, AEB is dedicated to increasing 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.We are honored to serve America’s egg farmers.

History, Mission & Funding

The American Egg Board (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.

Home to The Incredible Egg and Egg Nutrition Center, AEB is dedicated to increasing 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.

We are honored to serve America’s egg farmers.

Our Impact

Our Impact

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.


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

Access the last 10 years OF the AEB’s Annual Report

Industry Data

Get the facts and the stats about the U.S. egg industry all in one place.
  • 275.3 million U.S. eggs distributed in 2019
  • 287.1 per capita U.S. eggconsumption in 2019
  • 55,883 hens in Iowa, the topU.S. egg producing state
  • 66.7 million cage-free hens in June 2019
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On the Farm

The Egg Nutrition Center (ENC)is the science and nutrition education division of the American Egg Board. ENC is dedicated to providing balanced, accurate information on the complex issues surrounding eggs, nutrition, and health.

The Egg Nutrition Center (ENC) is the science and nutrition education division of the American Egg Board. ENC is dedicated to providing balanced, accurate information on the complex issues surrounding eggs, nutrition, and health.

Newsroom

Media Contact

Marc Dresner
1.855.EGGS411
If you are not a member of the media and have a general inquiry, please call the American Egg Board at:
847.296.7043

Frequently Asked Questions

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The AEB is the national marketing checkoff program for U.S. egg farmers. It exists only to increase demand for U.S. eggs and egg products through research, education and promotion.

The AEB is the national marketing checkoff program for U.S. egg farmers. It exists only to increase demand for U.S. eggs and egg products through research, education and promotion.

The AEB is the national marketing checkoff program for U.S. egg farmers. It exists only to increase demand for U.S. eggs and egg products through research, education and promotion.

The AEB is the national marketing checkoff program for U.S. egg farmers. It exists only to increase demand for U.S. eggs and egg products through research, education and promotion.

The AEB is the national marketing checkoff program for U.S. egg farmers. It exists only to increase demand for U.S. eggs and egg products through research, education and promotion.

The AEB is the national marketing checkoff program for U.S. egg farmers. It exists only to increase demand for U.S. eggs and egg products through research, education and promotion.

The AEB is the national marketing checkoff program for U.S. egg farmers. It exists only to increase demand for U.S. eggs and egg products through research, education and promotion.

The AEB is the national marketing checkoff program for U.S. egg farmers. It exists only to increase demand for U.S. eggs and egg products through research, education and promotion.

The AEB is the national marketing checkoff program for U.S. egg farmers. It exists only to increase demand for U.S. eggs and egg products through research, education and promotion.