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Delaware announces new state apiarist

Date Posted: Monday, March 20th, 2017
Categories:  Department of Agriculture

The Delaware Department of Agriculture announced today that they have hired a new State Apiarist, Meghan McConnell, a native of Millville, NJ. In her position, Meghan will be inspecting bee colonies, conducting surveys for the presence of honey bee parasites, and is responsible for securing samples of suspect colonies to determine suitable measures to control and/or eradicate disease.




Eighteen Delaware sites awarded grants for urban agriculture and community gardens

Date Posted: Wednesday, March 15th, 2017
Categories:  Department of Agriculture

Eighteen Delaware urban agriculture and community garden projects are receiving support through a second round of funding designed to strengthen communities and improve nutrition.

The partnerships that have developed at the local and state around urban agriculture and community gardening have really helped to transform Delaware communities. The grants awarded this year totaled $27,671.74, with $17,671.74 from Delaware Department of Agriculture. New Castle Conservation District pledged the additional $10,000 match for New Castle County sites.




Delaware to offer produce safety training

Date Posted: Wednesday, February 15th, 2017
Categories:  Department of Agriculture

Fruit and vegetable growers who want to learn about produce safety, Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs), developing food safety plans and the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) Produce Safety Rule are encouraged to attend several upcoming workshops.

On March 16 and 17, the “Delaware FSMA Produce Safety Alliance Training, Produce Food Safety Updates, and Food Safety Plan Writing Workshop” will be held at the Delaware State Fairgrounds in Harrington. The workshop will be from 8 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. each day. Lunch will be provided and registration is free, courtesy of the USDA Specialty Crop Block Grant and the Delaware Department of Agriculture.




Governor Carney’s Statement on Senate Confirmations

Date Posted: Wednesday, January 25th, 2017
Categories:  Agriculture Criminal Justice Education Governor John Carney Kent County New Castle County Office of the Governor Sussex County

The Delaware Senate voted to confirm the following nominees to Governor Carney’s Cabinet




Governor’s Weekly Message: Celebrating the Delaware State Fair

Date Posted: Friday, July 29th, 2016
Categories:  Former Governor Jack Markell (2009-2017) Kent County New Castle County Sussex County

Wilmington, DE – In his weekly message, Governor Markell celebrates the Delaware State Fair and discusses the important and growing role of agriculture in the First State.





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