Pennsylvania Dairy Future Commission Releases Final Report

Issues of Concern and Action Items Offer Roadmap for Sustainable and Vibrant Dairy Industry Through a global pandemic with unprecedented challenges for an industry deemed essential, the Pennsylvania Dairy Future Commission has completed its mission to review and make recommendations to promote and strengthen the commonwealth’s dairy industry. The Commission’s recommendations were released to leaders…

What’s Going On with Milk Prices?

By Jayne Sebright, Executive Director at the Center for Dairy Excellence “We are living in unprecedented times” is a phrase I have heard all too often over the past few months. With the COVID-19 pandemic causing havoc on all aspects of our society, including the dairy industry, it has left many of us trying to…

“Adopt a Cow” Program Brings Agriculture to the Classroom, Open for Enrollment on August 1

The Interactive Lesson Series Can Be Incorporated Into Both Virtual and In-Person Instruction Discover Dairy’s “Adopt a Cow” program will be open for enrollment for the 2020-21 school year beginning August 1. The free program is a year-long, interactive learning opportunity that gives students an inside look at a dairy farm in their community through…

Free Webinar Scheduled for August 12 to Explore the Dairy Industry’s Future

The Dairy Future Commission Will Answer Questions and Share Recommendations They Gave to Legislature Dairy producers and industry professionals are invited to a free webinar, titled “Exploring the Future of the Pennsylvania Dairy Industry,” on Wednesday, August 12 from 12 to 1:15 p.m. Participants will hear from members of the Dairy Future Commission who plan…

College Student Gains Experience on Large-Scale Dairy During On-Farm Internship

Marie Bryant may not have grown up on a dairy farm, but her passion for the industry runs deep. As a rising senior and animal science major at Penn State University, Marie first discovered her interest in agriculture in high school. After joining 4H and FFA, Marie made the decision to study agriculture in college,…

Animal Science Student Expands Horizons During Internship at Minnesota Dairy

After growing up in Southern Lancaster County, Dominic Mattilio hasn’t been afraid to get out of his comfort zone. As a junior at Penn State University studying animal science with a minor in agronomy, Dominic is spending his summer more than 1,100 miles away in Hanska, Minnesota at Tauer Dairy, a 220-cow dairy farm. He…

Registration Open for 2020 Dairy Financial & Risk Management Conference

The Conference Will Be Virtual Event on Sept. 15 – 16 Registration is now open for the 11th annual Dairy Financial and Risk Management Conference, titled “Navigating the Numbers.” The event is scheduled for Tuesday, September 15, and Wednesday, September 16, from 9:00 – 11:30 a.m. on both days as a virtual event. Dairy lenders,…

Share the Value of Dairy with Free ‘Choose PA Dairy’ Promotional Material

Request Promotional Materials at No Cost and Encourage the Community to Support Local Dairy In honor of National Dairy Month, “Choose PA Dairy” promotional material is available at no cost to dairy farm families and other dairy stakeholders who want to showcase the value of dairy farming in their communities. Posters and rack cards are…

Learn About Risk Management and How to Protect Your Profits During July Webinars

Join the Center on July 1 and July 29 to Better Understand Your Risk Management Options The Center for Dairy Excellence is hosting two risk management webinars this July as part of its “Protecting Your Profits” series. The first webinar will take place on Wednesday, July 1 from 12-1 p.m. Dairy farmers are invited to…

Dairy Industry Conference Call Planned for June 30

Panelists Will Provide Updates on the Dairy CARES Reimbursement Program and More Dairy producers and industry professionals are invited to join the Center for Dairy Excellence’s next dairy industry conference call on Tuesday, June 30 from 12 to 1 p.m. With details recently released about the Dairy CARES Reimbursement Program to provide financial relief to any dairy farmer…