Read the latest news on coronavirus in Delaware. More Info

Delaware.gov logo
Listen to this page using ReadSpeaker

Delaware News



  Category: Department of Agriculture


Delaware Wildfire Training Classes Offered Online

Department of Agriculture | Forest Service | Kent County | New Castle County | News | Sussex County | Date Posted: Wednesday, February 10, 2021

The Delaware Forest Service (DFS) is always looking for motivated recruits to join its wildland fire crew. There is no cost for training and no previous experience necessary. Candidates must be over 18 years, willing to learn, physically fit, and able to travel for at least two weeks at a time, usually in the summer months. In a typical year, the DFS would offer its in-person classes over several weekends in Dover. This year, all required courses for new firefighters will be offered online through the National Wildfire Coordinating Group (NWCG) and Federal Emergency Management Agency websites. The complete list of courses and links to online training are at https://de.gov/firecrew




Delaware Approves Continuing Education Alternatives For Pesticides And Nutrients Following COVID Struggles

Department of Agriculture | Date Posted: Thursday, February 4, 2021

The Delaware Department of Agriculture (DDA) is offering extensions and COVID credit exemptions for individuals who have exhausted all options in earning their continuing education credits needed to maintain their nutrient management or pesticide certifications.




2021 Arbor Day School Poster Contest

Department of Agriculture | Forest Service | Kent County | New Castle County | News | Sussex County | Date Posted: Friday, January 22, 2021

The Delaware Forest Service is seeking entries for its annual “Arbor Day School Poster Contest” – open to students in grades K to 5 from all Delaware public, private, home school, after-school, and other organized youth groups. Winning posters will be selected from each of the three counties in the following categories: kindergarten, grades 1 and 2, grades 3 and 4, and grade 5. Register by March 15 and submit posters by April 1, 2021. Details at http://de.gov/arborday




Urban Forestry Grants Up to $5,000 Now Available

Department of Agriculture | Forest Service | News | Date Posted: Friday, January 8, 2021

Delaware’s Urban and Community Forestry Program is once again offering competitive matching grants up to $5,000 for tree planting or tree management projects on public land. The grants – open to municipalities, homeowner associations, and certified 501(c)(3) non-profits in the State of Delaware – require a 50-50 match in either cash (non-federal funds) or in-kind services, including volunteer or staff time, equipment rental, or supplies. Requests can range from $500 to a maximum of $5,000 in one of two project categories: tree planting or tree management (i.e., professional tree inventory, hazardous tree removal, or pruning). This year’s deadline is Friday, March 5, 2021 at 4:30 p.m.




Hemp producers in Delaware must register growing sites annually

Department of Agriculture | Date Posted: Tuesday, December 8, 2020

The Delaware Department of Agriculture (DDA) is reminding hemp producers to register their growing sites using the annual Growing Site Registration form to register available online before February 1.







  Category: Department of Agriculture


Delaware Wildfire Training Classes Offered Online

Department of Agriculture | Forest Service | Kent County | New Castle County | News | Sussex County | Date Posted: Wednesday, February 10, 2021

The Delaware Forest Service (DFS) is always looking for motivated recruits to join its wildland fire crew. There is no cost for training and no previous experience necessary. Candidates must be over 18 years, willing to learn, physically fit, and able to travel for at least two weeks at a time, usually in the summer months. In a typical year, the DFS would offer its in-person classes over several weekends in Dover. This year, all required courses for new firefighters will be offered online through the National Wildfire Coordinating Group (NWCG) and Federal Emergency Management Agency websites. The complete list of courses and links to online training are at https://de.gov/firecrew




Delaware Approves Continuing Education Alternatives For Pesticides And Nutrients Following COVID Struggles

Department of Agriculture | Date Posted: Thursday, February 4, 2021

The Delaware Department of Agriculture (DDA) is offering extensions and COVID credit exemptions for individuals who have exhausted all options in earning their continuing education credits needed to maintain their nutrient management or pesticide certifications.




2021 Arbor Day School Poster Contest

Department of Agriculture | Forest Service | Kent County | New Castle County | News | Sussex County | Date Posted: Friday, January 22, 2021

The Delaware Forest Service is seeking entries for its annual “Arbor Day School Poster Contest” – open to students in grades K to 5 from all Delaware public, private, home school, after-school, and other organized youth groups. Winning posters will be selected from each of the three counties in the following categories: kindergarten, grades 1 and 2, grades 3 and 4, and grade 5. Register by March 15 and submit posters by April 1, 2021. Details at http://de.gov/arborday




Urban Forestry Grants Up to $5,000 Now Available

Department of Agriculture | Forest Service | News | Date Posted: Friday, January 8, 2021

Delaware’s Urban and Community Forestry Program is once again offering competitive matching grants up to $5,000 for tree planting or tree management projects on public land. The grants – open to municipalities, homeowner associations, and certified 501(c)(3) non-profits in the State of Delaware – require a 50-50 match in either cash (non-federal funds) or in-kind services, including volunteer or staff time, equipment rental, or supplies. Requests can range from $500 to a maximum of $5,000 in one of two project categories: tree planting or tree management (i.e., professional tree inventory, hazardous tree removal, or pruning). This year’s deadline is Friday, March 5, 2021 at 4:30 p.m.




Hemp producers in Delaware must register growing sites annually

Department of Agriculture | Date Posted: Tuesday, December 8, 2020

The Delaware Department of Agriculture (DDA) is reminding hemp producers to register their growing sites using the annual Growing Site Registration form to register available online before February 1.