Twelve Students Receive Annual Scholarships to Support Future Careers in Dairy

PA College Students Were Awarded Student Leader Scholarships Twelve undergraduate students were recently recognized with Student Leader Scholarships, an award intended to encourage and empower the next generation of dairy producers. Supported by the Dairy Excellence Foundation of Pennsylvania, the Pennsylvania Dairymen’s Association and Tröegs Independent Brewing for the 2023-24 academic year, each scholarship recipient…

Dr. Hayley Springer to Discuss Biosecurity on Dairy Operations During July 26 Webinar

The Free Webinar Will Be Held on July 26 at 12 p.m. and Provide Dairy Market Updates The Center for Dairy Excellence is hosting a special edition of its monthly “Protecting Your Profits” webinar on Wednesday, July 26 from 12-1 p.m. Titled “How Biosecurity Can Protect Dairy Operations” and led by Zach Myers, Risk Education…

Save the Date for Animal Agriculture Industry Breakfast on August 9

Ag Professionals Are Invited to the 2023 Industry Breakfast on Biosecurity in the Animal Ag Industry Pennsylvania agriculture professionals, as well as dairy, beef, poultry, pork and small ruminant producers, are invited to the 2023 Animal Agriculture Industry Breakfast on Biosecurity. The industry breakfast will be held on Wednesday, August 9 during the 2023 Ag…

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…

Five Students Begin Summer On-Farm Experiences on Progressive Dairy Farms

The Internships and Externships Provide Students With On-Farm Learning Experiences Five college students who are pursuing careers in dairy production recently began on-farm summer learning experiences on progressive dairy farms in Pennsylvania and beyond. The Dairy Excellence Foundation, the Professional Dairy Managers of Pennsylvania, and the Pennsylvania Dairymen’s Association created the program more than 10…

May ‘Protecting Your Profits’ Recording Now Available With Dairy Market Updates

Watch or Listen Back to Hear Dairy Market Updates From May 2023 The Center for Dairy Excellence has published its monthly “Protecting Your Profits” discussion with updates about the May 2023 milk marketplace. The discussion is recorded each month in podcast and webinar format and is led by Zach Myers, Risk Education Manager with the…

Center for Dairy Excellence Hires New Employee and Summer Intern

Hess and Anderson Join the Center’s Team of Eight Employees to Support the Dairy Industry The Center for Dairy Excellence has named Allen Hess as the Customer Relations Specialist to support dairy farmers, educators, and other program users. The Center also named Jordan Anderson, a rising sophomore at the University of Wyoming, as the 2023…

‘Feed for the Future’ Silent Auction to Accept Bids Starting June 1, Supports On-Farm Internships Through Everyday Feed Purchase

Dairy Producers Can Support the Next Generation With Their Everyday Feed Purchase Dairy producers can support the next generation of dairy through their everyday feed purchases by bidding in the “Feed for the Future” silent auction. With Purina Animal Nutrition donating $5,000 worth of dairy feed to the Dairy Excellence Foundation to help support on-farm…

Farm Safety Signs and Video Series Available for Dairy Producers This Spring

These Farm Safety Tools and Resources Are Available to Dairy Producers at No Cost In the midst of a busy spring on most dairy farms, the Center for Dairy Excellence and the Professional Dairy Managers of Pennsylvania (PDMP) have free sets of farm safety signs available to help producers display important safety reminders throughout their…

Save the Date for the Dairy Financial Conference on September 13

Dairy Financial Consultants and Representatives Are Invited to the Annual Event Dairy financial consultants, lending representatives, and interested dairy producers are encouraged to save the date for the 14th annual Dairy Financial and Risk Management Conference, planned for Wednesday, September 13, 2023 at the Sheraton Harrisburg Hershey Hotel in Harrisburg, Pa. The conference will be…