Professional Consulting Grants Available to Help Dairies Explore New Opportunities

Professional Consulting Grants Available to Help Dairies Explore New Opportunities The Center for Dairy Excellence is offering Dairy Decisions Consultant (DDC) grants to Pennsylvania dairy farms for the 2020-21 fiscal year. Leveraging funds provided through the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, the DDC program works to provide dairy farm families with professional consulting resources to help make…

Franklin County Dairy Farm Pursues New Opportunities with the Help of Professional Consultant

When Ron and Amy Wenger of Hollowacres Farm, LLC in Franklin County, Pennsylvania decided they wanted to make a change on their dairy, they were considering several different opportunities. Their team was considering purchasing a neighboring farm or expanding their current operation. They were also open to the ideas of diversifying or remodeling the dairy….

Grants Available to Provide Dairy Farmers with Professional Consulting Resources

Limited Grants Are Available on a First Come, First Serve Basis The Center for Dairy Excellence has three grant opportunities available for dairy producers who are looking to improve profitability, create a transition plan, or plan a major business transformation. Through the Center’s On-Farm Resource Program, the 2020-21 grants allow dairy producers to establish on-farm…

Transformation Team Helps Lititz Dairy Farm with Business Planning and Transition Management

Andy Bollinger of Meadow Spring Farm in Lititz, Pennsylvania has witnessed multiple transitions and transformations during his lifetime. After joining his family’s partnership in 2004, their farm used a team approach when making major changes to their dairy operation. During a recent webinar with the Center for Dairy Excellence, Bollinger shared how this way of…

Grants Available to Help Dairy Farmers Establish a Team and Improve Profitability

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 available through the Center for Dairy Excellence’s On-Farm Resource Program. The 2020-21 team grants…

Dairy Farmers Connect with Community by Opening New Creamery

Jessica and Jason Kennedy have more than 15 years invested in the dairy industry. When the market crashed and they were faced with financial challenges, they had two choices: leave the world of dairy farming or find a way to take their passion and move forward. “In 2008, when the market crashed very badly, my…

Team Program Grants Drive Transformation at Lebanon County Dairy

For Reid Hoover of Brook-Corner Holsteins in Lebanon, Pa., making the decision to pursue a career in dairy was an easy one. After growing up on a farm and milking cows throughout his childhood, managing the 370-cow dairy with his family became his passion. When his son decided to join the business after graduating from…

Enhance Your Dairy with Professional Consulting Resources

Henry family

Dairy Decisions Consultants Grants Are Available to Dairy Farm Families Dairy producers are encouraged to apply for the Center for Dairy Excellence’s Dairy Decisions Consultants (DDC) grant program. Leveraging funds provided through the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, farms can receive up to $3,500 in professional consulting funds to help make decisions that will shape the future…

Team Grants Available to Help Dairy Producers Transform Their Business

Reid and Diane Hoover

The Grants Provide Dairy Farms with a Team Approach to Decision-Making The Center for Dairy Excellence has multiple team program grants available to help dairy producers establish a team approach to decision-making. The team grants allow dairy farmers to form a dairy profit, transition or transformation team that consists of industry experts and trusted advisors….

Mentorship Helps Local Dairy Find a Path Forward

Five years ago, Matt Bomgardner from Blue Mountain View Farm in Lebanon County was faced with significant financial decisions as he decided whether to pursue grazing on his dairy farm or consider an alternate route. With only approximately 20 percent of Pennsylvania dairies using rotational grazing for their herds, Matt was seeking knowledge and information…