Agriculture celebration held in Greenwood

December 5, 2017

King Crop Insurance Inc. and Allen Chorman & Son Inc. rolled out the red carpet to co-host a Celebration of Agriculture for 1,500 farmers and agribusiness partners on Delmarva. The event was held Nov. 4 at the Chorman Airport in Greenwood. It also celebrated King Crop Insurance's 50th year in business, as well as 50 years of ag flying for Allen Chorman and 20 years as an ag pilot for Jeff Chorman. The evening was highlighted with a display of ag, mosquito control and recreational aircraft in addition to Chorman's antique tractor collection. Entertainment throughout the night included a bluegrass band, No Time to Spare, a photo booth for fun, a grand fireworks display, and the Bo Dickerson Band, a local country rock band, to finish the evening.

Local youth ag organizations were invited to help with the event. The Delaware Farm Bureau Young Farmers and Ranchers were guest bartenders for the night. Delaware and Maryland 4-H and FFA members were on hand to assist with parking, greeting guests and clearing tables. Donation jars were placed throughout the hangars, and guests graciously donated over $3,000 for the YF&R, 4-H and FFA organizations. Guests also donated two pallets of nonperishable food items to the Delaware Food Bank.

Special guests were Delaware Gov. John Carney, Lt. Gov. Bethany Hall-Long, Congresswoman Lisa Blunt Rochester, Maryland Ag Secretary Joe Bartenfelder, Delaware Deputy Ag Secretary Kenny Bounds, Delaware Farm Bureau President Kitty Holtz and Maryland Farm Bureau Executive Director Valerie Connelly.