Dell family inducted into state Hall of Fame

March 04, 2007

Former County Commissioner Donald Dell and his family were recently inducted into the Maryland Governor's Agriculture Hall of Fame.

Four generations of the Dell family operate Cranberry Meadow Farm, which includes a 180-cow dairy with top genetics; Black Angus beef cattle; 3,300 acres of corn, soybeans and small grains; and a grain elevator.

The Dells have incorporated conservation best management practices since the 1950s, have supported agricultural land preservation, and continue to run a profitable, diversified operation, according to the Maryland Department of Agriculture.

The Dell family is also involved in a range of agricultural and community organizations. Donald Dell also was a county commissioner for 12 years.

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