The 11 winners had experience in agriculture and farming.

11 First Staters win scholarships for farm activities

Jarek RutzHeadlines, Education

The Delaware Farm Bureau has awarded 11 recent First State high school graduates with scholarships ranging from $500 to $3,500. Money was given to students for their achievements and involvement in a wide array of agricultural activities.  The funds for the scholarships were raised throughout the year. The Young Farmers & Ranchers Committee raises funds through its annual strawberry festival …

From left: Outdoors Delmarva Host Jason Lee, Delaware celebrity chef Hari Cameron, join overall Farm to Table agriculture scholarship winners Samantha Teoli and Aidan Bell, Mountaire Community Relations Manager Zach Evans and Mountaire President Phillip Plylar.

10 graduates win tuition money for agriculture achievements

Jarek RutzHeadlines, Education

Aidan Bell, a recent graduate of Laurel High School, was pushed into taking an agriculture elective class he barely had interest in during his sixth grade year. Six years later, he was awarded $7,000 through the first ever Mountaire Farms Farm to Table Scholarship, which he will use to pursue a degree in agriculture and natural resources from the University …

Dawson Raught, Jeffery Brennan and MaKayla Counts with some of the Penn Farm chickens used to harvest eggs.

William Penn eggstra: Ag students provide campus-grown eggs

Jarek RutzHeadlines, Education

William Penn staff have one benefit most educators don’t: Eggs. Karen Ferrucci’s animal science class harvests eggs from their chickens, giving first choice to the school’s nutritional program to feed students, and the second to the school’s culinary program. Any extra eggs are sold to school faculty and staff. Last week, Ferrucci and the 150 students involved in her various …

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Senate Republicans unveil mini-doc on Delaware farmers

Charlie MegginsonCulture, Headlines

When you think about “government communications,” you might automatically tune out. Press releases, statements, political jargon — it can all be a bit dull. When the Delaware Senate Republican Caucus decided to focus on the challenges being faced by the First State’s agricultural community, its members knew a press release wouldn’t cut it. That’s why Matt Revel, the caucus’s communications …

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Lawmakers mourn loss of longtime Millsboro Sen. Richard Cordrey

Charlie MegginsonGovernment, Headlines

The Delaware Senate’s longest-serving president pro tempore has died. Richard Cordrey was 88. The Millsboro Democrat was elected to the Delaware House of Representatives in 1970. He held the office for just one term before being elected to the state Senate, where he served until 1996.  He was the Senate president pro tempore from 1977 until his retirement, after which …

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Delaware bans 37 invasive plants (with more to come)

Ken MammarellaCulture, Government, Headlines

Delaware has banned 37 invasive plants, and the number will grow. The hit list in a law that became effective July 1 includes plants often sold to homeowners or shared among gardeners and weeds that just seem to be all around that no one today likes. They are: (1) Multiflora rose (Rosa multiflora). (2) Japanese honeysuckle (Lonicera japonica). (3) Oriental …