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2023 Delmarva Chicken Festival Will Celebrate 100 Years of Growing Chicken

The Delmarva Chicken Festival, a long-running and beloved public event from 1948 to 2014, will return in 2023 to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the first dedicated broiler chicken farm on Delmarva. The festival will take place October 7, 2023 from 1-7 p.m. at Arthur...

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Delmarva's 'Chicken GDP' Hits $5 Billion Mark

The Delmarva chicken community raised 596 million chickens, produced 4.4 billion pounds of shelf- and table-ready chicken and generated a record $5 billion in wholesale value in 2022. These insights into the chicken industry's important role in Delmarva's economy co...

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Growing For 100 Years: DCA Launches Campaign to Celebrate a Century of Growing Chicken
The meat chicken industry began in 1923 in Sussex County, Delaware

Delmarva Chicken Association (DCA) has launched a year-long educational campaign, "Growing For 100 Years," to celebrate the innovation and growth of the meat chicken industry, which began a century ago in Ocean View, Delaware.

Cecile Steele of Sussex County, Delaw...

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Scholarships Available for Students Pursuing Chicken Careers

Delmarva Chicken Association is inviting high school seniors, college students and graduate students to submit applications for its 2023 College Scholarship Program. Applications are being accepted for undergraduate scholarships of $2,000 and graduate-degree scholars...

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