2012 Ag in Review

How was 2012 for you? Are you looking forward to 2013 or still trying to catch up from 2012? I’m doing both. I’m reviewing what happened in 2012 but quickly looking ahead at what is to come in 2013; all with a positive, ag-related focus.

Positive local highlights for Ag in 2012:

  1. The end to the Hudson Farm Case; in favor of the Hudson’s
  2. The naming of the State of DE, Dept. of Ag headquarters to honor Richard S. Cordrey
  3. Another 5,750 acres of farmland preserved in DE
  4. Increase in DE farmer’s market sales; totaling almost $2 mil
  5. More state $ allocated to the Young Farmer program
  6. UD Cooperative Extension Agent Ernie Lopez was elected as DE State Senator
  7. A new Dean of UD College of Ag & Natural Resources was named
  8. A new Director for UD Cooperative Extension was named
  9. The naming of the UD Thurman G. Adams Research Farm in Georgetown, DE – love this video!!!!
  10. Bruce Hotchkiss & Mike Scuse were Honored with the Secretary’s Award for Distinguished Service to Agriculture

Other national highlights for Ag in 2012 include:

What does 2013 hold for local Ag? Here are some upcoming highlights:

Now it’s your turn. What do you think is coming in 2013 related to Ag? Share your thoughts here or email me at christyvwright@gmail.com ! I’d love to hear them!

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