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Delmarva Poultry Industry, Inc. Offers College Scholarships

Applications are being accepted for the 2015 Delmarva Poultry Industry, Inc. College Scholarship Program. Applications are being accepted for undergraduate and graduate scholarships that are available to residents of the Delmarva Peninsula in the amount of $1,500 or more.

Applications must be completed and received at the following address by April 1, 2015.

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Delmarva Poultry Industry, Inc. (DPI) has introduced a new educational resource for use in middle school classrooms. Flock to the Classroom is a series of six lessons that explore the many facets of the chicken industry on the Delmarva Peninsula. Developed under the leadership of DPI's Connie Parvis in cooperation with educational professionals at the Maryland Agricultural Education Foundation, the educational tools are designed to enhance science, social studies, and math classes. The lessons are aligned with one or more educational standards set to ensure their usability in regional classrooms.

"With fewer people involved in food production, DPI recognized a need to create lesson plans that share with students and teachers information about our chicken industry and its relevance to many areas of education" Parvis stated.

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DPI's Connie Parvis, right,  introduces teachers to the new DPI-developed middle school curriculum at the Maryland Agriculture Resource Council's Teacher Night on the Farm in Baltimore County.

Delmarva Chicken Industry History Being Preserved

Delmarva Poultry Industry, Inc. and the Edward H. Nabb Research Center for Delmarva History and Culture at Salisbury University have joined forces to preserve the history of Delmarva's chicken industry.

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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


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