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Governor's Weekly Message Transcript: Delaware State Fair -- Our Agricultural Tradition

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I'm here at a great Delaware tradition: the Delaware State Fair.

Governor's Day at the Fair is truly one of my favorite days of the year. I love coming and reconnecting with old friends and meeting new ones. I love doing the rides in the Midway, I love going to the Grange and the Farm Bureau to eat delicious food. I love going to the barns to see the animals the kids have raised and are showing. I like spending time the FFA and 4-H students.

They have so many incredible projects. Everything from displaying vegetables and growing vegetables to doing science projects about all kinds of issues affecting water quality, agriculture and the like.

In fact, the highlight of coming to Fair is to see these kids because they are the next generation. Many of them will go on to different fields but some of them will become farmers which is critically important to a big Delaware industry.

Agriculture is a really significant Delaware industry and of course poultry is the biggest of all. 75% of the money in Delaware agriculture is poultry and there are more than 11,000 jobs in that industry. It's been important in our past, it's important right now and it's going to continue to be an important industry in our future.

Having all those kids learn from the ground up from being really young kids through their teenage years means we're going to be very well positioned to grow that industry as we all work together to move Delaware forward.


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