Center Plans November Roundtable Meetings for Dairy Producers

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The Free Meetings Will Include Conversations About Risk Management and Cost of Production Dairy producers are encouraged to attend one of six upcoming Dairy Producer Roundtable Meetings in New Holland, Lewisburg, Mansfield, Martinsburg, Grove City, and Chambersburg. The meetings will include conversations about new risk management programs available to dairy farm families and how dairy…

Ten Students Awarded Scholarships to Pursue Careers in Dairy

College Students From Across Pennsylvania Received the Student Leader Scholarships To encourage and empower the next generation of dairy producers, the Center for Dairy Excellence Foundation of Pennsylvania and the Pennsylvania Dairymen’s Association recently honored 10 undergraduate students with Student Leader Scholarships. Each scholarship recipient received $3,000 to support their undergraduate studies. “The Dairymen’s Association…

Enrollment Open for 2020 On-Farm Internship Program

Montana Stump, a 2019 On-Farm Intern

Undergraduate Students and Host Farms Are Encouraged to Apply The 2020 On-Farm Internship program is now accepting applications for host farms and undergraduate students who are interested in gaining hands-on experience in dairy production. The program was designed to provide 10- to 12-week on-farm internships to the next generation of dairy managers in Pennsylvania. The…

Discuss Risk Management During ‘Protecting Your Profits’ Call on Sept. 25

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The Monthly Call Provides Dairy Industry Updates to Pennsylvania Producers The Center for Dairy Excellence’s monthly “Protecting Your Profits” call will be held on Wednesday, September 25 at noon. Led by Zach Myers, Risk Education Manager with the Center, Pennsylvania dairy producers will learn about current market dynamics and the impacts on profitability. “Dairy cow…

Nominate a Dairy Producer or Veterinarian for Center for Dairy Excellence Board of Directors

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The Center is Seeking Nominations for Two Board of Director Positions The Center for Dairy Excellence is seeking nominations of dairy producers and veterinarians who are passionate about the future of the dairy industry to fill two open positions on the Center for Dairy Excellence’s Board of Directors. The Center is specifically requesting nominations for…

Meet George, a College Student With an Eye on the Future of Dairy

George, a 2019 on-farm intern

George DeMers may not have grown up on a farm, but he found his passion for agriculture at an early age thanks to the role models in his life. Gaining inspiration from his dad, who majored in dairy production at The Pennsylvania State University, George followed in his footsteps. He became an animal science major…

High School Students Invited to Tour Three Progressive Dairy Farms on Oct. 18

Vista Grande Farms

The Annual Dairy Leaders of Tomorrow Farm Tour Will Take Place in Berks County On Friday, October 18, high school students are invited to get a firsthand look at three Berks County dairy farms during the annual Dairy Leaders of Tomorrow Farm Tour. The day-long experience is ideal for students who are interested in exploring…

Veterinarian Continuing Education Workshop Scheduled for Oct. 9

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The RACE-Approved Clinic Will Educate Vets on Working with Dairy Clients On Wednesday, October 9, 2019, the Center for Dairy Excellence is hosting a one-day continuing education workshop, titled “Finding the Win-Win: Strengthening Your Vet Practice by Strengthening Your Dairy Clients.” Designed to help veterinarians enhance their ability to consult with dairy clients, the program…

Families Invited to ‘Breakfast on the Farm’ on September 21

Kurtland Farms

The Free Event Highlights Pennsylvania Dairy on a Modern Dairy Farm Families are invited to celebrate Pennsylvania dairy at a free Choose PA Dairy “Breakfast on the Farm” event on September 21, 2019 at Kurtland Farms in Elverson, Pa. From 8 a.m. to noon, adults and children can enjoy a complimentary breakfast featuring local dairy…

Save the Date for the 2020 Pennsylvania Dairy Summit

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The Summit Will Reignite the Dairy Industry Through Education and Networking Opportunities To spark excitement and encourage collaboration across the dairy industry, the 2020 Pennsylvania Dairy Summit is scheduled for February 5 and 6, 2020 at the Penn Stater Hotel and Conference Center in State College, Pa. Hosted by the Professional Dairy Managers of Pennsylvania…