Review Market Fundamentals During Next ‘Protecting Your Profits’ Call

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Dairy Professionals Are Invited to Join the November 20 Conference Call On Wednesday, November 20 at noon, the Center for Dairy Excellence will host its monthly “Protecting Your Profits” call. Led by Zach Myers, Risk Education Manager with the Center, the call will help dairy producers and industry professionals learn about current risk management options…

Volunteer at the Calving Corner Exhibit During 2020 Farm Show

Calving Corner volunteer

Dairy Cow Birthing Center Offers Educational Insight for Families Individuals who have experience working in the Pennsylvania dairy industry are invited to volunteer at the Calving Corner during the 2020 Pennsylvania Farm Show from January 4-11 in Harrisburg, Pa. The Calving Corner is the cornerstone in the new “Destination Dairy” Northeast Exhibit Hall, giving visitors…

New Tool Released to Calculate the Value of Pennsylvania Dairy

The value of dairy in Pennsylvania

The Interactive Map Displays the Economic Impact of Dairy in Each Pennsylvania County With statewide dairy production and associated businesses contributing more than $12 billion annually to Pennsylvania’s economy, dairy provides tremendous value to local communities across the Commonwealth. The Center for Dairy Excellence recently launched an online tool to help individuals calculate the value…

Nominate PA Dairy Industry Professionals for Awards by Nov. 15

Nominations Are Open for Three Pennsylvania Dairy Industry Awards The deadline to submit nominations for the annual Pennsylvania Dairy Industry Award program is November 15, 2019. Sponsored by the Professional Dairy Managers of Pennsylvania, the Center for Dairy Excellence and the Pennsylvania Dairymen’s Association, the award program recognizes dairy professionals who are shaping the future…

High School Students Meet Berks County Dairy Farmers During Annual Farm Tour

2019 farm tour

On Friday, October 18, more than 60 high school students from six different high schools throughout Pennsylvania participated in the annual Dairy Leaders of Tomorrow Farm Tour. This year’s farm tour took place in Berks County, where students received a firsthand look at three dairy farms with three very different business models. Students spent the…

Dairy Professionals Invited to Women in Dairy Conference on Dec. 3

Woman on dairy farm

The Conference Is a Learning and Networking Opportunity for Women in the Dairy Industry On December 3, 2019, the Penn State Extension Dairy Team is hosting a Women in Dairy Conference to spark collaboration and networking among women in the Pennsylvania dairy industry. The conference will take place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at…

Scholarships Available to Young Dairy Professionals

2018 Dairy Summit

Scholarship Recipients Receive Free Registration and Lodging for 2020 Dairy Summit Young dairy producers and college students who are interested in attending the 2020 Pennsylvania Dairy Summit are encouraged to apply for this year’s Young Professional Scholarship. The scholarship program was created to encourage young professionals to pursue professional development and networking opportunities by offsetting…

Breakout Sessions Announced for 2020 Pennsylvania Dairy Summit

Sunset over farm

Attendees Will Learn About Technology, Value-Added Investments, Current Issues and More To reignite excitement about the dairy industry and help dairy professionals discover innovative ways to remain profitable in a changing industry, the 2020 Pennsylvania Dairy Summit will include 12 breakout sessions to foster meaningful discussion and collaboration. Breakout themes will feature conversations about emerging…

Dairy Producers Invited to November Roundtable Meetings

Roundtable meeting

The Regional Meetings Will Be Held in Six Locations Throughout November The Center for Dairy Excellence is hosting six roundtable meetings across Pennsylvania this November. Specifically designed for dairy producers, the roundtable discussions will provide an overview of new risk management programs available to mitigate financial loss. Dairy producers will also learn about tools available…

Middle School Students Discover the Impact Dairy Makes on Their Community

Milk in classroom

With consumers becoming more interested in shopping locally, Mary Myers, a middle school teacher from Keystone SMILES Crossroads CLC, wanted her students to understand the role agriculture, and dairy farming, play in this consumer trend. “I wanted to include a unit on Pennsylvania agriculture in my junior-high social studies class, and I decided dairy would…