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General Information about Delaware

Continuing Education

Opportunities for continuing education are numerous. Coastal Delaware offers the following colleges and universities which allow people of all ages to further their education, expand their interests or offer their talents for teaching opportunities:

Most Ph.D.s

According to a survey by the National Science Foundation, Delaware has more doctoral-level (Ph.D.) scientists and engineers, as a percentage of the population, than any other state. Delaware also has a higher rate of patent awards, per person, than any other state. (More… see the State of Delaware Website)

Farmers’ Markets

Lewes Farmers MarketDelaware has 2,500 farms and a moderate climate with hot summers and mild winters. It is protected from the cold winds of winter by the mountains of Pennsylvania.

Also known as a major dairy producer, livestock, including pigs, and other related products account for 70% of Delaware’s farm income with “Broilers” (young chickens) contributing the largest portion of Delaware's farm income.

Soybeans are Delaware's most important farm crop followed by corn, although farmers also grow barley and wheat. Potatoes and peas highlight the State, as its largest vegetable crops but many other vegetables and fruits including a large variety of apples (Delaware's largest fruit crop) are found at the many local farmers’ markets. Greenhouse and nursery products, flowers, ornamental shrubs and young plants are also cultivated. Make the effort to visit the following markets to support our local farmers.

 

 

 

Delaware Factoids

 Capital:  Dover
 1st State Founded:  December 7, 1787
 State Bird:  Blue Hen Chicken
 State Tree:  American Holly
 State Flower:  Peach Blossom
 No. of Counties:  3, New Castle, Kent and Sussex Counties… the fewest of any state having counties.
 Largest City:  Wilmington

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