Delaware horse racing contributed more than $182 million to the state’s economy in 2014, supporting the equivalent of more than 1,500 full-time jobs, according to an economic impact study released today.
The 2015 Delaware farmers’ market season opens this week, kicking off another great local growing season after a record-setting 2014. “A taste of Delaware is available at any local farmers’ market or farmstand, where First State families can buy directly from our state’s farm families,” said Secretary of Agriculture Ed Kee.
Two Delaware racing officials have been named chairman and secretary of the Organization of Racing Investigators, which represents racetracks, regulatory agencies and law enforcement involved in upholding the integrity of horse racing.
A special exhibition of Delaware’s agricultural heritage is receiving strong support from the Delaware business community. The Century Farm art exhibition will open at the Delaware Agricultural Museum & Village in Dover from May 1 – June 30, with a special public reception on May 14, 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.
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.
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