Since it was established in 1944, the Delaware Farm Bureau has become one of the strongest farm organizations in the First State. DFB is a non-profit and nongovernmental organization that serves as a unified voice for farmers in the State of Delaware.

Controlled by its members through the democratic process and financed through membership dues, this group of over 8,400 farm families and associate members help form a national organization that is over six million strong. These families are united for the purpose of preserving agriculture as an industry and way of life; Farm Bureau is their vehicle to accomplish this.

Delaware Farm Bureau is politically active, but nonpartisan.  On both the local and national front, Farm Bureau has defended agriculture against unreasonable taxes and regulations, threats to property rights and damaging misconceptions about farming.

Delaware Farm Bureau consists of its three counties:

June Unruh

NCCOFB  Women's Committee Chair

Townsend, DE

Sandy Virdin

KCFB Women's Committee Chair

Hartly, DE

Connie Fox

SCFB Women's Committee Chair

Milford, DE

Jacob Urian

State YF&R Chair

Clayton, DE

Who we support:

1st Vice President

Laura Hill

Stewart Ramsey, Jr.

New Castle County Farm Bureau President

Wilmington, DE

Richard Wilkins

Kent County Farm Bureau President

Greenwood, DE

Jesse Vanderwende

Sussex County Farm Bureau President

Bridgeville, DE

Mary Bea Gooden

State Women's Committee Chair

Viola, DE

Doug Corey


Bridgeville, DE

Mark Davis


Georgetown, DE

John Filasky


Middletown, DE

Fred Stites


Middletown, DE

Heather Kline

Marketing and Administrative Coordinator

Jan Cartanza

Member Services Coordinator

DEFB Office Staff

Pam Bakerian

Executive Director

American Farm Bureau Federation

Delaware FFA Association

Delaware 4-H

Delaware State Fair

Delaware Ag Week


Delaware Agricultural Industry Dinner

Delaware State Fair Junior Livestock Auction

University of Delaware Ag Day

Delmarva Poultry Industry

Laura Simpson

Foundation Manager

Travis Voshell


Smyrna, DE

Jonathan  Moore


Dover, DE

Steve Breeding


Seaford, DE

Thomas Collier


Harrington, DE


Kitty Holtz

About Delaware

Farm Bureau

Our Mission: To promote and protect Delaware Agriculture through education and advocacy to ensure a quality of life for farmers and their consumers.

2nd Vice President

Jim Mitchell

Carol Kinsley

Public Relations Coordinator

DEFB Board of Directors

Herb Wright


Delmar, DE

Paul Cartanza


Dover, DE

Will Powers III


Townsend, DE

Dave Marvel


Harrington, DE