Center for Dairy Excellence Seeking Board of Director Nominations

Farm overhead shot

Nominate a Dairy Producer from the Southeast Region of Pennsylvania The Center for Dairy Excellence Board of Directors is requesting nominations for a dairy producer from Southeast Pennsylvania to fill an open board position. After reaching the two-consecutive term maximum set by the organization’s bylaws, Donald Risser from Bainbridge, Pa., will vacate his position. “Don’s…

Breakfast on the Farm Event Set for September 21

Kurtland Farms

Save the Date and Enjoy Breakfast on the Farm Highlighting Pennsylvania Dairy The first-ever Breakfast on the Farm event will be held on September 21, 2019 from 8 a.m. to noon at Kurtland Farms in Elverson, Pa. The free breakfast is part of the “Choose PA Dairy” campaign and will be open to the public….

Center Focus Column: Eat More Ice Cream

Ice Cream Trail

By Jayne Sebright, Center for Dairy Excellence Executive Director Thirty-five years ago, US President Ronald Reagan proclaimed July as National Ice Cream Month. Since then, people across the country have celebrated the creamy treat and its ability to brighten almost anyone’s mood. Last year the Center worked with Pennsylvania’s Tourism Bureau and the Pennsylvania Department…

Meet Montana, an On-Farm Intern with a Passion for Herd Health

Montana, an on-farm intern, with a calf

From an early age, Montana Stump has cared deeply for animals. After growing up on her family’s hobby farm and spending her weekends at a friend’s dairy farm, she discovered her interest in animal health. “It was fun [growing up on a farm]. My family had rabbits and sheep, and we also had goats, chickens,…

Providing Risk Management Resources to Pennsylvania Dairies

Cow in pasture

When you look at Pennsylvania’s dairy industry, most farmers can agree – the future feels uncertain. For Joe of Somerset, Pa., becoming educated and informed has lessened some of his uncertainty. Joe has participated in the Dairy Profit Team Program through the Center for Dairy Excellence for the last three years. The program has provided…

Reasons to Believe in Dairy

Reasons to Believe in Dairy

By Jayne Sebright, Center for Dairy Excellence Executive Director The other day I received a request from a local newspaper for a quote on “Why I still believe in dairy.” The reporter who sent the request explained that they were writing a positive article offering encouragement to struggling farmers during June Dairy Month. When I…