About Us

About Delaware Farm Bureau

Since it was established in 1944, the Delaware Farm Bureau has become one of the strongest farm organizations in the First State. DFB is a non-profit and nongovernmental organization that serves as a unified voice for farmers in the State of Delaware.

Controlled by its members through the democratic process and financed through membership dues, this group of over 6,500 farm families and associate members help form a national organization that is over six million strong. These families are united for the purpose of preserving agriculture as an industry and way of life; Farm Bureau is their vehicle to accomplish this.

Our Mission: To promote and protect Delaware Agriculture through education and advocacy to ensure a quality of life for farmers and their consumers.

Delaware Farm Bureau is politically active, but nonpartisan.

On both the local and national front, Farm Bureau has defended agriculture against unreasonable taxes and regulations, threats to property rights and damaging misconceptions about farming.
Delaware Farm Bureau consists of its three counties: 

Kent County Farm Bureau

New Castle County Farm Bureau

Sussex County Farm Bureau

Board of Directors

President: Richard Wilkins

First Vice President: Laura Hill

Second Vice President: Bill Powers

Stewart Ramsey, Jr., New Castle County Farm Bureau President, Wilmington, DE

Jacob Urian, Kent County Farm Bureau President, Clayton, DE

Dale Phillips, Sussex County Farm Bureau President, Bridgeville, DE

Mary Bea Gooden, State Women’s Committee Chair, Viola, DE

June Unruh, New Castle County Farm Bureau Women’s Committee Chair, Townsend, DE

Sandy Virdin, Kent County Farm Bureau Women’s Committee Chair, Hartly, DE

Connie Fox, Sussex County Farm Bureau Women’s Committee Chair, Milford, DE

Teddy Bobola, State Young Farmers and Ranchers Chair, Dover, DE

Travis Voshell, New Castle County Farm Young Farmers and Ranchers Bureau Chair, Smyrna, DE

Michael Lynch, Kent County Farm Bureau Young Farmers and Ranchers Chair, Wyoming, DE

Steve Breeding, Sussex County Farm Bureau Young Farmers and Ranchers Chair, Seaford, DE

Alan Bailey, Greenwood, DE

Ted Bobola, Jr., Dover, DE

Paul Cartanza, Sr., Dover, DE

Mark Davis, Georgetown, DE

David Marvel, Harrington, DE

Bruce Patrick, Townsend, DE

Will Powers III, Townsend, DE

Fred Stites, Townsend, DE

Herb Wright, Delmar, DE

DEFB Staff

Joseph Poppiti, Executive Director

Jan Cartanza, Member Services Coordinator

Heather Kline, Marketing Coordinator

Carol Kinsley, Public Relations Coordinator

Kali Voshell, Program and Foundation Manager

Delaware Farm Bureau 3457 S. DuPont Highway Camden, DE 19934