Robotic Milker Discussion Group and Facility Tour to Take Place on August 19

Robotic Milker Owners and Individuals Considering Installing the Technology Are Invited The Center for Dairy Excellence is partnering with regional AMS technology dealers to host a Robotic Milker Discussion Group meeting on Thursday, August 19 from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Oakleigh Farm in Mercersburg, Pennsylvania. The free event includes lunch, a roundtable discussion,…

Animal Science Sophomore Gains a Broader Perspective and Dairy Genetics Experience

For Caroline Arrowsmith, the dairy industry has been her passion since she was young. She was born and raised on Hillacres Jerseys in Peach Bottom, PA and has been involved in various dairy organizations  throughout her life. Caroline, a sophomore at The Pennsylvania State University, spent this summer interning at Pine Tree Dairy in Marshallville,…

College Junior Travels to Minnesota Dairy to Complete On-Farm Internship

While most college students are encouraged to complete an internship, they don’t usually move 1,200 miles away to do so. This is exactly what Tori Schiffert, a junior at The Pennsylvania State University studying animal science, decided to do. Tori applied for an on-farm internship during her junior year and was paired with Tauer Dairy…

Dairy Producer Gains Confidence to Transform Farm with New Technology

As Donny Bartch of Merrimart Farms in Perry County, Pennsylvania brainstormed ideas for the future of his dairy farm, he thought about a few key questions. How do he and his wife want to end their careers in dairying? If their kids come on board, what kind of opportunities do they want them to have?…

Transition Planning Helps Somerset County Dairy Farm Build a Legacy

Like many Pennsylvania dairy farms, Pennwood Farms in Somerset County, Pennsylvania has multiple family members involved in managing the farm’s day-to-day operations. With four brothers and various family members overseeing the business, they have been considering transitioning to an LLC to better protect each family. They have also been considering how the next generation could…

Join “Protecting Your Profits” Monthly Webinar on July 28

The Discussion Will Take Place on Wednesday, July 28 at 12 p.m. Via Webinar or Conference Call The Center for Dairy Excellence is hosting its monthly “Protecting Your Profits” webinar on Wednesday, July 28 at 12 p.m. Held the fourth Wednesday of every month and led by Zach Myers, Risk Education Manager with the Center,…

PA Dairy Farmer Describes How He Manages Feed Costs in Today’s Market

Walt Moore Was Featured in Ninth Episode of Cow-Side Conversations Podcast With grain market prices reaching record highs this spring, Pennsylvania dairy producers are continuing to see feed costs that are well above historical averages. During the Center for Dairy Excellence’s ninth episode of the “Cow-Side Conversations” podcast, Walt Moore of Walmoore Holsteins in Chester…

Center for Dairy Excellence Seeking Two Board of Director Nominations

Nominations Are Open for a Central PA Dairy Producer and Sales and Service Representative The Center for Dairy Excellence Board of Directors is requesting nominations to fill two open board positions. The available positions are for a dairy producer from the Central Pennsylvania region and a dairy sales and service representative. After reaching the two-consecutive…

From Urban to Rural: College Junior Completes On-Farm Internship and Gains Experience with Large Animal Health

Growing up in Stamford, Connecticut, 30 minutes outside of New York City , Yvette Wolpo didn’t see a lot of dairy cows, but that didn’t stop her from developing an interest in agriculture. As a high school student, she became involved in FFA and decided to study animal science at The Pennsylvania State University. “I’ve…

“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 open for enrollment for the 2021-22 school year beginning August 1. The free program, which impacted more than 1.6 million students worldwide last year, is a year-long, interactive learning opportunity that gives students an inside…