Author: Delaware Farm Bureau

DEFB News

Nationwide Launches Seventh Annual Safety Contest to Cultivate Awareness of Grain Bin Hazards

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture recognizes Grain Bin Safety Week with federal proclamation today Nominate Your Fire Department Contest has awarded 111 grain rescue tubes and training to fire departments across 26 states Each year, thousands of farmers are exposed to the life-threatening hazards associated with entering grain bins to remove rotting or clumped grain. In[…]

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Delaware Farm Bureau announces 2020 Blue Jacket Bonanza winners

The Delaware Farm Bureau is proud to announce its 2020 Blue Jacket Bonanza winners. Delaware FFA members can be found learning about the business of agriculture in schools throughout Delaware. The classic blue jackets worn by FFA members are part of their official uniform and is a tradition within the organization that helps the students[…]

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Code Purple in Dover receives donations from Delaware Farm Bureau Women’s Committee

Delaware Farm Bureau’s Women’s Committee donated needed items to the Code Purple shelter at Wyoming United Methodist Church in Camden last week. Items shopped for by committee members and later donated fulfilled clothing and food needs and included things needed frequently by the shelter which serves homeless men in the area. Code Purple at Wyoming[…]

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Ag Safety / DEFB News

Delaware Farm Bureau announces 4th annual Ag Safety Conference

The Delaware Farm Bureau is encouraging farmers to “think safety first” through its upcoming annual ag safety conference, featuring topics like grain bin safety and mental health in the field. The event will take place Wednesday, March 18 from 9-3 p.m. at Harrington Volunteer Fire Company located at 20 Clark St. in Harrington. Co-sponsored by[…]

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White-Reinhardt grant awarded to Kent County Farm Bureau

Kent County Farm Bureau is one of 10 recipients of $1,000 each from the White-Reinhardt Fund for Education which recognizes the outstanding agricultural literacy efforts of educators and communities across the country. A total of $25,000 in scholarships and grants was given recently to build on their work to connect students with how their food[…]

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Meet Your Farmer

Meet Your Farmer: Mary Bea Gooden

Mary Bea Gooden, who farms in Woodside, Del., takes after her parents. “Mom and Dad were ‘goers.’ Mom’s mom was a goer. It’s in our blood,” she said. Gooden herself has been going strong since she was a child. Her parents, Olin and Bea Gooden, started farming in Woodside and purchased the next farm up.[…]

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DEFB News

State of the State: Gov. Carney talks of agriculture

Delaware Governor John Carney highlighted the agriculture industry in his annual State of the State address Thursday, Jan. 23 from Legislative Hall in Dover, detailing improvements to high-speed internet access and the ability to secure farmland preservation. “New investments in our technology infrastructure have already brought high-speed internet to the areas around Laurel, Seaford and[…]

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Delaware Farm Bureau celebrates 75th anniversary with legislative tributes

The Delaware Farm Bureau accepted a tribute 75 years in the making Wednesday afternoon honoring the impact and legacy of the statewide non-profit organization. “The rapidly evolving nature of farming makes the work of the Delaware Farm Bureau more important than ever,” said State Rep. Charles Postles, tribute sponsor and member of the Kent County[…]

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Advocacy / DEFB News

Farm Bureau members work to create new hemp production advisory committee

Farmers are organizing a game plan as hemp becomes the newest commodity crop to enter Delaware’s top industry. Approval from the United Stated Department of Agriculture for the new Delaware Domestic Hemp Production Program was announced Tuesday, Jan. 28 by the state’s Department of Agriculture, deeming Delaware the second state on the East Coast to[…]

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Delaware Farm Bureau welcomes PR Coordinator Jennifer Antonik

A new public relations coordinator has been chosen to serve the Delaware Farm Bureau following the retirement of Carol Kinsley, according to Executive Director Joseph Poppiti. Jennifer Antonik is taking over the reins as the public relations coordinator for the statewide non-profit organization and editor of its newspaper, Delaware Farm Bureau News. Kinsley has served[…]

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