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UD Cooperative Extension Names Georgie Cartanza New Poultry Agent

Georgetown, DE - Dec. 15, 2016 -- University of Delaware Cooperative Extension has hired Georgie Cartanza as the new poultry Extension agent.

The statewide position will be based from UD's Elbert N. and Ann V. Carvel's Research and Education Center near Georgetown.

"This opportunity at the University of Delaware puts me in a different position to really serve the industry that has served me so well and provided for my family," Cartanza said.

Cartanza is a longtime member of DPI, and her experience in the industry is extensive. A graduate of Delaware State University with a bachelor of science degree in general agriculture, Cartanza was recruited straight out of college by Perdue Farms, where she enjoyed an eight and a half year career - three and a half years as a flock supervisor and five as a regional supervisor. Later, she joined Mountaire Farms, serving three years in their housing department.

Ten years ago, while working at Mountaire, Cartanza invested in her own poultry farm, and built four houses on family property in Dover. In April 2015, she made the decision to convert conventionally grown poultry and become a certified organic poultry farmer.

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