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Local chicken growers recognized at Poultry Industry banquet

Cape Gazette of Lewes, Delaware

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Hundreds of people supportive of the Delmarva Peninsula chicken community gathered April 20 for the Delmarva Poultry Industry's Booster Banquet in Salisbury, Md.

The organization recognized 12 outstanding chicken growers.

Close to 700 people attended the DPI banquet, an annual celebration of the Delmarva Peninsula chicken industry.

Selected by their companies from Delmarva's more than 1,600 poultry growers, this year's recipients are:

William and Diane Brooks, Milton-Perdue Foods

James and Sandra Brunk, Salisbury, Md.-Tyson Foods

Tom, Mary, and Eric Cheezum, Preston, Md. — Allen Harim

Danny and Laurie Collins, Millsboro-PerdueFoods

David and Jenny Hoffman, Pocomoke City, Md. — Mountaire Farms

Mike and Brandy Irwin

Greenwood-Mountaire Farms Gilbert and Tina Johnson, Centreville, Md. — Mountaire Farms

Chris and Cynthia Long, Wyoming-Amick Farms

Scott Peterman and Wil Jerman, Milford-Allen Harim

John and Linda Walls, Milford-Perdue Foods

Mark and Richard Whaley, Laurel-Perdue Foods

Wan and Eun Yu, Laurel-Mountaire Farms

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Original Publication Date: May 10, 2016

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