More Than 51,000 Classrooms Sign Up to Adopt a Cow, Dairy Industry Can Help Support the Program’s Growth

Dairy Industry Encouraged to Help Bring Dairy Farming Into More Classrooms and Homes With more than 51,000 classrooms and homes signed up for Discover Dairy’s “Adopt a Cow” program this school year, the Dairy Excellence Foundation is seeking the dairy industry’s support to sustain the growth of the program, which gives students and families a…

On-Farm Intern Develops New Skills and Experience with Herd Health

After growing up on his family’s dairy farm, Drew Walton has been part of the dairy industry from an early age. About to begin his senior year at Penn State University, Drew recognized the importance of expanding his knowledge and skillset before he entered the job market. He wanted to find a way to develop…

College Senior Gains Experience with Animal Care During On-Farm Internship

Originally from Berks County, Pennsylvania, Paige Miller was introduced to the world of dairy farming through her mentor, a local dairy farmer. After working at his farm and gaining experience in the industry, he encouraged her to pursue a career in dairy. Paige decided to study animal science, with the business option, at Penn State…

College Senior Embraces Passion for Agricultural Research During Summer Internship

Stephanie Clouser grew up on a small dairy farm in Centre County, Pennsylvania, where she was involved with 4-H and showing animals throughout her childhood. With a love for animals and science, Stephanie decided to attend Susquehanna University to major in biomedical sciences with a minor in chemistry. Throughout her classes, Stephanie has developed a…

On-Farm Internship Exposes Student to Rewarding Aspects of Dairy Farming

Even though Rebecca Burns didn’t grow up on a dairy farm, she loved working with animals from a young age. When she decided to study animal science in college, she realized she could make a career out of her passion. “I was the person [in my family] to branch off and discover that I really…

Ten Students Receive Scholarships to Support Future Careers in Dairy

College Students From Across Pennsylvania Were Awarded Student Leader Scholarships Ten undergraduate students were recently honored with Student Leader Scholarships, intended to encourage and empower the next generation of dairy producers. Supported by the Center for Dairy Excellence Foundation of Pennsylvania and the Pennsylvania Dairymen’s Association, each scholarship recipient received $3,000 to support their undergraduate…

“Adopt a Cow” Program Brings Agriculture to the Classroom, Open for Enrollment on August 1

The Interactive Lesson Series Can Be Incorporated Into Both Virtual and In-Person Instruction Discover Dairy’s “Adopt a Cow” program will be open for enrollment for the 2020-21 school year beginning August 1. The free program is a year-long, interactive learning opportunity that gives students an inside look at a dairy farm in their community through…

College Student Gains Experience on Large-Scale Dairy During On-Farm Internship

Marie Bryant may not have grown up on a dairy farm, but her passion for the industry runs deep. As a rising senior and animal science major at Penn State University, Marie first discovered her interest in agriculture in high school. After joining 4H and FFA, Marie made the decision to study agriculture in college,…

Animal Science Student Expands Horizons During Internship at Minnesota Dairy

After growing up in Southern Lancaster County, Dominic Mattilio hasn’t been afraid to get out of his comfort zone. As a junior at Penn State University studying animal science with a minor in agronomy, Dominic is spending his summer more than 1,100 miles away in Hanska, Minnesota at Tauer Dairy, a 220-cow dairy farm. He…

Center for Dairy Excellence Hires Education and Communications Intern

Ayla Blatt Joins Staff to Help Develop Dairy Education Programs The Center for Dairy Excellence has named Ayla Blatt, a senior at the Pennsylvania State University, as education and communications intern. Blatt joins a team of employees who are committed to strengthening Pennsylvania dairy farms with resources and support and providing dairy education programming to…