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Delmarva Safety Association to hold Conference in Salisbury, March 22

Delmarva Safety Association is pleased to announce the DSA Safety & Health Conference being held at the Wicomico Youth & Civic Center in Salisbury, Md. on March 22, 2012.  

This single day conference will be full of relevant and timely safety and health information in a format that is efficient and affordable.  Professional experts will present sessions on several important topics targeting your employees who have responsibilities or interests in making your workplace safer.  Resources will be shared to help all levels of workplace safety advocates move their ideas and initiatives forward.  

DSA shares your goal of “Reducing Injuries…Saving Lives” and invites the public to take advantage of this worthwhile, local training opportunity.

Registration can be completed by returning  the DSA Conference Registration Form via mail or FAX.  Registration and payment may also be completed via our updated website,

Delmarva Safety Association is supported in part by the University of Delaware Cooperative Extension. Businesses and organizations are welcomed as sponsors. Please view our DSA Conference Exhibit-Sponsor information)here.

We look forward to seeing you in Salisbury on March 22, 2012

UDel Extension to hold Agricultural Solar Workshop

The University of Delaware in cooperation with the Delaware Department of Agriculture invites the agricultural community to a Delaware Agricultural Solar Workshop on Wednesday Feb.29, 2012 at the Carvel Research and Education Center, 16483 County Seat Highway, (Route 9) in Georgetown. Two identical sessions will be offered, the first, from 2 to 4 p.m. and the second, repeated from 6 to 8 p.m.

The program will highlight findings from a 2011 DDA study and report titled SOLAR TECHNOLOGY GUIDE & RESOURCES V 1.10. Workshop participants were involved with this study and will be presenting up-to-date information about solar technology. Topics will include facts about the current solar regulatory environment, financial incentives, site evaluations, technology & financing options. The program will conclude with a panel of two poultry growers explaining their operations and their experiences with solar followed by a question and answer period.

To register, please email Karen Adams or call Karen at 302-856-2585 ext.540 Seating is limited and will be on a first call basis. There is no cost for attending.

UPDATE: Agenda



2:00 p.m. Welcome – Cory Whaley ag agent, Sussex County

Opening Remarks – Ed Kee, Delaware Secretary of Agriculture

2:10 p.m. Introduction of Speakers – Bill Brown, state poultry Extension agent

Solar Technology Basics – Dr. Jim Glancey, UD

2:30 Overview of Solar Technology in Delaware – Brian White

Feasibility Considerations – Barry Yerger

Determining if Solar is Right for Your Operation- Brian Yerger,
Dale Davis

3:15 Experiences with Solar (Grower Panel) – Robbie Isaacs,
Dan Heller

3:35 Questions & Answers

Session One 2 – 4 p.m.

Session Two 6 – 8 p.m.


2011 Sussex Master Gardener helpline is open, ready to answer garden questions

For Mary Perkins, spring begins volunteering at the Helpline. In 2010 Sussex County Master Gardeners volunteered more than 5,600 hours to the community.

The Sussex County Master Gardeners are pleased to announce the opening of their Garden Helpline for the 2011 gardening season. The Helpline is a free and valuable gardening resource for the residents of Sussex County. Master Gardeners are able to provide information and help on a wide variety of gardening topics including:  lawns, vegetable gardens, perennial gardens, shrubs and insects.

The Helpline will be open from April 15, 2011 through October 15, 2011.  Master Gardeners will be manning the phones from 10:00 a.m. –Noon and 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.  Call 302-856-2585, extension 535, to speak with a Master Gardener or leave a message.  A Master Gardener will respond to your questions as quickly as possible.

Master Gardeners are working volunteers and are supported by Delaware Cooperative Extension through the University of Delaware and Delaware State University Extension offices. It is Delaware Cooperative Extension’s policy that that no person shall be subjected to discrimination on the grounds of race, creed, color, sex, age, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, veteran or handicap status.


SEDAC and University of Delaware Host Economic Gardening Network on May 5

Are you interested in seeing Sussex County business and job creation grow? Are you involved in economic development issues affecting southern Delaware communities?

Then join the University of Delaware Coastal Community Initiative and Sussex Economic Development Action Committee (SEDAC) for a combined networking and workshop featuring the special presentation “Economic Gardening” by Christine Hamilton Pennell, president of economic development consulting and training firm Growing Local Economies.

The event will be held Thursday, May 5, 2011 at the Cordrey Center, 4:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Free to attend, this special network-shop is a perfect opportunity to mingle with area business people and economic development officials, as well as receive interactive training to help you grow business in your community.

Christine Hamilton Pennell has a long history of community economic development, formerly as Economic Intelligence Specialist for Littleton, Colorado and currently provided training and consulting to both national and international community and business groups. She will discuss the concept of Economic Gardening, an entrepreneurial approach to business growth utilizing information, infrastructure and strategic connections to foster local entrepreneurial development. The network-shop will include opportunities for attendees to have direct participation and interaction to provide enhanced take-away knowledge.

The May 5 network-shop is also an opportunity to meet SEDAC board members and learn more about upcoming events and offerings developed by this dynamic group. Formed in 2008, SEDAC is a coalition of southern Delaware’s business, government and education leaders focused on creating resources and programs to support self-sustaining, long-term economic growth in Sussex County. A 501(c)(3) corporation, SEDAC provides an intersection of public policy and private commerce to foster job and wealth creation for Sussex County.

There is no charge to attend the Economic Gardening network-shop, but pre-registration is required.  Light refreshments and beverages will be available. To learn more information, contact Michele Walfred at the University of Delaware Coastal Community Initiative, or call her at (302) 856-2585 x 550.  Or register here!

DSA to hold fall safety workshop, Thurs.,Nov. 4 in Dover

The toll of workplace injuries and fatalities to American businesses and industries is high.  In 2009 approximately 5,000 workers lost their lives and there were 3.7 million disabling injuries.  It is estimated that the total cost of workplace injuries is in excess of $142 billion and the total time lost exceeded 120 million days.

The DSA Fall Safety Workshop is scheduled for Thursday, Nov.  4, 2010 in Dover.  The event is sponsored by the Delmarva Safety Association in cooperation with the University of Delaware, Cooperative Extension, trade associations, state and federal agencies, and area businesses.  The safety seminar is designed for managers, supervisors, safety professionals, and other operating personnel.  In addition to timely topics and expert speakers, there will be a safety equipment exposition and representatives from OSHA and Delaware OSH Consultation will be exhibiting and available to answer your questions on regulatory matters.

The DSA workshop will address making workplaces safer and increasing understanding of safety practices and regulations.  Workshop topics at this year’s event includes PPE, ergonomics, OSHA recordkeeping, crane regulations, material handling equipment safety, trenching safety and “How to turn supervisors into safety leaders”.  You may visit and click on “Fall Show Details” for the complete program brochure and registration information.

DSA is excited about expanding its offerings to the Dover area and trust many new businesses will be able to participate in the workshop which includes 8 timely workshops, a keynote luncheon presentation, safety exposition, safety awards, incredible networking opportunities, Delmarvalous fellowship and much more. Please call the Delmarva Safety Association at (302)856-2585 extension586 or visit us on line for the program brochure, registration costs and more information about this year’s show.