Learn About Current Dairy Marketplace and Outlook for the Future During ‘Protecting Your Profits’ Webinar on Oct. 27

Hear From a Guest Speaker on Wednesday, Oct. 27 at 12 p.m. Via Webinar or Conference Call The Center for Dairy Excellence is hosting a special edition of its monthly “Protecting Your Profits” webinar on Wednesday, October 27 from 12-1 p.m. The event will feature Phil Plourd, President of Blimling and Associates, who will break…

PA Dairy Industry Awards Now Open for Applications

The Annual Awards Recognize Individuals Who Are Excelling in the Dairy Industry Nominations are now open for the annual Pennsylvania Dairy Industry Award program. Each year, the awards recognize dairy producers and industry professionals who excel in leadership, service and innovation. The program includes three awards and is sponsored by the Pennsylvania Dairymen’s Association, the…

Free Dairy Business Planning Roundtable Meetings Scheduled in Six Counties

Dairy Producers and Industry Professionals Are Invited to Free Roundtable Meetings in November Dairy producers and dairy industry professionals are invited to one of six free roundtable meetings being held across Pennsylvania this November. Hosted by the Center for Dairy Excellence in partnership with the Penn State Extension Dairy team, the events will be focused…

2022 On-Farm Internship Program Now Open for Applications

Dairy Farms Can Also Apply to Host an Intern Next Summer The 2022 On-Farm Internship program is now accepting applications for host farms and undergraduate students who are interested in gaining hands-on experience in dairy production next summer. The program was designed to provide 10- to 12-week on-farm internships to the next generation of dairy…

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…

New Podcast Episode Features Conversation About Farm Accident with PA Dairy Farmer

Brett Reinford Opens Up About a Farm Accident and the Importance of Farm Safety With September 19 marking the start of National Farm Safety and Health Week, Brett Reinford of Reinford Farms in Juniata County, Pennsylvania shared his story about a farm accident he experienced last year. In the Center for Dairy Excellence’s 11th episode…

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…

High School Students Invited to Visit Dairy Farm for Hands-On Exploration Experience on October 14

Students Will Explore Different Dairy Careers and Learn About Herd Management High school students in eleventh and twelfth grades who are interested in a potential career in the dairy industry are invited to the Dairy Leaders of Tomorrow “Own It” Exploration Experience. The day-long event has been rescheduled for Thursday, October 14 2021 from 9…

Dairy Industry Conference Call Scheduled for September 14

Panelists Will Answer Questions About Upcoming COVID-19 Relief Payments and DMC Feed Cost Updates On Tuesday, September 14 from 12:30-1:30 p.m., the Center for Dairy Excellence will host a Dairy Industry Conference Call to address the upcoming USDA Pandemic Market Volatility Program to provide COVID-19 relief to dairy farmers. With the USDA announcing that they…