New ‘Destination Dairy’ Exhibit Hall Planned for 2020 Farm Show

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Destination Dairy Will Feature Interactive, Dairy-Themed Activities for Families The new “Destination Dairy” Northeast Hall will be unveiled during the 2020 Pennsylvania Farm Show from January 4-11 in Harrisburg, Pa. Destination Dairy will feature the Calving Corner as the cornerstone exhibit, giving Farm Show visitors the opportunity to witness the dairy birthing process. Destination Dairy…

Review 2020 Market Fundamentals During ‘Protecting Your Profits’ Call

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Prepare for a New Year of Dairy During the December 18 Conference Call The Center for Dairy Excellence will host its monthly “Protecting Your Profits” call on Wednesday, December 18 at noon. Led by Zach Myers, Risk Education Manager with the Center, the call will help dairy producers and industry professionals review market fundamentals going…

Dairy Decisions Consultants Program Gives Dairy the Courage to Keep Going

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Andrew and Jill Henry of Henry Farms of Knox, LLC in Clarion County always dreamed of bottling their own milk and adding a value-added portion to their dairy business. It wasn’t until they learned about multiple grant opportunities that they discovered a way to make their vision a reality. “My husband and father-in-law started hearing…

Discounted Rate Offered to Dairy Producers for 2020 PA Dairy Summit

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The Dairy Summit Will Take Place on February 5-6, 2020 in State College, PA The Professional Dairy Managers of Pennsylvania (PDMP) and the Center for Dairy Excellence are offering grants and support to dairy producers to reduce the cost of registration for the 2020 Pennsylvania Dairy Summit. With the goal of reigniting the dairy industry,…

Calving Corner Seeking Dairy Industry Volunteers During 2020 Farm Show

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Sign Up to Volunteer and Share Your Passion for Dairy with Consumers Dairy producers, dairy farm employees, and dairy industry professionals are invited to volunteer at the Calving Corner during the 2020 Pennsylvania Farm Show from January 4-11 in Harrisburg, Pa. As the cornerstone exhibit in the new “Destination Dairy” Northeast Hall, the Calving Corner…

Dairy Farms Encouraged to Host On-Farm Interns Next Summer

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Farms Must Apply by Dec. 31 to Be Paired with an Intern The 2020 On-Farm Internship program is now accepting applications for dairies that are interested in hosting on-farm interns during the summer of 2020. The program provides the next generation of dairy managers with a 10- to 12-week on-farm internship and exposure to all…

Team Grants Available to Help Dairy Producers Transform Their Business

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The Grants Provide Dairy Farms with a Team Approach to Decision-Making The Center for Dairy Excellence has multiple team program grants available to help dairy producers establish a team approach to decision-making. The team grants allow dairy farmers to form a dairy profit, transition or transformation team that consists of industry experts and trusted advisors….

Center Focus Column: Thank a Customer

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By Jayne Sebright, Center for Dairy Excellence Executive Director One of my favorite Thanksgiving Day traditions is going around the table and having everyone say why they are most thankful. We don’t do this every year in our family because it’s often met with eye-rolling and begrudging comments. But when we do, usually at least…

Roundtable Meetings Help Dairy Producers Manage Financial Risk

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More Than 110 Dairy Professionals Attended November Roundtable Meetings This November, more than 110 dairy producers and industry professionals attended roundtable meetings hosted by the Center for Dairy Excellence in six locations throughout Pennsylvania. With the meetings specifically designed for dairy producers, attendees learned about financial planning resources and risk management programs that can help…

Review Market Fundamentals During Next ‘Protecting Your Profits’ Call

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Dairy Professionals Are Invited to Join the November 20 Conference Call On Wednesday, November 20 at noon, the Center for Dairy Excellence will host its monthly “Protecting Your Profits” call. Led by Zach Myers, Risk Education Manager with the Center, the call will help dairy producers and industry professionals learn about current risk management options…