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Bernice and Douglas Moore honored as Delaware Tree Farmers of the Year

Date Posted: Friday, March 13th, 2015
Categories:  Department of Agriculture Forest Service

Bernice and Douglas Moore were honored as Delaware Tree Farmers of the Year at the annual meeting of the Delaware Forestry Association on March 12 in Felton. The Moores were recognized for their continuous commitment to sustainable forest management and stewardship planning, as well as extensive engagement in forestry education and outreach. Their 102-acre property near Georgetown has been a certified Tree Farm since 1993. On hand to present a proclamation from the Delaware General Assembly were Reps. David L. Wilson (R-35) and Harvey R. Kenton (R-36). Governor Markell also sent a video message to congratulate the Moores for their accomplishment.




Food safety certification course offered to potential on-farm food entrepreneurs

Date Posted: Friday, March 6th, 2015
Categories:  Department of Agriculture News

Agricultural entrepreneurs who want to produce certain foods in their on-farm kitchens can receive food safety training and become certified under Delaware law at an upcoming workshop.




Delaware Forestry Association holds annual meeting, offers forestry scholarship

Date Posted: Wednesday, February 18th, 2015
Categories:  Department of Agriculture Forest Service

The Delaware Forestry Association will present its annual “Tree Farmer of the Year” award at its annual meeting at the Felton Fire Hall located at 9 E. Main Street, Felton, DE 19943 on Thursday, March 12, 2015. Tickets are $27 for adults, $12.50 for children ages 6 to 12, and free for those under age 6. Reservations are kindly requested by March 2, and more information is available by contacting Steve Ditmer at (410) 896-9283. The Delaware Forestry Association is now accepting applications through April 1, 2015 for its annual $1,000 forestry scholarship award. The scholarship will be awarded to a full-time student who must choose forestry as their studies major and be accepted or enrolled in a two-year or four-year accredited school program.




Food safety certification course offered to potential on-farm food entrepreneurs

Date Posted: Wednesday, February 11th, 2015
Categories:  Department of Agriculture

Agricultural entrepreneurs who want to produce certain foods in their on-farm kitchens can receive food safety training and become certified under Delaware law at an upcoming workshop. The eight-hour Food Safety for Entrepreneurs program will be Saturday, Feb. 28, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Department of Agriculture offices near Camden, 2320 South DuPont Highway.




Delaware Forest Service’s 2015 Arbor Day School Poster Contest

Date Posted: Friday, February 6th, 2015
Categories:  Department of Agriculture Forest Service

The Delaware Forest Service is holding its annual Arbor Day School Poster Contest, which is open to all Delaware students in grades K to 5. Public, private and home schools are encouraged to participate and posters are welcome from after-school groups and youth organizations. This year’s contest theme is “Trees are Terrific… Inside and Out.” To participate, teachers must register their classes by March 13 and submit posters by the deadline of March 27. Classes that participate can also request free pine seedlings on a first-come, first-served basis.






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