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Delaware Farm Bureau announces essay contest winners

Delaware Farm Bureau’s Promotion and Education Committee expanded its annual “Ag in the Classroom” essay contest to include 9th and 10th graders this year. First place winner at the high school level was 9th grader Aaron Jeffery, who received $300. Second place honor and $200 went to Cameron Curran, a 10th grader. Both winners are students at William Penn High School. Their teacher, Karen Ferrucci, received a $200 Staples gift card.
Alexia Inhof, 7th grader at Smyrna Middle School, was first place winner among middle school students. Third place went to Farrah Charles, also a Smyrna 7th grader, who received $100. Their teacher is Stefanie Freimuth. Second place prize of $200 went to Allison Aquino, 7th grade student of Debbie Kirk at Louis L. Redding Middle School. Both teachers were awarded Staples gift cards.
Students were challenged to write about careers in agriculture, Delaware’s No. 1 industry, and to describe their favorite of the many agricultural jobs in the state. Some of the careers mentioned were agricultural communicators, ag educators, veterinary technicians, plant breeders, dairymen, florists, accountants, engineers, agronomist, crop advisor, salesmen, food inspector and crop farmers.
 
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Established in 1944, the Delaware Farm Bureau has become one of the strongest grassroots farm organizations in the First State. DFB is a non-profit, non-governmental organization that serves as a unified voice for Delaware farmers. DFB’s nearly 8,000 farm families and associate members are united for the purpose of preserving agriculture as an industry and a way of life.
 
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AITC banquet Aaron Jeffery:
At the Delaware Farm Bureau annual banquet in Dover, Promotion and Education Committee Chair Stewart Ramsey presents winning essayist Aaron Jeffery a check for $300. His teacher, Ms. Karen Ferrucci, received a $200 Staples gift card.
 
AITC Smyrna winnersAITC Smyrna winners:
From left, in their Smyrna Middle School classroom are teacher Stefanie Freimuth, first-place winner Alexia Inhof, third-place winner Charles Farrah, New Castle County Farm Bureau Women’s Committee chair June Unruh, and principal Steve Gott.
 
Allison Aquino AITC.JPGAllison Aquino AITC:
Stewart Ramsey, left, Delaware Farm Bureau Promotion and Education Committee Chair, presented a certificate and $200 check to Allison Aquino, second place winner of the DFB essay contest at the middle school level. Allison is in the 7th grade at Louis L. Redding Middle School. Her teacher, at right, is Debbie Kirk.

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