Save the Date for the Virtual Pennsylvania Dairy Summit

Emerge with the Virtual Conference on February 8-11, 2021 The 2021 Pennsylvania Dairy Summit will be held virtually on February 8-11, 2021 in response to ongoing public health concerns and limitations around hosting large events in the state. Hosted by the Professional Dairy Managers of Pennsylvania and Center for Dairy Excellence, the annual dairy conference…

Professional Consulting Grants Available to Dairy Farms

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The Dairy Decisions Consultants Program Pairs Dairy Farms with Experienced Consultants The Center for Dairy Excellence is now accepting applications for the Dairy Decisions Consultant (DDC) Grant Program for the 2020-21 year. The DDC Program provides dairy farm families with professional consulting resources to help make decisions that will shape the future of their operation….

Grants Available to Help Dairy Farmers Establish a Team and Improve Profitability

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 available through the Center for Dairy Excellence’s On-Farm Resource Program. The 2020-21 team grants…

Next Dairy Industry Conference Call Scheduled for November 5

Panelists Will Answer Questions About Dairy Checkoff, Dairy Margin Coverage, and CFAP2 On Thursday, November 5 from 12-1 p.m., the Center for Dairy Excellence will host another installment in its Dairy Industry Conference Call series. Each call in the series features different panelists who provide important dairy industry updates and answer real-time questions submitted by…

Applications Due for 2021 On-Farm Internship Program

College Students Have Until October 31 to Apply for an On-Farm Internship Next Summer Undergraduate students who are interested in gaining hands-on experience in dairy production are encouraged to apply for the 2021 On-Farm Internship program. Applications are due by October 31, 2020 and can be submitted online. The program was designed to provide 10-…

Join Free ‘Protecting Your Profits’ Webinar on Oct. 28

Get the Latest Milk Price Numbers and Review DMC and DRP Information The Center for Dairy Excellence is hosting its monthly “Protecting Your Profits” webinar on Wednesday, October 28 at noon. Led by Zach Myers, Risk Education Manager with the Center, the webinar will provide dairy farmers and industry professionals with current data and updates…

Virtual Farm Tour in Southwest PA Reaches 28,000 Teachers and Students

Students Learned About Two Pennsylvania Dairy Operations During the Virtual Farm Tour On Friday, October 9, the Dairy Leaders of Tomorrow program, managed by the Dairy Excellence Foundation, hosted its first-ever virtual farm tour. Approximately 28,000 people streamed the virtual farm tour, which included in-depth tours and career explorations at two dairy farms in the…

Withstanding Loss on Your Dairy: A Risk Management Conversation with PA Dairy Farmer

We recently sat down with Ginger Breon of Weaver Family Farm in Centre County, Pennsylvania. With risk management being a key component of her family’s dairy farm, Ginger shared how she has used risk management to weather market downturns, avoid accumulating debt, and withstand losses. Take a look at the conversation and consider how some…

Dairy Industry Conference Call Planned for Oct. 6

Panelists Will Share Updates on the Second Round of the CFAP Program and Other COVID-19 Issues Dairy producers and industry professionals are invited to join the Center for Dairy Excellence’s next dairy industry conference call on Tuesday, October 6 from 12 to 1 p.m. With details recently released about the second round of the Coronavirus Food…

Register for Free Virtual Roundtable Discussion, Hear From Dr. King Hickman

Dr. Hickman Will Share Strategies for Leading With Change on Dairy Operations The Center for Dairy Excellence is hosting a free virtual roundtable meeting, titled “Leading With Change: Managing Change on Your Dairy,” on Thursday, October 22 from 10 to 11:45 a.m. The event is ideal for dairy farmers and dairy professionals who want to…