Delaware Agriculture Week
January 11, 2019
14th annual event runs Jan. 14-17 at the state fairgrounds in Harrington
Delaware Agriculture Week returns to the Delaware State Fairgrounds in Harrington, starting on Monday, Jan. 14 and running through Thursday, Jan. 17, 2019. A 14-year tradition, Delaware Ag Week draws thousands of attendees — farmers, growers, producers, crop advisors, extension agents and allied agriculture industries from across the Mid-Atlantic region.
Delaware Ag Week is sponsored by the University of Delaware Cooperative Extension, Delaware State University Cooperative Extension and the Delaware Department of Agriculture.
The four-day event covers a wide array of topics including presentations by the Fruit and Vegetable Growers Association of Delaware (FVGAD) on small fruits, fresh market and processing vegetables. Additional sessions include small flock and commercial poultry, small ruminants, grain crops, hay and pasture, beef cattle, precision agriculture, risk management, and a session on soil health and fertility.
Free health screenings are offered each day.
In addition to the events held in Harrington, the Delaware Urban Farm and Food Coalition (DUFFC) will host a session "Local Foods Grow Healthy Communities: An Evening with Ben Flanner, Brooklyn Grange.” on Thursday, Jan. 17, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Delaware Center for Horticulture in Wilmington. Networking and refreshments will begin at 5:30 p.m. General admission fee is $15 and registration is required. For more information, visit the Delaware Center for Horticulture website, or contact Carrie Murphy at (302) 831-2506.
The sessions are taught by Cooperative Extension agents and specialists from UD, as well as from neighboring institutions and leading agriculture industry experts. A detailed agenda and credits offered can be found on the Delaware Ag Week website.