Since its founding in 1948, Delmarva Poultry Industry, Inc. has focused on the common good of the broiler industry. With 1,800 members, DPI is dedicated to Delmarva's chicken industry. Our members include:
  • 350 Businesses supplying products or services to the chicken industry
  • More than 1,000 farm families that grow the chickens
  • Hundreds of individuals who work in the chicken industry
  • The five chicken companies operating on Delmarva
Part 2: Why do so many businesses belong to DPI?

Member Benefits

  • Subscriptions to our quarterly newsletters, DPI in Action and Timely Topics
  • Timely notices of educational opportunities and regulatory actions
  • Opportunity to attend our spring Booster Banquet, where you can network with other growers, legislators and industry members
  • Vision care discounts
  • An electric buying group opportunity for Delmarva Power customers
  • A money-saving backup generator power grid connection program
  • Growers can receive free technical assistance in installing vegetative environmental buffers, and attend free Grower Committee meetings to gain practical knowledge
  • Businesses can advertise in our newsletters, directly reaching thousands of people in the chicken industry

Who Should Join

Existing growers in Delaware, Maryland, or Virginia's Eastern Shore
New growers or those considering starting a chicken business
Businesses that supply products or services to the industry
Individuals who work in or with the industry
Grain farmers
Anyone who supports a vibrant Delmarva chicken industry


Membership Cost

Suggested minimum dues for growers are $75 for each chicken house in operation on your farm.

Suggested minimum dues for business members are as follows:
1-5 employees worldwide: $150
6-49 employees worldwide: $300
50-99 employees worlwide: $500
More than 100 employees worldwide: $1,000

Suggested minimum dues for individual members are $150.

For each $150 in annual membership dues, a member is eligible for one ticket to our annual Booster Banquet in April.


Apply for membership today!

You can apply for DPI membership via our online payment form using a credit card here. If you would like to mail your membership application and payment by check, click here.