Mountaire Farms allocates thousands of dollars every year for scholarship funds, and is giving 11 Delaware students $2,500 this year for college.

Mountaire awards scholarships to 11 children of employees

Jarek RutzHeadlines, Education

The fourth-largest chicken producer in the U.S. is headquartered in Millsboro, and it’s giving Delawareans financial help for college.  Mountaire Farms has announced an $80,000 allocation to 32 children of employees, growers and grain producers in Delaware, Maryland and North Carolina. Phillip Plylar, president and chief executive officer of Mountaire Farms, said in a statement that the company is proud …

From left: Outdoors Delmarva Host Jason Lee, Delaware celebrity chef Hari Cameron, join overall Farm to Table agriculture scholarship winners Samantha Teoli and Aidan Bell, Mountaire Community Relations Manager Zach Evans and Mountaire President Phillip Plylar.

10 graduates win tuition money for agriculture achievements

Jarek RutzHeadlines, Education

Aidan Bell, a recent graduate of Laurel High School, was pushed into taking an agriculture elective class he barely had interest in during his sixth grade year. Six years later, he was awarded $7,000 through the first ever Mountaire Farms Farm to Table Scholarship, which he will use to pursue a degree in agriculture and natural resources from the University …

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August wasn’t always great for peach picking in Delaware

Charles MegginsonBusiness, Food, Headlines

Peach picking is one of many activities that Fifer Orchards offers on its farm.   Delaware is known for two things this time of year: beaches and peaches.  It’s prime peach-picking time, but before you head out to the orchards there’s some things you should know about Delaware’s peach industry. Delaware’s peach industry began in the 1820s with a Delaware …