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Merriken is Delaware’s 2017 “Tree Farmer of the Year”

Date Posted: Friday, March 24th, 2017
Categories:  Department of Agriculture Forest Service Kent County Sussex County

Leslie Merriken received Delaware’s 2017 “Tree Farmer of the Year” award for her extensive work in forestry conservation and education at the Delaware Forestry Association’s annual meeting in Bridgeville. The honor recognizes landowners who practice exceptional management and promote sustainable forestry.

The American Tree Farm System was established in 1941 and is one of the oldest forest landowner organizations. Delaware’s first Tree Farm was certified in 1959; today there are more than 200 Tree Farms covering over 20,000 acres.




Start a Healthy Habit With “31 Days to a Healtheir You” Tips

Date Posted: Thursday, January 7th, 2016
Categories:  News Public Health

Start your January 2016 right with the help of the Division of Public Health’s (DPH) “31 Days to a Healthier You” social media campaign. Use the hashtag #31DaysDE to view how-to videos, tips, photos, and contact information for starting the New Year right.




$18.8 Million USDA Grant for Job Training Program

Date Posted: Wednesday, April 15th, 2015
Categories:  Delaware Health and Social Services Public Health

State, Local and Federal Leaders Celebrate Delaware’s $18.8 Million USDA Grant for Job Training Program Will Bring Together Partners to Provide Education, Skills to Food Benefit Clients WILMINGTON  – Gov. Jack Markell, joined by federal, state and local leaders, praised the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) today for choosing Delaware as one of 10 states […]




USDA and State of Delaware Increase Incentives for Delaware Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program

Date Posted: Thursday, July 24th, 2014
Categories:  Former Governor Jack Markell (2009-2017) News Office of the Governor

At the Agricultural Commodities Building at the Delaware State Fair, USDA Under Secretary for Farm and Foreign Agricultural Services Michael Scuse and Governor Jack Markell were joined by USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) State Executive Director Bob Walls, DDA Secretary Ed Kee and DNREC Secretary David Small to announce an increase in the maximum incentives available for landowners and agricultural producers through the Delaware Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program (CREP).




Statement on USDA Report Showing Positive Impact of Farming Practices in Chesapeake Bay Region

Date Posted: Thursday, December 5th, 2013
Categories:  Department of Agriculture Former Governor Jack Markell (2009-2017) Office of the Governor

The Governor released a statement on USDA Report Showing Positive Impact of Farming Practices in Chesapeake Bay Region.





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