“Anything Once” reporter finds shearing sheep is hard work

April 4, 2011 under CANR News

Shearing sheep is not an easy spring task on the farm.  On March 22, Justin Williams, a reporter with the News Journal found out just how back breaking it can be.

Williams writes a column for the News Journal called “Anything Once” where he travels around Delaware shadowing people with interesting jobs.  He joined UD farm employees, Scott Hopkins and Larry Armstrong, at the Webb Farm on March 22 to try his hand at sheep shearing.

The full article can be viewed online by clicking here.

To see the accompanying YouTube video, click here.


June 10: Transitioning to Organics Workshop

May 19, 2010 under CANR News, Cooperative Extension, Events

The Delaware Organic Food and Farming Association will host a workshop, “Transitioning to Organics,” and June business meeting on Thursday, June 10, 2010 from 6-9 p.m. at the New Castle County Cooperative Extension Office (461 Wyoming Road, Newark, Del.).

Come and listen to Dr. Joseph Heckman from Rutgers University give an interesting and enlightening talk about the history and philosophy of organic farming. We’ll also have a presentation on the organic certification process followed by a business meeting for our DOFFA membership. Anyone wishing to stay or join our organization is welcome.

This workshop is free and everyone interested in attending is welcome.  To register, request more information or if you require special needs assistance for this meeting, please call our office in advance at (302) 831-2506.

The event is co-sponsored by University of Delaware Cooperative Extension and a grant from the Delaware Department of Agriculture.

 It is the policy of the Delaware Cooperative Extension System that no person shall be subjected to discrimination on the grounds of race, color, sex, disability, age or national origin.