Delmarva Chicken Festival to Return for 100-Year Anniversary

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The Delmarva Chicken Festival is coming back–just for this year to celebrate 100 years of chicken. The festival will take place Saturday, October 7th at Arthur W. Perdue Stadium in Salisbury, Maryland from 1 to 7 pm. The event will be free and open to everyone. If anyone is interested in participating in the festival,…

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Scholarships Available for Students Pursuing Careers In Chicken Industry

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Delmarva Chicken Association is inviting high school seniors, college students and graduate students to submit applications for its 2023 College Scholarship Program. They’re accepting applications for undergraduate scholarships of $2,000 and graduate-degree scholarships of $3,000. DCA is asking that students submit their completed applications no later than 4:30 p.m. Friday April 7th. DCA’s annual College…

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Delmarva Chicken Association Awards Scholarships To Seven Students

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The Delmarva Chicken Association has presented seven students with more than $17,000 in scholarship money as they pursue college and graduate studies related to Delmarva chicken industry careers. “By supporting these students, DCA is investing in the next generation of leadership for our chicken community,” DCA Executive Director Holly Porter said. “We’re glad these young…

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Chicken Chat: Delmarva Chicken Association Releases 2021 Facts

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Chicken is a big deal on Delmarva.How big?According to the Delmarva Chicken Association 2021 fact sheet, the region’s chicken community produced 567-million chickens last year, generating 4.2-billion pounds of shelf- and table-ready chicken.Wholesale value of Delmarva chicken was also reported at a record $4.2-billion.Independent chicken growers experienced a slight decline in income from 2020 to…

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Delmarva Chicken Association Opens Scholarship Applications

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The Delmarva Chicken Association is accepting applications for college scholarships from students who are interested in chicken-related careers. The DCA is making scholarships available of $2,000 for undergraduates and $3,000 for graduate-level students. Chicken-related jobs go well beyond those at farms and poultry processing plants: backgrounds in accounting, engineering, marketing, veterinary science, nutrition and several…

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Chicken Research, Science Issues Explored At Conference

Dr. Suzanne Dougherty, veterinarian with poultry processing company Pilgrim's, addresses the audience at the 56th National Meeting on Poultry Health, Processing, and Live Production in Ocean City, Md. on Sept. 28, 2021. Photo provided by Delmarva Chicken Association
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A lot goes into raising chickens, from a science and research perspective. The Delmarva Chicken Association recently hosted a two-day national scientific conference in Ocean City. Nearly 300 people from a total of 29 states attended, reviewing the latest research, animal health, environmental practices and advances. The National Meeting on Poultry Health, Processing and Live…

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Report : Delmarva Chicken Industry Impacted By Pandemic

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Shifts in demand and challenges related to keeping workers at processing facilities safe during the COVID-19 pandemic had an effect on the chicken industry in 2020, according to a report prepared by the Delmarva Chicken Association. 570-million chickens were raised with a wholesale value of $3.4-billion. That was a five-percent decline from 2019. “Restaurants, hotels,…

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Introducing… The Delmarva Chicken Association

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A trade association formed 72 years ago to look out for the interests of Delmarva’s huge poultry industry has a new name and a new brand. Delmarva Poultry Industry Inc. will henceforth be known as Delmarva Chicken Association. The idea developed out of a strategic plan two years ago. The goal is to clarify the…

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