Animal Science Student Expands Horizons During Internship at Minnesota Dairy

After growing up in Southern Lancaster County, Dominic Mattilio hasn’t been afraid to get out of his comfort zone. As a junior at Penn State University studying animal science with a minor in agronomy, Dominic is spending his summer more than 1,100 miles away in Hanska, Minnesota at Tauer Dairy, a 220-cow dairy farm. He…

Registration Open for 2020 Dairy Financial & Risk Management Conference

The Conference Will Be Virtual Event on Sept. 15 – 16 Registration is now open for the 11th annual Dairy Financial and Risk Management Conference, titled “Navigating the Numbers.” The event is scheduled for Tuesday, September 15, and Wednesday, September 16, from 9:00 – 11:30 a.m. on both days as a virtual event. Dairy lenders,…

Share the Value of Dairy with Free ‘Choose PA Dairy’ Promotional Material

Request Promotional Materials at No Cost and Encourage the Community to Support Local Dairy In honor of National Dairy Month, “Choose PA Dairy” promotional material is available at no cost to dairy farm families and other dairy stakeholders who want to showcase the value of dairy farming in their communities. Posters and rack cards are…

Learn About Risk Management and How to Protect Your Profits During July Webinars

Join the Center on July 1 and July 29 to Better Understand Your Risk Management Options The Center for Dairy Excellence is hosting two risk management webinars this July as part of its “Protecting Your Profits” series. The first webinar will take place on Wednesday, July 1 from 12-1 p.m. Dairy farmers are invited to…

Dairy Industry Conference Call Planned for June 30

Panelists Will Provide Updates on the Dairy CARES Reimbursement Program and More Dairy producers and industry professionals are invited to join the Center for Dairy Excellence’s next dairy industry conference call on Tuesday, June 30 from 12 to 1 p.m. With details recently released about the Dairy CARES Reimbursement Program to provide financial relief to any dairy farmer…

Center for Dairy Excellence Hires Education and Communications Intern

Ayla Blatt Joins Staff to Help Develop Dairy Education Programs The Center for Dairy Excellence has named Ayla Blatt, a senior at the Pennsylvania State University, as education and communications intern. Blatt joins a team of employees who are committed to strengthening Pennsylvania dairy farms with resources and support and providing dairy education programming to…

Hear from Panel of PA Dairy Producers During July Webinar Series

The Three-Part Webinar Series Will Help Dairy Farms Strengthen Family and Team Dynamics The Center for Dairy Excellence is offering a three-part webinar series on Wednesdays in July for dairy producers and consultants who are looking to enhance family dynamics on the farm and navigate the “people side” of their business. The continuing education series,…

College Sophomore Completes On-Farm Internship and Helps Build Next Generation

As a college student approaching her sophomore year at the State University of New York (SUNY) Cobleskill, Lily Fries ended her freshman year with a lot of challenges and changes, but also a new opportunity to pursue her passion for agriculture. Lily is completing a summer internship at Schrack Farms, a dairy farm in Loganton,…

Seven Students Begin On-Farm Internships and Gain Exposure to Dairy Production

The Internships Provide On-Farm Learning Experiences to the Next Generation of Dairy Seven college students who are pursuing careers in dairy production recently began on-farm internships on progressive dairy farms in Pennsylvania and beyond. The Center for Dairy Excellence Foundation of Pennsylvania, the Professional Dairy Managers of Pennsylvania, and the Pennsylvania Dairymen’s Association created the…

Dairy Producers Encouraged to Share Insight in New Dairy Supply Chain Survey

The Study Is Being Conducted by the Center for Dairy Excellence and The Pennsylvania State University The Center for Dairy Excellence and the Pennsylvania State University Smeal College of Business recently distributed a 2020 Pennsylvania Dairy Producer Survey to encourage dairy producers across the state to share their insight on how dairy industry changes, and…