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…

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…

Join ‘Protecting Your Profits’ Monthly Webinar on February 23

The Discussion Will Take Place on Feb. 23 at 12 p.m. and Will Focus on Dairy Export Numbers The Center for Dairy Excellence is hosting its monthly “Protecting Your Profits” webinar on Wednesday, February 23 at 12 p.m. Held the fourth Wednesday of every month and led by Zach Myers, Risk Education Manager with the…

2022 Pennsylvania Dairy Industry Award Winners Announced

The Bartch Family, Brubaker, and Troutman Were Recognized at the 2022 PA Dairy Summit At this year’s Pennsylvania Dairy Summit, the Professional Dairy Managers of Pennsylvania, Center for Dairy Excellence, and Pennsylvania Dairymen’s Association awarded four dairy professionals with the 2022 Pennsylvania Dairy Industry Awards. The annual awards program recognizes dairy professionals who showcase leadership,…

Agriculture Professionals Invited to Free Mental Health Workshops

The Workshops Will Help Ag Professionals Gain Specific Skills for Navigating Mental Wellness in the Farm Community Agriculture professionals who work directly with Pennsylvania livestock producers are invited to attend any of the six free mental health workshops happening throughout March and April. The interactive workshops will provide information on stressors that are specific to…

Creameries Encouraged to Participate in 2022 Ice Cream Trail

The Ice Cream Trail Celebrates Pennsylvania Dairy and PA Preferred® Operations The Center for Dairy Excellence, PA Preferred®, and the Pennsylvania Tourism Office are seeking creameries to participate in the 2022 Pennsylvania “Scooped” Ice Cream Trail program. Pennsylvania dairy farms that have a value-added ice cream component to their business are encouraged to join the…

Dairy Producers and Farm Employees Invited to Animal Care Workshops

The Free Workshops Will Be Held on Four Dairy Farms Across the State Dairy producers and their employees are invited to one of four animal care workshops that are being held on dairy farms across the state throughout March. Hosted by the Center for Dairy Excellence and the PA Beef Council, the free workshops will…

Grants Available to Fund Field Trips to Local Dairy Farms

Any Classroom Enrolled in the Discover Dairy Program Can Apply for a Farm Field Trip Grant Teachers who have classrooms that are enrolled in the Discover Dairy program are eligible to apply for one of 80 grants available to fund a field trip to a local dairy farm. Funds from the grant can assist in…

Discount Available for Dairy Producers Interested in “Farm Spanish Basics” Course

The Center Is Offering a $100 Discount to PA Dairy Producers Who Enroll in Winter Course The United States has the second largest Spanish-speaking population in the world, and 80 percent of the agricultural workforce in the U.S. speaks Spanish. To assist dairy farm families in enhancing communication and building rapport with Hispanic employees, the…

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…