Speakers Announced for 2022 Dairy Financial & Risk Management Conference

The Conference Will Feature a Panel of Dairy Producers and Industry Professionals Registration is now open for the 13th annual Dairy Financial and Risk Management Conference, titled “Adjusting the Lens.” Designed to help attendees bring their lens into focus for on-farm profitability and risk management, the event is planned for Wednesday, September 14 from 8…

Save the Date for Animal Agriculture Industry Breakfast on August 10

Ag Professionals Are Invited to the 2022 Industry Breakfast on Mental Health in the Animal Ag Industry Pennsylvania agriculture professionals, including dairy and beef producers, are invited to the 2022 Industry Breakfast on Mental Health in the Animal Ag Industry. The industry breakfast will be held on Wednesday, August 10 during the 2022 Ag Progress…

Former On-Farm Intern Finds Career Connecting With Dairy Producers

Dominic Mattilio was an on-farm intern in the summer of 2020. Now, he has found himself a career at Land O’Lakes Inc. working with dairy producers.

Lancaster County Dairy Producer Discusses Agritourism and On-Farm Events in New Podcast Episode

Maria Forry 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, Maria Forry, a dairy producer from Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, shared how Oregon Dairy Farm LLC’s annual event – Family Farm Days – reaches up to 10,000 people each year. Throughout the…

Join “Protecting Your Profits” Monthly Webinar on June 22

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

Four Students Begin On-Farm Internships on Progressive Dairy Farms

The Internships Provide On-Farm Learning Experiences to the Next Generation of Dairy Four college students who are pursuing careers in dairy production recently began on-farm summer internships 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…

Family-Friendly Events Happening on Dairy Farms Across PA in June and July

Celebrate Dairy Across Pennsylvania This Summer With 15 Dairy-Themed Events With June being National Dairy Month and July being National Ice Cream Month, several Pennsylvania dairy farms and organizations are hosting on-farm events to give families a firsthand look at Pennsylvania agriculture and local dairy products. The “Celebrate Dairy Across PA” initiative features an online…

Center for Dairy Excellence Hires Two Education and Communications Interns

Caroline Arrowsmith and Dana Nunemacher Join the Center’s Team This Summer The Center for Dairy Excellence has named Caroline Arrowsmith and Dana Nunemacher, rising seniors at the Pennsylvania State University, as the 2022 education and communications interns. They join a team of employees who provide resources and support to Pennsylvania dairy farms and develop dairy…

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

Dairy Producers Can Support the Next Generation of Dairy 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…

Where Are They Now? Former On-Farm Intern Finds Career in Dairy Nutrition

Beckie Burns may not have grown up on a dairy farm, but thanks to an on-farm internship she completed on a Pennsylvania dairy farm and the welcoming community of dairy professionals she met along the way, she quickly realized her future was in dairy. A graduate of Iowa State University with a degree in animal…