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Delaware Forest Service seeks trainees for wildfire classes

Date Posted: Thursday, January 28th, 2016
Categories:  Department of Agriculture Forest Service Kent County New Castle County Sussex County

The Delaware Forest Service (DFS) is seeking trainees for its annual wildfire training classes at the Delaware State Fire School. No previous experience needed. Applicants should be over 18 years old, physically fit, motivated, and willing to travel for at least two weeks (usually during the summer) on out-of-state fire assignments. Interested candidates should contact Kyle Hoyd, DFS Wildland Fire Program Administrator at (302) 698-4548 or kyle.hoyd@state.de.us to register. The deadline to sign up is February 17, 2016.




Winter storm precautions urged for livestock, poultry owners

Date Posted: Thursday, January 21st, 2016
Categories:  Department of Agriculture

With winter storm season now upon us, the Delaware Department of Agriculture reminds poultry and livestock growers to take proper precautions to shelter and protect their animals. “Preparedness is the key to keeping animals safe,” said State Veterinarian Dr. Heather Hirst.




Kent County farm honored as Delaware’s newest Century Farm

Date Posted: Thursday, January 14th, 2016
Categories:  Department of Agriculture Office of Governor Markell

A Kent County farm founded before the First World War was recognized Thursday as Delaware’s newest Century Farm. The Thompson family, which owns a 77-acre farm near Hartly, was honored with the Century Farm Award at a ceremony at Delaware Ag Week at the State Fairgrounds in Harrington.




Delaware unveils draft bee protection plan

Date Posted: Wednesday, January 13th, 2016
Categories:  Department of Agriculture

Delaware officials are seeking public feedback and input on a draft plan to protect and enhance populations of bees and other valuable pollinators in the state. The Managed Pollinator Protection Plan includes best management practices that beekeepers, fruit and vegetable growers, and pesticide applicators can use to help pollinators thrive.




Delaware farmers’ markets sales set $3 million record

Date Posted: Tuesday, January 12th, 2016
Categories:  Department of Agriculture Office of Governor Markell

Delaware farmers’ markets broke through another record last year, surpassing $3 million in sales, demonstrating the continued interest in local foods and farm-fresh products.




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