Author: Heather Kline

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Delaware Farm Bureau holds Annual Meeting on December 3

The Delaware Farm Bureau convened its annual meeting Dec. 3 at Modern Maturity in Dover with 64 delegates seated. The delegates approved a few changes to the organization’s bylaws, including a change in the designation of non-farmer members to “farm community members.” Another change removes the requirement that only voting members may serve on committees,[…]

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National FFA Organization names VIP Recipients

Several Delawareans were among 13 recipients of a VIP Citation awarded at this year’s National FFA Convention & Expo held in Indianapolis, Ind., Oct. 30 through Nov. 2. The VIP Citation is an honor that awards individuals who have dedicated 20 years of service to agricultural education. Delawareans nominated by the Delaware FFA were Dr.[…]

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Delaware Farm Bureau Foundation helps with Backpack Program at Food Bank of Delaware

Kali Voshell, left, Delaware Farm Bureau Program and Foundation Coordinator; Delaware Farm Bureau President Richard Wilkins; and DFB Executive Director Joseph Poppiti, far right, present a check for $5,856 to Chad Robinson, community relations director of the Food Bank of Delaware in Milford. The check represents part of the proceeds from the Foundation’s annual 5K[…]

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NCFB honors Walthers, Rep. Johnson at annual banquet

Both Gov. John Carney and Lt. Gov. Bethany Hall-Long were on hand Oct. 14 at the New Castle County Farm Bureau banquet in Townsend to see State Representative Quinton Johnson accept the NCCFB’s 2019 Distinguished Service to Agriculture Award and to salute NCCFB’s Farm Family of the Year, the William Walther family, for continuing the[…]

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H & J Wright Family receive USDA investment

H & J Wright Family Farm was one of several projects in Delaware to recently receive a USDA investment in energy efficiency improvements to help lower energy costs. USDA announced in August that it had invested, through the Rural Energy for America Program (REAP), $9.3 million for renewable energy and energy efficiency projects across the[…]

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SCFB honors Wrights, Sapp at annual banquet

Barbara Sapp of Milton and the Herbert Wright family of Delmar were honored at the Sussex County Farm Bureau’s annual banquet held Oct. 5 at Memorial Fire Hall in Slaughter Beach. Sapp received the Distinguished Service to Agriculture Award and the Wrights’ children accepted the Farm Family of the Year Award for their parents, who[…]

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KCFB honor Hoober, Urians at annual banquet

Charles A. (Chuck) Hoober of Elkton, Md., and the Mark Urian family of Clayton were honored at the Kent County Farm Bureau annual banquet held Sept. 30 at Felton Fire Hall. Chuck Hoober, director of customer satisfaction at Hoober Inc., was the 2019 recipient of the KCFB Distinguished Service to Agriculture Award. Through his high[…]

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Master Hunters to the rescue

If your farm is being overrun by deer, help is available. The Delaware Farm Bureau is piloting a new program, partnering qualified and ethical Master Hunters with land owners to provide effective wildlife management. Through the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control’s Division of Fish and Wildlife, experienced hunters undergo more training and[…]

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DFB members receive discount on Nationwide Pet Insurance

You may not know that Nationwide offers pet insurance for dogs and cats, and members of Delaware Farm Bureau get a discount on the premium. The discount is available to all members, not just those who are farmers. There are two types of reimbursement plans: percentage of invoice, with which you get back a percentage[…]

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