Bedford County Dairy Farmers Share Calf Management Strategies, Tips for Colder Weather

Greta Halahan and Virginia Deffibaugh Were Interviewed in New Podcast Episode In the Center for Dairy Excellence’s latest episode of the “Cow-Side Conversations” podcast, herd manager Greta Halahan and calf manager Virginia Deffibaugh of Singing Brook Farms in Bedford County, Pennsylvania shared their calf management strategies and how they have worked together to define their…

Hear 2022 Dairy Market Outlook During ‘Protecting Your Profits’ Webinar on Jan. 26

Hear From a Guest Speaker on Wednesday, Jan. 26 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, January 26 from 12-1 p.m. The event will feature Dr. Christopher Wolf, Professor of Agricultural Economics at Cornell University,…

Young Dairy Professionals to Be Highlighted at 2022 Dairy Summit, More Than 12 Breakout Sessions Planned

The 2022 PA Dairy Summit Will Feature a Young Professionals Panel and 12+ Timely Sessions As the dairy industry focuses on achieving excellence and “going for the gold” in the new year, the 2022 Pennsylvania Dairy Summit will feature a U.S. Olympian, panels of experienced dairy producers, experts in dairy markets, and a panel of…

Attend the 2022 Dairy Innovation Forum on Feb. 1, Learn About Innovative Dairy Partnerships

Dairy Processors Will Hear From Panelists Who Have Forged Partnerships to Strengthen Dairy The 2022 Dairy Innovation Forum will be held at the start of the Pennsylvania Dairy Summit on Tuesday, February 1, 2022 from 5:30- 8 p.m. at the Lancaster Marriott in Lancaster, Pa. The Innovation Forum, titled “Strength Through Partnership,” will feature several…

Grants Available to Pair Dairy Farms With Business Consultants

The Dairy Decisions Consultants Program Has Consultants With Expertise in Six Business Areas The Center for Dairy Excellence has grants available for the Dairy Decisions Consultant (DDC) Program for the 2021-22 year. The DDC Program provides dairy farm families with professional consulting resources to help make decisions that will shape the future of their operation…

Huntingdon County Dairy Farmers Describe Their Approach to Employee Management in New Podcast Episode

Allen Behrer and Pete Posnett Share Creative Ways They Engage With Farm Employees In the Center for Dairy Excellence’s latest episode of the “Cow-Side Conversations” podcast, owner Allen Behrer and herdsman Pete Posnett of Willow Behrer Farms in Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania shared their unique approach to employee management. With more than 20 dairy farm employees,…

Dairy Producers Invited to Jan. 20 Webinar, Experts to Share Dairy Market Fundamentals and Factors Producers Can Control in Their Milk Checks

Join the PA Association of Milk Dealers, Center for Dairy Excellence, and Herbein and Company Dairy producers are invited to a free webinar on Thursday, January 20 from 1-3 p.m. Hosted by the Pennsylvania Association of Milk Dealers (PAMD) as part of an educational programing requirement for the USDA Pandemic Market Volatility Assistance Program (PMVAP),…

PA Livestock Operators and Agriculture Professionals Encouraged to Share Insight in Mental Wellness Survey

The Goal of the Survey is to Determine a Baseline of Mental Health for Animal Agriculture Pennsylvania livestock producers, as well as agricultural professionals who work directly with these producers, are encouraged to take a short survey to share their insight on mental wellness within the Pennsylvania agriculture industry. The surveys are being conducted as…

Join “Protecting Your Profits” Monthly Webinar on December 22

The Discussion Will Take Place on December 22 at 12 p.m. Via Webinar or Conference Call The Center for Dairy Excellence is hosting its monthly “Protecting Your Profits” webinar on Wednesday, December 22 at 12 p.m. Held the fourth Wednesday of every month and led by Zach Myers, Risk Education Manager with the Center, the…

Dairy Industry Conference Call on December 21 to Provide Dairy Margin Coverage and Pandemic Assistance Updates

Panelists Will Answer Questions About Dairy Margin Coverage Changes and PMVAP Updates On Tuesday, December 21 from 12:30-1:30 p.m. EST, the Center for Dairy Excellence will host a Dairy Industry Conference Call to address recent Dairy Margin Coverage (DMC) changes and expansions as well as updates on the USDA’s Pandemic Market Volatility Assistance Program (PMVAP)….