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W.B. Simpson student takes home the green with Delaware grown cabbageDate Posted: February 27, 2020
Harriet Tubman living history at Old State House on March 10Date Posted: February 27, 2020
Air Permitting Basics training workshops scheduled March 18 and 26Date Posted: February 27, 2020
Delaware Details Preparations for Potential Spread of Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19)Date Posted: February 26, 2020
As public process begins to create plan for climate change, survey shows majority of Delawareans say it is time to actDate Posted: February 26, 2020
Camille Decker to Represent Delaware in 2020 Poetry Out Loud National Finals in WashingtonDate Posted: February 26, 2020
DigiGirlz Registration Now OpenDate Posted: February 26, 2020
DNREC to close The Point at Cape Henlopen March 1 for 2020 for beach nesting seasonDate Posted: February 25, 2020
Attorney General Jennings announces bipartisan, multistate investigation of JUULDate Posted: February 25, 2020
Two wells near Dover AFB have possible elevated PFOS/PFOA levelsDate Posted: February 25, 2020
Funding available to communities to plan for coastal flooding and climate change impactsDate Posted: February 25, 2020
DNREC to launch refrigerant incentive programDate Posted: February 24, 2020
DPH Concerned About Increasing Number of Flu Cases As It Announces Additional Flu-Related DeathsDate Posted: February 21, 2020
DFA Banquet and Tree Farmer Award on March 19Date Posted: February 21, 2020
DNREC acquires additional acreage for Fork Branch Nature PreserveDate Posted: February 21, 2020
DNREC Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police Blotter: Feb. 10-16Date Posted: February 21, 2020
Consumer Alert: Number Spoofing Targets Delmarva CustomersDate Posted: February 21, 2020
Spring trout stocking and March 7 season opening at downstate ponds announcedDate Posted: February 21, 2020
Delaware Advisory Council on Wildlife and Freshwater Fish to meet Feb. 25 in DoverDate Posted: February 20, 2020
Security Grant Funds Available for NonprofitsDate Posted: February 20, 2020
Delaware Medicare Assistance Bureau to Hold Public MeetingsDate Posted: February 20, 2020
DNREC Secretary’s Emergency Order authorizes change to striped bass fishing regulationsDate Posted: February 19, 2020
DNREC now accepting grant proposals for community water quality improvement projectsDate Posted: February 19, 2020
Registration open to hunters for mandatory wild turkey hunting coursesDate Posted: February 19, 2020
Women’s history celebrated at state’s museums during March 2020Date Posted: February 18, 2020
Joint Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission-Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council hearings in Dover Feb. 19Date Posted: February 18, 2020
Division of the Arts to Host Annual State Employee Art ExhibitionDate Posted: February 17, 2020
DPH Announces Third Negative Test Result for CoronavirusDate Posted: February 15, 2020
Child Support Begins Sending Payments to New ReliaCard®Date Posted: February 14, 2020
Delaware Native Species Commission to meet Feb. 19 in DoverDate Posted: February 14, 2020
Source Water Protection Subcommittee to meet Feb. 20 in DoverDate Posted: February 14, 2020
DNREC-sponsored ‘Butterflies and Clean Water’ presentations set for March 2 and 30 as part of Reclaim Our River ProgramDate Posted: February 14, 2020
Attorney General Jennings announces leadership change at Department of JusticeDate Posted: February 14, 2020
DNREC Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police Blotter: Feb. 3-9Date Posted: February 14, 2020
Governor Carney Announces Leadership Changes at Department of Safety and Homeland SecurityDate Posted: February 14, 2020
“Coffee, Cross Stitch and Conversation” at Lewes’ Zwaanendael Museum on Feb. 22, 2020Date Posted: February 13, 2020
Commissioner Navarro Responds Strongly to Report of Premium Increases on Members of the MilitaryDate Posted: February 13, 2020
DPH Announces Second Negative Test Result For CoronavirusDate Posted: February 13, 2020
The Delaware Division of the Arts to Host 2020 Poetry Out Loud State CompetitionDate Posted: February 13, 2020
DNREC’s Division of Fish & Wildlife reminds hunters to remove temporary deer stands from state wildlife areasDate Posted: February 12, 2020
Delaware Captive Insurance Contributes $4 Million to StateDate Posted: February 12, 2020
DNREC goes live with enhanced online electronic recreational fishing license sales systemDate Posted: February 10, 2020
Community Preparedness Workshop for Seniors and People With Disabilities in DoverDate Posted: February 10, 2020
February 28th is deadline to change political party affiliation before Presidential PrimaryDate Posted: February 7, 2020
DNREC Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police Blotter: Jan. 27- Feb. 2Date Posted: February 7, 2020
Delaware Monitoring Returning Travelers from China for 2019 Novel CoronavirusDate Posted: February 7, 2020
Odyssey Charter placed on formal reviewDate Posted: February 7, 2020
Delaware opens registration for 2020 domestic hemp programDate Posted: February 7, 2020
Presidents Lincoln and Washington to be spotlighted at Dover, Del.’s Old State House during February 2020Date Posted: February 7, 2020
Companies Save Over $4 Million From Reduced Workers’ Compensation RatesDate Posted: February 6, 2020
Repairs to Gordons Pond elevated boardwalk at Cape Henlopen State Park delayed until next weekDate Posted: February 5, 2020
DNREC to hold public sessions March 3, 4, and 5 seeking input on development of Delaware’s climate action planDate Posted: February 5, 2020
Delaware Receives Overwhelming Support in Case to Prevent Political Partisanship on State CourtsDate Posted: February 3, 2020
DNREC’s Water Infrastructure Advisory Council to meet Feb. 19 at Delaware Technical Community College in DoverDate Posted: February 3, 2020
Delaware Resident Tests Negative for 2019 Novel CoronavirusDate Posted: February 2, 2020
Gordons Pond elevated boardwalk at Cape Henlopen State Park to close for repairs next weekDate Posted: January 31, 2020
DNREC accepting written public comment on agreement and proposed consent decree with Mountaire Farms of Delaware, Inc.Date Posted: January 31, 2020
STK gang members sentenced to prison for crime spree, including murder of Brandon WingoDate Posted: January 31, 2020
DNREC Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police Blotter: Jan. 20-26Date Posted: January 31, 2020
The Mezzanine Gallery to Exhibit “Spring Must Come” by Terron MitchellDate Posted: January 31, 2020
Governor Carney Presents Fiscal Year 2021 Recommended BudgetDate Posted: January 30, 2020
Watch Governor Carney’s Budget Presentation for Fiscal Year 2021Date Posted: January 30, 2020
Information on 2019 Novel Coronavirus from Division of Public HealthDate Posted: January 30, 2020
DNREC Division of Fish & Wildlife promotes additional hunting opportunities in FebruaryDate Posted: January 29, 2020
More than $830,000 Earned for Residents through Insurance ArbitrationDate Posted: January 29, 2020
Treasurer Davis Interview Highlights Settlement to Help Teachers Retirement InvestmentsDate Posted: January 29, 2020
The National Endowment for the Arts announces $27.3 million in Grants to Support the ArtsDate Posted: January 28, 2020
Delaware second state on east coast for USDA hemp plan approvalDate Posted: January 28, 2020
Child Support Needs Updated Mailing Addresses to Ensure Transition for Recipients to New Debit CardDate Posted: January 28, 2020
DNREC, Delaware City Refining Company, LLC agree to penalty settlements on refinery’s outstanding air violationsDate Posted: January 27, 2020
DNREC breaks ground on Brandywine Zoo Madagascar exhibit that will house endangered lemurs, tortoisesDate Posted: January 27, 2020
Report: Delaware tourism sets new recordsDate Posted: January 27, 2020
Justin Day to Head Up New Partner Services Team at DTIDate Posted: January 27, 2020
DPH Announces Two Additional Flu-Related Deaths; Delawareans Should Follow Basic Tips to Stop Spread of GermsDate Posted: January 24, 2020
Wilmington jury convicts drug trafficker in murder-for-hire plotDate Posted: January 24, 2020
Flags to be lowered Monday in remembrance of Harry “Hal” HaskellDate Posted: January 24, 2020
Transportation Infrastructure Investment Fund LaunchesDate Posted: January 24, 2020
Delaware Secretary of Agriculture recognizes Barczewski for contributions to agricultureDate Posted: January 24, 2020
DNREC Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police Blotter: Jan. 13-19Date Posted: January 24, 2020
Division of the Arts Announces New Focus for Two FY2021 Grant CategoriesDate Posted: January 24, 2020
Governor Carney Delivers 2020 State of the State AddressDate Posted: January 23, 2020
Delaware’s Tax Season Officially Starts January 27Date Posted: January 23, 2020
2020 State of the StateDate Posted: January 23, 2020
Delaware Advisory Council on Wildlife and Freshwater Fish to meet Jan. 28 in DoverDate Posted: January 23, 2020
Treasurer Davis Shares Important Lesson with Third GradersDate Posted: January 22, 2020
Governor Carney Announces Major Investment in Wilmington SchoolsDate Posted: January 22, 2020
Department of Insurance Celebrates Response to Fraud in 2019Date Posted: January 22, 2020
Governor Carney, Legislators Announce Major Investments in Clean WaterDate Posted: January 21, 2020
Delaware Division of Historical and Cultural Affairs sponsors 14 special events during February 2020Date Posted: January 21, 2020
Governor Carney Nominates Kathleen Amalfitano as Court of Common Pleas Judge in Kent CountyDate Posted: January 17, 2020
DNREC Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police Blotter: Jan. 6-12Date Posted: January 17, 2020
Prosecutors secure conviction, sentence in Sussex County homicidesDate Posted: January 17, 2020
DPH to Hold Public Workshop On Solicitation of Water Infrastructure Improvement ProjectsDate Posted: January 16, 2020
Delaware Farmers’ Markets Continue to Grow in PopularityDate Posted: January 16, 2020
Recycling Public Advisory Council to meet Jan. 22 in DoverDate Posted: January 16, 2020
Governor Carney, Division of Small Business Award EDGE Grants to 10 Delaware CompaniesDate Posted: January 16, 2020
2020 LIFE Conference Offers Keynote from Self-AdvocatesDate Posted: January 16, 2020
Commissioner Trinidad Navarro Appointed Chair of National Antifraud Task ForceDate Posted: January 16, 2020
Governor Carney’s Statement on Senate Confirmation of Paul Fioravanti, Jr. to Court of ChanceryDate Posted: January 15, 2020
DNREC’s Division of Parks & Recreation grows White Clay Creek State Park with new superintendent, acreageDate Posted: January 15, 2020

Department of Agriculture | Department of Education | Date Posted: Thursday, February 27, 2020

Delaware State Winner Latrell McGinnis with his prize cabbage that weighed in at 8 pounds 4 ounces.DOVER, Del. – W.B. Simpson Elementary School 4th grader Latrell McGinnis spent last spring tending to his cabbage in hopes of growing the best-looking cabbage in Delaware. After all the judging was completed, McGinnis’s hard work paid off when he was announced as the state winner during a presentation at his school this week.
More than 1,300 third grade classes in 300 elementary schools in Delaware participated in the 2019 Bonnie Plants Cabbage Program. Each teacher selects the best-looking cabbage and submits a photograph with the student and their cabbage for judging to Bonnie Plants. Judges are looking for the best cabbage based on size and appearance, not just on how big it gets. They take a close look at the leaves for damage, look for head splits, and flowering stalks. Once the national judges select the top finalists, the Delaware Department of Agriculture randomly selects the state winner.
Regional Bonnie Plants’ Station Office Manager Trish Drury presented McGinnis with a $1,000 check in front of all the 3rd and 4th grade classes at W.B. Simpson Elementary. He also received a certificate, shirt, the book, Katie’s Cabbage, and a Delaware Grown hat. School principal, Ms. Jennifer Martin received a plaque to hang in the school.
Bonnie Plants Trish Drury presented Delaware’s Cabbage Program State Winner Latrell McGinnis with a check and W.B. Simpson Principal Ms. Martin with a plaque.When asked by his principal if he was going to Disney now to celebrate? McGinnis replied, “No, I will be putting my check into savings so one day I can buy a car when I am old enough to drive.”
Started in 1996, Bonnie Plants started the 3rd Grade Cabbage Program to inspire a love of vegetable gardening in young people so that children can learn with their food comes from and engage them in gardening as a hobby. By 2002, the program grew to the 48 contiguous states. The company has trucked free O.S. Cross, “oversized” cabbage plants across the country and has delivered over 18 million plants since this program began.
Delaware Department of Agriculture’s Chief of Community Relations Stacey Hofmann praised McGinnis for his hard work. “It’s not easy to grow a cabbage when you are faced with pests that want a chance to eat that cabbage more than you do. It also takes a lot of hard work and persistence to keep the area weed free, maintain soil health and fertilizing, and not overwatering cabbage.”
When asked if he had any issues growing his cabbage, Latrell responded that he had one snail and one caterpillar trying to eat his cabbage, but he removed them before they could do much damage. He also encouraged third graders looking for tips to make sure to water their cabbage, but only until the soil is just feeling wet. A cabbage only needs one inch of water or rainfall a week.
Third grade teachers interested in having their class participate in the program can register online at https://bonniecabbageprogram.com
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Department of Agriculture | Department of Education | Date Posted: Thursday, February 27, 2020

Delaware State Winner Latrell McGinnis with his prize cabbage that weighed in at 8 pounds 4 ounces.DOVER, Del. – W.B. Simpson Elementary School 4th grader Latrell McGinnis spent last spring tending to his cabbage in hopes of growing the best-looking cabbage in Delaware. After all the judging was completed, McGinnis’s hard work paid off when he was announced as the state winner during a presentation at his school this week.
More than 1,300 third grade classes in 300 elementary schools in Delaware participated in the 2019 Bonnie Plants Cabbage Program. Each teacher selects the best-looking cabbage and submits a photograph with the student and their cabbage for judging to Bonnie Plants. Judges are looking for the best cabbage based on size and appearance, not just on how big it gets. They take a close look at the leaves for damage, look for head splits, and flowering stalks. Once the national judges select the top finalists, the Delaware Department of Agriculture randomly selects the state winner.
Regional Bonnie Plants’ Station Office Manager Trish Drury presented McGinnis with a $1,000 check in front of all the 3rd and 4th grade classes at W.B. Simpson Elementary. He also received a certificate, shirt, the book, Katie’s Cabbage, and a Delaware Grown hat. School principal, Ms. Jennifer Martin received a plaque to hang in the school.
Bonnie Plants Trish Drury presented Delaware’s Cabbage Program State Winner Latrell McGinnis with a check and W.B. Simpson Principal Ms. Martin with a plaque.When asked by his principal if he was going to Disney now to celebrate? McGinnis replied, “No, I will be putting my check into savings so one day I can buy a car when I am old enough to drive.”
Started in 1996, Bonnie Plants started the 3rd Grade Cabbage Program to inspire a love of vegetable gardening in young people so that children can learn with their food comes from and engage them in gardening as a hobby. By 2002, the program grew to the 48 contiguous states. The company has trucked free O.S. Cross, “oversized” cabbage plants across the country and has delivered over 18 million plants since this program began.
Delaware Department of Agriculture’s Chief of Community Relations Stacey Hofmann praised McGinnis for his hard work. “It’s not easy to grow a cabbage when you are faced with pests that want a chance to eat that cabbage more than you do. It also takes a lot of hard work and persistence to keep the area weed free, maintain soil health and fertilizing, and not overwatering cabbage.”
When asked if he had any issues growing his cabbage, Latrell responded that he had one snail and one caterpillar trying to eat his cabbage, but he removed them before they could do much damage. He also encouraged third graders looking for tips to make sure to water their cabbage, but only until the soil is just feeling wet. A cabbage only needs one inch of water or rainfall a week.
Third grade teachers interested in having their class participate in the program can register online at https://bonniecabbageprogram.com
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Related Topics:  Bonnie Plants, Bonnie Plants 3rd grade Cabbage Program, Delaware, Delaware Department of Agriculture, Delaware Grown

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Here you can subscribe to future news updates.

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