Students Encouraged to Apply for On-Farm Internships by Oct. 31

Caitlyn, a 2019 on-farm intern

The 2020 Internship Program Provides Undergraduate Students with On-Farm Experience The deadline for undergraduate students to apply for the 2020 On-Farm Internship program is October 31, 2019. The program is ideal for students who are interested in gaining hands-on experience in dairy production and exploring career opportunities in the dairy industry. The Professional Dairy Managers…

Mentorship Helps Local Dairy Find a Path Forward

Five years ago, Matt Bomgardner from Blue Mountain View Farm in Lebanon County was faced with significant financial decisions as he decided whether to pursue grazing on his dairy farm or consider an alternate route. With only approximately 20 percent of Pennsylvania dairies using rotational grazing for their herds, Matt was seeking knowledge and information…

Speakers Announced for 2020 Pennsylvania Dairy Summit

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Four Keynote Speakers Will Encourage Dairy Producers and Reignite the Industry In an uncertain marketplace, rekindling excitement about dairy requires collaboration and encouragement from professionals across the industry. During the 2020 Pennsylvania Dairy Summit, four featured speakers will help dairy producers and allied-industry professionals understand the latest techniques and technologies to remain profitable, ready for…

Grants Available to Preserved Farms for Conservation Work and Installation of Best Management Practices

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The Funding Is Available to Dairy Farm Families from Preserved Farms in Six Counties For dairy farm families with preserved farms in Dauphin, Adams, York, Franklin, Perry or Cumberland County, funding is now available to support the installation costs for conservation work and installation of best management practices (BMP) identified as needed in comprehensive nutrient…

Center for Dairy Excellence Seeking Nominations for Two Board of Director Positions

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The Center Has Extended the Nomination Deadline to October 15 The deadline to nominate a dairy producer or veterinarian for the Center for Dairy Excellence’s Board of Directors has been extended to October 15, 2019. The Center, which is non-profit 501C6 focused on strengthening and supporting Pennsylvania’s dairy industry, is currently looking to fill two…

Team Grants Available to Dairy Producers for the 2019-20 Year

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Three Types of Teams Are Available with Multiple Grant Levels Dairy producers who are looking for an outside perspective and a team approach to decision-making are encouraged to apply for multiple grant opportunities offered through the Center for Dairy Excellence. The team program grants allow dairy producers to establish on-farm teams and take advantage of…

Nominations Open for PA Dairy Industry Awards

2019 PA Dairy Industry Award Winners

To recognize dairy industry professionals who excel in leadership, service and innovation, nominations are now open for the annual Pennsylvania Dairy Industry Award program. The program includes three awards and is sponsored by the Pennsylvania Dairymen’s Association, the Professional Dairy Managers of Pennsylvania, and the Center for Dairy Excellence. “Dairy leaders across Pennsylvania are dedicated…

Exports Matter in the Dairy Industry

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By Jayne Sebright, Center for Dairy Excellence Executive Director The tide is starting to shift in the dairy industry. The July USDA Milk Production report shows US milk production flat year-over-year at 18.3 billion pounds, with 82,000 fewer head than were in the nation’s dairy herd a year ago. Milk production per cow is still…

Teachers Encouraged to Register for Berks County Farm Tour

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The Annual Dairy Leaders of Tomorrow Farm Tour Will Take Place in Berks County on Oct. 18 Registration for the Dairy Leaders of Tomorrow Farm Tour closes this Friday. The day-long experience is scheduled for Friday, October 18 from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and includes visits to three Berks County dairy farms. High school…

Dairy Leaders of Tomorrow Students Recognized with Scholarships

Scholarship Winners

The Scholarship Program Honors Outstanding Students in the Dairy Industry Mikayla Davis of Leesport, Berks County, and Karly Marshman of Oxford, New York, were recently awarded scholarships through the Center for Dairy Excellence Foundation of Pennsylvania’s Dairy Leaders of Tomorrow Program. To qualify for the scholarship, undergraduate students must have completed and passed at least…