New Podcast Episode Features Conversation About Rewards and Challenges of Starting a Cheese-Making Business

Emily Montgomery Shares Her Journey With Making Cheese and Managing Growing Demand With October being American Cheese Month, Emily Montgomery of Calkins Creamery on Highland Farms in Wayne County, PA shared how she started making cheese 15 years ago and how she manages growing demand for her farmstead creamery products. In the Center for Dairy…

Attend Free Dairy Business Planning Roundtable Meetings in November

Six Free Roundtable Meetings Will Be Held Across Pennsylvania in November Dairy producers and dairy industry professionals are invited to one of six free roundtable meetings being held across Pennsylvania this November. Hosted by the Center for Dairy Excellence in partnership with the Penn State Cooperative Extension Dairy Team, the events will be focused on…

Learn About Current Dairy Marketplace and Outlook for the Future During ‘Protecting Your Profits’ Webinar on Oct. 27

Hear From a Guest Speaker on Wednesday, Oct. 27 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, October 27 from 12-1 p.m. The event will feature Phil Plourd, President of Blimling and Associates, who will break…

PA Dairy Industry Awards Now Open for Applications

The Annual Awards Recognize Individuals Who Are Excelling in the Dairy Industry Nominations are now open for the annual Pennsylvania Dairy Industry Award program. Each year, the awards recognize dairy producers and industry professionals who excel in leadership, service and innovation. The program includes three awards and is sponsored by the Pennsylvania Dairymen’s Association, the…

Free Dairy Business Planning Roundtable Meetings Scheduled in Six Counties

Dairy Producers and Industry Professionals Are Invited to Free Roundtable Meetings in November Dairy producers and dairy industry professionals are invited to one of six free roundtable meetings being held across Pennsylvania this November. Hosted by the Center for Dairy Excellence in partnership with the Penn State Extension Dairy team, the events will be focused…

2022 On-Farm Internship Program Now Open for Applications

Dairy Farms Can Also Apply to Host an Intern Next Summer The 2022 On-Farm Internship program is now accepting applications for host farms and undergraduate students who are interested in gaining hands-on experience in dairy production next summer. The program was designed to provide 10- to 12-week on-farm internships to the next generation of dairy…

Professional Consulting Grants Available to Dairy Farms for Six Key Areas

The Dairy Decisions Consultants Program Pairs Dairy Farms with Experienced Consultants Who Have Expertise in Six Different Areas The Center for Dairy Excellence is now accepting applications for the Dairy Decisions Consultant (DDC) Grant Program for the 2021-22 year. The DDC Program provides dairy farm families with professional consulting resources to help make decisions that…

New Podcast Episode Features Conversation About Farm Accident with PA Dairy Farmer

Brett Reinford Opens Up About a Farm Accident and the Importance of Farm Safety With September 19 marking the start of National Farm Safety and Health Week, Brett Reinford of Reinford Farms in Juniata County, Pennsylvania shared his story about a farm accident he experienced last year. In the Center for Dairy Excellence’s 11th episode…

Join “Protecting Your Profits” Monthly Webinar on September 22

The Discussion Will Take Place on September 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, September 22 at 12 p.m. Held the fourth Wednesday of every month and led by Zach Myers, Risk Education Manager with the Center, the…

Grants Available to Help Dairy Farmers Improve Profitability, Make Business Transformations and Create Succession Plans

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 now available through the Center for Dairy Excellence’s On-Farm Resource Program. The 2021-22 team…