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Meet Your Farmer: Alan Bailey

Alan Bailey is a third generation farmer in Sussex County and one of the newest members of Delaware Farm Bureau’s board of directors. “It’s kind of in the blood, I guess,” he chuckled in a phone interview.  The family farm, dubbed J Bailey & Sons, Inc., is located just outside of Greenwood on the Maryland/Delaware[…]

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Delaware Farm Bureau announces photo contest winners

Brittany Dempsey-Newman of Dover knew she had a special photograph on her hands when she saw her father driving a combine in a field one day while her two children watched from a distance. “Lia is three; Luke is six. They both were excited to see Pop-Pop out in the field next to us in[…]

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Sussex County holiday lighting display highlights 70 years of farming in Delaware

An agriculture-themed holiday lighting display is turning heads in Sussex County, Delaware this year. Delaware Farm Bureau members James and Tammy Carpenter of Milton, James’ sister Kay Dukes and their families decided they would not have idle farm equipment during the winter months – instead, they used their tractor and combines as an outline for[…]

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Senator Coons receives Friend of Farm Bureau Award at Delaware Farm Bureau office in Camden

U.S. Senator Chris Coons (D-Del.) was honored with the Friend of Farm Bureau Award Monday in recognition of his legislative support of American farmers and ranchers. The award, offered by the American Farm Bureau Federation, was presented by Delaware Farm Bureau President Richard Wilkins at the DEFB office in Camden. Also on hand for the[…]

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Delaware Farm Bureau Foundation holds annual 5K Milk Run/Walk

See photos below this post! Seventy runners and walkers of all ages laced up their shoes this weekend to help the Delaware Farm Bureau Foundation raise money to help feed children in the First State. More than $16,000 was brought in from the 7th annual 5K Milk Run/Walk facilitated by TriSports Events Saturday morning, Nov.[…]

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Friend of Farm Bureau Award presented to Carper at Stayton Farm in Houston

U.S. Senator Tom Carper (D-Del.) was honored with the Friend of Farm Bureau Award Friday afternoon in recognition of his legislative support of American farmers and ranchers. The award, offered by the American Farm Bureau Federation, was presented by Delaware Farm Bureau Board President Richard Wilkins at Stayton Farm in Houston. The family farm is[…]

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Delaware Farm Bureau Women’s Committee to support Wreaths Across America

The Delaware Farm Bureau’s Women’s Committee is supporting the national Wreaths Across America program this year. The committee will be asking individuals to purchase a wreath from Wreaths Across America to be placed on the Delaware Veterans Cemetery in Millsboro. Wreaths can honor the memories of specific veterans or be sponsored for generic use. Wreaths[…]

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Livestock Taskforce started to discuss needs in Delaware

The Delaware Farm Bureau has started a Livestock Taskforce to better understand the need for an additional federally inspected processing plant, regulations involved, costs, and best practices for a processing plant. Information collected from this taskforce will help educate government officials and legislators on this supply chain issue for agriculture in Delaware.  Grants are available[…]

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Delaware Farm Bureau Foundation to hold annual 5K Milk Run/Walk

The Delaware Farm Bureau Foundation is hosting its 7th annual 5K Milk Run/Walk this November to benefit the Food Bank of Delaware and the Ministry of Caring. The event facilitated by TriSports Events was created by the New Castle County Farm Bureau to raise needed funds for the Ministry of Caring’s Milk for Children fund[…]

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Camden teen chosen as Delaware Farm Bureau Ambassador

Olivia Gaines, a Caesar Rodney High School senior, has been chosen as this year’s Ambassador for the Delaware Farm Bureau. In school, she is pursuing the animal science pathway and participates in many extracurricular activities. As the Delaware Farm Bureau Ambassador, she will also begin to attend events with the organization like the annual meeting,[…]

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