Families Invited to ‘Breakfast on the Farm’ on September 21

Kurtland Farms

The Free Event Highlights Pennsylvania Dairy on a Modern Dairy Farm Families are invited to celebrate Pennsylvania dairy at a free Choose PA Dairy “Breakfast on the Farm” event on September 21, 2019 at Kurtland Farms in Elverson, Pa. From 8 a.m. to noon, adults and children can enjoy a complimentary breakfast featuring local dairy…

Save the Date for the 2020 Pennsylvania Dairy Summit

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The Summit Will Reignite the Dairy Industry Through Education and Networking Opportunities To spark excitement and encourage collaboration across the dairy industry, the 2020 Pennsylvania Dairy Summit is scheduled for February 5 and 6, 2020 at the Penn Stater Hotel and Conference Center in State College, Pa. Hosted by the Professional Dairy Managers of Pennsylvania…

Dairy Financial Professionals to Share Expertise at Annual Conference

Dairy Financial and Risk Management Conference

The Dairy Financial and Risk Management Conference Takes Place on Sept. 11 Advanced registration for the tenth annual Dairy Financial and Risk Management Conference closes next week. Hosted by the Center for Dairy Excellence, the event will be held on Wednesday, September 11 from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Central Penn Conference Center,…

‘Choose PA Dairy’ Promotional Materials Available

Choose PA Dairy promotional materials

Request Promotional Materials at No Cost and Encourage the Community to Buy Local Milk With the dairy industry contributing more than 52,000 jobs and $14.7 billion to Pennsylvania’s economy each year, the Choose PA Dairy campaign is offering promotional material at no cost to farmers to help encourage the community to buy local milk. Dairy…

‘Adopt a Cow’ Program Brings the Farm to the Elementary Classroom

Adopt A Cow program

The Discover Dairy Lesson Series Is Open for Enrollment for the 2019-20 School Year To celebrate the start of the 2019-20 school year, elementary teachers can enroll their classrooms in Discover Dairy’s “Adopt a Cow” program, a year-long interactive learning opportunity that gives students an inside look at a dairy farm. Discover Dairy is an…

What’s Your Safety Net?

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By Jayne Sebright, Center for Dairy Excellence Executive Director Every time I look at an income statement, I realize just how expensive the cost of doing business can be. When you think about labor, capital and insurance, these items can really eat into your bottom line. But without any one of them, you could be…

Center for Dairy Excellence Offering 2019-20 Grants for Dairy Farms

On-farm team program

Applications for Team Grants and Dairy Decisions Consultants Grants Will Be Accepted Beginning Sept. 1 The Center for Dairy Excellence is offering multiple grants for the 2019-2020 fiscal year to provide dairy farmers with a team approach to decision-making. The team grants allow dairy farmers to establish a dairy profit, transition or transformation team that…

Transforming Your Dairy with a Team Approach

Phoebe Bitler of Vista Grande Farms

Dairy producers know that running a successful business requires teamwork and expertise in multiple areas—from herd health and milk production to finance, business planning and employee management. For Dave and Phoebe Bitler from Vista Grande Farms in Fleetwood, Pennsylvania, a team approach to decision-making was just what they needed to transform their business. With 160…

“Protecting Your Profits” Call Scheduled for August 28

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Monthly Call Features Dairy Industry Updates and Market Fundamentals The Center for Dairy Excellence’s “Protecting Your Profits” call will be held on Wednesday, August 28 at noon. The call will be led by Zach Myers, Risk Education Manager with the Center. During the call, Myers will compare monthly dairy industry performance scorecards and discuss the…

Center for Dairy Excellence Seeking Board of Director Nominations

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Nominate a Dairy Producer from the Southeast Region of Pennsylvania The Center for Dairy Excellence Board of Directors is requesting nominations for a dairy producer from Southeast Pennsylvania to fill an open board position. After reaching the two-consecutive term maximum set by the organization’s bylaws, Donald Risser from Bainbridge, Pa., will vacate his position. “Don’s…