High School Junior Expands Dairy Knowledge Through Independent Study

As a junior at Cumberland Valley High School and the Cumberland County Teen Miss Agriculture USA, Amanda Hamilton is passionate about sharing the benefits of dairy with the community. Where did she discover her passion for dairy farming? “My grandmother has a family farm, and my cousin has a dairy farm. We’re trying to keep…

Scholarships Available for Students Pursuing Careers in Dairy

The PA Dairymen’s Association and Dairy Excellence Foundation Offer $3,000 Scholarships High school students who are pursuing an education in a dairy-related field are encouraged to apply for one of ten $3,000 scholarships made available through the Pennsylvania Dairymen’s Association and Center for Dairy Excellence Foundation of Pennsylvania for the 2020-21 academic year. The scholarships…

Young Professionals Recognized with Scholarships at Dairy Summit

The Scholarships Allowed Young Dairy Professionals to Network and Grow Their Skills A group of 35 young professionals recently received scholarships to attend the 2020 Pennsylvania Dairy Summit on February 5-6 in State College, Pa. The Pennsylvania Dairymen’s Association, the Center for Dairy Excellence, and the Center for Dairy Excellence Foundation of Pennsylvania awarded the…

Dairy Leaders of Tomorrow Curriculum Introduces High Schoolers to Animal Science

While the Dairy Leaders of Tomorrow curriculum is centered around dairy, it often sparks connections with other animal science topics. At Cumberland Valley High School in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, the Dairy Leaders of Tomorrow reproductive anatomy lesson served as a relevant introduction for a pig dissection assignment. “We were going through the different systems of pigs,…

High School Students Meet Berks County Dairy Farmers During Annual Farm Tour

2019 farm tour

On Friday, October 18, more than 60 high school students from six different high schools throughout Pennsylvania participated in the annual Dairy Leaders of Tomorrow Farm Tour. This year’s farm tour took place in Berks County, where students received a firsthand look at three dairy farms with three very different business models. Students spent the…

Scholarships Available to Young Dairy Professionals

2018 Dairy Summit

Scholarship Recipients Receive Free Registration and Lodging for 2020 Dairy Summit Young dairy producers and college students who are interested in attending the 2020 Pennsylvania Dairy Summit are encouraged to apply for this year’s Young Professional Scholarship. The scholarship program was created to encourage young professionals to pursue professional development and networking opportunities by offsetting…

Middle School Students Discover the Impact Dairy Makes on Their Community

Milk in classroom

With consumers becoming more interested in shopping locally, Mary Myers, a middle school teacher from Keystone SMILES Crossroads CLC, wanted her students to understand the role agriculture, and dairy farming, play in this consumer trend. “I wanted to include a unit on Pennsylvania agriculture in my junior-high social studies class, and I decided dairy would…

Students Encouraged to Apply for On-Farm Internships by Oct. 31

Caitlyn, a 2019 on-farm intern

The 2020 Internship Program Provides Undergraduate Students with On-Farm Experience The deadline for undergraduate students to apply for the 2020 On-Farm Internship program is October 31, 2019. The program is ideal for students who are interested in gaining hands-on experience in dairy production and exploring career opportunities in the dairy industry. The Professional Dairy Managers…

Teachers Encouraged to Register for Berks County Farm Tour

Vista Grande Farms

The Annual Dairy Leaders of Tomorrow Farm Tour Will Take Place in Berks County on Oct. 18 Registration for the Dairy Leaders of Tomorrow Farm Tour closes this Friday. The day-long experience is scheduled for Friday, October 18 from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and includes visits to three Berks County dairy farms. High school…

Dairy Leaders of Tomorrow Students Recognized with Scholarships

Scholarship Winners

The Scholarship Program Honors Outstanding Students in the Dairy Industry Mikayla Davis of Leesport, Berks County, and Karly Marshman of Oxford, New York, were recently awarded scholarships through the Center for Dairy Excellence Foundation of Pennsylvania’s Dairy Leaders of Tomorrow Program. To qualify for the scholarship, undergraduate students must have completed and passed at least…