Register for the 2019 Dairy Financial and Risk Management Conference


Dairy Financial Professionals Will Share Risk Management Fundamentals Gary Sipiorski, Dairy Development Manager at Vita-Plus, Inc., will provide benchmarking information to help dairy professionals avoid financial risk on Wednesday, September 11 during the Center for Dairy Excellence’s annual Dairy Financial and Risk Management Conference. The conference will take place from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m….

Breakfast on the Farm Event Set for September 21

Kurtland Farms

Save the Date and Enjoy Breakfast on the Farm Highlighting Pennsylvania Dairy The first-ever Breakfast on the Farm event will be held on September 21, 2019 from 8 a.m. to noon at Kurtland Farms in Elverson, Pa. The free breakfast is part of the “Choose PA Dairy” campaign and will be open to the public….

Center Focus Column: Eat More Ice Cream

Ice Cream Trail

By Jayne Sebright, Center for Dairy Excellence Executive Director Thirty-five years ago, US President Ronald Reagan proclaimed July as National Ice Cream Month. Since then, people across the country have celebrated the creamy treat and its ability to brighten almost anyone’s mood. Last year the Center worked with Pennsylvania’s Tourism Bureau and the Pennsylvania Department…

Meet Montana, an On-Farm Intern with a Passion for Herd Health

Montana, an on-farm intern, with a calf

From an early age, Montana Stump has cared deeply for animals. After growing up on her family’s hobby farm and spending her weekends at a friend’s dairy farm, she discovered her interest in animal health. “It was fun [growing up on a farm]. My family had rabbits and sheep, and we also had goats, chickens,…

‘Protecting Your Profits’ Call to Be Held on July 24


Myers to Share Industry Numbers and Risk Management Program Updates The Center for Dairy Excellence’s monthly “Protecting Your Profits” call will be held on Wednesday, July 24 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…

Providing Risk Management Resources to Pennsylvania Dairies

Cow in pasture

When you look at Pennsylvania’s dairy industry, most farmers can agree – the future feels uncertain. For Joe of Somerset, Pa., becoming educated and informed has lessened some of his uncertainty. Joe has participated in the Dairy Profit Team Program through the Center for Dairy Excellence for the last three years. The program has provided…

Dairy Enthusiasts Support Next-Generation Education Programs

A Toast to Dairy 2019

More Than 130 Dairy Supporters Attended This Year’s “A Toast to Dairy” Event On Thursday, June 20, more than 130 dairy enthusiasts attended “A Toast to Dairy,” an annual event supporting the Center for Dairy Excellence Foundation of Pennsylvania. Attendees gathered for a farm-to-fork meal featuring Pennsylvania dairy products, tasted local cheeses and wine, enjoyed…

Reasons to Believe in Dairy

Reasons to Believe in Dairy

By Jayne Sebright, Center for Dairy Excellence Executive Director The other day I received a request from a local newspaper for a quote on “Why I still believe in dairy.” The reporter who sent the request explained that they were writing a positive article offering encouragement to struggling farmers during June Dairy Month. When I…

Dairy Financial Professionals to Speak at Annual Conference

Annual Conference

Speakers Will Share Financial Benchmarking and Risk Management Fundamentals During this year’s Dairy Financial and Risk Management Conference, dairy lenders and financial professionals will hear from leading dairy industry professionals who will share financial benchmarking and risk management information. The event will take place on Wednesday, September 11 from 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. at…

Teachers Receive Dairy Farm Field Trip Grants

Dairy Farm Field Trip Grants

Elementary and Middle School Students Visited Dairy Farms to Learn About the Industry A group of 24 elementary and middle school teachers provided students with hands-on learning experiences at local dairy farms this spring. The teachers, who are enrolled in the Discover Dairy program, received dairy farm field trip grants through the Center for Dairy Excellence…