Chester County Dairy Producer Shares How Artisan Cheese Combines Science with Intuition and Starts With High-Quality Milk

Sue Miller Was Interviewed in the “Cow-Side Conversations” Podcast In the Center for Dairy Excellence’s latest episode of the “Cow-Side Conversations” podcast, Sue Miller of Birchrun Hills Farm in Chester County, Pennsylvania shares how her family is adding value to their small dairy farm with artisan cheese. During the podcast interview, she describes how they…

Perry County Dairy Producer Gives Inside Look at Rotational Grazing Operation, How to Drive Strong Milk Production and Pasture Health

Neil Hertzler Was Interviewed in the “Cow-Side Conversations” Podcast In the Center for Dairy Excellence’s latest episode of the “Cow-Side Conversations” podcast, Neil Hertzler of Rock Hollow Dairy LLC in Perry County, Pennsylvania shares how his family transitioned their dairy operation to a rotational grazing model years ago. The Hertzlers have 240 milking cows and…

Cumberland County Dairy Producers Describe How They Are Bringing New Life Into Existing Dairy Operation Through Benchmarking and Innovation

Cory Mellott and Kerry & James St. Onge Were Interviewed in the “Cow-Side Conversations” Podcast In the Center for Dairy Excellence’s latest episode of the “Cow-Side Conversations” podcast, Cory Mellott and Kerry and James St. Onge – all middle managers at Molly Pitcher Milk LLC – share how they are helping to bring new life…

Lancaster County Dairy Producer Talks About Expansion Process and Benefits of Rotary Parlor

Tyler Rohrer 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, Tyler Rohrer of Rohrer Dairy Farms in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania shares what the expansion decision-making process looks like. He describes how his family made the decision to invest in a 60-stall…

Franklin County Dairy Producer Opens Up About Pushing Forward After Barn Fire and Investing in Fully Automated Robotic Barn

Matt Brake 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, Matt Brake of Oakleigh Farm in Franklin County, Pennsylvania shares how they went from a true, 1950’s era dairy farm to a fully-automated, 21st century dairy operation in less than a…

Berks County Dairy Producer Shares How Making Ice Cream and Investing in Value-Added Business Drives Growth for the Next Generation

William Lesher 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, William Lesher of Way-Har Farms in Berks County, Pennsylvania describes his family’s dairy operation and retail store – which started out as a small jug store in 1970 and now sells…

Potter County Dairy Producer Describes Their Farm’s Unique Terrain, New Beef Enterprise and Community Connections in New Podcast Episode

Trisha Adams 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, Trisha Adams of Hoffman Family Farms, LLC in Potter County, Pennsylvania describes their family business and how Potter County’s unique terrain impacts their growing season and dairy management practices. With a…

Crawford County Dairy Producer Opens Up About Farming and Mental Health in New Podcast Episode

Jess Peters 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 during Mental Health Awareness Month, Jess Peters of Spruce Row Farm in Crawford County, Pennsylvania has a candid conversation about some of the thoughts and feelings that many dairy producers have…

Somerset County Dairy Producer Shares Benefits of Cropping Technologies & Methane Digester in New Podcast Episode

Shawn Saylor 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, Shawn Saylor of Hillcrest Saylor Dairy Farms in Somerset County, Pennsylvania, discusses his unique, regenerative approach to caring for their 680-cow herd and 1,500 acres. Shawn shares which pieces of technology…

Franklin County Dairy Producer Discusses Satellite Dairies and Group Calf Facilities in New Podcast Episode

Rod Hissong 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, Rod Hissong of Mercer Vu Farms in Franklin County, Pennsylvania, discussed their journey to investing in a satellite dairy in Virginia – 65 miles away from their home dairy farm. During…