Friday, April 19, 2024

Delmarva honors some of its outstanding chicken growers

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GEORGETOWN, Del. — The Delmarva Chicken Association announced earlier this summer the recipients of its Outstanding Grower awards, honoring 12 farm families in Delmarva’s chicken community with recognition as exemplary farmers raising broiler chickens.

Each grower operates an independent, family-owned farm raising chickens under contract for one of Delmarva’s five chicken companies. There are more than 1,360 such chicken growers on Delmarva, each one an important part of the $4.2 billion chicken community, the association noted.

“To be a chicken grower in 2021 was to roll with the punches. In a climate roiled by COVID-19. . .

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