Outdoor ‘Toast to Dairy’ Event to Feature Tasting Experience, Cheese Pairings, Food Demonstrations and More

The Event Supports the Dairy Excellence Foundation and Students Pursuing Careers in Dairy To celebrate June Dairy Month and support dairy education programs, the Dairy Excellence Foundation is hosting its annual farm-to-fork celebration, “A Toast to Dairy,” on Thursday, June 17, 2021 from 6-9 p.m. This year’s event will be a safe, socially distanced outdoor…

Student Leader Scholarship Applications Due on June 1

Ten $3,000 Scholarships Are Available With Application Deadline Approaching Online applications for this year’s Student Leader Scholarships are due by June 1, 2021. The scholarship program is designed to recognize outstanding undergraduate students and high school seniors who are pursuing an education in a dairy-related field for the 2021-22 academic year. Ten $3,000 scholarships are…

Missing the View From the Tractor Seat: PA Dairy Farmer Transforms Operation with Business Plan

For Jason Frye of Pleasant Lane Farms in Westmoreland County, a simple business plan helped his family transform their 40-cow dairy operation, enter the value-added space, and begin making cheese. Frye spent years working in the technology space and has experience working for an independent software vendor. When he made the decision to return to…

Dairy Farmers Encouraged to Complete Survey for Robotic Milker Discussion Group

The Center for Dairy Excellence Is Considering Hosting a Robotic Milking Discussion Group The Center for Dairy Excellence is considering hosting a Robotic Milker Discussion Group for dairy farm owners who have robotic milking technology on their operation or individuals who are considering investing in robotic milking technology. To better understand the needs of this…

PA Dairy Farmer Shares His Story With Business Planning and Value-Added in New Podcast Episode

Jason Frye of Pleasant Lane Farms Was Interviewed In “Cow-Side Conversations” Podcast In the most recent episode of the Center for Dairy Excellence’s “Cow-Side Conversations” podcast, Jason Frye of Pleasant Lane Farms in Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania discussed how a simple business plan helped his family transform their 40-cow dairy operation, enter the value-added space, and…

Dairy Financial Conference Set for September 21

Program Focuses on Turning the Page, Managing Changing Markets Dairy financial consultants, lending representatives, and interested dairy producers are encouraged to save the date for the twelfth annual Dairy Financial and Risk Management Conference, planned for Tuesday, September 21, at the Best Western Premier – The Central Hotel and Conference Center, in Harrisburg, Pa. Currently,…

Save the Date for Outdoor ‘Toast to Dairy’ Celebration on June 17

Purchase Tickets by May 1 to Receive Early-Bird Discount The Dairy Excellence Foundation is hosting its annual farm-to-fork celebration, “A Toast to Dairy,” on Thursday, June 17, 2021 from 6-9 p.m. The outdoor gathering will be a safe, socially distanced event, taking place at the Historic Acres of Hershey in Elizabethtown, Pa. The event includes…

Discount Available for Beginner and Intermediate “Farm Spanish Basics” Course

The Center for Dairy Excellence Is Offering a $100 Discount to PA Dairy Producers The United States has the second largest Spanish-speaking population in the world, and 80 percent of the agricultural workforce in the U.S. speaks Spanish. To assist dairy farm families in enhancing communication and building rapport with Hispanic employees, the Center for…

Scholarship Program Open for Students Pursuing Careers in Dairy

The PA Dairymen’s Association and Dairy Excellence Foundation Are Offering Ten $3,000 Scholarships The annual Student Leader Scholarship program is now open for undergraduate students who are pursuing an education in a dairy-related field. Ten $3,000 scholarships are available through a partnership between the Pennsylvania Dairymen’s Association and the Dairy Excellence Foundation for the 2021-22…

Save the Date for Business Planning Roundtable Meeting on April 21

Dairy Producers and Industry Professionals Are Invited to the Free Virtual Event On Wednesday, April 21 from 1-3 p.m, the Center for Dairy Excellence and Penn State Extension are hosting a free virtual roundtable meeting centered around business planning for dairy producers and industry professionals. Speakers will discuss the importance and advantages of having a…