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Delaware Farm Bureau Elects First Female State President

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Kitty Holtz was elected the first female president of the Delaware State Farm Bureau this month, replacing Gary Warren, who served in the position since 2010.   Voting delegates from Kent, New Castle, and Sussex County Farm Bureaus selected Kitty Holtz, who has served as Kent County Farm Bureau President for the past two years to serve as the 14th president of the state’s largest farm organization during Delaware Farm Bureau’s 70th Annual Meeting in Dover.
“I am honored to serve as the President of Delaware Farm Bureau working to promote and protect agriculture in Delaware” said Kitty Holtz
Kitty, husband David and son Brent operate a 250 acre farm in Clayton, Delaware leasing additional acreage in Kent County producing corn, soybeans & wheat.
The Holtz family have been members of the DFB for 38 years. In her earlier career, Kitty retired as an Administrative Officer for the Delaware Department of Corrections after 20 yrs of service.   Ms. Holtz served as the Kent County Women’s Committee Chair for 8 years; Kent County Farm Bureau  Director for 11 yrs; State Women’s Committee Chair for 1 yrs; Delaware Farm Bureau State Director for 11 yrs and 3 yrs on the Executive Board.
Additionally, Laura Hill, a poultry grower from Sussex County was elected to serve as 1st Vice-President. Ms. Hill served as the organizations 2nd Vice President from 2012-2014. T. Scott Unruh, grain farmer from Townsend was elected to serve as 2nd Vice President. Mr. Unruh previously served as New Castle County Farm Bureau President from 2012-2013.

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