MidAtlantic Farm Credit donated $5,000 to the agriculture education program at Woodbridge High School, located in Greenwood, Delaware, toward the construction of the new poultry house.
“Woodbridge High School and all of us involved in the ag program here are so grateful for the support of Farm Credit and its staff members for helping us make this dream a reality,” says Karen Breeding, Woodbridge High School’s agriculture program director. “We are excited to be able to offer our students the broiler project. This will bring additional workforce training and a better understanding of poultry production to our animal science program.”
A ribbon cutting ceremony for the new poultry house was held at the high school on February 5. In attendance were: Delaware Secretary of Agriculture Michael T. Scuse, Karen McGrath, representing U.S. Senator Tom Carper’s office, State Senator Brian Pettyjohn, State Representative David Wilson, Farm Credit employees, and students and faculty from the Woodbridge High School’s agriculture program.
“We are honored to help support the agricultural education programs offered throughout our community,” says Stuart Cooper, MidAtlantic Farm Credit’s DelMarVa Division Vice President. “The addition of this new poultry house will help the students at Woodbridge High School, and others in the community, learn about the industry and the many variables that go into raising poultry. We’re happy to play a role in developing the future of the industry, and helping the next generation expand their agricultural skills.”
The poultry house, which measures 10’ x 20’ and contains feed trays and a water line, similar to a commercial poultry house, was built by Warfel Construction. Allen Harim is providing Woodbridge High School with the birds and all feed. The project was co-funded by Eastern Shore Poultry Services, Pep-Up, Inc., Sam Yoder & Son, LLC, 1st State Insulation, A&B Electric, Messick & Grey, T. G. Adams & Sons, Inc, and Warfel Construction.
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