Delaware residents boast an unmatched fascination with low-digit license plates. The number one tag belongs to Governor Jack Markell, number two belongs to Lt. Governor Matt Denn and number three belongs to Delaware’s Secretary of State. The rest are owned by individuals, who are often willing to pay a premium price to display their low digit tags for all to see as they drive around the First State.
In 2014, Delaware lawmakers passed legislation phasing out the current farm vehicle tags used by farmers. New farm tags are being issued now. The Delaware Farm Bureau Foundation will be hosting an auction for farm tag numbers ten, eight, six, four and two. The auction will be hosted by Delaware Electric Cooperative President and CEO Bill Andrew, and will take place on December 4th at the annual Farm Bureau Meeting at the Modern Maturity Center in Dover.
The funds raised at the auction will benefit the Farm Bureau’s mobile Ag Lab project, which was launched earlier this year. The Ag Lab travels to schools and events across the state teaching children about the importance of agriculture with hands-on activities.
According to Pam Bakerian, Executive Director of the Delaware Farm Bureau, “We want kids in this state to understand that the food they eat doesn’t simply come from the grocery store. Farmers in Delaware and across the country work hard to grow our food supply and Ag is Delaware’s number one industry. The Ag Lab project is helping to educate Delawareans about the role agriculture plays in our everyday lives.”
The Delaware Farm Bureau Foundation hopes to expand its Ag Lab program in 2015 by visiting dozens of summer camps and schools. The Delaware Farm Bureau Foundation aims to build awareness, understanding and positive public perception about Delaware’s farm operations and fresh local food.
If you’re interested in making a donation to the Ag Lab project, please make checks payable to: The Delaware Farm Bureau Foundation, 3457 S. DuPont Highway, Camden DE 19934.