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Mark your calendars for the 10th Annual Delaware Agriculture Week, January 12-16, 2015. This is an excellent educational opportunity for Delaware agriculture stakeholders to learn best practices and new technologies, meet vendors and network with other agricultural producers. This year’s event will once again be located at the Delaware State Fairgrounds in Harrington. Delaware Agriculture Week provides numerous sessions that cover a wide array of topics including small fruits, fresh market & processing vegetables, small flock & commercial poultry, grain marketing, grain crops, hay & pasture, beef cattle, irrigation, direct marketing, and much more. Nutrient management, pesticide, and certified crop adviser continuing education credits will be offered.
Delaware Ag Week is sponsored by the University of Delaware Cooperative Extension, Delaware State University Cooperative Extension and the Delaware Department of Agriculture. Agriculture is an $8 billion industry in Delaware according to a 2010 University of Delaware report which factors in agriculture jobs and related production, goods and services that support the largest industry in the First State.
“We are very excited to be celebrating the 10th year of DE Ag Week,” said Cory Whaley, University of Delaware agriculture Extension agent and Delaware Ag Week Chair. “Ag Week is great event where the ag community can come together for continuing education, to catch up with friends, and talk with local vendors.”
This year, Ag Week will begin on Monday evening with the Fruit session and Beef session. Please take a look through the program book and make note of the new sessions for 2015 which include: Agriculture Best Management Practices- Financing, Weathering These Changing Times, Soil Health, and Growing Delaware’s Agriculture in Urban Communities.
The main meeting area will be located in the Exhibit Hall this year. A trade show, with more than 8o exhibitors, will take place in the Dover Building.
There is no fee to attend. For more information, including an electronic version of the program booklet, be sure to visit the 2015 Delaware Agriculture Week website: http://sites.udel.edu/delawareagweek/