The Delaware Farm Bureau Women’s committee participates in various programs including Food Check-Out day. The committee also runs the Delaware Farm Bureau Food Booth at the Delaware State Fair with proceeds benefiting scholarships and other projects.
Women’s Committee Chairs
Mary B. Gooden
Sussex County Chair/Vice Chair
Kent County Chair
New Castle County Chair
Each year the Delaware Farm Bureau Women’s Committee awards scholarships to students in the agricultural and non-agricultural field. The State committee awards a $2,500 scholarship and each county committee awards a $1,000 scholarship. Applications MUST BE typed.
Interested in applying for the 2021 Women’s Committee Scholarship? Click here to complete the application.
Each year, the New Castle County Farm Bureau, Kent County Farm Bureau and Sussex Farm Bureau accept applications for a Youth Ambassador to represent their respective county at Delaware Farm Bureau and county Farm Bureau related events. County Ambassador winners will then compete for the title of State Ambassador. The term for all Ambassadors will be from August 1 – July 31.
Applicants must be a high school junior or senior at the time of application and be a Delaware Farm Bureau member or the son or daughter of a member with an active membership for more than one year with dues paid.
Click here for details regarding the application process for the 2021-2022 Youth Ambassador term.
Food Check-Out Day marks the time of year when Americans will have earned enough disposable income to pay for groceries for a family of four, for the rest of the year. Every year, the Delaware Farm Bureau Women’s Committee purchases groceries from Sam’s Club in Dover and stocks the cupboards at the Ronald McDonald Room in Bayhealth Medical Center. The donation allows families with patients in the NICU at Kent General Hospital to have a snack or quick meal while staying close to their loved ones.
The Women’s Committee is proud to participate in the Ronald McDonald House Christmas Workshop. By donating toys to the Ronald McDonald House, we are giving children and their siblings who are staying there a chance to have a wonderful Christmas!