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…

Dairy Farm Sisters Create Their Own Yogurt Line, Achieve Regional Growth with the Help of Consultants

When you meet Stephanie and Hayley Painter, two sisters who grew up on Painterland Farms in Tioga County, Pennsylvania, one of the first things you will notice is their passion and drive. They have always envisioned creating a value-added dairy product that could help make their family’s fourth-generation organic dairy and crop farm more sustainable,…

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…

Dairy Excellence Grants to Open for Applications Starting March 1

The Grants Help Support Improvement Projects Related to Cow Comfort, Efficiency, and Milk Production Per Cow The next round of funding for the Dairy Excellence Grant Program opens on March 1, and Pennsylvania dairy producers have until March 31 to submit a grant application. The program is ideal for Pennsylvania dairy producers who want to…

Center for Dairy Excellence Awards $125,000 in Second Round of Grants to Help Producers Enhance Efficiency and Cow Comfort

The Dairy Excellence Grants Were Awarded to 25 Dairy Producers From 17 PA Counties The Center for Dairy Excellence recently awarded a collective total of $125,000 to 25 Pennsylvania dairy producers through the second round of the Dairy Excellence Grant program. Leveraging funds provided through the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, the Center has awarded a combined…

Professional Consulting Grants Available to Dairy Farms for Six Key Areas

The Dairy Decisions Consultants Program Pairs Dairy Farms with Experienced Consultants Who Have Expertise in Six Different Areas The Center for Dairy Excellence is now accepting applications for the Dairy Decisions Consultant (DDC) Grant Program for the 2021-22 year. The DDC Program provides dairy farm families with professional consulting resources to help make decisions that…

Grants Available to Help Dairy Farmers Improve Profitability, Make Business Transformations and Create Succession Plans

Three Types of Grants Are Available Through the Center’s On-Farm Resource Program Dairy producers who are looking to improve profitability, create a transition plan, or plan a major business transformation are encouraged to apply for one of three team grant opportunities now available through the Center for Dairy Excellence’s On-Farm Resource Program. The 2021-22 team…

Second Round of Dairy Excellence Grant Funding Now Open for Dairy Producers

The Grants Help Support Improvement Projects Related to Cow Comfort, Efficiency, and Milk Production Per Cow The second round of funding for the Dairy Excellence Grant Program is now open, and dairy producers have until October 15 to submit a grant application. The program is ideal for Pennsylvania dairy producers who want to improve cow…

Center Awards $400,000 in Grants to Enhance Efficiency and Cow Comfort on PA Dairy Farms

The Dairy Excellence Grants Were Awarded to 80 Dairy Producers From 33 PA Counties The Center for Dairy Excellence recently awarded a collective total of $400,000 to 80 Pennsylvania dairy producers through the new Dairy Excellence Grant program. Leveraging funds provided through the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, the program is designed to support dairy farm improvement…

Missing the View From the Tractor Seat: PA Dairy Farmer Transforms Operation with Business Plan

For Jason Frye of Pleasant Lane Farms in Westmoreland County, a simple business plan helped his family transform their 40-cow dairy operation, enter the value-added space, and begin making cheese. Frye spent years working in the technology space and has experience working for an independent software vendor. When he made the decision to return to…