DPI Seeks Scholarship Applicants

Delmarva Poultry Industry, Inc. has opened the application period for its 2016 College Scholarship Program. Applications are being accepted for undergraduate and graduate scholarships that are available in the amount of $1,500 or more.

Undergraduate applicants must be a Delmarva resident and a student in good standing at any accredited, degree-granting institution in the United States or in the case of graduating high school seniors, accepted to an accredited, degree-granting institution within the United States. Individuals must have an academic major in a subject area relevant to Delmarva's chicken industry and be planning a career in a segment of this industry. An official transcript must accompany each application.

Graduate student applicants must meet the above criteria, with the exception of Delmarva residency. Additionally, the individual must be engaged in research that could positively benefit Delmarva's chicken industry.

Applications must be completed and received at the DPI offices on or before 4:30 p.m. on April 1, 2016.

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Outstanding Flock Supervisors Recognized

Eight Delmarva flock supervisors, whether called flock supervisors, flock advisors, service technicians, or by some other title, were recognized at this month's National Meeting on Poultry Health, Processing, and Live Production. Each was selected by the companies for whom they work.

DPI President Kurt Fuchs, on the right, presented them with awards in the meeting's Live Production Session.  Shown, sitting, left to right are: Larry Gregory, Mountaire Farms of Delmarva; Mike Evans, Mountaire Farms of Delaware; Jessie Layton, Allen Harim Farms, LLC; and Greg Tietmeyer, Amick Farms, LLC.

Standing, left to right, are Doug Bowden, Tyson Foods; Doug Pusey, Perdue Delmarva North; Keith Owens, Perdue Farms Inc. Delmarva South; and Rusty Covington, Perdue Farms Inc. Delmarva South. 

About DPI

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
(302) 856-9037


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