Fayette County Dairy Producer Shares Journey With Value-Added Business in New Podcast Episode

Jennifer Orr 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, Jennifer Orr, a dairy producer from Harmony Acres in Fayette County, Pennsylvania, shared what sparked her family to enter the value-added space and begin bottling milk from their 170-cow herd. She…

Lancaster County Dairy Producer Shares Ways to Maximize Herd Performance and Production in New Podcast Episode

Tom Barley 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, Tom Barley, a dairy producer from Star Rock Farms in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, shared how their team concentrates on the smallest details to achieve peak herd performance and production. He described…

Dauphin County Retired Dairy Producer Reflects on Transition Out of Dairy and Farm Safety Lessons in New Podcast Episode

Frank Graybill 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, Frank Graybill, a retired dairy producer from Restful Acres Dairy Farm in Dauphin County, Pennsylvania, reflected on his rewarding 47-year career as a dairy farmer and his family’s decision to transition…

Berks County Dairy Producer Shares Perspective on Transition Planning, Robotic Milking Technology and More in New Podcast Episode

Jared Kurtz 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, Jared Kurtz, a fourth-generation dairy producer from Kurtland Farms in southern Berks County, Pennsylvania, shared what the transition planning process was like for his family—a process that took nearly five years…

Franklin County Dairy Producer Offers Strategies for Preventing Heat Stress in New Podcast Episode

Clint Burkholder 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, Clint Burkholder, a dairy producer from Burk-Lea Farms in Franklin County, Pennsylvania, shared his strategies for mitigating heat stress within his dairy herd and ways he is ensuring proper ventilation and…

Lancaster County Dairy Producer Discusses Agritourism and On-Farm Events in New Podcast Episode

Maria Forry 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, Maria Forry, a dairy producer from Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, shared how Oregon Dairy Farm LLC’s annual event – Family Farm Days – reaches up to 10,000 people each year. Throughout the…

Adams County Former Producer Opens Up About How an Unexpected Loss Affected Farm Transition and Mental Health

Michelle Kirk 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, Michelle Kirk, a former beef producer from Adams County, Pennsylvania, opened up about how the unexpected loss of her husband has affected her mental health and her future in agriculture. Throughout…

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…

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…

Perry County Dairy Farmer Discusses Transitioning Between Generations in Podcast

Donny Bartch 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, Donny Bartch of Merrimart Farms in Perry County, Pennsylvania reflected on the complex transition process that comes along with a family business and multiple generations. He also shared their decision to…