Agriculture & Natural Resources

Delmarva Dairy Day set for Feb. 21

Delmarva Dairy Day returns to Hartly Fire Hall in Hartly, Delaware this year on Thursday February 21, 2019 from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p. m. This educational program features experts from across the region speaking on current issues facing the industry.

In the morning session, Tom Kilcer from Advanced Ag Systems will cover the Practical Aspects of Wide Swathing for Making Silage and Hay. Dr. Bill Stone, the Ruminant Technical Service Director for Diamond V, will discuss Keeping Milk Components High. A hot lunch will be served by the Ladies Auxiliary along with Woodside Creamery ice cream. The afternoon will begin with the continuation of Dr. Bill Stone’s presentation of Keeping Milk Components High. Rounding out the program will be Elizabeth Davis from the Mental Health Association in Delaware speaking on how to Master Your Stress.

Participants will have the opportunity to visit with dairy industry vendors throughout the day and we will be offering ice cream manufactured at Woodside Creamery from milk produced by their dairy herd located in Hockessin, Delaware.

Program registration is free and open to any producer or industry professional on the eastern shore, however attendees are asked to RSVP to Dan Severson, at (302) 831-2506 by February 1 so that they can be included in the count for setup and lunches. Vendors may set up booths for a $125 fee which includes a table, chairs, lunch for one or two people and dedicated time to meet with producers. Interested parties should contact Serena Conner   for vendor registration info. Vendor registration is also due February 1.

If you have any special needs in accessing this program, please notify Dan two weeks in advance so that your needs can be accommodated.