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 …

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Mountaire Farms’ ‘Thanksgiving for Thousands’ breaks record

Katie KazimirBusiness, Headlines

SELBYVILLE – More than 350 community members worked elbow to elbow Saturday at Mountaire Farms shipping warehouse to pack 14,000 holiday meals for area churches and nonprofits to distribute to families in need. “We’re only able to do this because of their help,” said Mountaire Farms Spokeswoman Cathy Bassett said.  Mountaire Cares This is the 29th annual Mountaire Cares’ “Thanksgiving …

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 …

The $30,000 in scholarship gifts will go to high school seniors who have a love farming, food and feeding others.

New Mountaire scholarships focus on food production 

Jarek RutzHeadlines, Education

Mountaire Farms has launched a new college scholarship program that will give 10 Delaware high school seniors focusing on careers in food production and feeding the world a $2,000 scholarship each. Two of those will get an additional $5,000. The chicken producer’s scholarship program will select one student each month of the 2022-23 school year to be a “Farm to …

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Mountaire employees petition to decertify Teamsters union

Betsy PriceBusiness, Headlines

Mountaire employees will vote to decertify their Teamsters Union.   A big old chicken processing plant in Selbyville is crowing about its employees petitioning to decertify the Teamsters union there. If the vote succeeds, it will be the second union to be decertified there in recent months. The National Labor Relations Board has ruled that employees at the Mountaire Farms …

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Mountaire employees vote by big margin to oust union

Betsy PriceBusiness, Headlines

  Mountaire employees have voted to decertify their union.   Mountaire Farms employees in Selbyville have voted to remove the United Food and Commercial Workers union from their plant. The plant, which processes fresh chicken products, was the only Mountaire plant that had unions, which were in place when the plant was bought by Mountaire in 1977.  It also has …