Category: Department of Agriculture

Farmers Richard and Keith Carlisle honored for service to Delaware agriculture

Date Posted: Friday, January 20th, 2017
Categories:  Department of Agriculture

Brothers Keith and Richard Carlisle, who have been farming near Greenwood since the 1960s, were jointly honored for their service and contributions Thursday evening, presented with the Secretary’s Award for Distinguished Service to Delaware Agriculture.

Gov. Markell recognizes leadership, service of Delaware agriculture leaders

Date Posted: Thursday, January 12th, 2017
Categories:  Department of Agriculture Former Governor Jack Markell (2009-2017) Office of the Governor

Gov. Jack Markell has presented the Order of the First State to two noted Delaware agricultural leaders and public servants, Bob Garey of Felton and Bill Vanderwende of Bridgeville.

Milford farmers receive Environmental Stewardship Award

Date Posted: Monday, January 9th, 2017
Categories:  Department of Agriculture

Poultry farmers Ted Layton and Scott Willey have been recognized for their efforts to improve water quality and reduce nutrient runoff with the 2016 Delaware Environmental Stewardship Award.

Urban and community forestry grants available

Date Posted: Thursday, January 5th, 2017
Categories:  Department of Agriculture Forest Service Kent County New Castle County Sussex County

The Delaware Forest Service is now accepting applications for up to $40,000 in urban forestry grants for tree planting or tree management projects on public lands or community open space. Requests can range from $500 to $5,000 and must be matched on a 50-50 basis with non-federal funds or in-kind services (volunteer or staff time, equipment rental, etc.). The program is open to all municipalities, homeowner associations, and non-profit groups within the State of Delaware. In the past 10 years, the program has awarded more than $1 million to fund a wide range of tree projects throughout the First State.

Winter precautions urged for livestock, poultry owners

Date Posted: Wednesday, December 21st, 2016
Categories:  Department of Agriculture

With winter’s official start today, the Delaware Department of Agriculture reminds poultry and livestock growers to take proper precautions to shelter and protect their animals.



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