2021 Pennsylvania Dairy Industry Award Winners Announced

Behrer, Breneman, Ebert, and Raney Were Recognized at the 2021 Virtual Dairy Summit At this year’s virtual Pennsylvania Dairy Summit, the Professional Dairy Managers of Pennsylvania, Center for Dairy Excellence, and Pennsylvania Dairymen’s Association awarded four dairy professionals with the 2021 Pennsylvania Dairy Industry Awards. The annual awards program recognizes dairy professionals who showcase leadership,…

Nuggets of Perspective From the Dairy Summit

By Jayne Sebright, Executive Director at the Center for Dairy Excellence What does it mean to emerge? That is a question we asked children in preparation for our annual Dairy Summit, with a “Kids’ Perspectives on Dairy Farming” video one of several elements added to break up the monotony of watching presentation after presentation on…

Hear Results of Dairy Producer Survey During Feb. 19 Webinar

Learn About PA Dairy Industry Data and Trends During Upcoming Webinar On Friday, February 19 at 12 p.m., the Center for Dairy Excellence will host a free webinar, titled “Dairy Producer Survey Results and Trends,” in partnership with the Pennsylvania State University Smeal College of Business. Dairy producers and industry representatives will hear from Zach…

Hear From Dairy Checkoff Leaders and Other Dairy Industry Experts

Register for the 2021 Virtual Dairy Summit on Feb. 8-11, 2021 Since 1984, dairy producers have paid 15 cents on every hundredweight into the Dairy Checkoff program. During the 2021 virtual Pennsylvania Dairy Summit, taking place on February 8-11, dairy producers can hear from dairy checkoff leaders who will answer questions about how they are…

Dairy Producers and Research Scientist to Share Strategies for Maximizing Components

The Panel Discussion Will Be Held on Feb. 10 During the 2021 Virtual Dairy Summit As dairy producers look to achieve maximum efficiency on their operations, Heather Dann, a research scientist at the William H. Miner Agricultural Research Institute, will lead a session titled “Maximizing Components to Enhance Your Bottom Line” during the 2021 virtual…

Professional Consulting Grants Available to Help Dairies Explore New Opportunities

Professional Consulting Grants Available to Help Dairies Explore New Opportunities The Center for Dairy Excellence is offering Dairy Decisions Consultant (DDC) grants to Pennsylvania dairy farms for the 2020-21 fiscal year. Leveraging funds provided through the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, the DDC program works to provide dairy farm families with professional consulting resources to help make…

Franklin County Dairy Farm Pursues New Opportunities with the Help of Professional Consultant

When Ron and Amy Wenger of Hollowacres Farm, LLC in Franklin County, Pennsylvania decided they wanted to make a change on their dairy, they were considering several different opportunities. Their team was considering purchasing a neighboring farm or expanding their current operation. They were also open to the ideas of diversifying or remodeling the dairy….

Learn How to Manage On-Farm Family Dynamics During 2021 Virtual Dairy Summit

The 2021 Virtual Dairy Summit Will Be Held on February 8-11, 2021 Managing family business dynamics on the dairy farm can be both rewarding and challenging. As the number of partners and family stakeholders grows, the potential for interpersonal tension and problems increases. During this year’s virtual Pennsylvania Dairy Summit on February 8-11, 2021, several…

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

The Books Will 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. The intent is to help Pennsylvania dairy farm families comply with National FARM requirements associated with record keeping, with one book covering…

Guest Speaker to Share 2021 Market Outlook During ‘Protecting Your Profits’ Webinar

Matthew Gould Will Join the Webinar on Wednesday, January 27 from 12-1 p.m. To start the new year, the Center for Dairy Excellence plans to share a 2021 dairy market outlook during the “Protecting Your Profits” monthly webinar on Wednesday, January 27 from 12-1 p.m. Matthew Gould, President of Dairy and Food Market Analyst, Inc.,…