Employment Opportunity at DPI

Delmarva Poultry Industry, Inc. (DPI), the 1,800-member non-profit trade association for the meat chicken industry in Delaware, the Eastern Shore of Maryland, and the Eastern Shore of Virginia, announces the creation of a new staff position, Communications Manager, and seeks interested applicants for the job.

Working out of the DPI offices near Georgetown, Delaware, the Communications Manager will work under the direction of the Executive Director to implement, direct, and maintain a comprehensive communications and public relations program to benefit the Delmarva chicken industry.  

The Communications Manager will have, among other duties, responsibility for DPI newsletters and other member communications, social media messages, the DPI website, news releases, and responses to news media inquiries.

Additionally, the person will have oversight in the development of promotional materials, graphic and oral presentations to external audiences, and representation of the chicken industry at various functions such as state and county agricultural fairs.

Applicants must have a Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience, plus two or more years of professional communications employment.  Required skills include cogent writing, photography, and proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite and existing and emerging social media, including website development and maintenance.

Knowledge of the chicken industry and graphic design experience are desired.

In addition to submitting a résumé, including educational, employment, and community service experiences, job candidates should include three references, writing samples, and salary expectations.

By August 1, letters of interest and résumé packages should be at the Delmarva Poultry Industry, Inc. offices via e-mail at morrow@dpichicken.com or U.S. Postal Service, courier service, or hand delivery to 16686 County Seat Highway, Georgetown, Delaware 19947.

For more information, contact DPI Executive Director Bill Satterfield at satterfield@dpichicken.com.

Strong Chicken Community Presence at Wicomico County Planning Commission Meeting

The Wicomico County, Maryland Planning Commission on June 9th held a public hearing on proposed changes to the county zoning ordinance related to the construction of chicken houses. A large contingent of persons in the local chicken community showed up to support the recommendations from the Wicomico Council. A number of persons explained why the chicken industry is important to the county and why creating too harsh a set of regulations would be harmful to the chicken industry. Some critics or opponents of the chicken industry shared misinformation about the chicken industry. The Planning Commission took the comments under advisement and will forward its recommendations to the County Council at a later date.

The meeting marked the introduction of the new DPI-issued badges in support of the chicken community.

Seven Students Awarded DPI College Scholarships

Seven Delmarva students interested in a career in Delmarva's chicken industry have been awarded $1,800 each through the DPI College Scholarship Program. They are among the 20 students who applied. Money to fund the scholarships is raised through an annual golf outing, to be held this year on June 8 at the Green Hill Country Club near Salisbury, Maryland.
Read about each recipient by clicking here.

Congratulations and best wishes to these fine students.

Outstanding Persons Recognized at Delmarva Poultry Industry, Inc. Banquet

Hundreds of persons supportive of the Delmarva Peninsula's chicken community gathered in Salisbury, Maryland on April 20 for the Delmarva Poultry Industry, Inc. (DPI) Booster Banquet, the 1,800-member trade association's annual membership dinner. During its 60th banquet, DPI recognized 12 outstanding chicken growers and four individuals for their work on behalf of the chicken industry.

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Outstanding Chicken Growers Honored at Delmarva Poultry Industry, Inc. Banquet

Twelve outstanding Delmarva Peninsula chicken growers were honored at the April 20, 2016 Delmarva Poultry Industry, Inc. Booster Banquet. These farm families were selected by their chicken companies for the recognition based upon their flock results, attitude and cooperation with company, adoption and use of more than minimum on-the-farm environmental practices, overall farm appearance, community involvement, and other factors.

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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