Farm Visits, Day 1
The Poultry industry drives the economy of the Delmarva. It is the predominant source of agriculture and the primary reason that the relatively small family farms of the Eastern Shore can continue to grow grain crops competitively. But poultry— and more specifically poultry litter- has also been identified as a major source of nutrient pollution for the Chesapeake. Chesapeake Semester students would meet with Jim Perdue in his Seaford based Agri-Recycle Plant, followed by a farm tour of a poultry operation in northern Kent County.