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Delaware Forestry Association annual meeting is March 22 in Bridgeville; Scholarship applications due by April 1.

Department of Agriculture | Forest Service | Kent County | New Castle County | News | Sussex County | Date Posted: Thursday, February 22, 2018



BRIDGEVILLE, Del. – The Delaware Forestry Association (DFA) will present its 2018 “Tree Farmer of the Year” award on Thursday, March 22, at its annual banquet and meeting at the Bridgeville Fire Hall, 311 Market Street, Bridgeville, Delaware 19933, (302) 337-7272. Tickets are $27 for adults, $13.50 for children ages six to 12, and free for children under six. Reservations are kindly requested by March 16.

Registration forms are available online in the current edition of the DFA Winter Newsletter. Checks should be made payable to the “Delaware Forestry Association” and sent to: Delaware Forestry Association, P.O. Box 344, Bridgeville, DE 19933. For more information, contact: Steve Ditmer (phone: 410-896-9283).

The 2018 DFA Meeting Agenda:

  • 5:30 p.m. Registration & Social Hour
    – Silent Auction … remains open until 7:45 pm ***
  • 6:30 p.m. Buffet-Style Dinner
    – Crab Cakes, Roast Beef, Mashed Potatoes, Dumplings, Cole Slaw, Green Bean Casserole, Rolls & Butter, Dessert, Beverage
  • 7:30 p.m. Welcome
    – DFA Business Meeting
    – Election of 2018-2019 DFA Board Directors
    – Delaware Tree Farmer-of-the-Year Award
    – Delaware Forest Service – Forestry Administrator’s Update
  • 8:30 p.m. Wrap-up/Announcement of Silent Auction Winners/Adjourn

    *** If you can DONATE items to the Silent Auction, please bring them or contact a DFA Board Director

Delaware’s Tree Farm Committee is part of the American Tree Farm System, founded more than 75 years ago to recognize landowners who practice proper forest stewardship by developing comprehensive management plans for diverse objectives such as wood products, wildlife habitat, water quality, and recreation.

Highlights from the 2017 DFA Annual Meeting and Tree Farmer of the Year Award

The Delaware Forestry Association is also offering its annual $1000 scholarship to a student who chooses forestry or a related major at a two-year or four-year accredited college or university. Applications are due by April 1 and the winner will be notified by May 1. Students will be eligible for up to 4 years of undergraduate study, upon reapplying, meeting the requirements, and being selected. All applicants must show financial need and academic merit. All applicants shall be in the upper 25% of their class in high school and maintain at least a 2.75 grade point average in college, based on a 4.0 scale. Scholarship money can be applied toward tuition, room and board, or books. The money will be sent directly to the college in which the student is enrolled. All applicants must submit a short essay describing their personal goals and reasons they feel they are deserving of this award. Applicants may be requested for a personal interview by the scholarship committee. The successful applicant will receive his or her award on Governor’s Day at the Delaware State Fair in Harrington.

Application forms can be downloaded at: http://delawareforest.com/scholarship. For more information, contact: Sam Topper at (302) 856-2893 or sam.topper@state.de.us.

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Delaware Forestry Association annual meeting is March 22 in Bridgeville; Scholarship applications due by April 1.

Department of Agriculture | Forest Service | Kent County | New Castle County | News | Sussex County | Date Posted: Thursday, February 22, 2018



BRIDGEVILLE, Del. – The Delaware Forestry Association (DFA) will present its 2018 “Tree Farmer of the Year” award on Thursday, March 22, at its annual banquet and meeting at the Bridgeville Fire Hall, 311 Market Street, Bridgeville, Delaware 19933, (302) 337-7272. Tickets are $27 for adults, $13.50 for children ages six to 12, and free for children under six. Reservations are kindly requested by March 16.

Registration forms are available online in the current edition of the DFA Winter Newsletter. Checks should be made payable to the “Delaware Forestry Association” and sent to: Delaware Forestry Association, P.O. Box 344, Bridgeville, DE 19933. For more information, contact: Steve Ditmer (phone: 410-896-9283).

The 2018 DFA Meeting Agenda:

  • 5:30 p.m. Registration & Social Hour
    – Silent Auction … remains open until 7:45 pm ***
  • 6:30 p.m. Buffet-Style Dinner
    – Crab Cakes, Roast Beef, Mashed Potatoes, Dumplings, Cole Slaw, Green Bean Casserole, Rolls & Butter, Dessert, Beverage
  • 7:30 p.m. Welcome
    – DFA Business Meeting
    – Election of 2018-2019 DFA Board Directors
    – Delaware Tree Farmer-of-the-Year Award
    – Delaware Forest Service – Forestry Administrator’s Update
  • 8:30 p.m. Wrap-up/Announcement of Silent Auction Winners/Adjourn

    *** If you can DONATE items to the Silent Auction, please bring them or contact a DFA Board Director

Delaware’s Tree Farm Committee is part of the American Tree Farm System, founded more than 75 years ago to recognize landowners who practice proper forest stewardship by developing comprehensive management plans for diverse objectives such as wood products, wildlife habitat, water quality, and recreation.

Highlights from the 2017 DFA Annual Meeting and Tree Farmer of the Year Award

The Delaware Forestry Association is also offering its annual $1000 scholarship to a student who chooses forestry or a related major at a two-year or four-year accredited college or university. Applications are due by April 1 and the winner will be notified by May 1. Students will be eligible for up to 4 years of undergraduate study, upon reapplying, meeting the requirements, and being selected. All applicants must show financial need and academic merit. All applicants shall be in the upper 25% of their class in high school and maintain at least a 2.75 grade point average in college, based on a 4.0 scale. Scholarship money can be applied toward tuition, room and board, or books. The money will be sent directly to the college in which the student is enrolled. All applicants must submit a short essay describing their personal goals and reasons they feel they are deserving of this award. Applicants may be requested for a personal interview by the scholarship committee. The successful applicant will receive his or her award on Governor’s Day at the Delaware State Fair in Harrington.

Application forms can be downloaded at: http://delawareforest.com/scholarship. For more information, contact: Sam Topper at (302) 856-2893 or sam.topper@state.de.us.

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