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FVGAD Annual Meeting

The 2009 FVGAD annual meeting is scheduled for January 5-7, 2009 at the Delaware State Fair Grounds in Harrington, DE.  The annual meeting will again be a part of Delaware Agriculture Week.  Details on the educational sessions and trade show are available at the Delaware Agriculture Week Website.  You may pay your FVGAD dues in advance and preregister for the 2009 VGAD meetings using this form.

FVGAD Awards Banquet

The 31st Annual FVGAD Awards Banquet is scheduled for Tuesday January 6, 2009 at the Harrington Fire Hall.  The social hour will begin at 6:00 p.m. followed by dinner at 7:00 and presentation of the Career Distinguished Service Award and the FVGAD Farm Family Award.  Tickets for the banquet are $20 and may be reserved by calling Emmalea Ernest at (302) 856-7303.

FVGAD Career Distinguished Service Award
Presented to Honor Individuals for their Contributions to Delaware's Fruit & Vegetable Industry
2008 Linda & Barry Pevey, George Lovett
2007 Rep. V. George Carey, John Filasky Sr.
2006 Ron Breeding, Steve Yingling
2005 Luke McConnell, John Hastings
2004 Bill O'Day, Al Johnson
2003 Lyn & Carol Davenport, Bruce Carlson
2002 Ricky Moor, Bill Wright
2001 George Collins, Richard Bergold
2000 Floyd Blessing, Bob Mulrooney
1999 Byron Palmer, Joanne Whalen, Ed Kee
1998 Derby Walker
1997 Joe Crowley, Homer Semans
1996 Carlton Fifer, Richard Papen
1995 David Woodward
1994 Thurman Adams, Jr., James Kantzes
1993 Chris Wicks
1992 Charles Jackson, Art Malinoskiso
1991 Duane Schirer, Jay Windsor
1990 Joeseph Jackewicz, Sr.
1989 Hudson Gruwell, Martin Isaacs, Charles West
1988 Ralph Draper, Howard Papen, Roy Shaw
1987 James Hastings, Joe Lamberta
1986 Walter Ake, Bob Stevens, Zeth Weaver
1982 Michael Orzolek

FVGAD Farm Family Award
Presented to Honor Farm Families for their Contributions to Delaware's Fruit & Vegetable Industry
2008 Blessing Family, Papen Family