Center for Dairy Excellence Awards $202,500 in Third Round of Grants to Help Producers Enhance Efficiency and Cow Comfort

The Dairy Excellence Grants Were Awarded to 43 Dairy Producers From 27 PA Counties The Center for Dairy Excellence recently awarded a collective total of $202,500 to 43 Pennsylvania dairy producers through the third round of the Dairy Excellence Grant program. Leveraging funds provided through the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, this investment from Ag Excellence supported…

Learn How Rising Interest Rates Will Impact Dairy During ‘Protecting Your Profits’ Webinar on April 27

Hear From a Guest Speaker on Wednesday, April 27 at 12 p.m. Via Webinar or Conference Call The Center for Dairy Excellence is hosting a special edition of its monthly “Protecting Your Profits” webinar on Wednesday, April 27 from 12-1 p.m. The event will feature Sam Miller, Managing Director of Agriculture Banking at BMO Harris…

Franklin County Dairy Farmer Shares Innovative Planting Strategies in New Podcast

Ben Peckman Was Interviewed in the New Episode of “Cow-Side Conversations” In the Center for Dairy Excellence’s latest episode of the “Cow-Side Conversations” podcast, Ben Peckman from Slate Ridge Dairy in Franklin County, Pennsylvania described several innovative planting and cropping strategies he uses on his operation, including highly diverse cover crop mixes, a green planting…

Dairy Farms Encouraged to Submit Events Planned in Their Communities

The Center Is Sharing a List of Dairy Events to “Celebrate Dairy Across PA” This Summer To help share the many contributions dairy farms make to our communities, the Center for Dairy Excellence is building a list of dairy-themed events to promote to consumers and families across the state as part of a “Celebrate Dairy…

Save the Date for Dairy Financial Conference on September 14

Dairy Financial Consultants and Representatives Invited to the Annual Event Dairy financial consultants, lending representatives, and interested dairy producers are encouraged to save the date for the 13th annual Dairy Financial and Risk Management Conference, planned for Wednesday, September 14, at the Sheraton Harrisburg Hershey Hotel in Harrisburg, Pa. The conference will be held from…

Student Leader Scholarship Applications Due May 1

The PA Dairymen’s Association, Dairy Excellence Foundation, and Tröegs Independent Brewing Are Offering Ten $3,000 Scholarships Online applications for this year’s Student Leader Scholarships are due by May 1, 2022. The annual scholarship program recognizes outstanding undergraduate students who are pursuing an education in a dairy-related field. Ten $3,000 scholarships are available through a new…

Three Dairy Professionals Join Center and Foundation Board of Directors

Biddle, Brubaker, and Sattazahn Recently Filled Open Board Positions The Center for Dairy Excellence and Dairy Excellence Foundation recently welcomed three dairy professionals to the organizations’ Board of Directors. The Center for Dairy Excellence Board of Directors guide the work of the non-profit 501c6 organization which fosters collaboration across the industry and provides resources to…

Clinton County Dairy Farmer Discusses Integrating Beef Into Their Herd in New Podcast Episode

Candice Dotterer White Was Interviewed in the New Episode of “Cow-Side Conversations” In the Center for Dairy Excellence’s latest episode of the “Cow-Side Conversations” podcast, Candice Dotterer White from Dotterer Dairy in Clinton County, Pennsylvania shared how they have diversified their dairy operation by raising and marketing their own beef. With 56 percent of farms…

Cumberland County Dairy Farm Boosts Efficiency and Diversifies With On-Farm Creamery

At Stover Farms, a 90-cow, fourth-generation dairy farm in Cumberland County, Pa., Amy Brickner has been working over the last four years to open an on-farm creamery where they can sell their farm-fresh milk and other dairy products. In February of 2022, they became one step closer to their destiny when Amy and her family…

Free Animal Care Record-Keeping Books Available to Dairy Farmers and Veterinarians

The Books Help PA Dairy Farms Comply with National FARM Requirements The Center for Dairy Excellence is offering free copies of Animal Care Protocol Record-Keeping Books to Pennsylvania dairy producers and veterinarians. With more than 2,000 books distributed to date, they have been created to help Pennsylvania dairy farm families comply with National FARM requirements…