P&E Chair

Stewart Ramsey

Promotion and Education Committee

Rural Road Safety Initiative

Mary Bea Gooden

State Women's Chair


Jay Baxter

Sussex County Director


Gregg Knutsen

Kent County Director


Jackie King

DEFB Foundation Director

In 2015, The P&E Committee launched the Rural Road Safety Program in honor of Wills Passmore, who passed away after a tragic accident.


The program is designed to teach drivers the importance of safe driving around farming equipment on Delaware roadways. 


For more information and to request materials, click here.

Book Barns

Ag in the Classroom Essay Contest

Students in 6th and 7th grade are encouraged to participate in the Ag in the Classroom Essay Contest! Students are challenged to write a 500 word essay based on a predetermined prompt.


NEW IN 2017! Students in 9th and 10th grade are encouraged to participate the Ag in the Classroom Essay Contest! Students are challenged to write a 1,000 word essay based on a predetermined prompt.


The winning classroom teacher will receive a Staples gift card and top three students will all receive cash prizes.

Click here for the 2017 flyer!

Click here for the Middle School Teacher Packet.

Click here for the High School Teacher Packet.

June Unruh

​New Castle County Women's Chair


Sandy Virdin

Kent County Women's Chair


Connie Fox

Sussex County Women's Chair

Book shelves shaped like barns are donated to Delaware Elementary Schools to increase ag-literacy in our youth. A set of books, including AFBF's "Book of the Year," are also donated with each Book Barn. 


Any educators interested in a Book Barn and set of books should contact DEFB at (302) 697-3183.