Outstanding Persons Recognized at Delmarva Poultry Industry, Inc. Banquet
Guests and hundreds of persons in the Delmarva Peninsula's chicken community gathered in Salisbury, Maryland this evening for the Delmarva Poultry Industry, Inc. (DPI) Booster Banquet, the 1,800-member trade association's annual membership dinner. During its 58th banquet, DPI recognized 13 outstanding chicken growers and three individuals for their work on behalf of the chicken industry.
Recognized were Bill Vanderwende of Sussex County, Delaware; Dr. Don Ritter of Salisbury, Maryland; Connie Parvis of Milford, Delaware; and 13 outstanding chicken growers.
Three individuals were honored at the Delmarva Poultry Industry, Inc. (DPI) Booster Banquet April 16 at Salisbury, Maryland. Shown, left to right, are Dr. Don Ritter, a veterinarian with Mountaire Farms, Inc.; DPI Director of Education and Consumer Information Connie Parvis; and Sussex County, Delaware farmer Bill Vanderwende, longtime chairman of the Delaware Nutrient Management Commission and leader in other agricultural organizations.
DPI College Scholarship Golf Tournament
Wednesday, June 18, 2014
Green Hill Country Club
Enjoy a day of fun while helping provide college scholarships for persons interested in a career in the chicken industry. The Delmarva Poultry Industry, Inc. (DPI) College Scholarship Golf Tournament, will be held on Wednesday, June 18 at Green Hill Country Club near Quantico, Maryland, just 7 miles west of Salisbury. We are excited about this new location and we hope you will be also. Many of you may never have played at Green Hill. We think you will enjoy the course and find it challenging.
New Data Show Economic Impact of Delmarva Chicken Industry
New data compiled by Delmarva Poultry Industry, Inc. for 2013 show that the Delmarva Peninsula's chicken industry remains an essential part of the local and regional economy.
While bird production and expenditures largely were unchanged from 2012, the industry provides billions of dollars of local economic activity. In 2013, bird production was up by seven million and total pounds produced were up 43 million. Employment remained about the same as did the number of chicken growers and chicken houses. The feed bill was up by $45 million. Corn and soybean use remained about the same. The most significant change from the prior year was the amount of wheat used for feed. Wheat use was up about seven-fold, but remains small compared to corn and soybeans. There were very few changes in the remaining categories.
To see the complete data set, click here.
DPI is the nonprofit trade association working for the continued progress of the meat chicken industry in Delaware, the Eastern Shore of Maryland, and the Eastern Shore of Virginia.
In existence since 1948, DPI's members include more than 1,000 farm families raising chickens, five companies producing birds on Delmarva, and hundreds of chicken company employees, hundreds of allied industry suppliers of products and services, and Delmarva-based, non-chicken businesses that recognize the important work DPI does to keep the local chicken industry strong.
Delmarva Poultry Industry, Inc.
16686 County Seat Hwy.
Georgetown, DE 19947-4881