Free Farm Safety Videos and Signs Available for Dairy Producers

The Center and PDMP Recently Launched a Farm Safety Video Series The Center for Dairy Excellence and the Professional Dairy Managers of Pennsylvania (PDMP) recently launched a farm safety video series to help dairy producers share simple safety reminders with farm employees. The “Seconds for Your Safety” videos, designed to be approximately 60 seconds in…

Lebanon County Dairy Farmer Shares How His Family Created a Transition Plan

John Kline Discusses His Journey With Succession Planning in New Podcast Episode In the Center for Dairy Excellence’s latest episode of the “Cow-Side Conversations” podcast, John Kline of Klinedale Farms in Lebanon County, Pennsylvania shared the steps his family has taken to create a successful transition plan for his five sons. As his children have…

Join ‘Protecting Your Profits’ Monthly Webinar on November 24

The Discussion Will Take Place on November 24 at 12 p.m. Via Webinar or Conference Call The Center for Dairy Excellence is hosting its monthly “Protecting Your Profits” webinar on Wednesday, November 24 at 12 p.m. Held the fourth Wednesday of every month and led by Zach Myers, Risk Education Manager with the Center, the…

Recognize Dairy Leaders Who Have Made Positive Contributions, Submit Industry Award Nominations

The Annual Awards Program Is Accepting Nominations Until November 16, 2021 Dairy industry professionals are encouraged to recognize their peers by submitting nominations for the annual Pennsylvania Dairy Industry Award program. The program includes three awards and recognizes dairy producers and industry professionals who excel in leadership, service or innovation. The Pennsylvania Dairymen’s Association, the…

Volunteer at the Calving Corner Exhibit During 2022 Farm Show

Dairy Cow Birthing Center Offers Educational Insight for Families Individuals who have experience working in the Pennsylvania dairy industry are invited to volunteer at the Calving Corner during the 2022 Pennsylvania Farm Show from January 7-15 in Harrisburg, Pa. The Calving Corner is the cornerstone in the “Destination Dairy” Northeast Exhibit Hall, giving visitors a…

Dairy Farms in Pennsylvania and Beyond Encouraged to Host On-Farm Interns

Producers Can Mentor College Students Who Are Interested in Dairy Production Dairy producers from Pennsylvania and beyond are encouraged to apply to be a host farm in the 2022 On-Farm Internship Program. The program was designed to provide 10- to 12-week on-farm internships and create opportunities for Pennsylvania students to gain practical knowledge, information, and…

Grant to Extend Stress and Mental Health Resources to Animal Agriculture Groups

Resources and Workshops Will Be Made Available Throughout the Year As part of a Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture effort, funded by a USDA Farm and Ranch Stress Assistance Network (FRSAN) Grant, new stress and mental health resources will be made available to animal agriculture producers across Pennsylvania. The Center for Dairy Excellence, Center for Beef…

Save the Date for the 2022 Pennsylvania Dairy Summit

Next Year’s Dairy Summit Will Be Held In-Person and Provide Education and Networking Opportunities “Going for the Gold” is the theme of the 2022 Pennsylvania Dairy Summit, scheduled for February 2 and 3, 2022 at the Lancaster Marriott in Lancaster, Pa. Hosted by the Professional Dairy Managers of Pennsylvania and Center for Dairy Excellence, the…

New Podcast Episode Features Conversation About Rewards and Challenges of Starting a Cheese-Making Business

Emily Montgomery Shares Her Journey With Making Cheese and Managing Growing Demand With October being American Cheese Month, Emily Montgomery of Calkins Creamery on Highland Farms in Wayne County, PA shared how she started making cheese 15 years ago and how she manages growing demand for her farmstead creamery products. In the Center for Dairy…

Attend Free Dairy Business Planning Roundtable Meetings in November

Six Free Roundtable Meetings Will Be Held Across Pennsylvania in November Dairy producers and dairy industry professionals are invited to one of six free roundtable meetings being held across Pennsylvania this November. Hosted by the Center for Dairy Excellence in partnership with the Penn State Cooperative Extension Dairy Team, the events will be focused on…